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Giant Pinwheels, Talking Trees and Not-So-Temporary Tattoos: Swerve Festival Photos

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We spent a few breezy moments sitting beneath a pinwheel designed by Mike Mills as it spun over Hollywood at the first-annual Swerve Festival. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday.

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Festival papa Jonathan Wells opens the first night’s screening of Surfwise.

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Aaron Rose does a sound check at the BARR Listening Tree; art by Jesse Spears.

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Spears also manned the highlight of the festival, a Sharpie tattoo booth.

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Crowds swelled to both observe and receive Spears’ awesome semi-permanent artistry.


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More lines, this time to silkscreen shirts.

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Or anything else that would take the ink.

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CreateAskate workshops were booked solid throughout the day. We even saw people taking their boards over to the silkscreening station.

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Art by Sage Vaughn and Chris Pastras.

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Live music overlooking Los Angeles.

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