Make America Smart Again hosts Midterms Ballot Prep Party on Nov. 4 in Los Angeles

Make America Smart Again, the voter education initiative founded by Shepard and Amanda Fairey and produced by Studio Number One, is hosting a Midterms Ballot Part at Angel City Brewery in DTLA on Nov. 4!

There will be voter resources, experts on hand, friendly discussions and much more to help attendees fill out their sample ballot so voting on Nov. 6 is a breeze!

The outcome of this year’s midterm elections will be incredibly important as it will shape the American political landscape for many years to come. However, there are more than 150 initiatives on state ballots this year, and most of them are written by interest groups to be SO CONFUSING.

This is a FREE event that will have drinks, food, free giveaways, raffle prizes, and more! More details can be found HERE.

Get ready to make your voice heard and make an informed vote on election day, Nov. 6. 

Your voice is your power!

Thank you to our partners:Obey GiantAngel City BreweryPincause, League of Women Voters, Amoeba Music


***This event is non-partisan to promote awareness and education, not to align with or disparage candidates or propositions.

Make an informed vote at the midterm elections on Nov. 6!

 Window installation designed by Studio Number One at Amoeba Music in Hollywood, CA

Window installation designed by Studio Number One at Amoeba Music in Hollywood, CA

The midterm elections are just around the corner - are you ready to vote and make your voice heard? When you vote, you will not only be deciding who should represent you, but what should be legal in your state.

The outcome of this year’s midterm elections will be incredibly important as it will shape the American political landscape for many years to come. Through Shepard and Amanda Fairey’s voting initiative Make America Smart Again, Studio Number One is gathering resources to make sure you make an informed vote on Nov. 6.

Get more info on how and where to vote and find other resources to help you with your ballot HERE. Let’s go out and vote and #MakeAmericaSmartAgain!

SNO Designs Trilingual Mental Awareness Campaign for KYCC

SNO is proud to unveil the mental health awareness campaign that was designed for the Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC) on World Mental Health Day.

This trilingual campaign seeks to stop the stigma and raise awareness about mental health resources available through KYCC LA’s clinical services program. These posters will be going up all over Koreatown in Los Angeles starting today.

Help us spread the important message that it’s okay to reach out and get the help you need.

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Visit KYCC’s website for more information about KYCC and the services they offer.

Stand with Earth and Register to Vote!

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SNO has created the official campaign portrait for “Earth,” a penguin who is running for Congress this year.

This is part of former Vice President Al Gore’s new get-out-the vote initiative “Earth for America,” which encourages young citizens to register to vote and to support green policies and candidates at the polls.

Earth, the animated emperor penguin’s platform includes renewable energy, clean energy jobs, electric vehicles, land conservation, health, and clean air and water.

For get more information about Earth’s initiatives and what you can do to protect the planet, visit Earth For America and Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project.

SNO Contributes Art to 2018 Girls Build Leadership Summit

Studio Number One had the honor of working with The LA Promise Fund to contribute art to the Girls Build Leadership Summit for the second year in a row. The summit is focused on challenging young women across the country to make an impact in their community and ensure their voices are heard.

This year’s summit partnered with Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote and brought together 10,000 young women from local public high schools in Los Angeles County featuring speakers from March For Our Lives and award-winning writer, executive producer, and best selling author Shonda Rhimes to talk about civic engagement, voters rights, and women’s rights.

Studio Number One designed the event t-shirts as well as poster and photo backdrop art for all of the attendees to enjoy. It was inspiring to see so many future leaders feel motivated and empowered by SNO’s artwork.

Thank you to the LA Promise Fund, GIrls Build, and When We All Vote for allowing us to participate in this amazing day!

Desert Daze 2018 Art and Giveaway from SNO

SNO has teamed up with their friends at Desert Daze again to create special art and conduct a ticket giveaway to attend the festival!

Check out SNO’s artistic interpretations of a few of the artists that will be performing at Desert Daze such as Connan Mockasin, Chelsea Wolfe, and King Khan and the Shrines. Be sure to follow SNO’s instagram to get details on how to win tickets to Desert Daze which will be taking place from oct. 12 - 14 at Lake Perris, CA.

SNO TAKES THE FIELD AT DODGER STADIUM’S Echo Park Community NIGHT

Studio Number One directors, Victoria Yarnish and Annie Pham had the honor of joining other neighborhood royalty to represent SNO at the 2nd Annual Echo Park Community Night at Dodger Stadium on August 30.

The other community members that joined them on the field included president of the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce and owner of Bedrock Studios KamranV, owner of Masa of Echo Park (of deep dish pizza fame!) restaurant Rhonda Reynolds, and executive director of non-profit tutoring center 826LA Joel Arquillos. The evening kicked off with a ceremonial first pitch by former Echo Park resident and legendary musician David Yow from the Jesus Lizard. Proceeds from ticket sales benefitted 826LA, a local non profit tutoring and writing center for students ages 6 - 18.

Thank you to the Dodgers for having us on the field! We love you Echo Park!

SNO Animates Robert Plants Music Video for "New World"

Studio Number One was honored to work with our creative director Shepard Fairey and legendary musician Robert Plant on the animation for “New World.” The video features several images by Shepard Fairey and artist Ernesto Yerena that focus on the impact of imperialism on Native Americans, the environment, and sacred natural resources. Many of the works are inspired by photographs from Aaron Huey.

Proceeds from the song support Honor the Earth, an organization that addresses Native and environmental rights.

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. 

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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.