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Phoenix Taco » 2012 » August

Truth Wheatpaste ~ Roosevelt Row

5th St & Garfield

Lalo Cota’s Monarch ~ Monarch Theatre, Central

Photo by Niba

Lalo Cota on Monarch Theatre (1st St & Washinton) in Central Phoenix

Street Tour ~ 16th St & Van Buren

Mr. Phoenix’s Dust Storm, August 11th

Photos by Mr. Phoenix

ROA ~ Painted Desert Project, Navajo Nation


In the remote landscapes of Northeastern Arizona, international and local artists alike have come together for an ambitious endeavor dubbed, “The Painted Desert Project”. Organized by AZ-based Jetsonorama and Yote, it aims to put the spotlight on a region and people too often overlooked and misunderstood. By painting murals on food stands and dilapidated structures around the reservation, the farthest of which span 125 miles, they hope the millions of tourists visiting the Grand Canyon each year will be encouraged to stop and enjoy what Navajo culture has to offer. Artists involved in the project include Jetsonorama, Yote, Thomas “Breeze”, Tom Greyeyes, Overunder, Doodles, Gaia, Labrona, ROA, JB Snyder, and more.

View more from our series on The Painted Desert Project

Isaac Caruso’s Sunflowers ~ MonOrchid, Roosevelt Row

Photos by Candace Porth


Isaac Caruso on the side of MonOrchid (Roosevelt & 3rd St)|

Sentrock’s Stay Hungry ~ FilmBar

From the premier of “Paint Life Beautiful”, a short documentary featuring Sentock and his work that showed at FilmBar this past month.

Sleisure’s Happy Man ~ San Francisco



StickerPhiends 5.2 / Printed Matters Kickstarter ~ October 13th, Tempe

For the past four years, MADONE has put on StickerPhiends, a sticker/art show that has brought big name artists to the valley. After relocating to Portland, OR and moving the show there, StickerPhiends 5.2 / Printed Matters is making it’s way down to Cartel Coffee Lab in Tempe on October 13, 2012. A KICKSTARTER with a goal of $500 has been set up to help put the show on the road.

Click here to make a pledge and help bring StickerPhiends 5.2 / Printed Matters to Tempe!


JBAK, Karl Addison & James Bullough’s Creative Partnership ~ Berlin

Artist Introduction of Karl Addison and James Bullough – JBAK from karl addison on Vimeo.

From JBAK‘s website:

JBAK have blended their contrasting styles into a mashup of antonyms: realism vs. illustrative, expressive vs. precise, hard vs. soft, black vs. a spectrum. The pair seeks desirable locations paying close attention to the space and the people that live and work within it. Their intent is not to disrupt but rather, to integrate their art into the existing environment, creating harmony, balance, and adding life to an otherwise colorless wall. Together, JBAK create large-scale murals, which highlight their differing design aesthetics while at the same time, reaching a common goal—to give people a reason to look up, around, and beyond themselves.

JBAK is a creative duo based in Berlin between James Bullough and past Phoenix-resident Karl Addison. Check out our post on Addison’s most recent Phoenix mural on the side of Giant Coffee at McDowell & 1st Ave.