I like Philip Lumbang's work, "Hug Life". That's instead of thug life, I guess.He has cute characters that are bold and positive, and not just sickly sweet.
But I saw this poster over a year ago on a bus stop on Barham across from Oakwood Apartments near Universal City. It's cool, but it looks like it was done in collaboration with someone named "becca". This poster has been painted over now. The Awesome Bear is in "James Bond" mode, shaken, not stirred.
(And the "Martini Bear" seems to have a hot date!)
You can see his work and the original poster at http://philiplumbang.tumblr.com/tagged/becca
More of my cute stuff either today or tomorrow.