A live-work studio-gallery in Kensington Market, Toronto, Canada. 

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FUTURE NOW – Mural 2013 from Chris Ak on Vimeo.

Future Now Mural 2013
(Bloor St. and Concord Ave)

Artwork by:

Directed Edited and Music Produced by: Chris Ak (www.iamChrisAk.com)

Special thanks to Long & Mcquade Musical Instruments.


Danilo M. McCallum & 185Augusta featured in The Huffington Post

Crown (Me King) - Andre 3000" - CMOTP

Crown (Me King) – Andre 3000″ – CMOTP


Great article discussing Danilo’s vision of “Why Art is Power” published in the Huffington Post yesterday. This online resource is one of the most influential alternative political media sources, featuring a range of blogs by specialists in various fields. This particular article was written by Toronto’s Che Kothari, a visionary artist, youth mentor and founder of the Manifesto Community Festival.  Click the link below to check out the article:

Danilo M. McCallum on Why Art is Power


Starships & Angels Press Kit 2013

Photography by SoTeeOh

Designed by Ola Ojo, Javid (JAH) & Danilo M McCallum

Show opens March 20th:  Facebook Event Page



Moses Kofi presents Living Rooms – Nuit Blanche 2012 – Press Kit


Designed by Ola Ojo & Javid (JAH)

Photography by Black Iron Giants

Living Rooms Video Teaser





Chris Ak and Danilo Cinematic McCallum are BLACK IRON GIANTS (B.I.G.).


Black Iron Giants is a team that’s much GREATER THAN the sum of their parts. An indelible video/film union. It is the solidification of great creative minds with talented hands, who have been competing and collaboration since 8th grade. BIG movements. 2012 til …



Info on the video above:

Via Linez, Press, Element. – CERTIFIED! – Prod by LvD (LyveVsDyce)
In Order…
ViaLinez @ViaLinez
Press @PressMovement
Element @talktoelement
Produced By Lvd (Lyve vs Dyce) LvDcertified@gmail.com
Lyve @LyveMuzik
CocoDyce @CocoDyceDidit
Directed by Chris Ak DirectorChrisAK@gmail.com
In partnership with..
Danilo McCallum of Seedlings Design www.seedlingsdesign.com
HighDEF.. “The High End Theory” ..Album Coming Soon. Lyve, Press, & Dyce www.highdef.bandcamp.com




Black Iron Giants & 185 Augusta presents:

The Chris Ak Beatape – “Midnight Green”

Cover Art for The Chris Ak Beatape Album “Midnight Green” painted by the talented Danilo M McCallum.

Check out the album at http://chrisak.bandcamp.com

Direct zip download @ https://rapidshare.com/files/351162622/ChrisAk-MIDNIGHTGREEN-ALBM.zip


February 3013 at Accent Bookstore



We have ventured back in our history and recognized many of the great achievements accomplished by Black people. Each February we do this time and time again. But what of our distant future as Black people. This collection of art work explores future visions of our existence and evolution as people. Perhaps A Black take on science fiction through a lens of full vibrant colour. Join us at Accents as Danilo McDowell-McCallum travels down one path into the story of our future Black destiny.

-Danilo M. McCallum

Event Location:

Accents Bookstore 1790 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario Friday February 1 2013 check out the Facebook Page for updates


Starships and Angels – A Solo Exhibition by Danilo M McCallum – Opens March 20th, 2013


Starships & Angels – An Art Exhibition by Danilo McDowell- McCallum

Presented by 185 Augusta and Black Iron Giants.

Opening Reception: March 20th, 2013 at the 185 Augusta gallery. Facebook Event Page


“Starships and Angels” is the new solo exhibition by Toronto based artist Danilo McDowell McCallum. Danilo’s artwork explores the concept of afro-futurism through the use of his signature “blockhead” portraits of black artists. The exhibition is being held at 185 Augusta which is a gallery space located in Toronto’s Kensington market that is home to a collective of multi-disciplinary urban artists. This will be Danilo’s third solo show and builds off of the recent success of his “Black Future Month” exhibition which opened in February.

For more information about the artist and this exhibition please see the attached press kit and video link (below).


Check out the animation below by Chris Ak!





‘Alaama originates from the Arabic verb for knowing, ‘alama.

The exhibition consists of a body of work that explores the artist’s vision of feminine divinity. Through a series of mixed media paintings that experiment with calligraffiti, the work represents an expression of Sufi Islam.


Facebook Invite http://www.facebook.com/events/324457460981424/

‘Alaama – The Story

Cinematography by Danilo “Cinematic” McCallum and Chris Ak.
Edited by Danilo McCallum
Music from “Draw The Line” by Zaki Ibrahim
Paintings and Voice over by Javid (JAH)


[IN THE CUT] Artist Spotlight: JAVID from Char Loro on Vimeo.

Javid is a Toronto graffiti and visual artist and an aspiring architect. This piece explores his inner thoughts and feelings behind the creative process of what he does as he produces an entire new piece one warm, sunny day in his home studio in Kensington Market.

Directed, Produced, Shot and Edited by Char Loro.

This is a segment from a half hour hip hop show pilot titled IN THE CUT that was created and produced by Char Loro, Zanana Pinas, Soko Negash, Chloe Azimian, Lindsey Addawoo, and Jules Legal.



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