While snowboarding can seem like a male dominated sport, the ladies over at Burton have been steadily churning out content for the better half of their consumer base via BurtonGirls.com. I have been a fan of the site since I first met one of their contributors, DJ and mic rippppper Jasmine Solano, and admire the way they empower women in and out of the sport. Recently, Jasmine interviewed me for a special culture section, "Women on the Move" and I could not be more honored to talk about trying to make my way in the world as both an artist and a strong female. Thanks to the whole Burton Girls crew for continuing to grow such a dope community for all of us ladies!!! Read the interview here!
To welcome the launch of my very own typography and design studio Nite Writer, the New Times asked me to take photos and write about my favorite Miami signage. I was thrilled at the request (interviews get so stale after awhile), so check out my favs here! Also, don't be a stranger to the Nite Writer web page! Its a funn little exploration of my favorite hand drawn type, so play around with it on your ipad, phone, desktop, etc!
This entire month I will be working on my latest project, a large installation at the Baumann Cosmetic & Research Institute here in Miami. The piece was initiated by the architects Shulman + Associates, who have just completed the buildout the of the new Baumann facility, and will act as the icing on the cake for an already beautiful design job. Working with the Baumann's has been a real pleasure and I am so excited to start building it out....its a big one! Stay tuned on insta (and maybe a little vine action too), for process.
The Arts and Culture Center of Hollywood opened their annual Abracadabra fundraiser exhibition/raffle on January 26 and man, what a lineup! A lot of great artists from around the Miami/Hollywood area donated pieces to the cause, and it is a wonderful opportunity to acquire some beautiful work for a good price! Check out the Abrcadabra page for more info on how to buy tickets, and don't forget to take a peek at the gallery to see whats up for grabs! I donated the last painting from my Hollyhood Scope series that commemorated my mural right down the street.
The raffle event is February 21, so dont miss out!
Heres some more work for the boys over at NFA. Photographer friend Rudy Duboue takes pics at their weekly Thursday party, WRECKHALL, and I draw one for the following week's flyer. Check out the WreckHall blog here to see Rudy's party photos and get a feel for the party! Come check us out every Thursday night at Chalk. WRECKHALL: MUSIC ALWAYS GOOD. VIBES ALWAYS RIGHT.
Here it is! The official video from the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project I worked on last November. All footage was shot and edited by the talented Peter Vahanand I could not be happier with how it came out! Special thanks to 131 Projects for animating my titles...I have always wanted to see that! I can't wait to make more. Enjoy and video and share it with your friends!!!
Here's a little gem that my bay bay Rudy Duboue made after last weeks party, properly entitled: Jessy Nite // Doesn't Give a Fuck About Jenga...killed it ru!
For the last few weeks, I have been working on a special little project for the boys over at NFA. Their new weekly party, WRECKHALL at Chalk, has become the best spot on the beach to catch good local vibes with my favorite local DJs (Keen One, Louie Arson and TonyG).
Every week my friend, the incredibly talented Rudy Duboue, has been snapping candid party shots that are so sick I started to draw them for the flyers (check out the pary pics here). I pick my favorite image from the previous week and freak it on some Jessy Nite Tropical steez for the flyers. Here are the ones I've done so far:
Check out Rudy's incredible fashion work on his blog hereand come out to the party this and EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT at Chalk: 1234 Washington Ave! Going Out Is Fun Again!!!