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James Moffitt

American, born 1987

James Moffitt, aka YAMES, working on his mural Practice for the Cobblestone Commons mural project. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

James Moffitt, aka YAMES, is a Buffalo native and co-founder of Pine Apple Company, an artist collective and gallery located in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood. Having formally trained at Pratt Institute, YAMES is a multidisciplinary graphic artist who specializes in hand-painted signs, typography, illustration, murals, and more. You can see his work on businesses throughout Buffalo, including Hydraulic Hearth, Sato Brewpub, Larkin Square, and the National Grid’s Terminal Station B. Though this will be YAMES’s first mural with the Public Art Initiative, he has assisted on numerous other projects for the Initiative.