Sunday, December 28, 2008



For me it can come from many different ways. I take in alot of thing from my surroundings and use them with my designs.
My every day life are tools and influences in all my works. Any thing and every thing is used from, colorways,patterns and the subject it self. Here are a few studies from my street series.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Well here it is folks. The long over due J Dilla time piece, designed by Upendo for LeRoy jenkins. Toy Watch Company got down with the manufacturing, and Rick from Burn Rubber Detroit made the whole connection happen. So its technically a 3 way co lab.
Proceeds from the watch go to MaDukes LLC. And LJ and Burn Rubber is making sure of this!
We got TONE to get us these dope shots. Because of tuff market times we are only gona be able to have a small number produced. So please let us know if yall are felling it.

Monday, December 15, 2008


During the process of promo tee design with Raphael Saadiq. He mentioned the need for a logo, thu out his 20 years in the game and never having one. Again working with a great client like this , he gives me creative freedom. Souly based on the vibe we created when we were chilling at his studio in LA. The basic direction was to create something classic with some type of abstract aesthetic. Just after a few roughcomps, this is the icon that stood out to Raphael. So i brought it all together with a logo font to tie it all in.
Creating an icon is not an easy task. So there is a serious process to get to the best possible final.Here a few sketch designs plucked from the thumbnail sketch stage.

Sunday, December 14, 2008