POW! WOW! San Jose (PWSJ)
POW! WOW! San Jose (PWSJ) is an internationally renowned week-long arts and culture festival Originating in Hawaii in 2010, POW! WOW! Festivals happen in over a dozen cities around the world. We were lucky to be a part of the beginning of Pow! Wow! Hawaii, and some of other location such as Long Beach, or Worcester. As the first location in Northern California, PWSJ is produced by a team of local cultural curators and with years of real expertise, with people from the graffiti writing, full of respect and knowledge. It’s a good thing to participate in such events, it reconciles with festival, it becomes to be really rare, but as good as it is rare, it is all the more valuable.
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We wanted to experiment on a wall our latest concept of Mix Mash that we painted on canvases. You can check them all on 123klan art gallery online. We finally managed to find a balance of integration of all our different universes and skills in one single composition. Not a remix, but an arrangement of all our own creation in one.
Graffiti writing, vector art, logo, typography, graphics, character design, color, everything is in it, but everything is in its place. I will say even more everything has its own place on this wall.
We finally liberated ourselves creatively.
In fact, no, not creatively liberated, because the creative part has never been constrained by us, "Libres et Sauvages " we are and we still ( Free and Savages )
We liberated ourselves from the medium, the support on which each creation is realized. prisoners of the implicit dogmas which surround us.
- It's not graffiti, so not on the wall.
- It's graffiti so not on canvas.
It is this kind of dictatorship, among other things, is a part of the reason why we went very late on canvas in our career.
But as in every experience, there is always a good lesson to learn, it gave us time to step back, time to find our unique concept. yes! Again
"Style is the Message. "
Try to be original and unique. More than never lost the fun in doing it.