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Join us Friday, December 13th for our very first Illuminaries art show featuring new artwork, limited edition posters, postcards, and T-shirts. Be the first to see Illuminaries in rare form. Next door Cukui, will be having an artshow with the ill Sam Rodriguez as well. It’s like a mini art walk!
Address: 225 Jackson Street, San Jose, CA
Music: Brian Bluz Lu (https://soundcloud.com/djbluz)
Price: Free and family friendly
Who are Illuminaries?
The Illuminaries are Steve Ha and Tim Hon. Most notably recognized for their work with Vernon Davis and the San Francisco 49ers they have been on a mission blessing walls in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Los Angeles. With an extensive background in graffiti and graphic design they specialize in high impact, energizing decor. Their passion is improving indoor and outdoor spaces with the creative use of traditional or digital mediums.
Come vibe with us.
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Fresh off the presses and now available in the FlavorInnovator Store! This design is for all those who pursue their passions, put in work after their 9-5, give a 110%, and use their talent for the greater good. Regardless of the madness that inhabits this world you have the freedom to choose how to spend your time. Whether you paint, make music, teach, raise children, cook, or juggle chainsaws do something you truly love and stay dedicated to your craft.
Special thanks to my folks at Mighty Thredz for printing up the shirts and Miles of Idiot or Genius for the screen printed posters! Please visit the FlavorInnovator Store to purchase the goods and support those who support you.
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Designed this CD Cover for a very talented friend of mine, DJ Bluz. His latest mix was being promoted by the good folks at PLSTK so I knew I had to come correct. What I loved most was the play on the 008 series and the infinity symbol as it seem to fit everyone’s aesthetic. Bluz made the music, I designed the artwork, and PLSTK made it tangible. Listen to the sick mix below!
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In August we did a mural located at Shakespeare Books & Co on historic Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, CA. This was one for the books, no pun intended, and was truly a community effort. We got funding byShakespeare Books and the Telegraph Business Improvement District, enlisted the help of a few folks from People’s Park to talk to folks and be our security, had live music courtesy of DJ Bluz, painted live for a huge influx of visitors and college students, and even had someone try to steal our paint. A great time none the less. As my partner Tim said, “I believe people are influenced by their environment, and their surroundings, and we aim to make a positive impact on that old building.” We definitely did.
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I still love designing album covers. Especially, when you vibe with the music and given creative freedom. This was for the homies Disflex6 (Sunset Leagues) new album Odyssey which is slated for release very soon. Add them to your rotation. Can you spy the FlavorInnovator logo?
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Dope to see this project finally come to fruition. I designed the initial logo for BandFuse Rock Legends while Mark Sebastian added the amazing final touches. Stopped by to test the game today, and for someone who has never picked up a guitar or bass I learned a lot. You can plug in your own instruments and jam with your cronies. BandFuse will be available for PS3 and XBOX 360. Hits stores Nov. 19th! Follow me on Instagram: @flavorinnovator
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Today I added some more weight on the bar. On top of keeping FlavorInnovator my main source of income and pushing murals as Illuminaries, I started a contract at Apple designing graphics for the iTunes Music Store. Took this on not out of necessity, but to be challenged, learn, and pow wow. #noexcuses
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Been updating my Instagram (@flavorinnovator) as of late, but plan to get back on track with my blog. What have I been up to? Running FlavorInnovator full time, being a stay at home dad raising our Lil Wonton, producing murals under our Illuminaries alias, plotting and planning as well as doing the normal everyday hustle and bustle.
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Here is our finished piece at The Sparkling Carwash on 55 N Saratoga Ave, San Jose. (L to R) Phoenix by Tim Hon, Crane by Romali Licudan, and Rooster by yours truly. The idea was to flip a Chinese New Year theme, but instead of the snake we chose to do birds. The Phoenix symbolizes resurrection and strength, the Crane longevity, and the Rooster is known for warding off evil spirits. I consider this a big accomplishment for me since I haven’t drawn a character since forever. Always fun and refreshing painting with my dudes!
Support the movement: www.illuminaries.net / www.shophgb.com