Destroy all Design and Septerhed in LA; Roaring NEW VIDEO & Pics

LA based Street Artists Septerhed and Destroy All Design like to work together on collaborative pieces around the city and recently completed this wall together, their two styles working in tandem. But what is more exciting is this video, actually.

Remember the early association of hip-hop music with graffiti in New York? This new video shot and edited by Carlos Gonzalez careens in the opposite direction – break dancing and hip bumping is replaced with fitful rage and fist pumping, with all the charm of a ransom note.

Under the watchful eye of a bow-tied statue and with the dramatically foreboding rumble and screech of guitars, the roadside video is tinged with putrid nighttime light and thrashing power chords sawing through the hurried splatter of wheat paste and brush. This is a take-no-prisoners approach to the warped wall while glaring traffic flies by; greedy handfuls of gothic glob is grabbed from the gutbucket and slammed across the surface, the swelling cacophony starting to take shape.

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Also fun is the way the wheat paste is not merely an adhesive, but a medium for texture and expression. By the time the final shot of the piece stands still and guttural roar of our narrator invokes the image of “raining blood”, I needed to wash my hands. But for all the mechanized punch up and ferocity of blurry faced installing, the designed crispness of the material and subject matter tells you these monsters might live in an arcade or a basement rec room with a big screen, Dorito stained fingers, and a warm two liter soda bottle nearby within arms reach.


Destroy all Design and Septerhed (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)


Destroy all Design and Septerhed (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)


Destroy all Design and Septerhed (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)


Destroy all Design and Septerhed (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)


Destroy all Design and Septerhed (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)


Destroy all Design and Septerhed (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

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