Fox Oakland Theater by Maury I. Diggs

Fox Oakland Theater by Maury I. Diggs

Located at 1807 Telegraph Ave. in the Uptown neighborhood of Oakland, CA and opened in 1928, the Fox Oakland Theater is a glorious mashup of Islamic, Indian and Medieval influences, along with a smidge of ArtDeco for good measure. Let’s take a closer look at the ornate façade, shall we?
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Signs of the Times by Seyed Alavi

Signs of the Times by Seyed Alavi

Signs of the Times is a public art project by Seyed Alavi on utility boxes in Emeryville, CA. Alavi created the Flying Carpet in the Sacramento Airport I wrote about last year, so this project was on my Bay Area to-do list. Unfortunately, I only saw the above sign in person; below are a few more snagged from his site.
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