Our final LA JUNTA summer event of 2016 falls on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH!! And we’re going out BIG with Los Angeles’ new but already beloved Selena tribute band, SELENAMOS! It takes place on the rooftop of our new home, DON CHENTE BAR-GRILL & LOUNGE in DTLA, right across from Staples Center. We’ll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Selena’s first gold record, which was also the first for any woman in Tejano music!
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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!
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’.
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!
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.
I have to say, it’s pretty darn cool when a bunch of kids are rockin’ the t-shirt print that you designed 🙂 Go, little capoeristas, go!! This is a photo from last weekend’s Bodysport Capoeira 2016 Batizado & Troca de Cordas, as posted on their Facebook page.
I came across this picture as I was scrolling down my facebook feed today. It’s a photo from the 2015 Bodysport Capoeira Batizado, and just about everyone in it is wearing the t-shirt that I designed for the weekend’s event. Since I don’t actually participate in the batizado, except maybe as the afterparty deejay, it put a smile on my face to see all the kids and adults alike rockin’ the tee. Pretty cool 🙂