Angela Cazel Jahn's no stranger to painting on the streets. For the past devade, the local artist has participated in community murals with local high schools and organizations, but one of our favorite public works is the mural outside of Su Humphrey's Gallery SuHu on Third Street in downtown Phoenix.
Her characters change from time to time -- we loved the woman in the red-striped socks painted early last year, and her transformation into the man currently standing down next to his television.
HMPH's one of the most prolific sticker artists in town (he designed our first Jackalope sticker more than a year ago
). His gorillas can be spotted on the backs of stop signs and electrical boxes, but we couldn't keep our eyes off his large-scale pastes on the abandoned house next to Bliss/ReBar in downtown Phoenix.
8. Joerael's Electrical Box at The Hive
The street art scene has a Joerael Elliott-shaped hole since he left for Los Angeles at the end of 2011. The painter was known for his murals on The Caravan
, Way Cool Hair Salon
, and Roosevelt Row
, but when Lalo Cota and Thomas Marcus were painting a mural on The Hive/The Bee's Knees
in December 2010, Elliott stopped by to paint the electrical box on the corner.
El Mac has a long history of street art in Phoenix. He's one of the biggest names to come out of the city in contemporary public art and murals, and he comes back from time to time to create works on a few of his favorite wall in Phoenix. In 2009, he painted "Paisito" on the garage door of The Chocolate Factory on Grand Avenue. Since, it's been framed by Dave Quan's blue ooze