Cartoons to Graffiti
Graffitist Hamilton Yokota’s art style is influenced from his Japanese heritage and Brazilian upbringing. At age 13, he began drawing on the walls of his home, and instead of being punished by his mother, she realized his talent and encouraged him to learn more with Brazilian cartoonist Mauricio de Souza. For seven years, Souza taught him how to draw and develop characters. Today, Yokota (a.k.a. Titi Freak) is an established illustrator and street artist who has worked for Adidas, Ecko, Nike, and other companies.
Photo of Titi Freak © Arrested Motion
1. "Hamilton Yokota (aka Titi Freak). Artist Bio." GalleryDriver. Retrieved on March 25th, 2012. Link via aPUCultura