Originally from Michigan, with a penchant for vibrant color, slick definition, and compelling design, Akil (AK) has been creating graffiti since he was old enough to buy paint and appreciate the California sun.
Although preferring the creative freedom of working as an individual, Akil Daniel ventured into starting a few graffiti groups as a teen. SOA (Sinisters of Art), a group he started in the sixth grade, existed before he knew what style warz meant. Later, he created BH (Bad Habits), which evolved into KBH (Kan’t Be Hustled). His last crew, NASA (No Art Survives After), evolved during his senior year while his peers worried about who they were taking to prom.
Akil is a true, self-taught artist and graphic art designer who develops his craft by challenging himself to work with various mediums. His unique style has appeared on t-shirts, logos, race cars, freight trains, album covers, and websites before and since working at Lucas Films. This excellent opportunity helped to further develop his innate skills and master digital art. Armed with a pencil, ink pens, blunts, and a black book, Akil breathes life into these creations via programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, HTML code, and CSS.
Always pushing boundaries, Akil left Lucas to work with various cliental. He has worked for Clear Channel, Fast and Furious, and spent six years animation shorts . In addition, his client list includes Jennifer Lopez (“I Luh Ya Papi”), Shaq, 50 Cent, Miguel Gaona Pro Boxer,, Cappadonna, Edley Shine, Ava DuVernay, Street King Energy Drink, and Drift Monkey, just to name a few. He has also been featured in a collection of magazines: (a few covers and an artist interview), Cloud 9 (artist interview), Daaam Magazine (official magazine of Comic Con), BBR Magazine (8 issue comic strip), and, of course, Racing games across all platforms still use Drift Monkey Car design that Akil made – Xbox, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4
From Norway (Drift Monkey and Fantasy Factory), to Sweden (J Spec), Japan (Titan Auto works), Akil like to stay busy.
Currently, Akil is up at night crafting his labor of love: The Mini Coloring books, which was released by the Akil, for the artist in everyone.
The first edition of the coloring book. Limited to only a 100 self published editions.
Yet, always inspired, he just finished up “The City Slickers Summer Tour” 6 city tour from So Cal to Brooklyn.
Teamed up with 18 of baddest artist. (visit the new blog for more info and videos)
No matter what AK accomplishments, AK cherishes his real “graffiti kid” that he never let stopped drawing.
And, perhaps due to his meditative spirituality, Akil’s humility is most charming; he is more likely to not to pass a blunt (my story) than touting his achievements.
(I did not write this) Im doing it now.
Some of my project that live on line
Edley Shine 1/2 of the 90’S Duo #BornJamericans & #RefixKingz Latest Single From His first Body Of Solo material To be Release Titled Based On Talent in the Fall 2019 on His Indie Label Shinealous Records. #CyannRecova is an 100% Authentic Dancehall Song Made strictly with the casio keyboard made famous by #Sly&Robbie Produced By #TheRiddimisist @RoeSummerz
Mixed By Skooly @SoundKingStudio
Animation by Akil
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