As a graffiti writer, Julien Bleser is no stranger when it comes to painting windows quickly, working late into the night, and returning to spots to finish his pieces. After he came back at 5 a.m. to finish painting the window of Supreme’s Fairfax location, he was on his way to Undefeated’s flagship on La Brea to catch another spot. He decided he wanted to create a piece inspired by the “Homies”—a supermarket toy line created by David Gonzales inspired by Los Angeles’ Chicano culture. He arrived with a sketch he drafted up the night before, primed the window with white paint, and then whipped out a quill to start filling in the colors. 

Bleser isn’t vandalizing these businesses. He’s being hired to paint holiday windows for them.

If you walked by Supreme or Undefeated flagships on the West Coast recently, you’ve likely stumbled across With Vivid Color’s quirky holiday windows. Founded by the husband-wife duo Julien Bleser and Sharnae Caceres, With Vivid Color is one of LA streetwear’s most-trusted sign painters. For Supreme’s Fairfax location this year, they hand-painted the Grinch with his loyal dog Max leaving a special surprise. Whereas for Undefeated’s outpost in Las Vegas, the duo painted a Black Bart character catching a “Happy Holidays” tag on the store window. And beyond painting massive billboards for Undefeated, the duo has been commissioned to create hand painted art for LA brands like FTP, Union, Born X Raised, Golf, Bella Dona, Hypland, and more since 2020. 

We spoke to With Vivid Color to learn more about the art of sign painting, how Bleser’s past experiences as a graffiti artist led him to painting signs for a living, and more.