Beyond the Streets


West Coast

Los Angeles native Mister CARTOON employs modern technology in crafting a car-part time machine, reflecting the entire history of America’s love for the automobile. The lifelong car enthusiast began his career as a graffiti artist before branching into murals, album covers, logos and perhaps most famously, tattoos. Just as his sculptures give a nod back to a time of zoot suits and lowriders cruising to a soundtrack of Motown and soul ballads, CARTOON’S richly detailed, hand-rendered designs synonymous with L.A. street life pull much of their inspiration from the Los Angeles of CARTOON’s youth.