Let's Reduce Plastic Pollution in California!

To work towards the goal of banning single-use plastics, the Surfrider Foundation has created a petition inviting locals, ocean lovers, environmentalist, and neighboring cities to advocate for change by signing their petition and attending the Santa Monica City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 14th where the amended ordinance will be presented.

Studio Number One created free poster downloads for supporters to download and print to bring to the meeting on August 14th or to show their support on social media. Download the free posters HERE.

Although the city has already banned polystyrene products, the amount of pollution is still prominent in Santa Monica and its neighboring cities. It is reported that 75% of trash that gets buried could be recycled according to an employee of the Santa Monica Office of Sustainability, and Santa Monica hauls upwards of 600,000 pounds of trash on a given day.

Santa Monica is not the only city taking a stance against single-use plastics. Most recently Los Angeles councilman Bob Blumenfield proposed an ordinance to only distribute plastic utensils on request. The proposal tails behind council member Mitch O’Farrell and Nury Martinez’s straws on request initiative introduced in January. The city of Long Beach has gone on to ban Styrofoam food and drink containers. While the city of Malibu, has approved the ban of plastic straws, coffee stirrers, and utensils.

To learn more about the Surfrider Foundation, their petition, or the upcoming council meeting you can go HERE.

You can also check out tips on how to reduce plastic in your everyday lives HERE.

SNO X Eightfold Coffee Limited Edition Mug

SNO partnered up with our local coffee shop Eightfold Coffee, to create a limited edition mug to support one our favorite local businesses and celebrate our neighborhood. The mug features quirky illustrations that represent our historic and unique neighborhood of Echo Park. To pick up a mug for yourself visit Eightfold Coffee (1294 Sunset Blvd.) or stop by our gallery, Subliminal Projects (1331 Sunset Blvd.). 

New Vote! Tote Bag Collaboration with Amoeba Music

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SNO has partnered with Amoeba Music to design an exclusive tote bag to encourage citizens to vote and be a part of the democratic process to make their voices heard.

The new Amoeba Music x Studio Number One Vote! tote bag will not only raise awareness about the importance of voting but will also benefit Headcount, an organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy. Stop by Amoeba Music on Record Store Day- Saturday, April 21st to grab yourself a tote!  

Hollywood — 6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

San Francisco — 1855 Haight St. San Francisco, CA 94117

Berkeley — 2455 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704

March for Science and Celebrate Earth Day with Art by SNO!

Now more than ever, our planet is becoming a victim to the impact of climate change. Results have shown that sea levels have risen about eight inches, the average temperature has increased nearly two degrees (1.1 Celsius), and our ocean acidity has gone up by 30 percent. With the temperature continuing to get warmer, pollution and further disruptions will continue to affect the living.

With over 600 events across the world, March for Science is organized to demonstrate that our planet is in desperate need of change and voices to advocate for it. Stand up for our planet by showing your support and marching on Saturday April 14th and continue celebrating on Earth Day, April 22nd.

To support the cause, Studio Number One created these posters for you to download and print at home. Click here to grab your set and share it with the world.

SNO Designs Poster for Inner City Arts

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Studio Number One was asked to create the poster for Inner City Arts’ upcoming Summer on 7th event to support access of art education for kids and teens in Los Angeles. Summer on 7th is a night filled of art installations, food, drinks, studio tours, and a musical performance by Mayer Hawthorne and a special DJ set by Mark Ronson.

Inner City Arts has been serving the city of Los Angeles since 1989. Their mission is to provide affordable and integrated art classes for the youth of Los Angeles. Since their opening they have served nearly 200,000 students.

To buy tickets for Summer on 7th find the details on the poster and learn more about Inner City Arts by checking out their website here.

Studio Number One Named Merit Winner in HOW International Design Awards

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EB Studios, a project developed by Studio Number One, was chosen as a Merit winner out of 294 award-winning designs in the most recent HOW International Design Awards. This prestigious competition sponsored by HOW magazine recognizes excellence on a global scale—and every year honors entries from all over the world.

Studio Number One designed the logo and brand identity for EB Studios, the newly formed Los Angeles- based philanthropic film studio and streaming platform that is also an extension of The Art of Elysium charity. As long-time supporters of The Art of Elysium, Studio Number One drew inspiration from their intimate understanding of the art-based programming and community development that the charity has cultivated for more than twenty years. As a result, Studio Number One created a dynamic identity system using refined typography, gritty textures and a moody palette for the organization that speaks to its audience of discerning creative. 

This project was selected as one of 294 winning designs from around the globe. Read the full press release HERE and check out the 2018 HOW International Design Awards Galleries to check out the other winners!

Studio Number One Featured in +81 Magazine!

Studio Number One is proud to share our recent feature in +81 Magazine, a global visual magazine based in Tokyo dedicated to highlighting different creative themes in each issue with images, interviews, and artwork from different scenes around the globe.

SNO has been featured in +81 Magazine’s Typography and Hand Lettering Issue, which showcases four different categories of typography including fashion, sign painting, creative art, and typography with photography. SNO appears alongside other artists including Ben Eine, Stephen Powers, and Makoto Yamako. Click here to read the article about SNO and see pictures of the studio and past work. 

March for Our Lives Recap

This past weekend hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to stand up against gun violence. With over 800 demonstrations held across the country, it was also reported that nearly 200,000 people gathered in Washington D.C. to march. Throughout the day, speakers shared personal stories about how gun violence has affected them and delivered inspiring messages of peace and hope for the future.

Studio Number One would like to thank and congratulate everyone that spent their day standing up for what they believe in.  An even larger thanks to Amplifier for printing and distributing posters with our art and those that walked carrying our message. You can check out our gallery below of some of our favorite from the marches all across the country, including a video of one of our posters displayed in Times Square!

