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WRDSMTH (artist)
Anonymous Street Artist WRDSMTH in front of one of his works in DTLA.jpg
Artist WRDSMTH in front of one of his outdoor works
Known forstreet art, contemporary art, collaborations
Movementcontemporary art, street art

WRDSMTH is a Los Angeles-based street artist known for his iconic image of a vintage typewriter featuring different sheets of inspirational text.[1] Spraypainting and wheatpasting outdoor walls with thousands of works since 2013, WRDSMTH can be found in cities throughout the world, including: London, Paris, New York City, Philadelphia and New Orleans.[2][3][4][5] In 2017, he installed eight large-scale art pieces at The Bloc in Downtown Los Angeles as part of their permanent collection.[6]


The artist behind WRDSMTH used to reside in Chicago and worked in advertising.[2] He moved to Los Angeles to pursue writing and became a published author in 2012.[7][4] Tired of being trapped behind his computer, WRDSMTH had the idea to integrate his love of writing with his interest in street art and developed his signature tag in 2013 for which he has become widely known: an image of a vintage typewriter below a page of motivational and original text, sometimes inspired by his creative process.[8][9][1]


WRDSMTH has collaborated with several other contemporary street artists, including: Teachr, Colette Miller, Antigirl, Thrashbird, Kai Aspire and Bandit.[6][10]


  1. ^ a b "Who Is WRDSMTH? Meet The LA-Based Street Artist Behind A Typewriter Stencil". Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  2. ^ a b "This Street Artist Shares Inspiration With Fellow Dreamers". UPROXX. 2017-03-23. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  3. ^ Lee, Lanee (2016-04-12). "L.A. Street Artist WRDSMTH Revealed". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  4. ^ a b "Street Art by WRDSMTH – Exposition Review". expositionreview.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  5. ^ "Building respect for Philly's growing street art scene". Philly.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  6. ^ a b "Exclusive: WRDSMTH at The Bloc (Pics) - Los Angeles Magazine". Los Angeles Magazine. 2017-05-01. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  7. ^ "Meet WRDSMTH, LA Street Artist - The LA Girl". The LA Girl. 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  8. ^ Najafi, Leila (2017-01-16). "The Lowdown on LA's Street Art -- From Two of Its Most Recognizable Artists". Thrillist. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  9. ^ "Journalista: On a Night Spray with Street Artist WRDSMTH". Playboy. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  10. ^ "Wrdsmth – Colors In Los Angeles". colorsinla.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04.