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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. Spot illustrations support the Monopoly game theme and reinforce the swift and sometimes random judgement residents face in the name of cleaning up a community.

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: Melissa Deckert & Nicole Licht (PO1 Studio)
Photography: Melissa Deckert & Nicole Licht (PO1 Studio)