New Era Mural for Opening Day (baseball) Dodger county

New Era Mural

Being a Giants fan in dodger country is hard. Its hard to explain to any dodger fan what the feeling of winning three championships in 5 years is like.  They can’t understand and they’re mad because of it. I made the mistake and totally blew it by wearing my Giants hat to New Era‘s opening day event in East Los Angeles.  I got heckled to say the least but I digress.  So to the meat of this post, My friend Gary and I were hired to paint a still from a film from New Era’s  “We Who Reign” campaign that was running during opening day weekend on ESPN, and the MLB network.  Here’s the mural, I also posted the video below, see if you can spot the still we painted from.

 

Coachella and SZA

Coachella/ POSTed Studio project

So for Coachella this year I participated in the POSTed Studio program.  This program allows people of any level of artistic skill to express their opinions through the visually impactful format of the poster. Participants are supplied with art materials to develop their concepts using a combination of drawing, cut paper, collage, and messaging. The artists that POSTed Studio partnered up with develop and interpret those rough concepts into finished works of art – ready to be shared with the world to inspire problem-solving dialog.  I chose the subjects of “Clean up your Shit!” and “Stop Mining in the dessert”  Here’s the posters below-

 

 

 

SZA Coachella

I also designed a shirt for SZA for her Coachella shows the weekends she was there. She’s like the nature stuff so I came up with this utopian mountain range with waterfalls and a view from a island, they both have hidden unicorns in them. Go on…..try and find him, look close!

 

            

Championship Tour Trading card set

Championship Tour Trading card set

After I wrapped up the Championship Tour shirt design I was asked to create characters for each of the performers on the tour and pare them up with a number, color and a sport.  Isaiah Rasheed- Fencing, Jay Rock- Basketball, Ab Soul- Archery, Kendrick Lamar- F1 racing, Lance Skiiiwalker- Soccer, SZA- Boxing, Schoolboy Q- Golf, and SIR- baseball.  These images were not only packaged up as trading cards but they were used for the animations on stage as well. It was pretty awesome seeing my on stage and a total honor to work on this project!  Below are the trading cards with both sides, front with the portraits and the back with the stats, fun facts and pregame ritual.  Check out Schoolboy Q’s pre game ritual haha!  I also attached some pictures from the tour of the images in the background on stage.