:: Aguirre Fitness Mural ::


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Here are some process shots during our two day paint session for Aguirre Fitness in Hercules, CA. Just like the workouts, this mural captures the aggressive and energetic climate at this successful studio. Since the gym was still open for appointments we could only paint during certain hours. The first night we ended up painting until 3am. Well worth it. I remember stepping into the studio the following day and being greeted by a heavy spraypaint odor. Loved it! Thanks to Christian and Jennifer Aguirre for the opportunity to bless the wall.

In case you didn’t know Tim and I are painting under the Illuminaries alias. Also, we are offering a finders fee for people who help us land new mural opportunities. Find out more at www.illuminaries.net.

More Illuminaries Murals: Niners, Diablo Cross Fit

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:: Week in Review ::


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Highlight: Our mural for Aguirre Fitness in Hercules, CA (For murals: Illuminaries.net)


:: Week in Review ::


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:: We’re Expecting … A Baby Girl! ::


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Yes, that’s right! There’s a bun cooking in the oven. Or in this case a little wonton simmering in the bowl. We’ve been trying to conceive since early 2011 and after some hard work and long hours (pun intended) we are finally blessed. As of today Michelle will be 20 weeks and 1 day pregnant. Expected due date is May 31st. Might be a Gemini like her mommy. With knowledge from having my previous child, early planning, and support from fam and friends  I think we’re ready as we’ll ever be to bring our little wonton into the world. Can’t wait for all of us to teach and learn from each other. Hella excited to say the least!

JAY-Z  Glory feat B.I.C
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:: Give Thanks Process Video ::


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Here is a behind the scenes look into my process of designing the Give Thanks 2011 Holiday Card. I’m a fan of seeing people’s creative processes. Aside from being insightful it’s surprising to see how someone might use a different technique than I would use, but then arrive at a similar end result. Click that HD option and enjoy!

Related: Download Give Thanks 2009 Photoshop File

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:: Week in Review ::


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Highlight: Road trip to Temecula, CA


:: 49ers Mural at Walgreens on 23rd and Mission, SF ::


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What a whirlwind of a week we just had … To think that this mural was originally only meant to be used in Bailey’s “Who’s Got It Better” music video, but then spiraling into a media event is amazing! So here’s the breakdown. We contacted Precita Eyes Mural Center to ask about venues we could talk to in regards to finding the Niners mural a permanent home. Abe Bitar at the Walgreens on 23rd and Mission accepted us with open arms so we moved forward immediately. The first day of mounting the artwork at Walgreens a reporter from Mission Local came to interview us. After mounting the artwork we got a lead on someone who worked at KTVU and followed up. The next day, New Year’s Eve, Mike Mibach from KTVU interviews Tim and aired the story the same night. During this whole time Tim has been in contact with Vernon Davis’s publicist, Theodore Palmer, trying to get him to come out and sign the mural. Tim announces this during the KTVU interview. The media caught on and the rest was madness. I give it up to my partner, Tim Hon, for making the push in finding this mural a permanent home and getting in touch with the proper people. Many thanks to the SF community for the encouragement and support during the process! For murals: www.illuminaries.net

PRESS
KTVU Ch.2 – Local Artists Paint Mural (video)
NBC Ch.3 – Vernon Davis Honored (video)
Bailey “Who’s Got It Better” (video)
Comcast Sports Net – Lunchbox Episode (video)
Associated Press – 49er Fans Ask ‘Who’s Got It Better Than Us? (video) 

Mission Local – Mural Unveiling (article)
Mission Local – Vernon Davis Signs Mural (article + pics)
Strive Films – Vernon Davis Signing Mural (video)
SF BAY – Vernon Davis Steps into Mission To Unveil Mural (article)

MANY THANKS
Ashby Lumber
Action Rentals SF
Vernon Davis
Theodore Palmer
Antone Barnes at Modern Class Design
Ron Tien
J. Matheson
Kababayan Fast Food
Matt Straus of Reelize

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:: Week in Review ::


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Highlight: SF Niners Mural + NYE