It’s been a few months since I posted anything up here and the world has flipped upside, especially in my part of the woods. With a global pandemic changing everything, followed by a series of horrific events related to racism in our country, the world seems desperate and divided. It felt right to paint something that could spread a little positivity so I went with a “Love Over Hate” lettering approach. Nothing too crazy, just simple, straightforward with a little style…haha. Check it out!
The mural for Jerome Gonzalez in Somerville, NJ is finally done! I gotta give a lot of shout outs on this one…my partner on this project Leon Rainbow, the folks at Phoenix Cafe for the awesome canvas, Gallery on Main and Arts on Devision for all their support, everyone who assisted on the artwork, everyone who helped raise funds and to all of Jerome’s family and friends for hanging out and sharing memories of a great dude. #cuzomural
I just wrapped up my first attempt at the 36 Days of Type project on Instagram. It was definitely a challenge to keep up with the pace, but glad it pushed me to think fast and experiment a bit with a few new styles. Check it out!
I haven’t kept a traditional graffiti black book in YEARS! I still draw and sketch just to experiment with letters, but don’t really put in the detail work that a good blackbook really demands. Anyway, I had fun rocking this book for the homie, Die Slow. I might have to go back to my roots and break out the markers more often. Check it out!
As a Cuban American who is very proud of his roots, it is an exciting moment for our people. Although the death of Fidel Castro will not bring any big changes for the Cuban people, it is the end of his infamous legacy. One that oppressed and killed anyone that dared to even think about getting in his way of ahead of his agenda. We have a long way to go before the island is liberated, but we are one step closer. ¡Que viva Cuba libre!
Damn, another childhood staple taken away this year. I just watched Star Wars Rogue One and it ends with a short cameo by Princess Leia. As I am walking out of the theater I hear of the passing of Carrie Fisher. Sad moment. In any case, I had to do a little drawing to honor a character (and the actress that brought her to life) that was such a big part of my youth. Rest in peace.
Whenever I travel, I like to pick one of the paintings or frames in my hotel room and vandalize the back side with my own drawing and put it back up on the wall. I just like the idea of someone at some point coming across it. In any case, here is the latest in my ritual. This one is dedicated to the super hot region of Punta Cana, DR.