Wednesday, 14 November 2012

RDC Studios, We Do Commissions ☋

RDC Studios

We Do Commissions 

Inside: These commissions just left the studio yesterday, spray and acrylic on canvas.

If you need some Paintings for Presents or just to Brighten Up Your Room, please get in touch with Wayne

Outside or Inside: On walls.

 For Parks.

VNA Magazine, Mega Issue 20

Documenting Street Art and Graffiti in print since 2006

Issue 20

Monumental offerings in this fine Issue.

Loads to feast your eyes on so here goes, because it's the 20th Issue the VNA Team have pumped up the page numbers by 32 to 164 pages of ace images, interviews and reviews and also photographing the streets of Granada, Valencia and London.

With Retna throwing out the cover art with the black and gold. Also featuring the skate board graphics giant Neck Face with a class quote:"I definitely missed some deadlines for artworks because I was out skating. Fuck it, I always pick up the skateboard before I pick up the brush. Remember that." 

Let's look at the Contents page:
Josh Keyes - His work is know for highlighting the tension between the natural world and that of human creation.
Guy McKinley - Is an artist fascinated by fantasy.
Ozmo - He divides himself between outdoor mural work and studio creations.
Smash137 - Uses spray cans and hits up train yards with shit-hot wild style.
Deedeekid  - Living his dream and having a lot of fun with it.
Retna - " We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars."
Will Robson Scott - Got into photography by accident.
Neckface - Enigmatic and anarchic indeed.
Ben Frost - Acknowledged in the underground as the godfather of Australian street art. 
Greg Simkins - Surrealist Storyteller.
Above - "I spend hours walking the streets painting and probably only 30 minutes at home sleeping afterwards"
Pam Glew -  She uses unique bleaching techniques which earns her worldwide recognition.

Get down the page to look inside...

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Monday, 5 November 2012

Juxtapoz Magazine, November 2012

Art + Culture Magazine
November 2012

What, that time again... yeees!

Ron English's 'Combrat Rising' decorates the front cover with florid colours of a child holding a lovely pink guitar machine gun. He also has the honour of curating this political and arty issue.

Between the covers there is plenty of the mesmerising and brilliant pics, full of juicy goodness like interviews, reviews, party shots, pop life and tons more.

What's in the contents we hear you ask?:
Shepard Fairy - He made an appearance in the Simpson as himself in 2012
Tom Forsythe - In 1999, Matel sued him for his depiction of their premier toy, Barbie
Susan Saladoff - Began her career as a public interest lawyer.
Robbie Conal - He created poster art for the 2012 film Contagion.
Trustocorp - Fighting against apathy.
Molly Crabapple - "I learnt to draw in a Parisian bookstore".
Ernesto Yerena Montejano - He interns and collaborates with Shepard Fairy.
John Law - Dogs on a trailer.
Dread Scott - I am not a man
Morgan Spurlock - Mr Super Size Me.

We hit one of our favourite coffee shops to do the shoot - sit back, relax and check inside...


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Going Public, Gestalten

Public Architecture, Urbanism and Interventions
Publisher: Gestalten

A real exciting publication is this:
This book shows that architecture is changing, with sweeet spots to skate and hang, plus optical treats that you can't afford to miss... some in a hood near you!

Take a look at the contemporary, inventive buildings and architects from all over the world:
Big Yellow Rabbit by Florentijn Hofman in Orebro, Sweden.
Multi-coloured skate bowl and play area in Amsterdam.
An art project in Rio which transform the fronts of 34 houses.
The Red Ball project. From Barcelona to Abu Dhabi, massive blood red orbs are squished between bridges, homes and offices.

Quote from the text:
The image of the contemporary city is just as diverse as the expectations and desires invested in its often controversial public spaces. We have come to see that a place worth living in and enjoying longterm must treat its spaces joyfully and spontaneously.

With that, it's time to go inside...

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Forever, The New Tattoo, R. Klanten, F. Schulze, Gestalten

The New Tattoo 
Editors: R. Klanten, F. Schulze 
Publisher: Gestalten

Today, tattoos are readily excepted and have lost the underground mystique which they once had. In the past they were wrongly or rightly associated with the criminal fraternity, with the likes of rebel bikers, hoods (not to be confused with hoodies) and unsavory types lurking in alleyways waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting. 

We thought those days had gone but this book likes to contradict that idea. Tattoos are going underground again, not being inked on the arms of the hoods though, more a sub-culture which includes street artists, skaters and fashion conscious to name just a few. Far more of a visual art then ever before...

Forever, breaks the mold of standard tattoo books and their typical displays of flesh. This publication is an in-depth investigation of current developments in contemporary tattoo culture. It showcases key tattoo innovators and a broad range of fresh styles by the likes of Peter Aurisch, Mark Cross, Rafel Delalande, Lionel Fahy, Happypets, Sue Jeiven, Jondix, Xed LeHead, Lea Nahon, Liam Sparkes, Tomas Tomas, Fuzi UVTPK, Tom Yak, and Yvonne Ziegler, among many others.

Be ready for some wonderful photography to hit the retinas - time to take a thumb through...  

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