Thanks to the popularity of the programs such as Photoshop, everyone in this day and age feels like they can become a media design mogul with purchase of a camera and a few ideas.
What very few realize is that it takes much more than a few hours in front of a computer to really set yourself apart from the crowd. Tucson graphic design artists Marco Oliva and Tommy Haskins, also known as the duo Hobo Stew, know that it takes not only talent and style but also an unique approach and finesse to climb to the top of the business. Over the last couple of years, the duo has produced videos and graphics for rising hip-hop greats, including Tucson-based artist, Isaiah Toothtaker and underground legend Murs.
I got a chance to catch a quick interview with the two young artists to get the lowdown.