Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Lagunitas Chicago: Where The Wild Things Are (Going)

Spotted this killer mural on the side of a cafe near where Lagunitas is building their Chicago brewery.

Just another reason I love my motherland, great street art. Oh, and things like mini-golf in a funeral home.

Beer Maiden Mural: Hanna Aitchison Wall Piece for Lagunitas Chicago Beer “Zephyr”
Dawned on Chicago: Jeff Tweedy does WGN Weather
KYEO: Breadface & Blues Wheatpastes in Chicago’s Roscoe Village
WTF: Hockey Ref Magically Materializes at Blackhawks Game
Spooky: Miniature Golf in Basement of Ahlgrim’s Funeral Home
Hang: Glass Ledge on Sears Tower Makes Me Wanna Pee, Spit

KYEO: Patron Saint of Manly ‘Staches, Saint Selleck

As always, Keep Your Eyes Out. We spotted this next to L’asso in Nolita, NYC.

Speaking of manly ‘staches, Petaluma Whiskerino is October 8th. Are you growing to be there?

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KYEO: Best Wet Paint Sign in NYC
CamStache: The First Facial Recognition Follicle Combobulator
Beerds: 14 Hairy Beer Labels
Gallery: Petaluma Whiskerino 2010 Pics
Vintage Vegas: Moustache Cup from Caesars Palace
Skatebeard: Awesomely Bearded Deck by Mr Bingo
Petaluma Whiskerino: ‘Beardo Optico’ Video
Beer Maiden Mural: Hanna Aitchison Wall Piece for Lagunitas Chicago Beer “Zephyr”

Neighbors: Mike Giant on How To Get Shit Done

Doesn’t matter if you’re in advertising, design, or freakin’ basket weaving. The most successful are usually the most self-disciplined. In short, the ones who “do it and get it done … no fuckin’ around.” Wise words.

Neighbors is a documentary-ish series by See the rest »

KYEO: Banksy in Carmel?

Spotted this while driving into Carmel this weekend.

While it’s on the most English of hotels in town and vaguely Banksy-ish in style …

… it’s not Banksy. See the rest »

KYEO: Skullphone in Santa Monica / Digital Media @ Subliminal Projects

Spotted at Olympic & Lincoln, outside Company 3. First Skullphone piece I’ve seen in a while. Apparently his new show Digital Media has been running at Subliminal Projects and is wrapping up July 2nd. Watch the vid below.

Dots are big part of his latest wave of work, “Through painted pointillism, the imagery dislocates as the artwork is approached.”

Check out Skullphone‘s Digital Media show by Friday at Subliminal Projects in Echo Park. Or snag some prints in the online store.

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KYEO: Stenciled Boy in Dogpatch

Something about how far this boy has to look for a patch of chain-link covered sky grabbed me and said, “snap a pic with your crappy iPhone camera, will ya?” So here it is.

If you’re in Dogpatch it’s at the foot of the old Fire Station 16 on Tennessee (between 20th & 21st).

KYEO: Invader Spotted on La Brea
KYEO: Three Heads Six Arms in SF Civic Center
KYEO: Shark Toof on Sunset in Echo Park
Gift: Stenciled Tees from Ed Roth’s Stencil 1 and Rock n Roll Crafts
Art: Stenciled Shadow Skaters by TR853-1

Give Back: Cannondale x Mike Giant Graffiti Bike on eBay

Here’s the details on this Cannondale x Mike Giant bike up for auction on eBay:


  • Hand-painted by Mike Giant
  • ‘Nuff said


  • Frame/Fork – SuperSix HI MOD
  • Drivetrain – Shimano Di2
  • Wheels – Shimano Dura Ace carbon 50mm (with custom Mike Giant Bahati decals)
  • Handlebars – PRO Vibe 7S
  • Stem/Seatpost – PRO Vibe
  • Saddle – Fizik Aliante
  • Tires – Continental Grand Prix 4000


Bid on this bike and 100% of proceeds go to the Bahati Foundation which supports SoCal inner-city and underserved communities through coaching, education, and mentoring. While the foundation is largely education-centric, they also do cycling outreach as founder Rahsaan Bahati is a champion cyclist. Hence the bike. Learn more at BahatiFoundation.org »

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Graf: Banksy hits San Francisco(?)!

SFist dropped the bomb that two Banksy pieces have been spotted around San Francisco. More pics and info on where they’re at over at Spots Unknown.

He must be in town promoting his doc, Exit Through The Gift Shop:

Richard Hawley “Tonight the Streets Are Ours” from Lady’s Bridge
(Heard on the Friday Five)

KYEO: Banksy in Carmel?
KYEO: Ominous Shadow Art on California Street
KYEO: Urban Mushrooms
KYEO: Wheatpaste on Market St, Name That Casual Male
KYEO: Breadface & Blues Wheatpastes in Chicago’s Roscoe Village
Art: Last Mike Giant / Skullz Press Show at 260 Divisadero