Published February 9, 2023

by Gil Lara (Author), DonCarlos Salinas (Illustrator)
My Hip Hop Story takes readers on a short, educational journey and is suitable for all ages. This beautifully illustrated story arc showcases the various artistic disciplines behind “Hip Hop” culture. The “four elements of hip hop”, covered in this children’s book are breakdance, graffiti art, emceeing (rap), and the art of DJ’ing.

Now published and available in paperback! BUY NOW HERE

Sprout Social, Seattle, WA - Commission
September 26, 2018
Sprout Social recently opened up is Seattle office and they were looking for something subtle to convey connection. Here's how that turned out.  

Tipsy, Downtown Los Angeles, CA - Featured Artist
September 1, 2018
Tipsy recently opened its doors and to add a little color/flavor they came knocking. 

Guisados, Burbank CA - Featured Artist
April 1st - June 1st, 2017
Guisados was gracious enough to feature some of my artwork at their Burbank location. 

All In a Day's Work video
August 19th, 2015
Inside my studio talking about my early beginnings and opening up about the experimental process I use in my everyday practice. 

SHAPES – Art show in Downtown Los Angeles
May 18th, 2015
Thank you to everyone that came out to the show, your support was overwhelming. A special thanks to Ricardo and Alex for lending us your space.

SHAPES – Art show in Downtown Los Angeles, May 14th 2015
May 1, 2015
Spring Arcade Building, Los Angeles, CA

Redesigned Website!
April 15, 2013

It’s been weeks in the making. It’s taken innumerable tweaks and changes along the way. It’s my incredible pleasure to present the all-new, completely redesigned

The new site is clean, fast and displays the artwork so beautifully. I’m so happy how this redesign turned out. There’s also a new Shop tab, where you can find all of my latest work that is available for purchase. 

I’ll keep creating, refining, and editing to get it right. Stay tuned.

First Friday - Bakersfield, CA
April, 2013
Very first event in Downtown Bakersfield showcasing my work.