Our 15th issue 'Straya' will be hitting subscribers letterboxes from next week depending on what state you live and if Australia Post feels like putting the mag in your letterbox! (#shitcunts). People who have pre-ordered this issue will also be included in the first send out so keep a look out. There is still time though if you want to pre-order a copy as most mags will be sent out Monday and Tuesday next week, so get in quick to avoid being devvo. Straya will hit shelves in newsagents around Australia, Monday December 11. Check out below some of the spreads from our feature artists in this beaut edition.
Recently we caught up with the guys at Red Octopus screen printing in Brissie to see how the 'Such is Vice' Travis Price X N/C tees were looking and we have to say, they TURNED OUT fucking epic! SCROLL below and see how THE TEES came together.
OUTTA’ TUNE is a celebration of the artistry of gig posters and the craftmanship of screenprinting. The exhibition will showcase some of the genre's leading talents from around the GLOBE. OUTTA’ TUNE IS PRESENTED BY DANGER FORK PRINT CO. FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY AT CHURCH GALLERY, BRISBANE.
POSTERS BELOW LEFT TO RIGHT: JOE WHYTE, KEEPSAKE DESIGNS, BEN BROWN
Gig posters are a fantastic blend of typography, illustration and print technique. The hand printed process has a raw honesty, giving the works a certain soul and character. Today screen printing is still a popular form of printmaking and we believe it is the leading gig poster artists who keep the humble artform alive.
POSTER BELOW: CALLUM PRESTON
What better way to celebrate movie and band posters than with fictitious bands that made their debut appearance through the lens of pop culture. Bands from the silver screen can taken us into outer space where we hang at the local cantina, snapping our fingers to the latest jizz track. Or imagine going back to the 70’s where we catch The Carpenters supporting the infamous Ziggy Star Dust, then jumping in the Dolorian to take us back to get our honky tonk on to The Soggy Bottom Brothers. Only these gigs didn’t happen in our world... but in another realm.
ARTISTS EXHIBITING: ANDY MURPHY · BEN BROWN · CALLUM PRESTON · CASSIE STEVENS · CELESTE POTTER · FUNERAL FRENCH · JOE WHYTE · KEEPSAKE DESIGNS · RHYS COOPER · STEVE COHEN · TRAVIS PRICE · VANCE KELLY
FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER (ONE NIGHT ONLY)
CHURCH BRISBANE / 18+
FREE ENTRY FROM 6PM - 11PM
All artworks will be presented as a collectable limited edition screen print and will be available at the event and online through dangerfork.com
A week ago we captured artists Sindy Sinn and Kiel Tillman smashing out a couple of murals in Brisbane's new General Pants Store. We talk to the man behind Authority Creative – Christopher Skyner, who made it all happen.
PHOTOGRAPHY: MARK ZEIDLER
The murals completed at the new General Pants store in Brisbane City look epic. Have you worked with artists Sindy Sinn and Kiel Tillman before?
Never actually, I have been a massive fan of Sindy's work for a while now. We met up over a year ago to talk about potential collaborations and I’m pumped to have finally found Sindy the perfect client for our first gig together. Such an awesome match.
At the beginning of this year I also started to notice the work of Kiel pop up more and more over social media. My main man Lee Spendlove got me onto him originally I think, and since then I have only heard great things. I decided to present his portfolio to the General Pants VM team and they loved it!
What do you like about their style of work?
Each artwork is bold, badass and super distinctive, perfect for the GP brand.
How often do you snag creative work in Brisbane for Authority Creative? What’s your take on Brisbane? Spend much time here?
This is Authority's first project in Brisbane, and funnily enough we have another project coming up in a few weeks at Deathproof Bar with 42 Below Vodka. Can’t wait to start spending some more time in Brisbane as it seems to be going off creatively.
"This is Authority's first project in Brisbane, and funnily enough we have another project coming up in a few weeks at Deathproof Bar with 42 Below Vodka."
How did the opportunity arise to work with numerous General Pants stores?
We were approached by the Visual Merchandising team a few weeks out from their Bondi store launch to recommend artists for a few upcoming projects and we just hit it off. At each store, the artists work just blew the GP team away, one after another.
What’s next for Authority Creative?
The rest of this year is going to be huge, I probably shouldn’t let too much out of the bag but we have some fantastic projects just around the corner. Our next gig is an awesome project at Barangaroo by Lendlease. Keep an eye open for this one, it's going to be wicked!