pineapples x champagne.

New (year’s) business. If you’re in LA for 2018 NYE, join LA JUNTA crew for a special edition of PIÑA!! Not only will we be rockin’ the main room dance floor with our signature Afro-Latin tropical fire, but yours truly and a good friend TBA will be coolin’ out in the back room called The Stowaway with some deep and heavy jazz, hip-hop, and eclectic soul sounds.

We’re offering a VERY limited amount of $5 presale tickets via this Eventbrite link: http://bit.ly/2B0ajyT

Let’s toast!

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the board (aka la junta)

Just posting up some images that I did spotlighting the La Junta crew for a recent promo campaign for our summer event series. Here we are. This is us.

summer fling.

LA JUNTA returns on SUNDAY JUNE 26th with our fourth summer series! We’ll be back at FRONTERAS MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA, but for only four events instead of the eight that we’ve done each of our last two summers there. Instead, we’re working on producing events on a bigger and better scale! It’s 2016 and the time is now to keep reaching upward and soaring! Here’s the splash flier I created that we debuted on our social media channels today to let everyone know that we’re back soon and we’re looking forward to a fun and colorful summer!

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recent flights.

Just posting some of the flier work that I’ve created…
The first two are from a film shorts festival in Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) hosted by Urban Badlands and LaLa Fest. The next two are for the upcoming JUJU White Party; one of the finest soul music events in all of L.A. The last is the most recent flier for the newest reggae and dancehall monthly event here in L.A. called ‘Boom Yard’.

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JUJU FLYER MAY2016 Front

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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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