Sunday, September 27, 2009

Leg Pin Up

What a true fan! When she bought this drawing from me she told me she was going to get it tattooed on her leg, I was so excited to get an email several months after of it finally on her! Im so honored that some one wants my artwork for life. She said that she likes that the model was curvy and it was a perfect look for the pin up tattoo she always wanted. I was blown away at seeing this. The tattoo artist did a great job converting my drawing to a tattoo and hopefully some color will be added in the future.

Her leg / My drawing


Thursday, September 24, 2009


Rarebreed is throwing it down again for another great show Sept. 25, featuring the artwork of NO DIVISION. Come check out some old and new prints for sale and a limited edition tee.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Nose Toys & There's Big Trouble in Little Toy Town

Had these pics for a while and finally got around to posting them. Showed up at Jinxed at the Piazza in Northern Liberties for the Dreamland Toyworks toy release of Philly's very ownNoseG. While there I went to go see another show that involved some GI joes, plastic dolls and lincoln logs called Big Trouble In Little Toy Town by Nathanial Gertner

Man of the hour

3 color ways for the new Nose toys



More customs

It was a war

some casualties

the doll head master?

Casualties of war

Stick 'em up!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

He done did it again...

I had no clue who Taylor Swift was until Kanye West made her famous...IMHO


1st pillow, originally uploaded by ELTORO215.

Getting crafty!

I made my first EL TORO pillow the other day. I've been wanting to do it for a while and I'm happy how it turned out, although this wasnt my first idea. I wanted to do 10x10 pillows that's going to be silkscreened with the Guadalupe graphic, but unfortunately the green fabric was to thin and it didn't hold any of the ink at all. It was very frustrating. My gf steered me into this direction where i could do hand embelishment all over the pillow and also making it a die cut rather than a boring square pillow. I like how it turned out and I already started another one. "Dia de los muertos" is right around the corner and I'm excited. If you are interested in purchasing pillows, I will be putting more details when it gets closer to the holiday. Keep checking here for more updates.


This is what the typical day looks like in the office for me. (yeah right)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Here's my submission for the upcoming "Dia de los muertos" show at Proximity gallery thrown by the Autumn Society of Philadelphia. It's a 9x12 woodburn and took approx. 15hrs to make. Check out the blog for the other submissions for the show. If your in Philly check it, its going to be the first friday of October. It's gonna be a kick ass night of great artwork! Come hang out!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hip hop icons Simpsonizd'

From Format magazine hip hop icons simpsonized...check more out here

Rock the vote!

Rock the vote!, originally uploaded by ELTORO215.

Bomit is having a survey and vote for your favorite sticker artist here!

Thanks to Z for including me in the survey. The list is from the people rockin it on the streets all the way to the artists rocking it in the galleries. Just an honor to be mentioned with these guys on this rockin' list of artists. Vote for your favorite one...could be me, but hey i ain't tellin ya how to vote.

(excuse me for the poorly photoshop'd job, new hotness dropping soon)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

$837,000 later....

LOS ANGELES--Whether simple letters or elaborate, colorful designs, tagging--or graffiti--is considered vandalism and is getting a cover-up along some 100 miles of rivers, creeks, washes and channels of the Los Angeles County Drainage Area and Santa Ana River Basin. Crews from Corps of Engineers contractor BJD Resourcing are removing graffiti by water blasting rock-grouted surfaces. According to the project manager, the process helps keep the natural look of the surface.

"Other areas, where it’s a concrete wall or concrete embankment, we go ahead and cover it over with an approved paint, a waterway-safe paint," said Jeff Vaughn, project manager, BJD Resourcing.

A one-year, $837,000 contract, funded by the Recovery Act, was awarded to this small San Fernando business, to not only tackle a community nuisance, but give people jobs.

"Through this, we’ve brought on four crews; it’s given new employment to about eight personnel and it’s reorganized about three-to-four other personnel," said Vaughn.

BJD’s four crews, armed with two generator-powered sprayers and 135 gallons of paint each, cover a total of about 810-thousand square feet of concrete canvas per day. Not necessary to maintain channel function, the enhancement work reduces the amount of deferred maintenance within the Los Angeles District’s flood risk management program and improves the many projects in the area.

"People that live around and work in that community are proud to be there," said Kelly Howard, operations supervisor in the District’s asset management division. "With the graffiti and so forth—urban blight, basically—what we’re trying to do is clean up our assets and make them look presentable."

The initial clean-up of all areas is expected to be completed by December. The contractor will continue to monitor and paint over problem areas for the remainder of the year-long contract.

I love how we're in a recession and suppose to spend our money wisely on programs to benefit the greater good as a whole, but still this program and frame of thinking still happens. Oh your providing jobs for the unemployed by having them clean up graffiti in a canal/river thats not even accessible to the regular public, great job!

Why does it target graffiti clean up when we can clean up the streets that people actually walk on, invest money to stop crime in the city or a program that simply helps other people to help more people out an not just clean up urban blight. Graffiti supposedly destroys the environment and then in turn makes the surrounding neighbor hoods labeled "bad" or "unatractive". I bet those neighbor hoods already got dope dealers and crack heads before it got a problem with graffiti. I guess because graffiti is something you can point your finger at and can be seen morning, noon or night. They aren't around when the crack heads come out of their crawl space and continue to make that place a cesspool of crap, violence and sorrows.

Also, with this new budget LA had to postpone getting new books for the school system. As Maude Flaunders would say, "Why wont any body think of the children!??!"

The upper portion of this rant was taken from Revoks blog.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Panthor, originally uploaded by ELTORO215.

Skeletors pet colorway


Shreddin', originally uploaded by ELTORO215.

Colab set up for my buddy in the UK I haven't seen in a while.

Praise to the Aztek gods

peace pipe, originally uploaded by ELTORO215.

For my fallen warriors, we praise Quetzoquatl and we make an offering.