This one was humbling. Illuminaries got to build with and inspire the comrades. Cesar Chavez Middle School & Safe Routes to School received a grant from the NFL Play 60 to get kids active. The solution was to have a mural to draw attention to the bike rack area since it was hidden and unkempt. A piece that shows diversity and equality. Land, air, and sea … boys and girls … enemies turned friends … just cruising. We invited the students to paint and had them vibing. Besides the art they had a ribbon cutting ceremony and a helmet giveaway. Definitely reinforced why we do what we do.
Had hella fun painting this mural for Jute Crossfit in Benicia, CA. There’s nothing better than knowing how much your artwork is going to make a difference and how much it’s appreciate. Alan and his team are stand up characters. I trust they are going to be around for a long time. Salute! To see more of our murals visit www.illuminaries.net.
Blessed the artwork for my good friend Kero Uno’s (fka Kero One) new album Reflection Eternal. It features one of my favorite emcees, Blu, includes the lead single “Princess Diamond” and Starro Remix*. Available on Vinyl, CD, and MP3 at www.PlugLabel.com
Recent artwork for FiveStone and Piper “Walk As One” entrance theme music. The thumbnails are early versions of the cover before arriving at the final solution. You can listen to the track here on YouTube or head over to www.FiveStone.net
Timelapse footage of our latest mural … We threw down on the music building at Cesar Chavez Middle School in Union City, CA this past week. Painting during school hours was an experience. We heard a gang of quotes, but the illest was “I love the smell of spray paint!”
Really amazing how the principal and teachers pushed to make this happen for the kids. Thank you for being progressive enough to redefine what a typical school mural should entail.
Golden State Warriors “Dubs” mural featuring Stephen Curry doing the infamous Mac Dre thizz face. Located at corner of 27th Street and Northgate, Oakland, CA.
Dubs All Day Golden State Warriors mural in conjunction with Tony.PSD. Located at Lumber Baron at 500 Cleveland Ave, Albany, CA
A few weeks into the 2015 NBA Finals we had an opportunity to paint a few Golden State Warriors / DUBS murals. Little did we know how much this would catch on. It spread like wild fire! You can see all the press below. Aside from all that it’s the Warriors and the fans that made it happen. Congratulations on becoming 2015 NBA Champions!
Dominic “Goldenchyld” Cueto is an accomplished DJ/Producer from San Jose, CA and has rocked countless audiences from around the world with his showmanship through the turntable arts. He has over 15 years of DJ and production experience and is a founding member of The Bangerz Crew. When he asked FlavorInnovator for assistance with a logo redesign the challenge was gladly accepted.
Problem: His previous logo mark was current and had a nice visual weight. However, it became illegible when scaled down. On top of that it felt a bit too structured. Needed to stand its own in a diverse music community.
Solution: Develop a brash, handwritten mark that is clear, and can adapt to a range of environments and screen sizes.
Initial sketches and type explorations.
Initial concepts fleshed out digitally. He chose A2 and A5 to explore further. A2 because of the readability and handwritten aspect. Graffiti but not really. A5 because of the classic element.
Revisions … plus a pass at a futuristic/electronic concept. At this point A12 was looking like the winner with the exception of a few changes.
Before and after. Did this improve on the old mark?
FlavorInnovator recently designed the main graphic/identity for the TedxUCDavisSF event in San Francisco that happened on May 17, 2015 at the Regency Ballroom. The theme was Redefining Normal. With that I took some cliches and incorporated them into a vintage collage. The Tedx event was a success!
We made a trip to The Villages, Florida to paint a gym for seven awesome adopted kids. Crazy story of how we ended up there. Tiger Wood’s charity had an auction where Tim set up an Illuminaries mural for bid. Someone bought it. Flew us out. We painted.
The Villages itself and the ranch we were on was wild. The kids had it good. I’m talking acres of land in a lavish golf community, 20 horses, their own 5,000 sq ft gym, own school, pool, plane hangar, playground, and some generous parents. #illuminaries is for the kids.
Big ups to Ashrok AloveSupreme and Erock for all the help!