benjieescobar

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benjieescobar

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https://benjie.us

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Apparel, Tees, Art & Illustrations, Cards & Pins

About

About

Benjie Escobar is an LA-based, multi-talented creative, with a broad set of artistic abilities, which encompass a wide variety of media. His work and his artistic style reference an equally expansive collection of influences, including his childhood in Pomona, lowrider culture, graffiti, raves, streetwear, 1990’s culture, typography, professional design & illustration experience all tinged with a bit of snarky humor.

Benjie’s personal and freelance work can be seen on hundreds of T-shirt designs for dozens of brands, in assorted magazines of dubious repute, on more party flyers than would be healthy to attend, stuck on lamp poles you really shouldn’t touch with bare hands, reblogged across the Tumblr-sphere ad infinitum, and occasionally tattooed on unsavory types who make poor life decisions.

In addition to creating more original lettering and graphics and patterns than is even remotely humanly reasonable, Benjie is also known for curating art exhibitions, building vintage Schwinn Stingrays, inventing new zine genres, art-directing gourmet burger festivals, building brands, and giving priceless off-the-cuff marketing tips to anyone who cares to listen, or just happens to be within earshot.

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Christmas card doodles with @ginsta_insta ! Wee! If you know and love us and want a Christmas card drop your address in my DMs 🌴🌴
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Sample of stuff I have at #designercon with @moveinsilenceco ! I’m there tomorrow and Sunday, go say wuddup to Julio today and bring him snacks at booth 741! #benjieescobar
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Long beaaaach!! Come by the have a nice day group show happening 1-7pm (swipe left for info) and pick up this special lil shirt! 1st dibs to the city Felix naps in (and my new home!), come through and say hi! Also the wifey/sis in law ( @heynicenails )will be doing nail art pop up, there’s gonna he vendors, some beers if you’re inclined, a delicious spread of finger foods and some rad art from a buncha artists you probably already like!
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Don’t get play’d boy, in mustard and black, heavy wash long sleeves up on www.benjie.us nowwwwww click that profile lank 😇 #benjieescobar
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Been listening to a lot of old ice cube lately.... #benjieescobar
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🇯🇵 flash set! #benjieescobar #asickassfoo
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🚫❗️ #benjieescobar
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🎉🎉🎉thanks to everyone who came out to @nicety_online last night! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
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Remember my monkey paw print from a while back? @artisdead is releasing an awesome 4.25” toy version of it today (Friday) at noon pst! Click over to his profile for deets, love seeing this stuff come alive!
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Kappa are river monsters that hurt (I guess eat is hurt) or help people and love cucumbers. They’re my favorite lil mythical jerks ever. So happy to get this tattoo by @rack1nk in a city that’s known for their kappa!!
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“From east Los with love 2”, new works by meeeeeeeee! Come through if you’re in Tokyo with all the homies at @nicety_online , and some bomb tacos from @chapman045 ! And you know I made some new merch :p #benjieescobar
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“Growing up in East LA, everything has a layer of dirt to it. It’s gritty but it’s also beautiful. It’s both palm trees and barbed wire. It’s layered, and so is self-expression.” Read more about how I used the paradoxical beauty of my hometown to push boundaries in my @nikesportswear logo redesign, in celebration of the Nike Sport Pack Collection launch: Nike.com/LA #nikela, #nikesportpack
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