Travis Leslie and Prince McClinton, the co-founders of Art of Visuals.
“Did you know these guys were from Boise?”
It was a question I overheard more than once at the Art of Visuals’ magazine launch party on the evening of January 7th in San Francisco. Attendees seemed quite curious about co-founders Travis Leslie and Prince McClinton, the duo behind AOV. Travis and Prince may be from small-town Idaho, but they packed the house at Monroe, the sophisticated North Beach lounge where they held their first-ever in-person gathering.
Turns out they weren’t the only two from out of state. While many of the 200 guests trickled in from around the Bay Area, others flew in from across the country or drove up from LA. One young man traveled six hours with his mom to attend, only to discover it was a 21-and-older event. Travis and Prince took the time to meet him outside and hook him up with one of their limited edition magazines.
Just recently DailyTekk a popular online startup publication, ranked AOV number eight among the top 100 Instagram accounts of 2016. This put them ahead of well-known billion-dollar companies like GoPro and RedBull.