League of Shadows’ dark design appears somewhat sinister, which seems to fitting for its moniker. Its lurching stance makes its shadows appear to project even further than they do. During the day the turquoise strips blend with the sky, and at night the black strips do the same. Because the black covering on the backside is semi-transparent, and because the strips on front are not flush, you can look into the concave structure and always get a sense of what’s holding it up. It certainly gives the viewer plenty to look at, which is important, because it’s meant to do more than stand as a backdrop for graduation. Next month, it will serve as the starting point for the LA Conservancy’s Arts District Tour.
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