Mized Business photos

The week of the Mixed Business opening was crazy. Go Font Ur Self*, Mixed Business, Semi-Permanent, Sesame Street exhibition, epic Yum Cha and other related bits and bobs.

Here are some photos from the Mixed Business show.

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Getting settled in…

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Doug Bartlett / Gimiks / Creepy / Kareena Zerefos

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Mark Alsweiler

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Meggs / Numskull

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Beastman & Christopher Cuseo

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Jumbo / Zap

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Mel Kadel (sorry about the quality of the photo. The lights were annoying at the time)

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Steph / Kid Zoom / Georg / WeBuyYourKids

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Kid Zoom

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Bridge Stehli

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Close up of Bridge’s painting. So detailed!

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Mark Drew “Housecall”

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Mark Drew

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Posters by Bridge Stehli, Numskull and Kid Zoom

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Meggs

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Meggs – detail

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Meggs

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Creepy

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Daek

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Max Berry (This was tiny. The attention to detail is mental)

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Travis Millard

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Ben Frost

Sneak peek at Mixed Business

Last night was the opening of Mixed Business. A monster group show put on by WATIM and The Opening Hours, and supported by Semi-Permanent, Design is Kinky, Stupid Krap, Ambush Gallery, Whirlwind and Carlton.

Thanks to everyone that came down to see the artwork and enjoyed a nice cold beer courtesy of the Beastman bar girls.

If you didn’t make the opening, the show is still open 12-4 Saturday and Sunday this weekend, plus 12-4 Wednesday – Sunday next week. Check out a few closeups we took today of a few pieces…

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Travis Millard
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Max Berry
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Beastman & Christopher Cuseo

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Mixed Business this Thursday

Mixed Business opens this Thursday night at Ambush Gallery, James st, Waterloo (Not Surry Hills).

The exhibition is turning out to be a monster, with over 35 artists from Australia and Overseas (alot of which are travelling to Sydney for the opening), every artist has created an entirely new work specifically for this show.

GET DOWN, this Thursday 18th, 6pm. Ambush Gallery, James St Waterloo (See google map)

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Go Font Ur Self* Artist Q&A: Above

This Wednesday night is the opening of Go Font Ur Self* in Sydney. More details here.

The 3rd and final interview is with one of the most exciting artists to participate in the GFUS* series……Above . A guy that has been all over the globe painting his witty sayings and slogans on walls and anything he can find worthy of a bold message. Enjoy…

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1. Describe yourself in a word

ABOVE

2. Describe your typography?

BIG/BOLD/SITUATIONAL/FUNNY/WITTY/COLORFUL/DAYS TO FINISH.

3. Do you adhere to the rules and regulations  of typography, or make up your own?

NOPE, I MAKE MY OWN RULES. I LOVE TO STRETCH AND TWEAK LETTERS AS I SEE FIT (SEE PHOTO OF PIECE IN LIMA, PERU)

4. What artists / typographers have influenced you in your recent work.

OLD AMERICAN ADVERTISMENTS AND HAND PAINTED BILLBOARDS FROM THE 50’S AND 60’S. I LOVE THAT SHIT.

5. What is the most acclaimed project you have worked on?

NOTHING.

6. what is it about typography that you love?

MAKING A STATEMENT OR JOKE LOOK GOOD.

7. What is your favourite letter and why?

Aa  because its the beginning of the end.

8.  serif or san serif ?

I shot the sherrif.

Check out more of Above’s work here.

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Go Font Ur Self* Artist Q&A: Timba Smits

The Opening Hours is proud to present a whole new series of interviews with a selection of the contributing artists in chapter 4 of Go Font Ur Self*. The exhibition “dedicated to exploring and pushing the diverse range of techniques employed in type design of past, present and future through original pieces of work from talented typographers worldwide.”

Today’s interview is with Timba Smits. A man that is busier than helvetica, and more talented than Rockwell. If it’s innovative type you’re after, check out Timba here here and here.

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1. Describe yourself in a word

BUSY!!!

2. Describe your typography?

A double scoop of Nostalgic inspired hand drawn and computer designed
retro flavoured type topped with subtle textures and grainy goodness.

3. Do you adhere to the rules and regulations  of typography, or make up
your own?

To be honest, i don’t even know the rules and regulations of type.
Call me dumb or call me stoopid but i just go with the flow and try to
have fun with it wherever i can. Rules seem to suck the fun out of
most things in my book.

4. What artists / typographers have influenced you in your recent work.

I’m a big fan of Gary Taxali, Nate Williams and Allan Sanders. Each
for their own classy use of type combined with thoughtful vintage
imagery.

5. What is the most acclaimed project you have worked on?

Wooden Toy Quarterly!!! The only quarterly magazine to come out once a
year and proud of it! haha!

6. what is it about typography that you love?

It’s uber challenging! It drives me up the wall most of the time but i
like that and enjoy working with type more than most other things.
Sometimes i feel it’s like a wild stallion that cannot be controlled!

7. What is your favourite letter and why?

The kind that you get from a girl saying that she loves you!

8.  serif or san serif ?

I like both. But i guess i tend to use more San Serif type in my work.

9. what can we expect to see soon from you? Other projects, shows, etc.

The launch of Wooden Toy the music edition in April combined with the
Lyrics & Type 2 exhibition in London, followed up by the worldwide
launch of Street/Studio, a book i’m working on with Thames & Hudson
about Melbourne Street Artists and badda bing, badda boom, a solo show
in August in London and possibly Melbourne.

Check out Timba’s work at one of the Australia wide openings of Go Font Ur Self*

Go Font Ur Self* Artist Q&A: Saynt

The Opening Hours is proud to present a whole new series of interviews with a selection of the contributing artists in chapter 4 of Go Font Ur Self*. The exhibition dedicated to exploring and pushing the diverse range of techniques employed in type design of past, present and future through original pieces of work from talented typographers worldwide.”

We thought the best way to kick things off would be with one of Australia’s hardest working graffiti artists “Saynt”. If you live in Sydney, you should have come across his walls around the inner west for sure.

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1. Describe yourself in a word

Stress

2. Describe your typography?

Some formal training as a designer and signwriter can be seen in there somewhere, however being a total graffiti junkie is probably a bigger influence on my work, and I bounce between commercial, ‘public’ styles and mashed up classic graffiti flavours.

3. Do you adhere to the rules and regulations of typography, or make up your own?

I have more rules governing my graffiti than type based projects- White keyline, in-line, highlights and ‘piano keys’ should be punishable by death!

4. What artists / typographers have influenced you in your recent work.

This work is some kind of response to all the toy panels and graffiti in general I have seen over the last few years, just wanted to drop a bomb on some suckers and no digital type I could come up with was angry enough to do the job so I bashed out a rough ‘face’ that looked like a death-threat… in blood!

5. What is the most acclaimed project you have worked on?

By day I am a community artist working on many projects with disadvantaged kids, watching them bash out their first wobbly looking piece and get psyched on graff is the best job going.

6. what is it about typography that you love?

26 letters can describe anything, and good typography is icing on the cake

7. What is your favourite letter and why?

The ‘S’- it’s so dope, whether it’s some QS with a No.6 sign brush, on screen in Adobe or pumping out a wildstyle piece, the ‘S’ is just too good, you can do so much with it.

8.  serif or san serif ?

Old school, New School- I cut out of school fool, its about whatever gets the job done.

9. what can we expect to see soon from you? Other projects, shows, etc.

Pieces, lots of pieces.

More on Saynt here

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