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The Life and Times of Grandpa Parm & Scheme-On

Beautiful Losers…

Beautiful Losers…
Inspiration, Motivation, & Creation


San Francisco, CA, 9/5/08 – Circa 2004 I attended an exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in SF entitled, Beautiful Losers, which featured work from a diverse group of visual artists who spawned from street culture, specifically, the subcultures of skateboarding, graffiti, punk, and hip-hop in urban America. With my roots in the Southern California skateboarding culture, supplemented by a couple years of living in hyper-diverse SF, this exhibit was strangely familiar and of course, inspirational. Fast forward to September 2008, I’m walking down the street and as I’m passing a small independent movie house, I see a poster for the Beautiful Losers film. Stoked to see the familiar aesthetic and intrigued by what the film may convey, I make sure to attend opening night. As expected, the film was a documentary about the artists, their lives, and the art they create, but it was much more than just that. Beautiful Losers was a film about life, told by some of the most interesting and honest losers I’ve come across, including Aaron Rose, Ed Templeton, Shepard Fairey, and Stephen Powers just to name a few. It was about a cluster of friends from all different backgrounds coming together and creating something bigger than themselves and unique to the world around them. It was about growing up knowing you don’t fit the norm, embracing it, and telling everyone else to fuck off. Put it this way, the word “eccentric” doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface, so gather all the beautiful losers you know and check it out…

Get Inspired or Go Home…


September 7, 2008 - Posted by | Art, Film, Life | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. you’re so beautiful. it’s a shame you’re a damn loser. i definitely got inspired, so much so that i caught a tag last night for the first time in months, maybe a year. loved the flick and can’t wait for the dvd. peace and make sure to get yours…

    Comment by Grandpa Scheme | September 8, 2008 | Reply

  2. hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Oh, that was just lol dude!

    Yr lk a fckin nmdrpper. Evwhr u go u crap in the street.

    Kilroy was here.

    Comment by kilroy | September 8, 2008 | Reply

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