Had a ton of fun painting this one for SEIU, a large union that just opened it’s new Miami headquarters right down the street from Jackson Hospital. Which would make total sense to you if you have ever lived in Miami. The concept was to show strength, unity, diversity, and compassion (SEIU represents thousands of medical professionals), all in our Miami flavor and in the Union’s signature Purple and Yellow color scheme. It all started with a crazy wash treatment where we basically poured 6 different shades of watered down violets down the side of the wall from the roof. And that was just our base treatment! Thanks to Quake and Abstrk for getting this one up in a week, Donnie and MSG Concepts for help with the base coating and clear coating, Ray and Elizabeth at SEIU for their input, organizational skills, pics, and company, and of course Martha Baker, head of SEIU 1991 Chapter, for her vision, endless enthusiasm, and continued support throughout the process. Makes these jobs so much easier, thanks all.
Great project featuring 6 of our artists, hand-picked by Abstrk and Sebastien Laboureau, to invigorate the visual scenery of the brand new Pullman Hotel in Miami. The 6 artists were (in order of pics above): Abstrk, Tati Suarez, Evoca, Jessy Nite, Quake, and Hoxxoh. Each artist brought their own unique vision to the table, and also challenged themselves to paint something that was appropriate to the Pullman brand, a longtime respected hospitality corp based out of the UK, which made it’s name running luxury passenger trains through Europe in the early 20th century, amnongst other things. The colors, decor, and overall vibe of the hotel were all brought into heavy consideration during the creative process. And we’re very proud of the results. Go check these amazing pieces out in person for the full effect!
Tall wall in Miami’s Design District dedicated to Angeles, a local woman battling stage 3 cancer. Her strength inspired one of our artists, Abstrk, to put together a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for this project. It worked, and what you see here is the result. Special thanks to all who lent support, way too may to name here, as well as Angeles who was at the wall day and night for support(!). Also a special thank you to Abstrk for making it all go, Quake for putting together the typography treatment, and to Elissa for supporting the project from Day 1. We hope this wall has a good run on this long neglected property, and brings hope to many others!
2 man job, re-creating artwork designed by AVAF for a full building treatment on the new Goldman headquarters in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. A time consuming process, making sure every line was straight and clean, but the final result speaks for itself. Special thanks to AVAF, and to Rage Johnson & Quake for working around the clock on boom lifts during the warmest time of year!
Of course, as Miamians, we’ve always wondered this. What Would Shula Do? So we drew him in all his 70′s hardnosed glory. And printed some tees. And contributed a grey scale version to a local zine “Pegajoso” by the always talented David Iglesias. We hope the Don likes it! Special thanks to David, Jerry Morris, Quake, Abstrk, Crook, & Rage Johnson for all contributing in some way, shape, or form.
The whole crew came together on this massive Star Wars tribute wall. And in fact, it still wasn’t enough, so we Kickstarted it for some crowd funding. The campaign worked out great, and all of Miami came out to appreciate the endless days and nights of painting in Wynwood’s Arts District. Special thanks to all who participated and/or lent a hand, special limited edition prints went out to all the supporters and we hope to do some Kickstarting again sometime soon! CLICK ON THE TOP IMAGE FOR A FULL VIEW!!
When Joey Scoreseze handed us one of his newest mixes, a strange reconstruction of various 70′s and 80′s zombie movie scores, we knew we had to handle the visual aspect of the album. It spoke to us, from beyond the grave. Our idea was a post apocalyptic Miami, from the vantage point of our very own street, and it just sort of escalated from there. Special shouts to Joey, Jerry Morris, and Quake, for coming together on this appetizing project.
The University of Miami reached out to us to create a visual narrative of their history, for their 90 year anniversary exhibit in the main library. We were given full access to their photo archives, and created this “timeline” using some of our favorites. Since it was set in the Richter Library, we decided to give it the effect of torn paper, collaged and layered to reflect the history of the school. And for the adjacent wall we created a grid consisting of 90 photos of various people who have either attended or worked at UM, spanning the full 90 years. A “job” that was very close to our heart, we felt that our passion for this project really showed through. Extra special thanks to Dave and Javier at Miami Sign Shop for the intensive installation work, Jose Cabrera at UM for the amazing insight and enthusiasm, and Peter Vahan for the tricky photographic documentation, it’s all about the U…!
The Cushy Gigs Crew was selected by Broward County for a mural grant as part of the exciting Broward 100 project, celebrating the county’s centennial with a mural in each of its cities. We were assigned to paint in the City of Sunrise, an extremely rewarding experience, as both city officials and Sunrise citizens responded with overwhelming enthusiasm for the project. The enthusiasm rubbed off, plenty of research was done, and the artists all brought their Sunrise inspired themes to one amazing collage-style wall. A special thank you to Leslie Fordham, Beth Zickar, Rosemarie Marco, Christine Pfeiffer, and Jill Weisberg for their hand in navigating through the red tape, as well as all of our artists that were involved: (in order) Hoxxoh, Abstrk, Atomik, Astre74, Angel Five, Erin O’Dea, Quake, Max Arive, Tati Suarez, Brandon Opalka, Luis Berros, & Rage Johnson. The piece is aptly titled “Welcome To Sunrise”….To be continued!
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A few of our Cushy Creatives represented as part of the Miami Dolphins’ 50 year anniversary Artist Series. Each artist was given a blank helmet, with the idea that the finished products would be inspired in some way by our beloved home team. Thanks to Omar Khan for helping coordinate it, and to the participating artists from our crew (pictured above, in order): Quake, Crome, Omar Khan, Sniptease, Luis Berros, Angel Five, Hoxxoh, and Stephan Enmity.
Quick mural painted in 2 days for the Florida Panthers’ post NHL draft party in Fat Village, Fort Lauderdale. The Panther’s requested something graffiti style, but clean, using their team colors, logo, and a fun illustration we created with the palm tree and hockey stick. Special shouts to Quake and Rage for getting it done properly, Jill Weisberg for coordinating, and the good people of Fat Village for being so accommodating under intense Miami Summer conditions.
Great project for the new DLA wing at the Federal Reserve Building in Doral, FL. Three themes: Movie Quotes, Multi-Cultural, and Comic / Anime Art. Two of our artists, Quake and Abstrk explored these themes, and also painted 5 of the columns as well as the inner & outer ring. We definitely felt like we created an energizing mood and environment in an indoor working atmosphere. Amazing to work with the fine people at G. Alvarez Studio, who were in charge of the architectural planning of the interior space. Looking forward to more stuff like this. Special thanks to Antonio, Diana, and Gigi, for all their help and support.
This project was conceived by Javier Betancourt, co-owner of Ocho Placas Tattoo in Miami, who wanted to put together a book showcasing some of the best young tattoo artists from around the world. We stepped in and worked on the logo, photo-correcting the massive amount of images he had collected, laying out the book in an organized manner, and then helping to find a great natural canvas cover stock with black foil debossing, and a smooth MacGregor paper stock for the inside pages. It was an extremely limited release, but we were excited to see how well it was received, even being recognized with a Florida Print Award. Thanks for the opportunity Javi! Special thanks to Joe Clary for the cool pics!
Amazing project we curated with New Era and Cool J’s, a local chain, bringing 4 of our artists’ visions onto hand embroidered snapback hats. Also put together a fun gallery show to highlight the hats and the artist’s works, titled “Locals Only” during Art Basel 2014. Thanks Abstrk, Atomik, Pucho and Quake for the amazing designs, Peter Vahan for the photos here, Felix over at Cool J’s for the vision, and Doron and Steven at Midpoint for allowing us the space for the show. We hope to be involved in more projects like this in the future!