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10/21/2009

Metro features Little Tokyo in poster series



Metro commissioned artwork for the new Gold Line destination here in Little Tokyo by local artist Shizu Saldamando. She decided to paint the 1st Street side of the Japanese Village Plaza.

Taken from the Metro website, she said, “The washi paper is vibrant and detailed with various printed designs that add depth and color to the piece, and also serve as a metaphor for the diverse, colorful history of the neighborhood,” said Saldamando. “I incorporated a wood panel as my backdrop to reference Japanese woodblock prints. The swirling lines and natural blemishes in wood made me think of Asian landscape painting as well.”

Little Tokyo served as the 19th in this award-winning series of artwork. They're really trying to change the way Angelenos view public transit by showcasing all the great places you can get to on the Metro. Let's hope it works!

Full article here: http://bit.ly/4vn5p0