URBANCE is based on a short film by animator Joel Dos Reis Viegas. The neon-colored series combines elements of SF, hip-hop, and just plane rave-flavored action: ‘In the big city, gender war rises. Sex is prohibited because of a genetic deadly virus. Ruled by hate and anger, boys and girls grow up apart from each other, forming rivals gangs. Among these lost teenagers, Kenzell and lesya will fight adversity and defy all the rules in order to live their love and restore peace.’
Philadelphia, PA, USA –
Lumumba Sanders is a freelance illustrator from Philly with a love for hip hop. He has been an active Anchorpoint member since March of 2008. Since then, his work has been discovered by other vector artists within this community. Many of them have bookmarked his site in hopes that we would draw some attention to his work.
His work seems ideal for editorial assignments and music branding. Perhaps he’ll connect with a few rising hip hops stars and get some real attention. We were also reminded of artists like Goldi Gold (another Anchorpoint alumni).
Atlanta, GA –
Goldi Gold is an artist that caught our attention over a year ago. His sharp, distinct style is rooted in the music that he loves: Hip Hop. There is no doubt that Atlanta has been the launch pad for many Rap juggernauts, and by the looks of it it also serves as a home base for exciting visual artists as well.
Goldi is actively marketing his work online and has built a reputation as an illustrator on the hustle.
Goldi’s style is simple to digest, and easy to connect with. His portraits are based on music heavy weights and strong personalities. He doesn’t just like Hip Hop. He lives it. It is the fuel for much of his subject matter. We admire his passion.
“I go by the name GOLDI GOLD, born in raised in many areas in New Jersey, made powermoves to Atlanta during the seconding coming of hip hop in 94. During the day I do blue collar work to sustain my addiction of art. But at night i morph to a beast that murk heads with dirty digital graphics composed with ill color combos, graff inspired backgrounds and flipped subjects matters which are cloaked and projected to give people hip hop in another form. I incoprate all this in my part-time freelance illustrator/full time part owner clothing line(jungle45)/parttime artshow promoting steez. My motto”I want to put the ghost in the shell of computer graphic. I was doing vector art without even knowing it. I know I had the program streamline so I use to draw my images with think lines and streamline it, which trace over the lines automatically. but 1 day the streamline stop working so I had to use the pen tool. Oh! I dreaded useing the pen tool at first but it became second nature with practice and the more details I put in my pencil work the iller it would come after I was done computer illustrating it. It came to the point people question my pencil work because they thought I traced the photo. Then Blam!!!!! The pencil work than a greater appreciate often occur. clients Ive do most of the underground mixcd in Atlanta. Work comes and goes. If I had the list of people that actually came through with the ends for artwork my resume would be a beast!!!!”
– Goldi Gold
Look out for this cat. He’s heading for something big. Respect.
Learn more about Goldi’s work here.
He is available for freelance projects and welcomes feedback.
Paris, France –
One of the all-time great collectives in hip hop is The Roots. Their unique style has captivated and inspired millions. Not to mention assist in the launch of careers like the legendary Jill Scott. This is a piece of fan art from France that we thought was pretty great. Rough, raw and real. I am certain the band would approve.
Learn more about the artist here.