Adrian Lee Bermeo, 24, is an emerging young artist from the Jackson Heights neighborhood in Queens. He began to immerse himself in the arts at the tender age of 3, stating that his first pieces of works were drawings of characters such as Tom and Jerry.
After being heavily influenced by Hip Hop, jazz, and funk, he began to showcase his art through various mediums. One of these mediums is apparel design. Presently, Bermeo is the sole owner, creator, and main artist of his clothing company, SnipCiti. Starting in February as an idea, by April it was an official trademark.
Displayed below are a few of his designs, which he says is inspired by his own New-York based photography.
“It was different, it was rebellious, I mean it was everything.” Fernando Romero, 36, said, on the art of graffiti, as he lit his Marlboro Red cigarette. “It was a special breed back then, almost an organic cultivation,” Mike Baca, 30, interjected. Although their teen-age years as vandals were not easy, today, those endeavors have taken Baca (aka 2ESAE) and Romero (aka Ski) to great lengths.