1. 10 years in the making, Handselecta is pleased to announce the release of our first book, Flip The Script, published by Gingko Press. Part history book, part calligraphy manual. it will be sure to be a monumental tome in the culture of graffiti and colloquial design.
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    Distinctive hand style lettering is an essential skill for artists and designers. Deftly executed hand crafted letter forms are a nearly forgotten art in an age of endless free fonts. Graffiti is one of the last reservoirs of highly refined, well practiced penmanship.

    The most reviled and persecuted form of Graffiti, the Tag, is seldom appreciated for the raw beauty of its skeletal letter forms. Most tags are removed immediately, and thus the casual viewer seldom has a chance to discern the difference between entry level and advanced hand styles.

    Within the pages of Flip the Script, author Christian Acker has systematically analyzed the best graffiti hand styles, contextualizing the work of graffiti writers from around the United States. Acker presents the various lettering samples in a clean organized format, giving the material a proper, formal treatment evoking classic typography books.

    224 pages, Hardcover, 7'' x 9'' (178 x 229 mm)
    100s of 2-color illustrations, English
    ISBN: 978-1-58423-460-9 $ 29.95

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  2. Following up on an extremely successful showing in 2011, the multi-day POW WOW Hawai’i art event had its third annual showing in 2012. Originally conceived in Hong Kong, the event moved to Hawaii to help enrich the local creative scene. The event encompasses a global roster of over 50 local and international artists who created art at Loft in Space + Fresh Cafe and over the streets of Kaka’ako over a six-day period between February 13 to 18, 2012.

    This first part in a three part series documents POW WOW Hawai'i 2012. Part 2 releases on Friday, Oct. 12th and part 3 comes out on Monday, Oct. 15th.

    Directed & Edited by: Michael Inouye
    Director of Photography: Vincent Ricafort
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  3. Part two of the three part series documenting POW WOW Hawaii 2012 covers the more spiritual aspects of the event. Through the eyes of artists Kamea Hadar, Solomon Enos, Peap Tarr, and Prime, we explore the importance of art and its connection to the land. Using public art and spaces to speak on one’s cultural histories and stories.

    This is the second part in a three part series that documents POW WOW Hawai’i 2012. Part 3 releases on Monday, Oct. 15th.

    Directed & Edited by: Michael Inouye
    Director of Photography: Vincent Ricafort
    banzaimike.com

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  4. This is the finale of the POW WOW Hawaii 2012 video series. Demonstrating the true spirit of the event as a gathering to celebrate art and culture, this video highlights the cultural exchange between the visiting and local artists. As well as our famous luau and black out party at Fresh Cafe + Loft in Space.

    POW WOW Hawaii is gearing up for 2013′s festivities. Keep your eyes open for a lot more art to happen in Kaka’ako next February.

    Directed & Edited by: Michael Inouye
    Director of Photography: Vincent Ricafort
    banzaimike.com

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  5. Shot and edited this for Rapt Studio. This is the new Adobe campus located in Lehi UT. Rapt did all the interior design. The building is a complete trip, and I'm super pumped that I was asked to be a part of this project. Thanks to Cory Sistrunk for getting me involved.
    I had the chance to meet and work a little with street artist El Mac on this project. He's an amazing artist and just a really nice guy. Check him out on Instagram @mac_arte. Weston Colton did all the still photography and let me use some of his awesome stuff for the video. Also a big thanks to Michael Paul and Landon Christensen for their help on Camera.

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