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Cat Wall x Screaming Hand

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Cat Wall is difficult to Google. She is a Melbourne-based artist and copywriter. Born and bred in the world’s most isolated city, she made the East coast shuffle in late-2012, where she kicked off on her current path – a career that, much like the girl herself, can be described as short, creative and somewhat overwhelming. Cat’s illustration work ranges from intricate hand-drawn ink work to digital illustration and hand-painted murals. In her spare time she listens to soft folk covers of Miley Cyrus songs and adds to her list of potential names for dogs she is yet to own.

Damo: What’s your first memory of the Screaming Hand?

Cat Wall: The Screaming Hand is older than I am, but I grew up with two skate-obsessed older brothers, so Santa Cruz, the hand, the entire culture – it’s something that’s been present in my life since I was a kid, pouring hours into California Games on NES and quite literally eating gravel after bailing on tricks beyond my capability. Continue Reading →

Beastman x Screaming Hand

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Bradley Eastman (aka Beastman) is a multidisciplinary artist from Sydney, Australia. Influenced by the design aesthetics and repetitive patterns found in nature, Beastman’s detailed, organic, colourful and geometric artworks depict a futuristic world of new life, growth, hope and survival. The instantly recognisable deities in the works have spawned from the elements of the earth, as if nature has come to life in a way we could never have imagined. One of the most distinctive and prolific emerging contemporary artists in Australia, one third of creative group The Hours and co-founder of East Editions, Beastman has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, as well as in the UK, USA, Germany, Indonesia, Hong Kong and New Zealand. He has curated and organised numerous art exhibitions and projects, has worked with various brands including Element, Colab, Stone & Wood, Hyundai, Sony, Mini, Facebook, Capsule and Smirnoff. Beastman was named Best Artist at the 2010 Sydney Music, Arts & Culture (SMAC) Awards and his large solo and collaborative mural works can be found all over Australia and in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East.

Damo: What’s your first memory of the Screaming Hand? Where does it take you back to?
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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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‘Young and Lost’ – Eddie Zammit

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Eddie Zammit is the founder of the world’s only print publication profiling T-shirt culture, T-world. What started as an after hours project, is now distributed to over 30 countries globally. Eddie has travelled the world, working between Melbourne, New York and Sydney exercising his aptitude and passion for art direction and curation – to help, for the most part, move the T-shirt culture forward.

On October 7, join Eddie for a free discussion at Work Shop Melbourne where he will share his experience finding his feet in the industry, over a few beers.

Sign up here!

@eddiezammit

http://www.t-world.com.au/

VNA 29 – Out Now!

VNA 29 – Same, same, but different…

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Buy your copy here: www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-29

As the art world continues to grow and develop, we’re trying to age gracefully too, with a move towards the broader culture that surrounds street art and graffiti.

This issue we go all out with a cover featuring the work of LA-based Cleon Peterson, whose violently bacchanalian work echoes the brutality he sees in society at large.

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VNA 28 Limited Edition Mike Giant ON SALE!

The long awaited Limited Edition issue 28 box set is now up for sale on our web store, with worldwide shipping… Get yours before they disappear!

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www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/mike-giant-ltd-edition-vna-28

VNA 28 Launch – Nelly Duff

Big thanks to everyone who came down to support the launch the other day! Special thanks to the Nelly Duff guys for hosting, REBEL8 and Out Of Step for the goodies and Sixpoint Brewery for the delicious beer. We were supposed to have some 1XRUN x Mike Giant prints but the UK customs guys made us wait, so we’ll be running a competition for those soon, stay tuned…

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Wear Art Thou

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No Vacancy Gallery will host a unique exhibition featuring over 50 new designs

by Illustrators Australia members with a celebration on September 5th. Wear Art Thou will be

the culmination of a new venture between Illustrators Australia and the online artist

marketplace Redbubble. Redbubble challenged Illustrator Australia members to create

designs specifically for t-shirts and is thrilled to present the results in this exciting exhibition.

Wear Art Thou will feature the works of 52 Illustrator Australia members, hailing from across

the nation, including a new t-shirt design from each artist as well as other works displayed on

a range of mediums from wall art to throw pillows. In addition, the exhibition will be supported

by t-shirt connoisseur Eddie Zammit who will attend the opening night to award a people’s

choice award.

Handmade

This October marks the return of Sydney Craft Beer Week and to celebrate, aMBUSH Gallery and Little Creatures are collaborating on Handmade – a one-night event and three-day exhibition of original artisanal craftsmanship that lends tangibility to the concepts of authenticity, nostalgia and bespoke design.

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More jump off after the jump off…
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