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In 2012, Diego Vivanco from Kauri Multimedia in Spain, came to L.A to follow me around Los Feliz and Silverlake for a couple of days while I was sketching. Here’s a snippet of the short movie Diego and his producer Ian Clark put together, you can now watch the short movie on my website, under the videos section. Thank you!
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#losfeliz #silverlake #losangeles #sunsetjunction #stephanekardos #sketchbook #sketches #watercolor #urbansketchers #urbanlandscape #classiccars (at Sunset Junction, Silver Lake, Los Angeles)

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July 8, 2017

FLOYD’S BARBERSHOP, SILVER LAKE

by Never

After 80 years of a drugstore sitting at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Parkman Ave., in 2015 Sun Lake Drugs could no longer juggle rising rents, lower insurance reimbursements, and competition from the chains. Jonas Never, aka Never1959, has now done murals for something like 15 different Floyd’s 99 Barbershop locations so when Floyd’s took over the drugstore property Never was one of the first to get a call. After researching the music scene of the neighborhood—and having to make some changes to the art midstream—Never arrived at this composition highlighting a variety of artists connected one way or another to Silver Lake, including Jackson Browne, Beck, and Silversun Pickups (the band named after the liquor store diagonally opposite). Featured front and center however is the late-great Elliott Smith who’s “Figure 8” album cover was photographed in front a mural just a mile up Sunset.  @never1959  @floyds99barbershop  @elli0ttsmith