Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Heads Up or Headless

The Los Angeles Metro system has released a gruesome series of public safety videos that should have come with a PG-13 rating. Using stick figures and a stark yellow and black palette, the safety shorts emphasize the importance of basic … Continue reading

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Straight Outta Silver Lake

Los Angeles-based writer and map enthusiast Eric Brightwell has been creating some wonderfully idiosyncratic, hand-drawn maps of his city neighborhood by neighborhood. Under the enigmatic sobriquet Pendersleigh & Son Cartography, the project explores the diverse enclaves and corners of the … Continue reading

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Last Photo

There’s something touching and heartwarming about Ivan Cash’s quirky video series called “Last Photo”. In this sporadic, ongoing project, the San Francisco-based artist, writer and idea man travels to various U.S. cities and asks random strangers to show him the … Continue reading

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Take Thunder Rd to The Killing Fields

The witty folks at the British design  group Dorothy created this faux-vintage map of Los Angeles based on film titles. The Film Map cannily incorporates more than 900 movie titles that replace the actual street names, sites and geographical features, … Continue reading

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Trainiacs Alert

The 5th annual National Train Day on May 12th marks the 143rd anniversary of the completion of America’s first transcontinental railroad. On May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, the famed “golden spike” was driven into the final railroad tie … Continue reading

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Occupy Libraries

Related articles With Zuccotti Park Cleared, Occupy Los Angeles Is Estimated to Be the Largest Camp Left Standing (laist.com) The Last Big City with an Occupy Camp: What’s Los Angeles to Do? (time.com)

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LA Light

Thanks to Colin Rich for this hauntingly beautiful multi-viewpoint, time lapse film of Los Angeles by night.

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Celebrate The Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura is hosting the second annual International Obscura Day on April 9, 2011, in partnership with Hendrick’s Gin. This is a day set aside for “expeditions, back-room tours and hidden treasures” in places near or not-so-near. Events will take … Continue reading

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A Thirst For Knowledge ?

Books and bars may not seem to be a natural combo, but it’s the latest trend in über-hip LA.

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America’s Beautiful Libraries

                   

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