Standing on the corner of East Cesar Chavez and Carmelita Avenue, I watch an older gentleman make the sign of the cross and gently kiss his thumb and forefinger as he passes by the grandiose mural of La Virgen that is plastered on the wall of a local beauty supply store. As I approached him I could see her image at rest under his skin in a tattoo on his left forearm.
Private chef and lamb-hacking pro Alia Zaine prepares food with the same finite consideration she hand picks it with, pairing passion with the local taste and focused approach of those harvesting her fresh ingredients.
Harley Jones is an illustrator and street artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Part of the original wave of graffiti in his hometown of Dunedin, New Zealand, some nine or ten years ago, Jones translates his bold, vibrant style between wall and print, pumping fresh illustrations into the world through all available channels.
You may know Mr. Dela Deso's work because of its pop nature, bright coloring and uniquely grimy characters, including portraits of Basquiat whose face looks like it's about to melt off onto his clothing, and half-naked chicks with slimy and delicious looking pizza slices for pasties.