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Project 5 Volume 7: GEMMA O’BRIEN

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Gemma O’Brien is an Australian artist specialising in lettering, illustration and typography. After studying a Bachelor of Design at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Gemma worked as an art director at Animal Logic, Fuel VFX, and Toby and Pete before deciding to fly solo as a commercial illustrator and artist in 2012. Her typography work takes on a variety of forms, from small-scale calligraphic brushwork, illustrated letterforms and digital type, to large-scale hand-painted murals. She splits her time between advertising commissions, gallery shows, speaking engagements and hosting hand-lettering workshops around the world. Her clients include Adobe, Volcom, Heineken, Kirin Cider, QANTAS, Heinz, Angus and Julia Stone and The New York Times. A number of her typographic projects have been recognised by the New York The Type Directors Club with Awards of Typographic Excellence.

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A SHOWCASE of Stupid Krap…

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Curated by Ben Frost and Aaron Craig, SHOWCASE brings together a selection of NEW TALENT as well as some of the best Australian and international artists that have worked with Stupid Krap over the last 12 months.

Co-curator Ben Frost words Damo up on the show.

Damo: Tell us about the upcoming Stupid Krap Showcase?

BF: It’s an intimate snapshot of Stupid Krap’s footprint within the local and international art world – celebrating the amazing talent that we have had the pleasure to work with over the last few years, and some of the new artists we’re excited to showcase.

Blankspace Gallery will be filled from floor to ceiling with international artists like Sharktoof, Greg Gossel, Mysterious Al and Denial, as well as Australian artists who have been making it big overseas like Vexta, Twoone, Gemma O’Brien and We Buy Your Kids. Some of the new names that we’re excited to work with for the first time, such as Nathaniel Kiwi, John Avanti, Loretta Lizzio, Danilo Brandao and William Ngheim – will be well worth coming to check out.

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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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More jump off after the jump off!
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