BRANDALISM: RECAP

The day after we opened BRANDALISM at illest LA, I slept for 16 hours. I was so spent from everything leading up to the event that I haven’t properly reflected on how things went down. There were a lot of lessons I learned since I assumed the role of a curator for illest LA. I started my run…

BRANDALISM @ ILLEST LA

If you’ve followed my blog (I haven’t posted in a looooooong time) or the Tastemakers blog (we haven’t posted in a looooooong time), you are likely familiar with Antonio Brasko. To bring you up to speed – his work was on display at The Seventh Letter last year in LA, I checked it out and I loved…

The Jacket Show 2

Keeping the art and culture of graffiti alive and firmly rooted, TDK/TMC Family does it again… With one of a kind artwork from local graffiti artists and worldwide, DJs on the 1s and 2s, flows in the cypher, Bboys, Bgirls and live drums, this type of all ages event only comes once in a blue…

DREAM Day 2014

This past Saturday some of the Bay Area’s best DJs and artists gathered to pay tribute to Oakland’s beloved Graffiti King and Bay Area legend, Mike “DREAM” Francisco. Recognized worldwide as a style master, Dream’s graffiti established the visual aesthetic of Oakland’s Hip Hop culture and put The Town on the map of what is…

Saturday, August 23rd | Dream Day 2014

DREAM DAY 2014 “Dream but don’t sleep.” Saturday, August 23rd Greenpeace Yard 955 7th Street, Oakland, CA 2pm-7pm Photo Cred: Repost from Marty WillieMaze Aranaydo & Vogue One Honoring the Life and Legacy of Mike “Dream” Francisco. LIVE painting by TDK Crew & Fam DJs // Day Party vibes Food/Bevvys Print Signing by VOGUE TDK…

Pow Wow Hawaii 2014 Highlights

For the past few weeks, I’ve been spending any of my free time working on photos from Pow Wow Hawaii 2014 where the initial set of over 1,000 photos has now become around 250 final post processed products.  So to most effectively share this experience, I have split up what could’ve been a giant inundation…

The Jacket Show

Growing up when I did, with scribed memories of… kids bringing vinyl flooring out at recess, excitement surrounding the school dance, the highly respected DJ and his many crates, the sounds of Planet Rock, flashing lights and battling b-boys fitted in matching Adidas track suits representin’ their crew. And just like Sanaa Lathan’s character Sidney Shaw in the…