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What is the DEAL with all those matchsticks?!

A giant matchstick seen in Runyon Canyon.
A giant matchstick seen in Runyon Canyon.

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Mysterious, giant matchsticks have been showing up all over Los Angeles in the last few weeks. No one’s come forward yet to claim responsibility but the ‘sticks are causing quite the stir on Instagram and for passers-by.

Speculation is swirling about their meaning: Is it a conspiracy by Google (they do look an awful lot like giant map pinpoints)? Or a fire prevention PSA? Patt Morrison does some detective work with longtime Los Angeles-based guerrilla artist Robbie Conal.


Robbie Conal, LA-based guerrilla artist

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