ONLI WEAR

ONLI WEAR
Installation series from ONLI STUDIOS presented at the DuSable Museum in Chicago.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

In the Rhythmic Zone! ONLI STUDIOS....Chicago! USA
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 In times past, Onli was an illustrator for hot innovative magazines such as OUI. OUI was published by Playboy to reach the needs of a hot, cooler more innovative market.  Onli was assigned to the "Prevu" section that regularly covered entertainment and Rock Stars.  Here, OUI features a "Black Woman" on its Christmas cover. How future thinking is that positioning of Black beauty, sex and the traditional international holiday in 1974?
This issue's "Prevu" section included a revue of Davie Bowie's tradition from rock star to theatrical performance star.  Onli's illustration captured the essence of this process.  Where were you in 1974?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Plan to plan......or plan to fail....when you fail to plan.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

When a DVD performance of Blues musicians in Chicago jamming with the Rolling Stones in 1981 inspires a Japanese youth to visualize one of the key Bluesman as her "surrogate "God Father" and she muses these ideas in her sketchbook. She later, at age 22, visits Chicago the Summer of 2014, attends Blues Fests, Bars and clubs, in search of his essence and meets The Father of the Black Age during this sojourn. She secures a publishing deal with ONLI STUDIOS and crafts the first ever release of the art-book.....in the near future. She draws the Blues for you!

We will let you know when the product is available for collecting.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dr. Ellis and Prof. Onli recently at the Gala Benefit Opening for the Harlem Fine Arts Show at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.  Dr. Ellis is a brilliant arts educator and the Director of Creative Engagement at ONLI STUDIOS.