Arts District Printing Co.

Typography atop the photography of LA-based Anon_Y_Mouse in partnership with Hammer and Spear

Kristan Cunningham and Scott Jarrell opened the Arts District design collective Hammer and Spear in downtown Los Angeles knowing from the start that they would fill their store with unique vintage finds and exclusive items made by local artists. But discovering nostalgic landscape photographs by Jonathan Ventura (aka Anon_Y_Mouse) wasn’t expected, and prompted them to commission the artist to create a series of architectural images …

Word of Mouth Los Angeles: Arts District

The Ace Hotel, an indoor bouldering gym, new restaurants and more spaces opening up downtown

The Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, east of City Hall and Little Tokyo, has long been known as a haven for artists and creatives. The industrial buildings mix multi-use living and working spaces with bars, food, factories and all kinds of businesses. On the east side, three bridges span the LA River connecting downtown to Boyle Heights. Now as the Ace Hotel readies to …