Los Angeles Artist Collaborations – POPKILLER
Our Collaborations from Los Angeles

Featured Artist: John Hersey (Dia de los Todos) ❯❯

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John Sherlock Hersey is considered one of the founders of digital illustration. He is the principal of John Hersey Illustration in Larkspur, California, where his clients include Sony, Bandai, and the New York Times.

He also wrote and illustrated the children's book binkobink (2002), and his work has been exhibited at SFMOMA. He studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

- via California College of the Arts

Featured Artist: Kii Arens ❯❯

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Kii Arens is an American contemporary graphic designer, pop-artist, and director. He is the owner of La-La Land Gallery, and based in Los Angeles. We collaborated on a series of t-shirts and prints.

Featured Artist: Gary Ward ❯❯

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Gary Ward uses charcoal, graphite, oil pastels, and an overall sharp wit to examine humanity’s mess of emotion over the confusion of body and identity.

Ward, a self-taught artist based in Los Angeles, says he is “interested in how the mind and hand talk to each other in one uninterrupted sitting.” He likes to see the authorship of a flawed line and honors how each mistake can spontaneously charge the work in a new direction.

Featured Artist: EMCO aka Emmy Collins ❯❯

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EMCO aka Emmy Collins is an artist living in a shack on five acres in the Mojave Desert of Southern California USA. EMCO's drawings/paintings exude a raw, rude and visceral primitivism of unique intensity.

Emmy is also an actor, filmmaker and musician who has appeared on FREAKS and GEEKS, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE and John Waters' PECKER.

He owns and operates Come Records.

Featured Artist: Valfré ❯❯

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Valfré is an independent women’s accessory and apparel label that was founded in 2012 by Mexican-born artist, Ilse Valfre. Ilse has created a one-of-a-kind feminine world that uniquely captures the essence of what it's like to be a girl.

Valfré collections are filled with color, quirk and sass. With her combination of relatable sweet-cliche, and the agony of life, peppered with touches of humor and satire, Valfré is simply all about self-expression.

Featured Artist: Woody Risk ❯❯

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Learn more about Woody Risk here

Featured Artist: Jesus is My Homeboy ❯❯

Jesus is My Homeboy

Jesus is My Homeboy is an iconic design with an incredible journey that takes place in Los Angeles. Read the full story here.

Featured Artist: Circle Jerks ❯❯

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Circle Jerks are an American hardcore punk band, formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, California. The group was founded by former Black Flag vocalist Keith Morris and Red Kross guitarist Greg Hetson. They were among the pre-eminent hardcore punk bands of the LA scene in the late 1970s.

Featured Artist: Ubiquity Records ❯❯

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Over 20 years, Ubiquity has grown into a company with several imprints: Luv n' Haight remains the home for re-issue of rare groove gems with close to 60 releases, CuBop is the Latin jazz arm with just over 40 releases, and Ubiquity has over 250 releases ranging from hip-hop to funk to electronic music. With a worldwide distribution network and around 350 releases, the label is constantly striving to live up to its name: to make unheard music available everywhere.

Featured Art: Michelle Jane Lee ❯❯

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Michelle Jane Lee's art is an ecstatic exaltation of color, a powerful deconstruction of language, and a compelling performance of high-risk sincerity. Unapologetically emotional despite her minimalist aesthetic and conceptual methodology, she is dedicated to celebrating sensitivity and narrative while embracing a process-based approach towards abstraction.

In Lee's series of systematic paintings and installations, highly personal letters written by the artist are translated into idiosyncratic grids of colored squares and patterns. Utilizing a color alphabet developed by the artist, the narrative transforms into the abstract.

Michelle Jane Lee spent her childhood in Seoul, Korea, lived and studied in Chicago (The School of The Art Institute of Chicago) and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

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