Author Archives: mona
– I recently joined Sisters Rise – a very newly formed women’s organization founded by my friend Gabrielle Rivera, co-founded by my other friend Naama Givoni. Sisters Rise is dedicated to fighting for equality for all human beings, with a … Continue reading
– I just wanted to design a shirt that featured some of my favorite lyrics from one of my favorite songs, “Gimme Danger.” KISS ME LIKE THE OCEAN BREEZE is printed on the back. This shirt is boy cut but … Continue reading
– This is the second installment of my ‘CONCEALED ORIGIN’ zine series as it was based off of my mood board showcased in the first installment. This zine is 102 pages + hand cut with a metallic silver cover. I … Continue reading
– Since I don’t plan on printing many copies of my newest zine, I thought it would be a good idea to make some “mini” prints of some of my favorite pages. They are true to the size of the … Continue reading
– As a graphic designer for clothing by trade, it has been a longtime goal of mine to start a line of t-shirts primarily for women. I decided to get myself in gear early this year and print up some designs. … Continue reading
– I have just opened my Concealed Origin webshop and wanted to include more product than zines so I decided to make some 5″ X 7″ mini prints. Most of my selections are from my TRASH SOUNDZ zine, which contains … Continue reading
– I wanted to tell the story of our time (Los Angeles version) in 12 nuanced iPhone photos. I chose this particular rose-tinted filter and metallic champagne colored cover to represent L.A. exactly how I see it – as a … Continue reading
– As I was making ‘THE YOUTH WILL REMAIN RESTLESS,’ I painted several different versions of the same phrases thus I decided to make a companion piece a.k.a. ‘MIND RIOT.’ My only regret is that most of the neon words … Continue reading
– SMASH BABYLON MIND CONTROL These excerpts are from my new zine exploring the concept of “backwards technology,” particularly in Los Angeles.
– I got a little camera happy with my point-and-shoot (hence why this zine is so voluminous) when I visited the South Korean countryside, where my mother is from. Since the areas I visited were all fairly remote, I tried to focus solely on the simple beauties that tend to get overlooked in everyday … Continue reading
– This is a very personal zine exploring the concept of ‘trash’ – emotional, literal and the idea of ‘taking out the trash to the man’ – through vignettes featuring my photography, collages and drawings. An epilogue speaking more in … Continue reading
– I saw a need for a more unique venus symbol design, rather than a fist or heart, so I inserted an eye that I paint often to make this sticker. I suppose this is my personal version of an … Continue reading
– My Father was a U.C. Berkeley professor (from 1959 – 1997) who became only the third tenured professor in the 128 year history of the University of California (all schools) to be fired… for whistleblowing and shouting about injustices. … Continue reading
– I was very specific about the phrases / words I chose for this piece – they had to be ones I felt either shackled somehow or carried the spirit to break chains. Limited edition of 100.
– This is the story of (my) Los Angeles. I love this city as much as I hate it thus everything in it is juxtaposed – the good and the ugly, the light and the dark. I named it ‘THE … Continue reading