A contemporary blast of California design and architecture is opening to the public on October 1: The new library and city hall for the City of West Hollywood. It’s been years in the planning and is part of the expanding civic park opposite the Pacific Design Center. The library is an expression of West Hollywood’s self-declared role as a creative city. It was designed by the architects Johnson Favro and boasts murals by Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, and Retna and a sculpture by artist/craftsman David Wisemen. Arts advocate Andrew Wolf, onetime president of the Pacific Design Center, heads to West Hollywood for a visit.
The carved wood ceiling by Johnson Favro
A mural on the exterior of the building by Shepard Fairey
Top image: A graffiti mural by Kenny Scharf