The words of the prophet are written on the subway wall — in this case the Carroll Street F/G stop in Brooklyn. [Mas…]

They may not be the heroes that Ecuador needs or deserves but they sure do get pissed off when you don’t know where a comma goes.

Since January, vigilantes in Quito, Ecuador have been correcting mistakes in the city’s graffiti.

These guerillas use stencils cut from pizza boxes to add commas, question marks and, ah yes, even accent marks to imperfect street art around town.

The members of Acción Ortográfica Quito take their pseudonyms (or superhero names) from punctuation marks: Diéresis, Tilde and Coma.

Diéresis, a 30-year-old lawyer/vigilante, told The Guardian in an interview, “Grammatical errors cause stress. We only make texts comprehensible that otherwise would not send any message whatsoever.” [Mas…]

sanclementetags“What are you doing?” I asked the teenage boy who was gleefully tagging a repainted space at Santiago Park in Santa Ana. Alarmed, he jumped down the small ledge to look up at the bridge where I was standing.

Others emerged from beneath the bridge to see where the stranger’s voice was coming from. There were probably five or ten of them altogether.

They looked so fresh-faced, ranging in age from perhaps 15 to the early 20s. A young adult with shoulder-length crimped hair appeared to be a leader. He wore a wide grin on his face.

A wave of sadness and great disappointment washed over me. These kids belonged in a boy band, or on a soccer team, or part of a visionary group that would put a person on Mars. Instead they were misusing their talents and potential to deface public property. [Mas…]



angrybirdog(PNS reporting from TOKYO) Japanese character actor Bad Badtz-Maru will star as a gang-banging, tagging Chicano in a new animated feature called Angry Bird O.G., PNS confirmed on Sunday.

This could be a comeback role for 20-year-old Badtz-Maru (バッドばつ丸). The spiky-haired method actor has found little work since playing the mascot at the 2006 FIBA World Championship of Basketball here. [Mas…]

If you’re gonna be a tagger, at least do it right (video)

by HABLO PICASSO December 3, 2012 Cultura
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When you roll with the East Side Locos, you have to learn proper tagging technique…or else.


CholoWizard Graffiti: How to draw a cholo (video)

by HABLO PICASSO July 24, 2012 Cartoons
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Artist WIZARD demonstrates how to draw a cholo. We especially like the attention to detail shown in the facial tear-drop tattoo and the Nike “swoosh.”


Dear Kim Kardashian: POCHO.COM is so very very sorry

by Jose Canúsi, Corporate Spokesvato March 14, 2012 Corporate
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On the advice of our attorney-at-law, the Sanchez Bros (see video below), Pochismo, Inc. would like to apologize to Kim Kardashian for any harm done to her reputation by a Mexican billboard possibly prompted by our Mockupy A Billboard Challenge.


KPCC radio billboard ‘Occupied’ by KPFK radio listener

by Lalo Alcaraz March 9, 2012 Cultura
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Much L.A. radio hay was made over the placing of a KPCC 89.3 FM billboard advertising its “Ideas not ideology” slogan practically on top my radio station’s studios at KPFK 90.7 FM, where I host the Pocho Hour of Power every Friday at 4 PM. As I walked in today, I was alerted that someone […]