Playboy Seizure City

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    Header image and spots for Playboy’s January 2020 Equality Issue. Illustrations ran alongside an article about South LA neighborhoods using eviction and property seizures, based on often thin evidence of gang activity, to displace residents in a form of government-sponsored gentrification.

    For the main image, we created a small-scale Monopoly board to represent the Crenshaw district, filled with handmade storefronts in the area—namely, Nipsey Hustle’s clothing store, Marathon. Each storefront was cut, built and painted in balsa wood, with custom signage added to bring each business to life.

    We truly enjoyed creating this little world and being part of such a talented group of women in this issue!

    Read the full article here.

    Client: Playboy
    Art Director: Regina Rosato
    Set Design & Illustration: Party of One Studio
    Photography: Party of One Studio
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