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Archive for October, 2009

Otto

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Its been a while since weve touched on any thing typographic. This is the first commercial font by a studio called Non-Format.  You can get it through their web site.  If your not up for buying fonts, then their portfolio is definitely worth a look.

Dynamic Duo

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Totally awesome things can happen when two creative minds join forces. Such is the case with Foreshore Dynamic.  Foreshore was founded in mid 2007 after James’ girlfriend Renee gifted him a silk screen for Christmas, this little gift soon had James spending late nights coming up with new designs and soaking his Ug boots while hosing down screens in the dark. Recently re-launched as Foreshore Dynamic , James and girlfriend Renee have produced an original range of  minimalist, bold and creative screen printed designs for  both men and women. Feed your t-shirt fetish with these fine creations.

Jon Johnson

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Jon Jonson Has an amazing portfolio of work, shooting for clients such as Burton Snowboards, RAEN Optics, Macbeth Shoes Plus many more.

Here is a little selection of  polaroids. Looking like old worn out old photo album pics,  looked at by generations. The photos tell the story.

Have a browse at his portfolio HERE.

Curvy Submissions 2010

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An International favorite amongst lovers of art and supporters of female artists, the annual CURVY book and exhibition series presents a selection of the most exciting female graphic artists and illustrators in the world today.

First launched in Sydney Australia in 2004, CURVY continues to be a best-selling publication and cult phenomenon around the globe.

Submissions for 2010 are now open and close 28th of November. Go to their website to get more details on submission guidelines.

WEBUYYOURKIDS

WEBUYYOURKIDS is Biddy Maroney and Sonny Day, who began working together in 2005 illustrating gig posters. Since then they have worked mainly in the music industry producing art for such bands as Deerhunter, Dappled Cities, Blonde Redhead, Belles Will Ring and Les Savy Fav.

Monster Children dropped by their studio in Sydney, Australia to talk about how WEBUYYOURKIDS started, their influences and where they are at now.

Sonny and Biddy also talk about their exhibition at Monster Children Gallery in October 2009, titled Trials. More info at Monster Children

Music by Castratii

Check their work out here  webuyyourkids.com Its worth it!

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Beautiful Losers DVD giveaway

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Teeluxe has kindly supplied us with 5 copies of Beautiful Losers DVD to give-away. To go into the draw to win a copy, send a link to your favorite web site and your details to givaways@forththread.com


You can pre-order & purchase a copy from Teeluxe.com.au

Beautiful Losers celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation.

In the early 1990′s a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the “establishment” art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture.

Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, Beautiful Losers focuses on the telling of personal stories. It speaks to themes of what happens when the outside becomes “in” as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today’s youth.

Starring: Shepard Fairey, Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills, Barry McGee, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Harmony Korine, Stephen Powers, Geoff McFetridge, Thomas Campbell

Director: Aaron Rose, Joshua Leonard • Run time: DVD: 1 hrs 30 mins • Rating: R 18+ • DVD Release: 21 October 2009 (Australia)

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Loving the textures in this video by RVCA‘s  Artist Alex Kopps

Once Upon

PrintWe are excited to share with you an upcoming exhibition ‘Once Upon‘, which we are proud supporters of.

Feeling disheartened by the “Sydney Art Scene”  Renee Anne and Angela D’Alton (of Leeloo) decided to hold the exhibition to celebrate Leeloo’s 2nd birthday, in one of Sydney’s best underground venues supporting struggling artists, aMBUSH gallery.  Fast forward a few months, over 100 submissions and a lot of headaches later, Renee and Angela have curated 38 of the finest Australian artists participate in the ‘Once Upon’ exhibition which will no doubt be a highlight on the Sydney art calendar. Including some of Australia’s top emerging talent, amongst newcomers, with a wide variety of styles.

Each artist has been allocated their own fairy tale to interpret, and 30 of the artists will create four original and new artworks to exhibit.  Also due to the volume of submissions, there will also be ‘On The Wall’, where a further 8 artists involved will submit one piece to be included.

Opening Night: Thursday November 19th. at aMBUSH gallery from 6pm-9pm.

The show will continue to open daily from Friday to Sunday, and there will be a Leeloo ‘Pop up store’ for the public to have a hands-on look at some of our gorgeous online goodies.

For more info visit the website or follow Once Upon on twitter

Ben Brown

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Ben Brown set his roots in the 90′s punk, skate, surf, scene doing nilistic anti-established artwork for a number of Iconic bands. Continuing on to produce illustration and posters for festivals. As well as pumping out the odd illustration for companies like Insight, Mambo, Globe, O’Neill, Rip Curl, Ocean & Earth, Nice produce and Supply.

“The rendering of death and destruction holds no real symbolic meaning for me. It’s about the silliness of the situation or image.” Ben Brown, 2009

He is having a solo exhibition at the National Grid Gallery Titled “Kill Your Idols” Opening night is the 23rd October and runs till the 19th November.

Read a great article about Ben Brown HERE and see more of his work  HERE

Mail me art

Picture 2Picture 3Picture 4Mail Me Art is a British-based project, run by Darren Di Lieto, the founder and co-editor of the illustration news portal the Little Chimp Society. The Mail Me Art project brings together a vast collection of artistic work sent in the form of mail by both professional and amateur artists of all ages from across the world.

If you would like to take part in Mail Me Art 2,  click here for details on how to submit your work.

You can also buy the book of past mail art.