Sunday 19 May 2019
Old Soul Co Mural, Artist: Unknown, An Advertising Mural, Rear Alley, 1716 L Street, Sacramento, California

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A later floral mural was painted on that wall. It carefully incorporated the earlier commercial mural into itself. The sign was a mural painted on the side of 1716 L Street, Sacramento, California. It read, "OLD SOUL CO." and "Roasters • Bakers • Artisans" and "☜ In The Alley". View all


Saturday 18 May 2019
Janitorial Tools, As Artificial People

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Twin mops with blue hair hung out on the porch railing of a High School in San Francisco, California. Both mops appeared angry as if upset by some high school affront recently felt. Three mops waited on the porch railing of a high school in San Francisco, California. They waited outside a door, as if in trouble for a classroom fight. Perhaps the two gray haired mops fought the blue haired mop, and now all three were in trouble. View all


Friday 17 May 2019
Whaio Mural, Artist: Amanda Lynn, On a wall of Alioto's Garage, 1835 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California

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An image of a woman, apparently bound, and reduced to a skeleton inside her clothes. The mural is narrow because it was painted on a narrow concrete pillar that formed part of the entrance to Alioto's Garage on Folsom Street. The artist's signature was at the base of the mural. It indicated that the mural was by, "A.Lynn," or Amanda Lynn. The word, "Whaio" was sketched in pink below the signature. It was either the title of the mural, or was added later as a bit of graffiti. We chose to interpret it as the title. There was no indication of when (in what year) the mural was painted. View all


Thursday 16 May 2019
Original Naval Flash Mural 2018, Artist: Unknown, In Honor Of Artist: Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins, 19th Street and Folsom Street, San Francisco, California

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The upper left corner of the mural the stars and stripes of a flag, with a "Rocked in The," banner over it. The banner emerged from the bordering rope. A distant star, sea birds, and a fish-like creature decorated the flag. Imagine this mural tattooed on the back or arm of a sailor during or after World War II. It included the phrase, "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep." A Naval Flash is a symbolic representation of an identifying naval mark. Here it indicates a reproduction of a famous tattoo by Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins, tattoo artist. View all


Wednesday 15 May 2019
Downtown Berkeley Bicycles Mural 2019. Artist: Unknown, Corner of Shattuck and University Avenues, Berkeley, California

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The next mural panel was painted in purple tones. It showed two bicycles with different front wheels (one had a scooter front wheel, while the other had a railroad engine's front end with a cattle catcher). The first bicycle had a cat in a sidecar. The second bicycle had a stone rear wheel. The bicycle just entering the scene on the left carried a crystal ball instead of handle bars. The bicycle in the center had an owl on a perch and towed a fruit tree in a wagon. View all


Tuesday 14 May 2019
Jazz Alley Mural 2018, Artist: Jake Castro, Located along a wall of Jazz Alley, Sacramento, California

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A closer view of one of the designs painted on the bricks. This one was painted near to an old fire escape ladder. This last shot is a closer look at the grouping of four designs. Notice the sharpness of the details, and the precise geometric elements. An emergency exit was part of the wall below the murals. The alley below had automobile parking, and at least one car was parked. Another design featured rectangles within rectangles, and curves within curves as part of its design elements. The murals were painted on the back side of a tall brick building. They added color and lightness to an otherwise drab brick wall. View all


Monday 13 May 2019
Sacramento Drawings, Art From Public Objects, Artist: Tom Bob, An American Artist, Based in New York City

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A metal bumper, intended to protect the corner of a concrete building, had been converted into a delightful image of a boy posed in a hand stand. Sadly he had posed so long that a plant grew over one hand, and dirt had given him the appearance of a tough beard. A girl on a pogo stick was created from an electric pipe emerging from the ground and terminating at a metal box. With just a bit of paint, the dull box was turned into a delightful girl on a pogo stick. View all


Sunday 12 May 2019
Pioneer Park, A Park, In Old Sacramento, Sacramento, California

