ESTRIA GRAFFITI BATTLE IN LOS ANGELES
by Emily Nathan
An ominous rattling filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, and it was no earthquake. Rather, it was the noise made by 12 artists vigorously shaking their spray cans as they revved up for the L.A. edition of the fifth annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle
, the second of three nationwide throwdowns thatÂ culminate at the finals in Oakland on Oct. 8, 2011.