LOS ANGELES –– Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the addition of eleven artists to the L.A Mask Print Project (LAMPP), the City’s initiative to use the work of local artists to remind Angelenos to wear a mask in public. Building on the campaign to encourage businesses to display the open-source artwork across Los Angeles, the City and Children’s Hospital LA (CHLA) recently installed fifteen LAMPP banners designed by Shepard Fairey’s Studio Number One on Sunset Boulevard.
“With case counts skyrocketing and COVID-19 surging, wearing a mask remains one of the most powerful and effective ways to fight this virus and stop its spread,” said Mayor Garcetti. “By bringing new voices to the L.A. Mask Print Project and highlighting the creativity of a diverse array of Angelenos, we are reaffirming a central message: we can only defeat this pandemic together, with everyone doing their part, playing a role, and contributing to the effort to save lives.”
The latest additions to the LAMPP artwork represent communities from across the city and includes a piece by a sixth grader, as well as selections in Spanish and Korean. And anyone can download and print out a poster by visiting the LAMPP website; since the program’s launch in July, more than 30,000 people have visited the site.
To keep driving home the message about the importance of wearing masks throughout the city, the Mayor’s Office and the Bureau of Street Lighting worked with CHLA and additional partners ideaology and Gold Metropolitan Media to post two of the original LAMPP designs on fifteen banners on Sunset Boulevard between Virgil and Vermont.
“It’s an inspiration to walk outside on Sunset Boulevard and see those important banners lining the street in front of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,” says Paul Viviano, President and CEO of CHLA. “The wearing of face coverings by all Angelenos is critical to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and we appreciate the city’s leadership in making this public education effort possible.”
To partner with the City and help promote mask wearing, business owners and others can select from a catalogue of prints by diverse local designers to download and display –– including the original Shepard Fairey designs which now stand tall outside of CHLA. All of the prints can be found at coronavirus.lacity.org/maskart.
The complete list of new artists is below: