We are constantly thinking about, considering and attempting to honor our heroes and influences every day. For me [Alex], Adam Yauch was all of that and more. As the popular culture zeitgeist goes, there are few others who have emerged in the past 3 decades who embrace and advocate for love for art, humanity and irreverence as wholly and humbly as he did. I can think of few influences who contributed to my "do good / don't be a dick / support the arts" outlook more than the Beastie Boys, and it always felt like MCA was at the heart of that. Many thanks to our talented friend Masahana Kato for this beautifully drawn tribute.
You can see more of Masa's work here.