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!
Another Illuminaries mural finished. This piece is located at the Masonic Temple (above the Factory 2-U) on Mission Street between 22nd and 23rd in San Francisco. The mural was completed on January 24th. However, we were contacted by KTVU, NBC, and CBS a few days before the Superbowl so they could get some news coverage. It’s always fun to see how things snowball, and they type of reactions we get.
Footage of the graffiti session with Romali and myself for Homegrown Blends is now live! This was a true collaboration in every sense of the word. Crewmate Supakoopa on the beats, while Jo_iLL shot and edited the video. Proud of our collective! For a larger picture of the finished piece click Here.
Here’s a little glimpse into the Homegrown Blends creative process featuring Jo_iLL and myself. It’s also a sneak peak for the Fall/Winter line. On top of this we turn 10 this year. Come vibe with us at one of the events below and get the new gear while you’re at it.
I try my best to filter out the good clients from the bad, but every once in a while there is a breach of security. Designers … get everything in writing and communicate. Leave nothing to assumption. Clients … don’t be one of those “I want the world for $10″ types. Treat your designers with respect and don’t micro manage. End PSA.
This latest project for Illuminaries (my partner Tim Hon and myself) takes us inside Atlanta Falcon’s Safety Thomas Decoud’s plush home to turn blank walls into graffiti laden surfaces. Here is a timelapse video of the living room wall.