summer sun.

Summer is just around the corner, especially here in Los Angeles, where the sunshine and warm temps don’t always know what time of year it is and show up earlier (or linger longer) than anyone anticipates. So the LA JUNTA crew are already getting things prepared for Season 4!! We’re scouting locations for a move into Downtown Los Angeles and thinking about booking talent, as well as getting our promo game ready. Gotta keep making moves and stepping forward and up! I turned in the design for our new business cards a few weeks ago. I had to add in a couple of birds…just had to. Can’t wait to get them printed in everyone’s hands!

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legend.

I probably should’ve posted these two bits of wisdom during his birthday week earlier this month, but here are a couple from a man who needs no introduction. His music is a precious gift he that left for the world to discover and follow. Hopefully everyone will, at some point in their lives, take his messages to heart and live by them closely. ROBERT ‘BOB’ NESTA MARLEY:

“Truth is . . . everybody is going to hurt you; you just have to find the ones worth suffering for.”

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him with positivity.”

good egg.

Pretty cool…I found an egg (-shaped graphic, that is) along with a Brian Eno production credit on this morning’s hunt. Happy Easter to you and your loved ones!

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In case you wanted to hear a bit of what this record sounds like, here’s a YouTube video of the song “Something Lefeh-O”, Track 2 on Side 1 of the LP. Hope you dig it.

poppin’ off.

My flier submission to Boom Yard Los Angeles was just approved! As I was given a few more days’ time on this new version, I was able to create a new logo for them. As these events continue and their identity begins to take form, it becomes much easier to design in a manner that satisfies both the client and my own sensibilities. It’s been a bit of a struggle making this happen with Boom Yard, but we continually work together to approach the right aesthetic that fits the client at this moment in their evolution.

I also tried out a technique that I’d previously only imagined would work. To make the images of the dancers pop off the surface, I duplicated the original photo. On the upper layer, I first erased around the two ladies, leaving only them. I then blurred the original photo on the bottom. This shows that there was indeed a crowd at the event, hides the background persons’ less active forms, and also makes the ladies stand out. Glad it worked as I thought it would! Be sure to check out Boom Yard on SUNDAY APRIL 10 at DELICIOUS PIZZA in Los Angeles.

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