graffiti detail

little things that make up the ITH couples

usnavi/vanessa: coffee. everyone knows usnavi gave vanessa free coffee every day back when he was still crushing on her and he STILL does it, and he knows her coffee order so well he can do it blindfolded. also he makes it before they open so its ready for her when she comes in. vanessa likes to try and make usnavi’s coffee sometimes as a joke, too. and once, they switched coffee orders and vanessa thought his was too bitter but he had drank half of hers in under a minute, making her laugh really hard. he swears he falls in love all over again when she laughs.

benny/nina: books. benny didn’t like to read as a kid, but when he grew up and started dating nina, he’d drop everything if nina wanted to read with him. on some days, when it’s pouring outside, they sit on their couch, with nina reading some giant classical book and benny listening. he loves her voice. nina got him into reading, so much so that he would ask her to read books to him on the phone while she was in stanford and he would follow along with his own copy, 3,000 miles away.

sonny/pete: hugs and forehead kisses. we all know sonny is TINY and pete’s got a good five inches on him. the height difference is perfect for them, because sonny fits right into the crook of pete’s neck, and he’s the perfect height for pete to cup his boyfriend’s face and place a lil kiss on his forehead or temple. sonny playfully tells pete to fight him, and that he’ll grow, don’t worry.

anonymous asked:


YEA like the scene at the end where sonny commissions the mural? they spun it differently, he like slid his hand around graffiti pete’s waist a few times and leaned in during the “no one knows about this but you and me” line and pete sprinted tf out and later they did a very small hand hold during finale which i probably only noticed because i was looking for it

anyway id die for sonny de la vega did you know that



Timothy “Mickey Mouse Man” Hughes:

      Saturday, July 23, 2016. It’s a hot day in Midtown Sacramento; a high of about 102° F. This was my first experience of this historic neighborhood that was so close to Downtown Sacramento. Luckily enough, I was accompanied by an amazing friend of mine that had grown up around the area and was planning on showing our friend and me around. We strolled around the district while passing by Victorian styled houses and charming small businesses. Even when we stopped to have lunch and cool down, there was unique art all over the quaint restaurant. The entire time I was in Midtown, I was captivated by the aesthetics of the alluring neighborhood.

      Though the art scene was intriguing and the urban nature had a comforting feel to it, neither of these are my most treasure memory from my time visiting. What really impacted me was my meeting with a homeless man named Timothy Hughes (shown above).

     My friends and I were walking around and got enticed by the graffiti art on many buildings and a few abandoned warehouses. After viewing the inside of a particular warehouse, we exited and were stopped by a homeless man that the locals know as the “Mickey Mouse Man” due to the stuffed Mickey Mouse doll he carries with him in his backpack. The man introduced himself as Timothy Hughes, and said he was amazed that kids our age could see graffiti more than just vandalism. He then told us about a spot where there was extremely detailed graffiti because he thought we would appreciate its beauty. I immediately felt a very kind vibe from this man. We said thank you and began to part ways when he stopped us again, this time to tell us his story. 

     Hughes had made his own path and started his own business, but it eventually went bankrupt. He had a high school diploma and further education (I’m not completely sure of the exacts so I won’t say), but ended up on the streets nonetheless. Despite the fact that he now was on the streets, Hughes had not resorted to drugs. He admitted to us that he was an alcoholic, as it runs in his family, but that he had been clean for 14 years. This shows a tremendous amount of strength. 

     When my friends and I met Hughes, he had not had any labor in 4 days. This could mean a couple days without necessities such as food ad water. The fact that the United States produces enough food to feed 10 billion people, yet about one-sixth of the country face hunger. That would mean that in 2014 around 53 million people were at risk of going hungry. To add to that, in January of 2015 there were 564,708 homeless people and there are 124.6 million households currently in American. These are issues that we need to shed light upon and spread awareness for. These are problems that we need to think about when it comes to fixing the economy. Focus on keeping your citizens alive and healthy, not on pointless aircraft and missiles that we won’t ever use. 


I - We were tempted by the golden tech…

II - We connected with everybody except with ourselves…

III - We depend on what we have created…

IV - We assumed the world was a square…

V - We are slaves of this nonsense digital maze.

In better quality: (I), (II), (III), (IV), (V).

Original pictures: (I), (II), (III), (IV), (V)

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