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The good folks at Slow Culture don’t waste any time. Just a few weeks after the wrap of their wildly successful inaugural  show with Rick Rodney, our friends at the Highland Park gallery return with their second opening, Illustrations Vol. 1, a group exhibition featuring work by the dexterous hands of six of LA’s most in-demand young illustrators, some of whom have storied histories with The Hundreds, like our once-upon-a-time pizza-obsessed head graphics guy, Benjie Escobar (whose work is obviously still as carb-centric as ever), and former collaborator, the omni-present graphic artist-about-town, Suedehead.

Benjie Escobar, Ken Garduno, Mike Jones, Brandon Spiegel, Suedehead, and Eric McHenry are a curated grouping of illustrators united by their versatility, both of client and talent. With portfolios encompassing a broad range of mediums, including the album cover of your favorite band and the t-shirt graphic from your favorite Streetwear brand, each artist has applied his creativity both commercially and artistically in the events, exhibitions, and commissions leading up to this show.

Inspired by burgers, print zines, abstract art and pop culture, Slow Culture’s sophomore opening is infused with color, cultural referencing, humor, and a precision of line that will probably remind you of your own coloring book imprecision — the precise reason you gave up on that career in the arts a long time ago. Check out some photos from our exclusive preview of tonight’s opening at Slow Culture, located at 5906 N. Figueroa St. Don’t miss what’s sure to be an illustrious evening showcasing pieces from six need-to-know artists.



IMG_4180IMG_4186IMG_4196IMG_4226IMG_4228words by Jane Helpern
photos by Zach Marshall

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