Septerhed on Display at Starbucks

Nov. 25, 2014. Septerhed’s latest drawing at Starbucks.

Since I encountered them more than a year ago, I have been a fan of Septerhed’s drawings, a recurring feature at the Starbucks at Spring and 6th streets in downtown Los Angeles.  All Starbucks stores have blackboards, usually with some sort of artwork, but nothing like this. These are ephemeral works, drawn on a blackboard, so a photo is the only way to preserve them.

Jan. 28, 2013, Septerhed
Here’s the first one I saw, Jan. 28, 2013.


Feb. 6, 2013.


March 12, 2013.

Sept. 19, 2013
Sept. 19. 2013.
March 25, 2014

March 25, 2014.

June 26, 2014

Sept. 5, 2014

Sept. 5, 2014.

Oct. 28, 2014

Oct. 28, 2014.

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2 Responses to Septerhed on Display at Starbucks

  1. Benito says:

    Thank you for preserving these wonderful chalk drawings. PS In slang, septerhead = butterface.


  2. E. Yarber says:

    These remind me of the old tradition of sidewalk painting.

    Elzie Segar, creator of Popeye, ran the local movie house when he was growing up in Chester, Illinois. His first public artworks were chalk drawings of that week’s film on the pavement in front of the theater.

    Years later he remembered, “When it rained, they made lovely puddles.”


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