Every year Pantone announces it's color of the year to a global audience of eager fashion designers, interior decorators, brands, designers, and basically anyone who deals with color in their perspective fields.  Pantone reached out and asked if I would participate in helping them with the early December launch for the color of the year. Of course I said yes!  

This year was a first on many levels for starters there would be 2 colors of the year not one for 2016.  Named Rose Quartz and Serenity I was asked to bring my creativity to the table. So using Venice Beach as my back drop I created a signature "Man One" graff style focusing on the pastel hues at hand.

That day the sky decided to be in agreement and mimicked the colors I was working with. Wow! Couldn't have asked for a better result. I also created some bespoke Pantone inspired spray can labels just to add that extra touch. Thousands of international Instagram views and comments later, I say it was a successful launch!

Man One signature spray can series for Pantone. Coming soon??

Man One signature spray can series for Pantone. Coming soon??

Getting likes on Pantone's official Instagram account.

The morning after.

Thanks to this collaboration I was featured on a few websites like: LATACO and PFSK

Aside from my mural here in L.A., we ( helped orchestrate other murals in Miami and New York at the same time.  Check out the work over there by my crew mates Marka27 & Werc.

Photos: Reggie Reagor © 2015




As part of my gallery Crewest's 10 Year Anniversary exhibition, I am featuring a mini-solo exhibit in the Front Room of the gallery showing the direction of my newest body of work.


In my 10th solo exhibit "A Decade of Graffiti Spirits" focuses on figurative acrylic and aerosol paintings on wooden panels. 


These paintings involve my colorful and bold trademark character creations coined, "Graffiti Spirits" as they are super imposed onto fields of spray painted tags and layers of paint. 


The underlying tags in the paintings are negative statements of culture, politics, and overall social angst.


The characters painted are meant to be a positive force of creation overcoming the negativity behind them.  


These characters depict the spirit of the artist as he pulls himself out of the negative environment by means of his graffiti background.


Here's a panoramic shot of the gallery show:

My print "The Downtown Artist At Large" (edition of 10) available for $100 each.
Click here for more info on this print from my recent mural.

Slideshow below or click for mor pics on Flickr.

Show runs alongside "Mission Accomplished!" from May 5th - 27th, 2012

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"The Downtown Artist At Large" a mural by Man One © 2012

Located on Winston St @ MaIn St. in Downtown Los Angeles, the mural commemorates Crewest Gallery's 10 year anniversary by honoring a local homeless artist known simply as "The Artist" by locals.

Timelapse video of the making of the mural:

Lamont or the "Downtown Artist At Large" (as he prefers to be called) has been a friend of the gallery since we moved to Downtown in 2006. He's had his trials and tribulations but through it all he continues drawing and painting on the streets of LA.

Here's a little video interview I did with the Artist so you can get to know his story:



Slideshow pics or go to our Flickr: