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Ken Taylor x Screaming Hand

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Ken Taylor is a Melbourne based poster artist and illustrator. For the past 10 years Ken has focussed on creating striking screenprinted rock posters for film studios and some of the worlds biggest bands, including Queens of the Stone Age, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Kings of Leon, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

Damo: What’s your first memory of the Screaming Hand? Where does it take you back to?

Ken Taylor: My first memory of the screaming hand was probably when i was 12/13 and sated to get into skating which eventually lead me towards graff. It takes me back to drawing that hand over and over again on school folders, my old yellow canvas school bag, files, pencil cases – pretty much any item I owned that was meant to stay neat and tidy was covered in the hand an a bunch of other 80’s skate graphics.

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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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The Paterson Project

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The Paterson Project will be one of Melbourne’s most exciting and important street art events in 2015. Elite talent from all over Australia will be painting together under one roof to raise money for The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Housed inside the ‘jewel of Smith Street’, the Patersons building’s top three floors will be transformed into one giant canvas for more than 100 artists. The Paterson is a heritage building that is to be demolished soon and redesigned as apartments. The history of the building spans over a century, and for the past forty years has remained a home to artists and musicians.

The project comprises of the top street artists, graffiti artists and stencil artists from around Australia. The event seeking to build a positive profile by giving back to the community, raising $20,000 for The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation through the auction of art created as part of The Paterson Project. In one week, up to 100 Artists will create vast collaborative murals and site specific installations over all three floors of the heritage listed Paterson Building.

This type of inspiring event has no precedence; never before has so many top street artists gathered and collaborated to give back to the community.

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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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Cross Words

Steve Cross is a multi-talented artist, working across many mediums, including spraypaint, pencil and tattoos. Originally from Perth, Wild Western Australia, he now resides in Melbourne, where he co-runs Korpus Tattoo Studio. We caught up with the all-round b-boy for a chat about his murky past and inky fingers.

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Tell us about your studio, Korpus…

Korpus was founded in 2007, in Brunswick, Melbourne. My good friend, Brian Graydon, and I came up with the concept of an art studio that would also run as a tattoo studio. We figured that if we exposed new images, ideas and concepts to people, we’d break away from that clichéd idea of what a tattoo and a tattoo studio should be. We hoped customers would respond with more of an open mind, which, in turn, would expand the possibilities of what they would want, and what we could illustrate on them. To start with, it was tough, as, initially, we learnt how to tattoo for 12 years, but now we were thrown into the business side of things. Five years on, we have great artists working with us, and we’ve had some amazing people come through. All the people who work, or have worked, at Korpus have been artists that Brian and I have looked up to and wanted to either nurture or learn from.

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MAN UP

One of our favourite Aussie girls, Deb, is putting on a monochromatic melee of art in the name of Prostate Cancer awareness. MAN UP is a show featuring all-male artists from across the globe, all artwork is up for sale, with 100% of the proceeds going towards the Cancer Council’s work on research, prevention and treatment of Prostate Cancer.

The exhibition features work from:

Eyez (USA) | Ghost Cave (USA) | Greg Mike (USA) | Jim Houser (USA) | Mark Bode (USA) Mear One (USA) | Mike Giant (USA) | Mike C (HIT+RUN CREW) (USA) | Nathan Parker (UK) | Phill Blake (UK) | Vyal Reyes (USA) Alex Lehours | Ben Bigeni | Ben Brown | Ben Frost | Dale Bigeni Damien Matter |Danny Young | Dboe | Edward Woodley | Faz | Jacob Morley | Jumbo | Justin Feuerring | Ken Taylor | Luke Shirlaw | Mark Douglas | Martin E Wills | Matthew Gordon | Michael Fikaris | Monkey | Onshow | Paris | Pilfer | RJ Williams | Sarris | Shane Kenning | Shida Steen Jones Sprinkles | Stabs | Teem | and more…

Doors Open: 6pm 11th October, aMBUSH Gallery.

Show continues: 12th Oct – 14th Oct 12-4pm.

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MAN UP is a part of DEB’S 16 week intensive fundraising efforts for PROSTATE CANCER follow her here: www.facebook.com/IHEARTDEB

Donate here: vic.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/abcdeb

Black & White All In Between

Doctor Dboe & aMBUSH Present: Black & White All In Between

The latest all-star instalment at aMBUSH involves a stripped-back selection of exclusive works from 67 international artists. Hand-picked, the artists have been chosen from a range of street, fine art, illustrative and graffiti backgrounds. Usually known for their bright, colourful work, the concept presents a new challenge; to work outside of their comfort zone and produce pieces focusing on composition, form and tone.

Show opens at aMBUSH Gallery, 4A James Street, Waterloo (Sydney) Friday, 31 August 6-9pm | Continues 1 & 2 September 12-4pm daily

For more information please visit www.ambushgallery.com

VNA 19 Launch Sydney

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AnyForty & T-world – The Australian Invasion

Our friends over at clothing brand AnyForty have had a busy couple of months working on a new series of t-shirts in collaboration with Eddie Zammit’s T-world. With designs from Australian based artists like Beastman, Ken Taylor and Meggs, we have been eagerly awaiting this release for a while. But the wait is over.. nearly!

AnyForty jetted off to New York to launch the series last night at Gallery Bar, and whilst we are pretty jealous we weren’t there, they have revealed the look book today and they really have chosen the tastiest Aussie artists to design this collection.
They go on sale here on Monday 14th, so salivate away over the weekend and decide which of these affordable beauties you are going to get your hands on. Each t-shirt comes with an artist specific 24 page mini T-world issue as well!

Here is a small selection of the tees on offer, but to see the rest check out their look book.

AnyForty x Meggs

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