Painted by what some consider to be one of Oakland’s first Graffiti Kings, the 'Oakland is Proud' mural stood as a staple in Oakland and was an eye-catcher while driving down E12th for decades. Writer “Del” or “Phresh” BSK, AS, TDK and QMC was one of the first to branch out to different Bay Area cities and crush it with his versatile style in the streets and also eventually for commercial work. He was featured in the book Spray Can Art and made an appearance on local TV show Home Turf. This mural which was painted in two sections lived to make it on the cover of local rap group Capital Tax and made an appearance on Hanging with Mr. Cooper as well as countless other mentions.
Today, the pride and spirit of this piece is coming back in an official Oaklandish collaboration with #DelPhresh himself — reminding us that #OaklandIsProud.