“Inspiration has always been a funny thing for me; even the tiniest idea can make the final cut. I’m known for Hug Life, and EDM culture has pretty much the same values I try to communicate (a PLUR life); I think my happy-go-lucky type of art really goes hand-in-hand with the festival, so ideas come very easily.” —Philip Lumbang, creator
Hug Life was the type of art that made you instantly happy when looking at it. It was the kind of piece that made you turn to your neighbor, give them a hi-five, and offer up a big hug. I mean, you really can’t go wrong with a series of adorably painted bears welcoming you home and reminding you to care for one another.
Enjoy some of our favorite shots of the EDC Las Vegas Hug Life below.