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!
Another Miami-themed mural painted in 48 hours for the new Midpoint development & Locals Only art show in the heart of the real Miami. Featuring Abstrk, The Cool Hand, Douglas Hoekzema, Astre74, Arive, Luis Berros, Pucho, Atomik, Quake, Bulk, and Brandon Opalka – amazing lineup, all Miamians! Thanks Doron, Steven Frazier and Jill Weisberg for being awesome.
Got this one done just in time for NASCAR’s final race of the season, the Sprint Cup at Homestead Speedway, which was actually won by #4 Kevin Harvick (to our relief, as we painted his number flying away from the other finalists’ numbers!) Rush job done in 1 looooong day of non stop painting by Quake and Rage. Special thanks to Jill Weisberg for making it all happen, and Kevin at the Speedway for accommodating us.
Another monumental wall painted a few years back in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. Inspired by the Zombieland movie poster. Thanks to the whole team for pitching in, particularly Abuse, Enve, Evils, Quake, Arive, Hest, Hox, Pucho, Gere, Edge, Crome, Sefer and Kemo. And to David Lombardi for putting up with us throughout the process.
The HistoryMiami museum in Downtown Miami hired us to paint an entire wing of their museum with our own creative vision for a street art inspired show. The theme was simply “Miami”…All brushes, no spraypaint, a lot of fun all around. This wall was painted by (in order): Atomik, Santi, Abstrk, Quake, Luis Berros, Astre74, Pucho, and Arive. Special thanks to Brandon Opalka for curating this madness. Click on the top pic to view the entire wall!