I got the opportunity to create a large canvas for one of my favorite childhood heroes, El Chavo del Ocho.  To commemorate his legacy, the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), creator of the renowned got milk? and Toma Leche campaigns, teamed up with Televisa and Grupo Chespirito to proclaim the first El Chavo del Ocho Day at Los Angeles City Hall on September 6th.

The proclamation was declared by Councilman Gil Cedillo in City Hall. Below is a time-lapse video of the making of the artwork and also some pics of the City Hall unveiling event. Enjoy!


My newest mural created for Casa La Golondrina in Downtown LA's historic Olvera Street Plaza.

The mural is a quick reflection of the history and culture of both the restaurant and the city.  In the center is the word "LA" in a simple yet contemporary urban graffiti style. The iconic City Hall building appears to the right and the bird to the left is a "golondrina" (swallow) which the restaurant is named after.  The chiles and tomatoes a nod to the savory and authentic food served there everyday.
It's all tied together by the undulating movement of the blue folkloric dress motif.

Very soon I will be making special limited edition prints available through my site and the restaurant as well. In the meantime, enjoy the pics and video below or simply stop by the eatery and check it out for yourself!

(click here for more photos of this mural on my Flickr)

Thanks to Vivien for making this happen and to Beth for hooking us up!



On Friday June 15th, 2012
I was honored by our LA City Council for my service to the community
over the years as an artist and muralist and recognition for the 10 years that Crewest
has been around showcasing local and international talent to our Angelinos.

Thanks to LA City Council today for the recognition! @janperry @josehuizar @tomlabonge @lamayorsoffice

Special thanks to Councilwoman Jan Perry's office for making this happen! 
It was a treat for me and my family to be honored in this way.

Councilwoman Perry saying some good words..HELLO! (don't know why thats there)
 Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Jose Huizar also chimed in with some nice words.

Me rambling on in City Hall..

Councilwoman Perry and the Crewest Familia...

  With the wife and kids.

*Very special thank you to my good friend Eriberto Oriol for joining us and taking these great shots.
All photos are ©Eriberto Oriol 2012


This Friday June 15, 2012:

Councilwoman Jan Perry and the L.A. City Council will be honoring me for my artistic services and contributions to the City of Los Angeles as well as recognizing Crewest's 10 Year Anniversary as a cultural milestone.

I'm inviting all my friends and family to join me in this very public occasion. Hope you can make it!

Friday, June 15
City Hall
200 N Spring St (enter on Main Street)
John Ferraro Council Chambers
3rd Floor

**If you need complimentary parking to attend the event please email Michael Garcia (michael.d.garcia@lacity.org) with car (make and model) and license plate number.   

Directions to City Hall
And Parking Instructions:

From the NORTH heading SOUTH
 Take the 101-freeway, exit on Los Angeles Street
 or the 2 south to the 5 south then take the 110 South to the 101 south, exit on Los Angeles.
Make a right turn and head south pass Temple St and enter into the LA Gate parking structure.
This is 1 ½ block from the freeway exit.

From the SOUTH heading NORTH

Take the 110-freeway north to the 101 south, exit on Los Angeles.
Make a right turn and head south pass Temple St and enter into the LA Gate parking structure.
This is 1 ½ block from the freeway exit.

Parking Structure can be entered from Los Angeles Street heading south ½ block pass Temple.
On the right (west) side of the street.  You must check-in at the kiosk.
You will be directed to drive underground to the P3 level. 
Take the elevator to the 2nd floor exit the building and cross the street.
Enter City Hall and check in through the security entrance.

The officers can direct you to your destination from there.



Just finished this mural located on Olympic near Santa Fe in Downtown LA.
"Graffiti Spirit Over City Hall" by Man One © 2012

It's a statement on how graffiti artists have forced themselves into the City's dialogue
about what is public art and ending the mural moratorium.

The City can no longer be dismissive about our artform and it's positive impact
on community and youth culture.

My Graffiti Spirits speak to that.

Enjoy the video of the making below:

Detail shots:

More pics of this wall on my Flickr.

For more info: