Video Rentals


Between 1986 and 1988, in the heat of the video rental fever, Koorosh Angali designed several video rental stores in Los Angeles area. The images on this page are from two different places (some of the murals that he also painted for these places are posted in the Murals section).
The picture to the left is from Pop Video on Ventura Boulevard in Canoga Park, Los Angeles. In this store one of the several pieces that he designed was a partition that separated the children's section. He designed the partition after some of the motifs at Disneyland's It's a Small World. He included some kinetic parts: a functional clock, rotating discs, and a pendulum with motion, etc. He also included a set of attractive lightings all over the panel. All parts were fashioned out of wood and painted, then assembled, making the piece an attractive, almost three-dimensional, "conceptual" art piece!

The images above: Upon his suggestion, some toys were placed inside the children's area, including tricycles, etc., that would keep the children occupied while the parents were choosing videos for them (or themselves!?). Interestingly some parents would even leave their children there to play, while they were shopping at the neighboring stores and supermarkets which were located in the shopping center. In addition to the toys, Koorosh painted murals on the three remaining walls (the forth being the partition), representing a selection of the famous classical and modern-day cartoon characters, from Bugs Bunny, to G.I. Joe, Transformers, etc.

These two images are from a group of six horses that he designed and crafted for M&M Video Rental on Reseda Boulevard, Los Angeles. In this store he designed the children's section in the form of a carousel, with horses around a circular area, while the videos were shelved inside this carousel. He ornamented the horses with bright colors, fake-gold chains, semi-precious stones, that made them attractive-looking for children. He also designed and fashioned several large size books (c. 3 feet high) whose stories were produced in movies, such as Gone Withe The Wind, Moby Dick, etc., as well as other sight specific pieces. In this video rental place. He also painted the large mural Hollywood (see Murals) on one of the walls.