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Thirty Years of the Screaming Hand: A tribute to the artist Jim Phillips

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In 1985, in a small art studio on the Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA, Jim Phillips Sr. was creating images that unbeknownst to him would affect generations of artists and skateboarders to come. Of all of the iconic imagery that Jim has created; the Screaming Hand logo has stood the test of time. Thirty years after its inception, the Screaming Hand still remains an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard culture.

In honor of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the
past 30 years have been invited to interpret and pay homage to this iconic image. Each artist’s interpretation of “The Hand” will be on display.

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Wax Wars Wrap Party

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Crown St. Cut Collective, RANE and SAILOR JERRY present WAX WARS CANVAS EXHIBITION – AUCTION & BATTLE WRAP PARTY. The party kicks off on Wednesday the 25th of Sept at WESTSYDE CONNECTION, as part of the opening night of Sydney Art & About festival.

Since we had so many peeps hitting us up wanting to buy the awesome canvases that the WAX WARS paint crew did for us at the WAX WARS battles and we love any excuse to have a Scratch Party, we decided to hold an exhibition / AUCTION and have a Battle Wrap Party!! Along with all the WAX WARS Battle DJ’s and CROWN ST. CUT COLLECTIVE having an all-in Mass Scratch Battle Jam, they will cutting up a storm in the Pirate Radio Booth, while the Westsyde Connection skate crew tear up the mini halfpipe!

For anyone who missed out or slept on the CSCC and WAX WARS Merch – Tee’s, sweaters and slipmats, we will have the whole range available to buy on the night. Along with all this we will have a keg from Young Henry’s which we’ll be serving you free Beers and some dark & stormy SAILOR JERRY’S to keep you from dying of thirst, it all goes down from 6:30pm…PEACE!

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Broadside – Poster Design Show

Kind Of — Gallery and Bespoke Laser present ‘BROADSIDE’.
Co-curated with Doctor Dboe, Opening Thursday August 29th, 6pm.
118 Oxford St, Darlinghurst.

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Days One x Peque x MTN Australia

Blackbooks recently shot this little number – Days One and Peque VRS painting a wall in Sydney to coincide with Very Nearly Almost 23

Music by Darkhorse, edit by Semiprime Collective.

Thanks to MTN Australia for the paint and support!

Wax Wars – Battle 8 – Grand Final – feat. Peque VRS

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Wax Wars present the Grand Final of their 8-week DJ scratch battle. The two finalists, Clockwerk and Migz are going all-out balls out for the undisputed heavyweight title. Here’s a little round-up of the battles so far…

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VNA NYC Launch – Issue 23 – Faile

As we’re recovering from necking Sailor Jerry’s til stupid o’clock this morning, we’d just like to say a massive thanks to everyone for turning out to the launch last night.

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Special shouts to Faile for their hard work and support, as well as all the people that came through.

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Wax Wars – Battle 3 – feat. Bei Badgirl

The second instalment of Sydney’s Wax Wars DJ scratch battle turned up the heat with the man like KON stepping up to the canvas. This week we have Bei Badgirl going in for the girls.

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Wax Wars – Battle 2 – feat. KON

The first Wax Wars battle kicked off in Sydney last Thursday, with MTN Australia Ambassador, Days One, going in hard on the Star Wars themes.

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Wax Wars – Days One

Wax Wars is Sydney’s latest and greatest creative collaborative concept. Featuring a live DJ scratch battle that runs over 8 weeks, the night has some heavyweight backing from the likes of MTN Australia, Rane Mixers and Shure. Warfare kicks off this Thursday 27th June, 8pm at Name This Bar, Oxford St, Sydney.
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The creation of Crown Street Cut Collective aficionado, DJ Klevakutz, the night aims to inject a fresh hit of flavour to the Sydney scene. As the DJ’s go head-to-head on the decks, each week also comes correct with a live paint on the night.

The first night kicks off with Days One (DCA) blessing the room with his unique style and effortless ability. Sydney born and bred, Days’ versatile, photorealistic spray-paint skills have led him to showcase work in streets, galleries, museums, cultural centres and publications throughout the world.

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Past projects include work for Local, State and National Governments and agencies, as well as a plethora of brands, including; SPACE Furniture, Carharrt, Reebok, MTN Australia, Notorious & Co, King of Nothing Apparel, Kage Industries, BNP Paribas, China Heights Gallery, Lo Fi Collective, Westfield, Rhythm and Vines Festival (NZ), Aotearoa Hip Hop Festival (NZ) and EMI Music Australia.

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Contracts also include work for events such as Future Music Festival, Rhythm and Vines Festival (NZ), Aotearoa Hip Hop Festival (NZ).

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Days’ work has featured in multiple publications and exhibitions, including VNA Magazine, Acclaim Magazine, aMBUSH Gallery, China Heights Gallery and Lo-Fi Collective.

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For more information, visit:

www.daysone.com

www.waxwars.com.au

www.mtnaustralia.com.au/

Carbon – Sunday Round Up

Sunday was kinda struggle street, hanging out with Days, Steve Cross, Dboe and the Phable jeans guys on Saturday night took it’s toll after we blazed through the Adidas party. There were a bunch of internationals in the house, including the 1xRun guys from the States and the UK’s very own Insa, who seemed pretty happy to scribble in Martha Cooper’s black book…

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Andrew Montell kicked off the days proceedings with an account of his student-style living during the formative years of Acclaim and the subsequent trials and errors in the production process. It was interesting to see how he refined the product and led on well to Jeff Hamada’s speech about appealing to markets. Hamada was funny, inspiring and brilliant, giving a great insight into his creative ideas and personality, which is probably one of the main reasons for www.booooooom.com’s huge success.

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Eddie Huang’s presentation was lively, informed and political. He came through with a few resonating messages about people power and disarming corporations through the removal of support – i.e. voting with your feet. His intelligent voice cut through a lot of the fluff that surrounded some of the other speakers, even if it did get a little Black Panthers at times.

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The final forum of the weekend included two of the most hotly anticipated guests of the weekend, Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant. The seminal duo were joined by Crack & Shine’s Will Robson-Scott. The photographic trio were a great finale for the event and Robson-Scott really held his own against Martha and Henry.

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His talk was lively, amusing and socially critical – touching on themes of unfair jail time for graffiti writers and an interesting take on film vs. digital photography: “It’s like the vinyl versus cd debate…” he quipped, when Martha tried to put him in his place with her obvious experience and current preference for digital (most notably her recent instagram addiction).

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All in, Andrew and the rest of the Carbon crew did an amazing job pulling in such a great line-up and putting on an awesome event. Massive respect and big ups to Bella, Edwina and the guys for all their hard work. Definitely one for the diary next year.

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