We were super pumped to paint for this past SXSW Festival. We painted some amazing panels with the help of the whole crew which were then used as backdrops for inside the conferences Gear Alley where musicians were given the chance to play with the manufacturers latest instruments. The festival organization was great and gave us free reign on what was painted, which was the bees knees, being that we had some ideas we had been wanting to do large scale for a while.
Heres some pics of our official SXSW art.
This was a design weven been wanting to put on shirts for a while, but problems arose after each attempt….so we put it on these panels instead. SXSW to us is heaven and hell, so this theme worked really well on the art. Having this placed behind the bar was genius for it as well…kudos SXSW, Kudos.
These panels were painted with SXSW directly in mind as well. The city of Austin turns into a hustling bustling turned up bunch of awesomeness… even moreso than usual. Being that we ourselves were preparing for all the SXSW madness to come, this was our ode to the city as well as the echo of lyrics from Mos Def’s set during the previous year’s festival. All the Way Turnd Up.
Hour Band x Mofoz Visualz collllllaaaaabooooo
In these last panels which were used to backdrop the lounge for festival goers to wind down, get some quick rest, or overall just snooze in the clouds with the parachuting foot soldiers of the Awesome Army. We felt these characters played well being that there are visitors from all over the world (not just LA, as it seems sometimes) ascending on our town/city to share and create new progressive ideas whether it be in the movie, music or interactive industries. We especially liked our TX parachuter who was blessed with a gold grill…cuz thats pretty much how we do.