This huge Pabst Blue Ribbon mural on 7th Street is arresting, no? (Do the people at the beloved and hugely-trafficked (hundreds of thousands of visitors monthly) Laughing Squid website know about this yet?)
Free public art, and yet, some scowl:
“Wow they finally figured out a way to combine the two of the things hipsters love most….Pabst and Cephalopods. If only they could have figured a way to get some yarn or felt in there?”
“I Am Pabst– by Jacob White, Los Gatos, CA.” Click to expand:
As seen in front of the McAllister Tower part of Hastings College of Law, University of California, which is a just a “15 minute walk from Little Saigon.” (Ah yes, Hastings, where the “impoverished” students never drive German cars, and never power their marijuana grow lamps with unmetered electricity at the 100 McAllister dorms. Heavens no.)
Here’s a larger version for you to click on. How would you compare it with what they have in Kansas City? Or Minneapolis? Or Seattle? Or Boise? Is the artist referencing The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Royal Tenenbaums? Food for thought.
Actually, this is almost like a national ad campaign. Oh well. Check the gallery for 2007 and 2008. Enter the PBArt contest for next year, why not?
(And here’s a link to the photo that used to be here from Capt. Tim)