Mostly Harmless Toys

April 17, 2013 at 4:53 pm

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For the Love of Toys! This underground industry is growing quick. I myself have been around the makers of these amazing lil’ plastic toys more and more and want to showcase artists I think are creating interesting characters. I approached the mind behind Mostly Harmless toys and we decided it was go time. Here we go as we fire off questions, and he fires answers back!

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Neighborhood Love Radio broadcast premier!

April 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Your weekly host Johnny Scott will be bringing you Roots, Soul, Dub, and Funk from old to new, with commentary, and interviews. There will also be different guests and updates, with the podcast being available on the Neighborhood Love Website and on iTunes soon. It’s another branch of the Neighborhood Love Family and promises to be worth listening to and checking out. Last nights broadcast had music from Wheat Fields to The Clash with Johnny and myself chopping it up, about what’s coming up next.

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4sakn in Jersey City

April 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm

My good friend and Neighborhood Love official 4sakn painted Jersey City recently. As NHLove grows look for more from 4sakn on the East Coast, he’s a wall killer!securedownload-1 2

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Hoacs, Sen2, and Missy in Brooklyn!

April 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Another quality production from these amazing artists! I look forward to what comes next from them.securedownload

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Home furnishing

April 12, 2013 at 10:47 pm

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I have to say the game has changed when it comes to products and furniture inspired by graffiti, street culture and music. I recently found some of these online and wanted to share them with you as our content expands. From Dunny/Munny inspired vinyl toy speakers, to the female body and the amazing design of this computer station, the game is moving up quick!

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Peeped on the Streets – Culpa PFE and Elser in Venice beach!

April 6, 2013 at 6:17 pm

East Coast meets West Coast in the fun and sun! Culpa is a down to Earth cat and good guy, not to mention a real talented painter, peep his work!IMG953291

B Girl BBQ at the WritersBlock in San Diego

April 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Writerz Blok is a great place, period. It’s an innovative youth art program located in San Diego and boasts to be the first legal graffiti art park in the nation woth over 10,000 sq ft of wall free to the public. Writerz Blok describes itself as being focused on “education, opportunity, and leadership through programs in muralism, screen printing, urban art, and disc jockey training.”

 

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I had been invited to paint there by writers in the past, but this was my first time going down and applying paint to walls. Now I’m an out of Towner, but I love to see a place where kids, people and families and come together and paint in a friendly environment without having to worry about police or something funny happening. My hat is off to Writerz Blok for providing this spot for the past 11 years. The actual event itself was dope.  It had a really nice turn out. The “B girls” and” just girls” really showed up and proved their ground, respect there!

 For more information on Writerz Blok and upcoming events, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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There were many booths selling everything from old school boom boxes, to new school t shirts and bags. In fact, I was impressed by all the products being sold at this event, and I have to say, having all the local brands there created a sense of community. I was also very impressed by the Wild Style Technicians, their t-shirts and their whole booth, real quality from some San Diego originals.

 

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Also, take note promoters! I have painted a lot of events over the years and it was really nice and healthy to see the event/promoter providing pop up shade for the painters. You can really fry out there in the sun, and this was def a bonus for the girls to stay cool while painting, in that Cali sun can be no joke!securedownload-18securedownload-15securedownload-8securedownload-4securedownload-5

Last, I would like to give shout outs to Blonde One, Kuta cakes and Ms Unique for painting and saying “whats up!” I know the girls haven’t been painting as long as the guys but I really feel like with role models like Miss Van, MAD C, and Claw to look to for inspiration, or just validation that women can make it in the game also, then its all good. Go for yours, ladies!securedownload-14securedownload-16image-1securedownload-6securedownload-3IMG_20130316_110157securedownload-11securedownload-7

 

Writerz Blok
5010 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92102
619.263.4914

Business Website:  http://www.writerzblok.com

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/WriterzBlok/info

Upcoming Events at Writerz Blok

Zulu Nation graffiti jam & annual celebratory weekend at the Blok – Local artists & out of town artists will be painting murals, DJ’s providing music, BBQ, and a handful of select vendors selling hip hop merchandise.
Saturday, June 30
10am – 6pm

Getting my Blog on…

March 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Richard Gutierrez   PCH3925   WEEZY-MAIN  

“So, whats this all about”, you’re asking?

Well I’ll tell you, it’s about some Love.

It’s that simple, just Love, we have enough haters, and dirty talkers out there. We at Neighborhood Love felt it was time to go another way. Does this mean we’re sell outs? Does it mean were ass kissers? Does it mean we’ve gone soft? Nope, not even a little. Wer’e just shedding some light on the things we Love. We’re just trying to get people back in touch with what and where it all started for many of you. What shapes us and keeps us driven today…our Neighborhoods.

We have big plans at Neighborhood Love, and with your help, it will all happen. Neighborhood Love will make our own quality products, many of which will be made here, in the USA, in neighborhoods just like yours. I think we let it all get a little away from us, to tell you the truth. We focused on a t-shirt that’s either $3.99 for a 5 pack or a t shirt that is $49.99 for a name. I personally think we forgot about the people making the t shirt. The guys and girls who sat in their garage designing and making that tshirt with pride and Love. I think we forgot about the skateboard shapers who craft it with Love, I think we forgot about the companies (small and big) that still care about the products they make.

“Why do you think we forgot”, you’re asking?

Because we let it get to a place where we we’re paying $90-110.00 for a tacky hooded sweater, that just made us look like everyone else out there. And, I promise you, no love was put into that product that people were buying, none.

So here it is, we at Neighborhood Love are going to make products and cover both people and companies on our website,  that we believe still have that Love (and get you to rally too). We at Neighborhood Love want you to be able to trust what we put out there andmake you feel like you have some homies in your corner..Real talk to real people, about real life things.

I, Elser, plan on covering Hood stories and people overcoming life’s obsticles. I plan on talking to people creating new things. I plan on connecting with CEO’s and street hustlers out there that are making moves. And I plan on relating all of this to you, our Neighborhood Love Family out there all over the world.

So buckle up, for real, Im sure we’re going to make some waves, but in a good way. Tell your friends if you feel what were doing, let people know if you like it, re-post us if you want people to know there’s still a place thats showing that Love, Neighborhood Love, to all the Neighborhoods out there.

~elser oner

Artist Interview with Crayone of San Francisco

February 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

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