Luigi Diaz

Luigi Diaz

Photos: Ana Hop

It’s rare to meet a young artist who is a dad, a husband, is talented, inspired, driven, actively producing work, and most importantly kind and happy. To meet with Luigi and get a glimpse into his colorful lifestyle – which doesn’t just include, but highlights an amazing cast of characters from his brother, friends, wife, and son – is truly something special. Luigi, aka Vena or Venado, which is the Spanish word for deer, is an inspired creative whose art results in a variety of mediums but all begins with expression from his graphic design background. Luigi spent his younger days creating t-shirt graphics for Barracuda on Melrose back when that was the go to streetwear spot in Los Angeles. So even though you may not have heard of him yet, his work is probably about to show up in your world, and what’s more refreshing than anything is that you can support this artist for a price most people reading this magazine can afford.