This past weekend on New York City’s Lower East Side was the inaugural Five Points Festival, a brand new fan convention curated by Clutter magazine and presented by Midtown Comics. The festival is a collision of toys, comics, street art, and counterculture, replete with food trucks and craft beer. This was pretty much a geek’s version of Valhalla.s Continue reading “20 Cool Photos From the First Annual Five Points Festival 2017 in NYC”
Up until a few nights ago, I never realized how hard it is to make a simple promo video on YouTube. It also doesn’t help that I’m a perfectionist; if I set my mind to do something, I try as hard as possible to accomplish the goal at hand. As a graphic designer, illustrator, artist, writer, blogger and entrepreneur, my hope is that I can inspire as many people as possible through my artistic and creative abilities.
“I am not a gangster and never have been. I’m not the thief who grabs your purse. I’m not the guy who jacks your car. I’m not down with people who steal and hurt others. I’m just a brother who fights back. I’m not some violent closet psycho. I’ve got a job. I’m an artist.”
When I think of the late Tupac Shakur, my immediate description that comes to mind is “tortured soul.” Tupac Amaru Shakur born Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971, also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was born in East Harlem, New York City. During the Continue reading “Prophet. Poet. Hip Hop Legend. Happy Birthday Tupac Shakur”
Perhaps this photo is a tad morbid due to it’s visual nature, which is paired with my intention to assert the notion that our greatest ideas goes to our graves with us. In past years, I’ve been guilty of being an “idea hoarder;” what I mean by that is from time to time, I’ve conjured up numerous creative ideas–in which I failed to act upon due to a combination of procrastination, work schedules, relationships, fear of criticism and quite often for some of us, life tends to knocks us off our feet–at least momentarily. One day I just decided that I wasn’t going to keep my ideas on the shelf anymore and that I would do everything in power to share my creativity with the world.
Coming up with a logo design for your business can be difficult. Depending on the nature of your business and the mission behind it, you can spend hours or days brainstorming ideas for the logo design you decide to use to represent your brand or company. As far as me designing the logo for my for my small business, Orange Moonwerks™ Studios, I wanted to make sure I was completely comfortable with the visual representation of the logo. It had to be simple, catchy and easily recognizable. Continue reading “How Grammy Award-Winning Artist Erykah Badu Influenced My Business Start-Up”