Last week, we were lucky enough to check out a series of events in Melbourne that made up the launch of the Futura x Hennessy limited edition bottle.
Futura is one of those names that resonates with every single person that’s been a part of the graffiti and street art culture. He is an innovator, a pioneer of the abstract graffiti movement and a true living legend.
To celebrate the Hennessy bottle, the day was packed full of all things Futura. We walked the streets, taking in Melbourne’s thriving street art and graff scene, fans then got to meet Futura for a signing and a lecture at Story Hall (RMIT). To round the night off, Hennessy hosted a party where there were artworks on show and the man himself painting live in front of a small crowd. Very rare to see this man in action AND to hear speak live and uncut, so needless to say we were excited to witness it all.
Click here for more info on the project.
It looks like this week, Melbourne is in for a treat…
The godfather of abstract graffiti, one of the pioneers of the graffiti movement and icon of the New York scene, Futura will be in Melbourne to help launch the artist bottle he has created with Hennessy (more info on their facebook page here).
Amongst other things, he will be appearing at the Someday store to paint live, and personally sign bottles. Don’t sleep on this one…
Artists are invited by The Hours to design their own ‘The Hours’ shirt graphic, the artwork is then hand screen printed in Sydney by Aisle6ix Industries onto an edition of 50 t-shirts made by Element Skateboards.
This second release features a combined work by Sydney artists Roach and Retro.
To celebrate this release, There will be 50 T-Shirts available at $30 a piece, along side a series of original illustrations and an indoor mural.
The event opens Wednesday 23rd January at The Tate Gallery, Glebe, Sydney
and will continue to open on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th from 12-6pm.
More info on the Facebook event here.
Halfsleeve recently celebrated their 4th birthday by collaborating with 4 different brands. One of those was local skateboard company Have Skateboards with artist BENNETT. The collection consisted of a t-shirt, limited run of screen printed decks and a super limited run of laser etched decks. The graphic is freeeeeesh, BENNETT always holds it down. Everything is available from Halfsleeve right now so go check it!
After a successful run last year, Water For Water are bringing back their Limited Edition Artist designed Christmas Cards. This year The Hours has partnered with Water For Water to curate the limited edition Christmas Card packs, resulting in 5 new designs by Ghostpatrol, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Bennett, Kareena Zerefos and Sid Tapia.
By purchasing a pack of these Christmas Cards you’ll be spreading Christmas joy further than you think with 100% of the profits from the sale of the cards going directly into Water For Water’s clean water projects, providing communities with access to clean drinking water.
Following the successful first event Don’t Grow Old It’s A Trap, the Fuck You / I Am project is hosting a second exhibition entitled The Future Just Happened.
The exhibition will explore the confronting subculture of DIY tattoos through the eyes of Sydney-based fringe society photographer Sam Stephenson.
People who attend the exhibition will have the opportunity to win a tattoo from a specially created flash sheet by William P. Brown (Shanghai Charlies).
The Future Just Happened Photographic Exhibition
November 23 – 25th, 2012
kind of — gallery 80 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
The Fuck You I Am project is brought to you by www.stylemology.com, a state-of-the-art online life-style experience, launching in Australia on the 19th November 2012.
As Art Installation Partner for TEDxCanberra, CRE8IVE commissioned Vans the Omega to paint throughout the day. What ensued was an amazing display of innovation, inspiration and creativity.
Coopers have released the third and final video featuring Pose MSK. We like this kind of brand and artist collaboration. Stay tuned for images.