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The HyphenHour: February

Mon 02.19.18

This is definitely my new favorite hobby. This month we’ve got Blackalicious, Outkast, Krizz Kaliko, Mos Def, Evidence, Curtiss King, Atmosphere, Tech N9ne, and a bunch more!

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A Little Bit of That DTS

Thu 02.23.17

Adorning the walls in my home office are framed posters of some of my favorite rappers and groups; tour posters from Atmosphere, Brother Ali’s promotional materials, illustrations from Aesop Rock’s Impossible Kid, the now-classic Run the Jewels gun and fist motif, or an ad from Tech N9ne’s Absolute¬†Power days. I have more Doomtree posters than I have space on my wall, whether it be the collective itself or solo acts like P.O.S or Sims. But, there’s one group I haven’t been able to find any merchandise for and it’s a group I love ever so dearly: The Seattle/Chicago collaboration of Onry Ozzborn and Zavala, Dark Time Sunshine. Turns out I had an extra frame laying around and some spare time, so I set out to fix this poster-sized hole in my heart:

Dark Time Sunshine poste

This was a fun experiment into layer masking in Illustrator and transforming simple, geometric shapes in an entire scene. I’ve never really made anything of this scope before and I had a blast doing it. If you’re at all interested in seeing some of the process, I’ve outlined this in another post.

If you like drawings of rappers, I’ve got you covered.

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Rapper Portraits

Sun 09.29.13

This has been my big 2013 project: 9 portraits of some of my favorite rappers.

Rapper Portraits All together now

Here we have Slug (from Atmosphere), MF Doom, Aesop Rock, P.O.S, El-P, Brother Ali, Prof, Danny Brown, and Tech N9ne. Click the the thumbnails below for additional detail and typographic fun!