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      In The Studio

      Ran over our friend with a car

      Ran over our friend with a car

      Yes, we ran over our friend with a car multiple times. It was for a music video project tho. I bet you guys were thinking 'What kind of psychotic shit am I reading?!"

      From time to time we love making music videos. Our long time friend rap artist Mikeygotbands came to us with a song and a concept that we thought it would be really fun to shoot. 

      It was a long month process and the opening scene where he gets ran over was shot in two different locations. At the first location, Mike looked at it and said "I can do better. I want the car go faster." So we went on and set up and different day, different location. 

      This shot was very nerve wrecking. Any miscalculation could had cost serious injury. All I can say, Mikeygotbands is a savage and a true artist that's willing to invest his body and soul for the right shot. 

      Check it out "Voices in My Head" 

      Shoes On A Wire. What does it mean?

      Shoes On A Wire. What does it mean?

      As time passes by, we see a lot of things that are part of the culture fade away. Gentrification has done a number in these neighborhoods. A lot of what made the characteristics of the hood are now disappearing, one of them being the shoes hanging from a power line. 
       
      I’ve heard many theories as to what they meant. Gang territory, drug dealer nearby, murder location. I personally don’t know if any of these are true. Where I grew up was in gang territory and because of that there were drug dealers around and for the same reason I’m sure there were some murders around the way. So, I always saw them. But I Think people just threw them just to do It too. 
       
      Shoes hanging by a wire have been part of my culture and my environment. It was only right for me to make them into air fresheners.  Whatever their meaning might be to you, it means my culture and it was important for me to make this to keep pieces of our culture alive. The fact that its an air freshener is just a giant plus.


      Kast

      VNDTA 90s POP UP SHOP at ARTFONFA

      VNDTA 90s POP UP SHOP at ARTFONFA

      This August 24th we are doing a pop up shop at the Artfonfa art exhibition. 

      I attended a couple of Artfonfa art shows this year. I loved the vibe, the people and  the creative atmosphere. I wanted to be part of their next show and the perfect theme came around - "All That 90s"art exhibition. You already know that we are inspired by the 90s. So it is the perfect show for us to have fun and create some 90s vibe at our pop up shop. 

      It is a free event, but you must make an RSVP or pay $20 at the door at the day of the event. 

      Click here to make your free reservation. 

      So far there is about 1,900 people that have made their reservations. So you know it's going to be a dope event. 

      Art Into The Valley

      Art Into The Valley

      The Coachella Valley isn’t known for much other than the festivals that come once a year. In my years of coming in and out of the areas of the Valley, I noticed that the culture of the valley was being robbed. If a tag came up it was buffed. There was no real art scene to speak of (at least none evident). Everything out there is polished to serve an older demographic. In comes Pete Salcido of Flat Black Shop, owner and operator of the graffiti art store in Palm Desert Ca. In my short time knowing Pete I have watched him pump life into the Coachella Valley with events, art shows, and art workshops. He literally went from 0-60 in a short amount of time. Now you can go to Westfield mall of Palm Desert and see art displays! Not art that’s boring (aka hotel art) but art that speaks to the youth and a demographic that has long been ignored in the area. Now Pete along with the Palm Springs Public Art Commission opened a temporary graffiti park in Downtown Palm Springs. That would have been unheard of in the past.



       

      Inspiration Behind "Protect The Hood" design

      Inspiration Behind "Protect The Hood" design

      Last year I was going through a problem that alot of people were also going through: rent increase. My rent had gone up an extra $400. I had just left a company I used to work for so a secure paycheck wasn’t there anymore. Stress was setting in, which drove me to adapt and find alternatives to fight the rent increase. So, I started researching about rent control and gentrification.


      That’s when I started becoming aware of rent hikes in cities like Santa Ana, Boyle Heights, all over LA and Inner cities of Orange County. People are losing their homes due to rent increases. People are becoming misplaced and have nowhere to go. Senior citizens are not able afford the rent hikes. Putting them at risk of becoming homeless. .


      Neighborhoods are no longer being recognized because they became trendy hipster spots with $2,000 studio apt. that some of us can’t afford. .
      That is what inspired this design. This is happening now and if there is no rent control, the homeless problem will keep increasing. Identities of neighborhoods will be lost. .


      Don’t get us wrong, we are all for safer neighborhoods, but not at the cost of people losing their homes, place of business, and roots within their neighborhoods. Making the current residents the outsiders