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An old plaque on a headstone was found in the park. It began, "RIP Tim & Sam, 1976 - 1996" The top of one of the columns revealed fancy details that had one time existed, before age and corrosion began to deface them. The park was left over from a four story building that collapsed in the distant past. The columns were the original columns holding up the building. The columns were made of steel and some were cracked with age with the cracks edged in rust. The park was next to a brick building, the side of which was partly covered in plaster. A metal column had fallen and rested on the ground next to the bottom of the staircase. View all


Saturday 11 May 2019
Teach Peace Mural 2019, Artist: Jorit Agoch, An Italian Artist, 1123 J Street, Sacramento, California

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A closer shot of the peace symbol. The eagle's face and wing were much clearer up close. The tail of the dragon's tail swooped in from the right. The mural depicted a peace symbol at the neck of the child. A dark eagle and a dark dragon wrestled for possession of the peace symbol. A closer view of the child's face. The texture of the wall could be seen bleeding through the child's face. A bolt in the wall looked like a zit on the child's nose. The mural depicted the face of a child. The lines on the face were typical of the face lines in most of Jorit Agoch's murals and portraits. The mural's title, "Teach Peace," was to the left of the child's face. View all


Friday 10 May 2019
Johnny Cash Mural 2018, Artist: Frank Shepard Fairey, Wide Open Walls Festival, Residence Inn, 1121 15th Street, Mural on L Street East Wall, Sacramento, California

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The Johnny Cash Mural was so large it was visible from far away, as per the example of this alley on a rainy afternoon. The Johnny Cash mural by Frank Shepard Fairey was shown here in context with the Residence Inn and a foreground parking structure. In the upper left of the Johnny Cash mural was the expression, "United Prisoners Union, Bill Of Rights." The Johnny Cash mural by Frank Shepard Fairey as it could be glimpsed through trees. Some bare for winter, others evergreen. The Johnny Cash mural by artist Frank Shepard Fairey as viewed from the sidewalk of L Street while walking towards the mural. View all


Thursday 9 May 2019
Statues And Lights 2018, Artist: Sam Sellers, Utility Box Art, Capitol Box Art Project, 15th Street And L Street, Sacramento, California

Related stories: Melissa Uroff

The street facing side of the decorated traffic control box had a more formal feeling than did the other three sides of the art. The end of the traffic control box facing down the sidewalk, with its back to the street. The design was reminiscent of the film Metropolis by Fritz Lang. The end of the traffic control box featured a large lion's head and leaping porpoises that faced the street. The face of the traffic control box with its back to the street, targeted a face over an outline of the capital building. View all


Wednesday 8 May 2019
Rooster Mural 2018, Artist: Dave Young Kim, Bay Area Mural Festival, @bayareamuralfestival, 3rd Street and Webster Street, Oakland, California

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A large mural of a rooster was painted on the wall of an apartment building near the corner of 3rd Street and Webster Street, in the Jack London Area of Oakland, California. The credits for the mural were painted on a board attached to the chain link fence just to the lower right of the mural. It read: Mural By Dave Young Kim Erik T Burke Oakland Mural Fest @bayareamuralfestival 2018 @daveyoungkim, @ou35 The rooster's feet appeared to stand on the white board. Up close, it was clear that the feet were instead painted over the lip of the board. View all


Tuesday 7 May 2019
Melissa Uroff, Utility Box Art, Capitol Box Art Project, 16th Street And J Street, Sacramento, California

Related stories: "Statues And Lights" 2018

The street side of the traffic control box showed another woman with flowers in her hair. From this angle, notice that both women have black-and-white, monotone faces, but both have red lips. The far side of the traffic control box showed a woman with flowers on her head, and a lock and latch on one shoulder. Each face of this traffic control box featured a separate portrait. To the left two people talked with a butterfly covering the woman's mouth. To the right, a woman gazed out at passersby. View all


Monday 6 May 2019
K, Letter As Found In The Wild

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Two cast iron ends of a bench were mounted on the outside wall of a building in Old Town, Sacramento. When viewed like this, they took on the appearance of two letter K's. View all


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