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Karate Kid Mural in Encino

[Update July 8, 2013]: I randomly found some brief information about the artist of this mural. The artist goes by the name "never" and maintains a blog called

[Original Post]:
I finally got a chance to visit this awesome mural that I talked about back on February 3rd that was found via a twitter post from Mr Smith (@Paul_gualtieri). So here it is on the corner of Ventura Blvd and Texahoma Ave on the wall of Floyds 99 Barbershop at 17622 Ventura Blvd. Unfortunately, there isnt much detail about the artist and the inspiration behind choosing the movie Karate Kid which is obviously a cult favorite among SFV residents and even around the world. I am assuming Floyds commissioned this piece in the hopes of drawing business which clearly is working because they got me hooked. I would actually visit if I still had hair. You can visit the filming locations for Karate Kid here

Can we get more businesses to commission artists to paint the other movies that were heavily based in the SFV like E.T., Back To The Future, 2 Days In The Valley, Drive, Valley Girl, Boogie Nights, etc. 

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Marty Mcfly

Anything and everything about the San Fernando Valley. This blog will take you back in time when the valley was covered with dirt and orange groves to a leader in the space race to its current status as America's suburb. Come along and join me on this adventure, I guarantee you have been influenced/impacted by the San Fernando Valley in one form or another even if you have never visited or heard of the SFV.

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