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    See the works of sign painter and artist Agbey Hommey.
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    Highland Park artist Art Tapia talks about his background in graffiti and how it relates to sign painting.
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    Sign painter and muralist Brad Dutsch talks about his inspiration for pursuing a career in art.
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    Sign painter Kimberley Edwards, "The Window Goddess" talked with us as part of the Full Dollar project based in Highland Park.
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    Sign Painter Kimberley "The Window Goddess" Edwards shares photos of her works.
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    We talked with Agbey Hommey about his move from Ghana and his struggles in balancing his career as sign painter and aspirations to be a fine artist.
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    We gathered a handful of Los Angeles sign painters together at the Outpost for Contemporary Art to view their work, talk about the craft of sign painting, and discuss the goals of the Full Dollar project on York Blvd.
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    On the wall of Bernie's Transmissions at 5207 York Boulevard is this informative and eye-catching painted sign. By utilizing all the space on the wall, the sign painter was able to balance a large amount of information with a clear and bold aesthetic.
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    With their mural, La Estrella takes an interesting route--instead of showing its food, they portray the atmosphere and crowd at their restaurant. The sign definitely captures the essence of its business, and offers a glimpse into an aspect of sign painting that we haven't discussed yet.
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    Ecuadorian graphic designer Juan Lorenzo Barragan sheds some light onto the process behind his collaboration with X. Andrade.
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    This week we feature DG Computers, with a storefront that displays a nice mix of a font based sign with artistic expression.
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    We recently had a chat with X. Andrade about the parameters involved in deciding which business owners, sign painters and artists should be selected for the Full Dollar York Blvd. project.
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    Sticking to the original craft again we have Vintage Tattoo. They don't get caught up in the frills, just a nice gritty font. That is what is so amazing about hand painted signs, each sign can evoke a different...
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    Full Dollar Collection, photo of the week. This week we show off the amazing font that Optometry has on their storefront.
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    Full Dollar Collection, photo of the week. An ongoing series of photos collected around Highland Park of hand painted signage.
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    A Q&A with Awesome Playground, one of five businesses selected for the Full Dollar Collection in Highland Park, Los Angeles. The business' facade will be recreated by a select sign painter in collaboration with the business owner and a contemporary artist.
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    The first in a series of Skype conversations with X. Andrade, as the research team and audience begin to investigate the social, cultural and aesthetic realities of Highland Park.
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    Historical photo of York Blvd. in Highland Park reveals changes in the neighborhood.
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    The Aztec theme of El Huarache Azteca extends onto the hand painted exterior of this local favorite.
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    Full Dollar Collection, photo of the week: "This is one of several businesses on York which utilize the style of graffiti as a means of both artistic expression and form of advertisement."
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    While researching the history and culture of sign painting in Highland Park, we have explored and documented the facades of local businesses on York Blvd. Many illustrations associated with the signs we see feature an impressive amount of detail...
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