I have long been fascinated by the face on this sticker (seen EVERYWHERE in Los Angeles), and I became even more fascinated when I saw the sticker on my friend's car and found out that she KNEW the guy. She told me his amazing story. Well, the other day at one of my fave teriyaki chicken places, I saw it on the stapler, and I could see a website on it. Now I'm even more intrigued, and I look forward to listening to Andre Asmar's music. Here is the website: http://iamzombo.com/about-me/
Incidentally, I have intentionally photographed the stickers many times, but once I discovered that I had unknowingly photographed it here: http://365project.org/ellen/album-2/2011-06-25
(You'll have to enlarge to see the sticker on one of the poles.)
Ok, technically, it is vandalism, but knowing this guy's story, I'm ok with that!
from the website:
"As Asmar was in his 5th week at Rancho Los Amigos rehabilitation center in Downey, CA. the Zombo sticker was introduced. Asmar’s brother Peter Asmar entered his room one afternoon wearing a white tee-shirt with a 3 inch Zombo slapped on the front of it. Surprised by the image borrowed from a earlier full length CD release of his. Asmar applauds as he observes the abundance of Zombo stickers in a box. Zombo slaps hit Downey before embarking on a earthbound mission. The unequivocal precocious producer of mood & hybrid ethnic music is compelled to walk. With total disregard for his well being. By any means necessary, he ignores his being half blind and roams the streets to post his stickers."