10 Aug 2008

wreckers, records, redeemers

Chinatown, Los Angeles

Chinatown, Los Angeles

Found this great flyer in a narrow side street in Los Angeles' Chinatown. I wish I knew who designed it. I have been going on various excursions—I call them urban hikes—I've found in the book Walking L.A. This day I started at Union Station and walked down Olvera Street before heading to Chinatown. The journey certainly made me appreciate the diversity of cultures and experiences one can have, just by walking out your front door and hopping on the Metro. I couldn't believe I was still in my city.

Then I saw this flyer. The flyer design, itself, is interesting as an op-art reference, but it was the play on language—the homonyms—plus its context—the orange tile wall and florescent pink tape—that made this worth documenting.