Stones Throw Records & OkayPlayer for AG

About a week ago now, in my graphic design class, we were assigned a project to create a music translation of any song we chose, compiled of elements that best display both a qualitative and quantitative aspect of our song. J-Dilla – Donuts automatically popped into my head as the album I wanted to pay a tribute to. For my project, I gave myself constraints of ONLY using donuts and Typography to get my message across. I decided to to reinterpret the song “U-Love” off the Donuts Album by Dilla. Recently, my all time favorite record label, Stones Throw Records, got a hold of my video and have posted it on their site and have added my Tribute Piece to their music channel on youTube. Check it out. I hope you like it. Thanks, Stones Throw, you guys have always been inspiring for me throughout me design career; your always working with the best of the best in the music industry and in the artist community, such as Parra. A special thanks to OkayPlayer & HipHopSite as well for posting my work.


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J-Dilla Donuts U-Luv Tribute

This video was produced in tribute to James Dewitt Yancey aka J-Dilla aka Jay Dee. This video was inspired by his last album Donuts, which was released on his 32nd Birthday and 3 days prior to his death February 7, 2006. James Dewitt Yancey suffered from a TTP, a rare blood disease and Lupus. J-Dilla Forever. 
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Parra “The How Original Show” @ HVW8 in Los Angeles

One of my personal favorite artists, Dutch artist Parra, will be having the opening solo show, “The How Original Show” of his original drawings & painting on display opening Thursday, Sept. 15th, 2011 at HVW8 (Heavy Weight Production House) in Los Angeles.

The Amsterdam-based artists, Pieter Janssen was born in 1976 in the south of the Netherlands. Living with his father who is a traditional painter and sculptor, he grew up surrounded by colors, wood, weird looking pictures and rubenesque paintings. Parra has become internationally know for his playful characters, used both commercial and fine art purposes. His newest solo show will consist of both original works and limited edition, signed and numbered silkscreens.

Exhibition opens Thurs, Sept 15th at 7pm.
Show Runs Sept. 15th – Nov. 6th
HVW8 Art + Design Gallery
661 N. Spaulding Ave. L.A. Ca 90036

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Nike MAG aka “Marty McFly”

The Nike Air Mag aka “Marty McFly” shoe has captured every eye in the sneaker community within the past 24 hours. Earlier today, we notified you that Mr. Marty McFly himself, Michael J. Fox will appear onDavid Letterman tonight with some details regarding this highly anticipated release; however, we have just learned from Nike CEO Mark Parker that there will be 1500 pairs auctioned on eBay. All of the proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Stay tuned for the official date of the eBay auction.

**Note**: 1500 pairs of the 2011 NIKE MAG will be auctioned on eBay with all net proceeds going directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Each day for the duration of the 10-day auction, 150 of the 2011 NIKE MAG shoes will be made available via eBay’s Fashion Vault. The auction starts September 8, 8:30PM PST, and will end September 18.

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Graffiti Artist Lush in SF

LUSH is a graffiti writer who likes porn, kittens, and making people angry. His work features male and female genitalia juxtaposed with comedic messages and comic book illustrative style. He sometimes makes people, especially other members of the graffiti community, upset with his pornography graffiti, tongue-in-cheek videos, and unfiltered twitter and interview statements. When he is at his most theatrical, LUSH makes artwork inspired by other graffiti writers, created in an absurdist style demanding a call and response. Some see the work as equally offensive, equally humorous. His recent photo shoots require naked female models/strippers/porn stars to interact with his graffiti. In a recent conversation, LUSH has called Larry David an idol. Is he serious? Who the fuck does this guy LUSH think he is?

Known as both a controversial talent and grand shit talker, LUSH comes to FIFTY24SF Gallery as a much-talked about artist who has invigorated the Flickr and Twitter community over the past 24 months with the spread of his graffiti. For his first solo show in San Francisco, LUSH explores the idea that gallery shows should be events more than a place to see art. Example: If you like women naked in front of your graffiti, bring the nudity to the gallery. LUSH and team have created a real-life installation peep show, featuring models from San Francisco’s iconic nude revue, the Lusty Lady. The exhibition will also feature a new series of works on canvas. Mostly, LUSH plans on keeping up on some contemporary shit-talk.

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Happy Birthday ShoeBIZ!!!

Who doesn’t love ShoeBizSF? Better yet, who doesn’t love shoes? Come into any ShoeBiz Locations in San Francisco, CA and wish them a HAPPY BIRTHDAY for an extra 15% off your purchase. TODAY ONLY. Family Owned Since 1979.

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San Francisco’s Low Haight Artwalk

It’s HERE!!! Lower Haight Art Walk. But this one has a big twist!
Unlike all recent Art Walks, this one will not be held on a Friday night. Instead, it will take place this Saturday, August 6th — and it’ll be in the daytime, from 12pm – 6pm!

Organizers are hoping to take advantage of San Francisco’s notoriously hot warm mild bearable summer weather, with new daytime activities and features, like…

  • Street shutdown! Steiner Street between Haight and Waller will be closed to traffic, so expect a block’s worth of fun for the whole family.
  • Peacock Lounge Open House! The mysterious, magical Peacock Lounge celebrates the completion of its recent renovations with a potluck-style open house at 3pm.
  • Plus art openings, discounts, fortune telling, a skate park, a scavenger hunt… we could go on and on.

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