Keith Tamashiro

October 1, 2006

Keith Tamashiro is an innovative graphic artist with a keen eye towards the cutting-edge, and a distinctive point of view. For more than a decade, Tamashiro’s work has graced the covers of countless albums, including artists from MCA, Transparent Music, Warner Bros., Interscope and Geffen record labels, such as Blink-182, Herbie Hancock, Ashlee Simpson, Damian Marley, DJ Shadow and Jurassic 5.

Along with Gabriela Lopez, Tamashiro started Soap Design, a design studio based in Los Angeles that specializes in music packaging, promotional merchandise, art organizations and fashion merchandise. He has also worked pro bono on many art projects.

In January 2006 Tamashiro suffered a cerebral aneurysm. After a three-and-a-half month stay in intensive care at UCLA Medical Center, he is now at a rehabilitation facility where he continues to recover. To make donations (monetary or other), contact Lopez at 323.666.2383 or gaby [at] For more information, visit:

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Lisa Wong Macabasco

Former Editor in chief

Lisa Wong Macabasco joined Hyphen in 2006; she has worked as the magazine's features editor, managing editor, and editor in chief. She has written for Mother Jones, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, AsianWeek, Audrey, Filipinas and ColorLines’ RaceWire. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and co-founded the National Asian American Student Conference. She was formerly an editor at AsianWeek newspaper and an editor in the marketing department of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.