BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Up-and-coming Big Island graphic designer Kûhaʻo Zane is making his mark. Amy Kalili checks in with this local boy who found his passion very close to home.
Aloha mai kâkou. Ke laha aku nei nô ka mâkaukau o kçia hakulau ʻôpio Hawaiʻi e kumu ana i kona ʻike Hawaiʻi.
This graphic deisgner is making great strides from a strong cultural grounding.
Ua hôʻoia ʻia nô kçia mâkaukau ma ke eo o kâna hôkû hanohano mua iâ ia no kona hakulau ʻana i kâ Lorna Lima CD hou loa ʻo Polihane.
His talent recently earned him a Hôkû for designing Lorna Lim's CD, Polinahe.
You know how people say, oh, awards aren't really anything.
I don't think that I'm that kind of person. I think I'm a graphic designer for that reason. I'm a graphic designer for recognition.
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ʻAʻole au i manaʻo he mea nui ana iaʻu. Ua ʻike naʻe au, hana au i kaʻu hana i laha aku me kçia.
A ʻike leʻa nô o Kûhaʻo i ke ʻano e ʻauamo a mahalo piha ʻia ai ia kuleana a pômaikaʻi o ka laha a kaulana o kâu hana ma ke kaiâulu.
Kûhaʻo does understands the value and responsibility that comes with celebrity.
ʻO ko Kûhaʻo makuakâne ka hakulau lole Hawaiʻi mâkaukau i hoʻokumu aku i kâna pâʻoihana ponoʻî ʻo Sig Zane designs.
Kûhaʻo's father is the accomplished fashion designer, Sig Zane.
A ʻo ko Kûhaʻo makuahine, ʻo ia kekahi o nâ Kumu hula no Hâlau o Kekuhi i laha a kaulana a puni ka honua.
And then there's his mother, Hâlau o Kekuhi's Kumu Hula Nâlani Kanakaʻole.
Ma luna o ia kahua paʻa o ka ʻike kuʻuna Hawaiʻi me ia welo ʻohana hakulau i ʻimi aku ai ʻo Kûhaʻo i ala pâʻoihana nona ponoʻî iho nô.
Kûhaʻo has carved out his own niche from this familial foundation.
And so I found myself really pulling upon like…
I guess you could say "chant visuals" that are always pounded into our heads while we're dancing. Just being able to pull upon those kinds of visuals is, I feel that's priceless.
Hoʻomohala ana au i ia mau manaʻo pili i ke oli i paʻa iâ mâkou ma o ka hula. He waiwai lua ʻole nô ka hiki ke hana pçlâ.
Kûhaʻo does try to push the envelope, while holding true to who he his.
Yeah, it's definitely it's a balance between shallow and depth and I like to find the balance between the two.
I like pop-ie stuff. Pop, modern art, and all those kinds of things. And so I wanted to put that together with what I grew up around.
Pono ʻimi i ke kaulike. Makemake au e ʻimi i nâ mea hou ma o ia kuanaʻike i paʻa iaʻu ma kona hânai ʻia ʻana.
No ka ʻike hou aku no Kûhaʻo, e kele aku iâ EthnicCreative.com. Aloha.
Follow Kûhaʻo at EthnicCreative.com