In our 5th edition of WHAT’S GOOD(?), which drops on 5.30.18, we highlight Maurice Woods, a graphic designer who uses different mediums to capture his vision including the use of jazz and hip-hop. Woods, who’s clients include Nike, established a nonprofit in 2004 called @InneractProject which brings graphic design education to under-served communities.
Visit shaolinjazz.com for the full read which drops on 5.30.18.
Today we’re pleased to announce the release of our Ninja Vuitton brown/gold edition which is being sold exclusively through our SHAOLIN JAZZ PayPal.
Ordering and size info is as follows: S – XXL, $30 per. Shipping: $9.50: east coast, $9.50: west coast, $26: Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, $17: Canada. Payment via PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions: email@example.com.
Huge props to Boost Mobile using their brand and reach to help the communities that they’re based in and making money from and interact with those communities on a personal and civic level. Voter registration suppression and voter suppression is a hugely important issue and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a brand take on this kind of responsibility beyond allowing individuals to maybe post signage, print T-Shirts, or perhaps create a hashtag regarding registering to vote. Not that those aren’t helpful, but I’m hopeful that more brands, especially the ones whose CEO’s have spoken out recently, take on this kind of civic engagement because actions speak louder than words. Not to mention (and I know this wasn’t at the heart of Boost Mobile’s idea) the overarching brand loyalty they stand gain. Hell, I’m with T-Mobile, but this definitely sparks an interest in switching or seeing how I can get involved with Boost.
Boost hopes their efforts will filter into a larger play that extends to more communities. The company has extended its polling place offer to 817 county election boards across the country, and has created a change.org petitionto drum up support.
Election officials can contact Boost Mobile directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
So much is going on with SHAOLIN JAZZ that I forgot to mention that we’ve brought in some creative heads to assist within our marketing and design departments. Introducing first, JaMon Jackson who hails from Atlanta, GA. This is one of the visuals he’s developed for our CAN I KICK IT? visual language, where we visually discuss the synergies between hip-hop and martial arts. To learn about JaMon click here and to view more of the visuals that he’s designed click Read the rest of this entry
Here’s the second part of the content design package I developed for Lil So So Productions’ Nomads + Tribes New Year’s Event – a coat of arms. Each coat of arms (or badge) represents a cultural identity or tribe(s) that event attendees feel best represents them. The badges are then made available for people to engage the event, in addition to attending, where they’re encouraged to utilize the badge(s) as an avatar for their various social media.