Three years ago, Downey resident Don Lamkin created a collage of famous Downey icons as part of a fundraiser for the Downey Museum of Art. Entitled "Downey Doodle-icious," it includes places such as the oldest McDonald's and the first Taco Bell, as well as references to the Carpenters and the Apollo space program. Limited edition prints have become quite popular and hang at several places around Downey.
And now, Downey Doodle-icious comes to the big screen—that is, the big wall. Don and a team of helpers have started work on reproducing the painting on a wall of the Porto's Bakery parking structure in downtown Downey.
For lots more information about the project and the artist, see the Downey Patriot article.
Stop by when you can to see the progress and encourage Don and his team.