Valencia Art Wall

Photo Booth Truck Takes Over Valencia Art Wall

As a city that loves trucks and putting mustaches on things, the Inside Out 11M project took over the Valencia Art Wall earlier this morning, snapping photos of passersby and pasting them high up the wall.

Here's how Inside Out describes the campaign:

Beyond any political debate about 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., these portraits remind us that behind the numbers are real human stories. Inside Out 11M aims to represent the diversity and unity of people that can call America home.

The project takes part in Inside Out, a global participatory art project initiated by the award-winning artist JR to pay tribute to the power and dignity of individuals by displaying their portraits in public spaces around the world. People share their untold stories and transform messages of personal identity into works of public art.

According to Burrito Justice, the photographers have packed up and made their way to another location, so head over there now to get early dibs on the feast of mustache, devil horn, and googly eye drawing.

[via Burrito Justice]

Pac-Man Collage

This is only a sampling of all the Pac-Man characters and icons currently painted and glued to the Valencia Art Wall.  To see the rest, you'll have to head over and see it for yourself.

(Also, apologies for the desecrated image of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson in the second picture.  I'm sure that sonuvabitch would shoot himself if he knew some punk compared him to Nixon.)

More WikiLeaks Street Art Going Up on Valencia

This is easily one of the smartest wheatpastings I've seen on Valencia in some time.  “Sandwich” took stills from the leaked video of two Reuter's staffers and numerous other unarmed civilians being murdered (commonly named “Collateral Murder”) and overlaid gameplay from Halo 2 on top of them.  Surely a commentary on the soldiers featured in the video, whose impatience while waiting for orders to open fire displayed an utter contempt for human life, as well as modern warfare in general.

As this is Sandwich's second piece of street art to go up this month, it looks like we have a new political street artist roaming around the Mission who is quickly upstaging the more imfamous figures out there.