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LL Cool J's Rock the Bells

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“My love for hip-hop runs deep and I’m passionate about restoring its legacy of respect.” –LL Cool J

Studio Number One worked alongside our Creative Director Shepard Fairey to design the logo for Rock the Bells, LL Cool J’s new channel on Sirius XM! The channel will feature interviews and mixes of classic hip hop tracks, along with retrospectives and media curations by LL Cool J, Run-DMC, Outkast, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, and Grandmaster Flash.

Be sure to tune in to Rock the Bells on Sirius XM channel 43 starting on March 28!

Stand Up to Gun Violence with Free Art Downloads

Since the tragic shooting in Parkland, FL, the angry student survivors have successfully pushed politicians to support gun control legislation and forced major businesses and advertisers to cut ties with the NRA. Additionally they have organized events to encourage communities across the country to go out and make their voices heard about gun violence. Let’s stand with the students of Parkman by partaking in the National School Walkout and March For Our Lives on March 14th and 24th!

Participating in these events is a way to stand up to not only gun violence, but to make it known that our schools should no longer be a danger zone. It is a way to express that this country needs proper changes when it goes to how gun control is handled. By going out and marching it helps project the message that enough is enough!

Starting off with the National School Walkout, this event was created and organized by the Women’s March Youth, and will be held on March 14th at 10 a.m. in all time zones. All students, teachers, parents, and administrators are invited to join.

The movement continues on March 24th with March for Our Lives. Created and organized by the students of Parkman,the march will be held in Washington D.C. and nearly 500 other locations. Go out and show your support for gun violence reformation by marching with your family, neighbors, and community!

To support the cause, Studio Number One designed a collection of posters and art that can be downloaded for free. Print them for the upcoming march or post on your social media and make your voices heard!

Click the links below to download and print. 

Assault On Our Future:                           

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Schools Not Warzones:

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Studio Number One Loves Films!

Studio Number One loves films and the artistry that goes in to making them. With the Oscars just around the corner, our graphic designer Ian Stoufer created some illustrations depicting a few of the nominees for Best Picture, including racially charged thriller Get Out, the coming-of age-film Call Me By Your Name, and political drama The Post.   

OBEY x Never Made

 

SNO designer Francisco Reyes Jr., aka Never Made teamed up with Obey Clothing to create this limited edition collection for the Spring ’18 season. As a part of the Obey Artist Series check out not only these exclusive goods, but also the short film about the creation of Never Made and what it means to Francisco. 

Check out the collection and exclusive short here

Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Studio Number One team created a few short videos of current and influential members in the black community. These include the president of Akondai Foundation’s Latefah Simon, civil rights activist and author Michelle Alexander, and the founders of Black Lives Matter: Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrise Cullons.

We would like to celebrate and thank all of these great and influential people not only this month, but also everyday!

 

Happy holidays from SNO!

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We hope the holiday season brings you peace and a renewed spirit. As we enter the new year, let's promise to make a difference, stay engaged, and dedicate 2018 to progress.

Girls Build LA Leadership Summit

SNO was honored to create art to inspire and empower young women at the Girls Build LA Leadership Summit, which took place last week Friday, December 15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and featured Secretary Hillary Clinton and Senator Kamala Harris as key speakers at the event.

Sanctioned by the LA Promise Fund, the program challenges young women from public middle and high schools in Los Angeles to use STEM principles to effect social change. Girls team up to identify and address issues in their communities, like homelessness, obesity, mental health, voter registration, and much more. Over the course of the school year, they leverage creativity, teamwork, and STEM skills to develop, implement and share their solutions to these issues. 

Refinery29's 29Rooms Comes to Los Angeles!

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Non-profit organization The Art of Elysium invited SNO to add a little flair to their Art Heals room at Refinery29's 29Rooms in Los Angeles, an interactive funhouse of style, culture and, technology. Guests were encouraged to explore their artistic side by picking up a brush to contribute their own art and experience the joy and exhilaration of painting and being creative.

Vegas Strong

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In the wake of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, Studio Number One collaborated with Red Rock Resorts Foundation to create a number of graphics that capture the strength, unity and resilience of the Las Vegas community.

The iconic images, memorialized on t-shirts, are available for sale at www.VegasStrong.co at $25 each. 100% of the profits will benefit local organizations in support of those impacted by the events on Oct. 1. 

#GirlGaze: Uncensored

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 #GirlGaze: Uncensored at Subliminal Projects

#GirlGaze: Uncensored at Subliminal Projects

 

Studio Number One had the honor of designing graphics for Subliminal Projects' latest show #GirlGaze: Uncensored, a group exhibition featuring photographs taken by young, female-identifying photographers. The show was curated by Amanda d Cadenet, who started the #GirlGaze movement to proactively increase visibility and opportunities for young female-identifying artists. The exhibition opened on Sept. 29 and closes on Oct. 28.

T-shirts by Obey Clothing featuring the exclusive illustration designed by Studio Number One are being sold with all proceeds donated back to the GirlGaze Foundation. A future release of posters featuring the illustration will be released mid-show.

Shop the #GirlGaze: Uncensored tee HERE.

SNO's Second Zine 'Crack Thrills' Now Available

With a loose theme of rock climbing, Studio Number One brings you "Crack Thrills" — a mix of abstract collages, humorous illustrations, and questionable design.

The zine is available for purchase at Subliminal Projects and Eightfold Coffee in Echo Park and Skylight Books in Los Feliz. This is a limited edition run, so grab one before they're gone!

Crack Thrills | 32 page full color | digitally printed | 8.5" x 5.5" | edition of 40

Subliminal Projects 1331 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Eightfold Coffee 1294 w. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Skylight Books 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027