A community-oriented art & graphic design collective. We make graphic apparel, hand-crafted accessories and produce events. And most importantly, spew randomness about important and non-important topics.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

If You Ask Me...

Sometimes I find it challenging or hopeless finding the way to bridge that gap: art & social change. A lot of times it gets all fuzzy. What does it mean? Is it possible to have one with the other? Without compromising the other? But then I watch videos like these...and I get rejuiced.

One3snapshot approved. Culture. Art. Expression elopes and gets married to Social Change.
Omawumi is so One3snapshot!

Here's what I said:
" VIDEO OF THE YEAR. I got goosebumps watching this... I used to be light weight not quite feel Omawumi but this song is pretty dope...I love the approach to the issues she brought up, and this video is pretty freaking cool. I wish we would have more naija vids like these as opposed to those useless pop champagne and girls in the club."
Art is Health. Health is Social Justice.
Culture. Art. Expression.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Visual Inspiration: This One's For Queens

Listen to this Les Nubians interview on NPR by one of my favorite hosts Farai Chideya, glad to hear her voice again on NPR. I love the regal pose in this picture.
-via Fly Girls

Monday, March 14, 2011

Visual Inspiration: Hand Painted Shirt Dress

I was looking through albums of some of our older work and came across this image. The story of how it was sold always brings a smile to my face mainly because it embodies the essence of One3snapshot. We were vending at SF Carnaval, and this beautiful lady who reminds me of Lalah Hathaway walks by our booth then she stops dead in her tracks when she saw this shirt-dress which Anneli hand painted hanging in our booth.

We tell her the history behind it and she totally had to have it. After bargaining down the price, she shook out every last dollar she had in her purse to get this dress. Come to find out she is an artiste! In my head I imagine she wore it to a performance and rocked the crowd because she felt super confident and sexy wearing this one of a kind dress that she alone owns to this day.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Whymsical Warriors Collection

Womyn should be celebrated every day. Without us there is nothing. This month is Womyn's History month, where we pay special attention to the contribution of womyn that is a lot of times taken for granted. March 8 is International Women's Day. Inspired by this one3snapshot is releasing it's Whymsical Warriors Collection (see pics below) this month to celebrate! Coming soon to an event & website near you!
Art is Health. Health is Social Justice. That's what drives us to create, express and live.
culture. art. expression
 The Town. HerStory.
Lady Justice