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L.A. artist David Choe takes on 'Machete' star Danny Trejo

September 1, 2010 |  4:16 pm

"Machete," the grindhouse homage starring Danny Trejo, is the type of movie designed to appeal to connoisseurs of the low-brow, the vulgar and the cheerfully obscene. So when it came time to hire an artist to create poster artwork for the movie, it only made sense to seek out a rebel artist with unimpeachable street cred.

David Choe, the L.A.-based graffiti artist, was recently hired to create a poster for "Machete," which opens this week in movie theaters around the country. In the above video, Choe confesses that he thinks Trejo is the "scariest, most horrifying looking human being I've ever met," but also one of the "nicest, funniest dudes I've ever met."

"Machete," which is being released in the U.S. by Twentieth Century Fox, isn't Choe's first brush with corporate America. A few years ago, he decorated the offices of Facebook with his own special brand of graffiti.

When you're done watching the video, check out the Times profile of Choe from April. And then read this new Los Angeles Times interview with Danny Trejo.

-- David Ng