DC Commissioned Artist

Anthony “Toons One” Martin

Hey Young World/ Dog Lovers


Toons One was born in Los Angeles and in the early 1980s he became immersed in hip-hop culture, “writing” as a graffiti artist. His projects are eclectic, ranging from album cover illustration, automotive pin striping/custom painting, graffiti and mural painting, skateboard graphics and sculpture, to furniture design and art direction.

DC Featured Art

"Hey Young World"

Mock up of “Hey Young World” on the wall of the Dog Lovers shop
His style incorporates California street art, aesthetics from automobile customization, pop art and hip-hop. An in-demand teacher and mentor in the U.S. and abroad, he has worked with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Sacramento Unified School District, and taught in Berlin, Stuttgart and Mexico City.
As a member of “Earth Crew 2000” he helped pioneer the flourishing graffiti scene in Mexico. Toons One has participated in and curated art exhibitions in the United States and Germany and continues to organize and participate in hip-hop jams, workshops and live art events.

Other Works