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VANS Custom Culture Competition - Last days!!
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You've had a while now to make a run at the VANS Custom Culture Competition, and we've seen a lot of you getting busy since our last post announcement. Shout out to all of the local artists who've submitted designs so far - it's been super impressive to see!

WORDS: SARAH HAZLEHURST / PHOTOGRAPHY: MARKUS RAVIK


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If you're yet to submit your sweet VANS Slip On design for the Custom Culture Comp, you'd better get a wriggle on because there's only 4 DAYS remaining to have the chance to be full foot FAMOUS.

Don't know how to enter? You can suss our last blog post with step-by-step instructions, here.

We’re seeing some super fun stuff shine through from Straya, but one artist in particular that we’re really vibing is MUCHOS, from Adelaide. We caught up for a little chat with this optimistic aerosol artist while he was in Brisbane to see how his shoe steeze is stacking up.

Tell us, who is MUCHOS?
Your friendly neighbourhood painter!

How would you define your style in a few words?
Fun, bold and happy. It's always about being happy.

What makes you want to create?
It's just something I've always done. I guess it's kind of like a necessity.

You've been in our neck of the woods, hanging out in Brisbane lately. What have you been up to?
I've been floating around Brissy working on a bunch of little projects for The Culprit Club and Ironlak for the last few weeks. It's been a lot of fun! Lots of painting and good times with good people.

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Why did you submit to the comp?
I heard about it at the last minute and being a big fan of Vans I thought it was worth a shot. And plus, a free trip to Asia definitely wouldn't be bad!

Tell us about your custom culture slip on design:
It's pretty much a continuation of the work I've been doing lately. I have a bunch of reoccurring objects that I stack into situations together. Then I just jumble them all around until I like the look of it!

How would you feel if people around the world were walking a mile in your shoes?
As a long time fan of Vans, it would be really cool to work with them and have my own shoe! Doesn't get much cooler than that.


Enter Vans comp here.

See the full Muchos shoe design here.
 

NO CURE 'SUCH IS VICE' TEES NOW ONLINE!
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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.


The tees are now available in our online shop for only $30. So snap one up before they are gone.  
A huge thanks to Travis Price for the design and screen printer Tim from Red Octopus.

The two colour 'Such is Vice' tee is screen printed locally in Brisbane by the legends at Red Octopus onto black AS Colour tees. Available in S / M / L / XL only.

JOKER AND THE THIEF PLAYING CARDS - MAIDENS

Joker and the Thief is set to release THEIR new collection of playing cards – Maidens. We give you a sneaky look at the artwork by Kentaro Yoshida.

Designed over a period of 10 months by popular Sydney-based artist Kentaro Yoshida, the collaboration couldn’t be any more perfect. Known for his organic, bold style, Kentaro was inspired by Dia de los Muertos – central to Maidens’ theme of powerful and mystical feminine energy. 

Maidens truly is going to be a special deck of playing cards. Packaged in a gorgeous letter-pressed tuck box produced in San Diego, California – utilising premium imported papers, with interior and exterior hot stamped foil and embossing. All of this is capped by a vivid, custom shaped seal. 

To get your hands on this limited edition deck of cards, you can pre-order through Joker and the Thief's Kickstarter campaign launching on Friday, September 1st, 6PM PDT (West Coast, USA).

www.jtplayingcards.com