Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I Heart Street Art: Speed Racer

Posted By on Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 7:43 AM

click to enlarge iphoto_2.jpg

The other day I was walking down an alley looking for street art when I came upon this beat-up but still epic sportster collecting dust behind a chain-link fence. Stopped me in my tracks. I mean, it may be a flat-tire bucket of bolts, but installed as it is in a narrow little parking spot on a narrow little alleyway, I'd count it as street art in a heartbeat.

But my first thought (after OMG WTF) was who would drive such a thing? You'd have to be a superhero or some kind vigilante crime fighter at the very least.

Clearly, some street artist had a similar thought, because 10 feet away, on a narrow slice of wall by a garage door, is the following portrait...


Now this is a dude I could see behind the wheel of Cherry Fireball up there. Right? I know a lot of people are tired of the cartoon/cute/Japanese aesthetic, but in this case it's kind of a perfect fit. And really it's pretty appealing on its own what with the big bold outlines and bright primary colors.

It's pretty good. And the car is great. But together they are unstoppable:


  • Pin It

About The Author

Allan Hough


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"