My name is Justin and I have been putting up artwork around the neighborhood and greater L.A area since 2006. This project is about Glassellland and its story. You can listen to the original recording and add to the archives through the GLASSELLLAND phone number, (206) 734-5545. Listen to some of the other responses people have recorded.
This isn't just about Glassell Park. This is about Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, and Atwater Village. This is about LA as a walkable, hackable, discoverable place beyond the freeways and movie screens. This is contextual art. But don't just look to me and my stuff to see what I'm talking about. Look to the LA River, Downtown and Boyle Heights.
I want to give a big Thank You to Ball-Nogues Studio for their in-kind donation to cut the letters for the new GLASSELLLAND!
You can find out more about this studio and the incredible work they do here:
I'm pleased to announce that I am teaming up with N.E.L.A. Clothing Company to produce the GLASSELLLAND T-Shirts. Situated in our own neighborhood, N.E.L.A. Clothing Company features local artists who represent the unique and culturally diverse Northeast Los Angeles area. Check out some of their other designs created by Chaz Bojórquez and Dave Tourjé here:
This campaign has gotten a lot of love from the press. I greatly appreciate it, but it is you, the campaign supporter, that ultimately makes this happen! Thank you!
Take a look at the links below:
A More Recent History
The installation was put up last year on a hill below the Forest Lawn Cemetery. Some of you caught sight of it, but it was quickly taken down. If big government doesn't work, someone should tell CalTrans.
The sign was redesigned, twice as big, and relocated to a hill overlooking the local park: Glassell Park. It was visible from the baseball diamond, the swimming pool, and the 2 freeway.
Although great advertisement for the vacant property, the sign was not authorized by the owner and was eventually removed.
The installation will go back up! I have located property close to the prior location with owners who have authorized placement of the sign. Should this campaign fall short, I have contacted locals who are willing to help cobble something together that looks like letters and put it on a hill in a legible fashion. I encourage you to donate to the effort, however. (Especially that couple that was making out behind the "D." You know who you are. This sign is for you!) The more investment, the better the sign.
Basic funding goes towards the redesign, fabrication, and installation of the project. Funding beyond the goal will go towards a comprehensive support structure, long-term maintenance, and solar-powered lighting.
Even further funding will go towards new public projects. Bigger and badder projects. Here are a few past projects you may have seen around town:
(You can Baldessari your life, too: http://www.baldessariyourlife.com)
SREET SIGNS: Homemade, hand painted, and fresh out of the oven.
(These signs come with wall hanging hardware on the back. Please add $5 if you would like mounting hardware to mount the sign to a perforated square steel pole.)