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Archive for July, 2008

Satchel of Gravel

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

mickey-mouse-02.gifRecently was wondering what happened to DontBelieveTheHypeBeast and did a search, turns out the blog is apparently still going in the form of

Since the sites first incarnation, street wear in general has reached a critical state of self recognized embarrassment, crapping itself in public and being more for plebs than ever before.

In fact even the most deluded tubby white boys secretly realizing how wak they look in micky based designs, rap lyrics, bubble shoes and flimsy Supreme caps, so you’d think that the blogs humor would loose its poignancy in the face of obviousness in the subject matter.

Think again, it’s still great. And whats more the above mentioned satirical drought has caused them to compliment the content by pointing the same wit on flicks and music, resulting in awesomeness.

And here i was thinking i was alone in my disdain for mediocre ‘acts’ like Cool Kids, Kayne, MIA and the host of other trendziod hip-hopsters who produce banal music of no value outside of giving uncultivated audiences a banner to huddle under; and bang, this comes along and i feel revived.  Again, its a great blog.

Check it out.

Sonpub Music Video

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Just got back from mastering with the colour corrected final version of the video for “Innocent Shonen Boy” by SONPUB (A Bathing Ape Sounds/ Universal Japan).

The idea for the video was a bright, blue sky backdropped, slo mo video seemingly not shot in Japan. It all sort of came together in the end despite a bunch of logistical nightmares. (The main one being that the shoot was on one of the greyest, overcast days in memory!!)

Music wise the song is a bit of a poppier excursion for Sonpub (maybe its just the inclusion of the female vocal that pushes it over the edge) but check out his other bits and bobs at:


Tuesday, July 15th, 2008


Heads up people.

A group show at McCulloch Gallery featuring selected artworks by four of Melbourne’s most respected street/urban artists, Deb, Phibs, Meggs & Reka.

Well recognised for a combination of stencil, aerosol and illustrative street and gallery work, this show features a refined set of artworks by each artist in their own developed signature style.

All four artists have been involved in numerous art projects and exhibitions both locally within melbourne and also internationally, with combined visits to Japan, Europe and the United States.


hyrule decay

Monday, July 14th, 2008


about 2 years old

This week at No Vacancy

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

This week at No Vacancy


The amazing Peat Wollaeger is coming to town
as a feature of his show , he will be showing a large collection of collaborations
with local Melbourne artists
should be ultra great



Saturday, July 12th, 2008


Nawlz Episode #7 has gone online. check it out here


Just as we get set to upload a fresh batch of these. First edition of T’s made in NAWLZ by hard working gimps. We’re only got two size break down of each color, so keep en eye on Nice.


Saturday, July 12th, 2008

[youtube][/youtube] Check it out.

Also the Seven Shadows blog has gone up, check it here.

Yoshitomo Nara + graf Sake box set

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008


I found this little Yoshitomo Nara + graf collabo Sake box set in a pretty unasuming bottleshop round my way. It contains 3 glasses of Sake all with pics by Nara himself, I think the package is supposed to resemble a Dogs house.

It makes a pretty nice desk piece but I am pretty worried that I will crack it open soon enough……

sake 3Sake 2

“Os Gemeos”… WHO ???

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

While people all over the world appreciates the brazilian graffiti and its artists, specially Os Gemeos, here in Brazil we see the exact opposite happening… so sad but so true!

In fact we´ve got the most amazing  ‘public galleries’ (the walls on the streets) in the world and I´m sure of that when I pass by one of the most trafficated avenue here everyday and see something like THIS :

gemeos_nunca_nina_23 DE MAIO

gemeos_nunca_nina_23 DE MAIO   painel _23 DE MAIO   Herbert Baglione _23 DE MAIO

BUT as I posted before, there´s a campaign going on in São Paulo called “Clean City” …or “Gray City” as we should call it…when you see THAT turned into THIS :

  23-ERASED (The shot is awful, at night, but the only one I got of that same wall, where those graffitis used to be…now covered with gray paint! )

WHY IS THAT ??? Here is what the press said about it…

(the video and text is in portuguese, but I´ll translate it !)

” The colors and forms of the graffiti done by the twin brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo , Os Gemeos, brings life to the gray streets of São Paulo. But in the last Thursday, part of a giant mural, painted by OsGemeos, Nina Pandolfo, Nunca and Herbert Baglione, was erased. According to Mayor City Hall, there was a misunderstanding with the contractor to remove graffiti in public places.

It was “unintentionally”. At least this is the justification of the Prefecture of São Paulo to the attitude of the company  hired to erase the ‘pixos’ in public places.

“It’s sad to see it. In our case and of many artists, our work is so valued outside Brazil, and here it doesn´t happen the same way, “said Gustavo Pandolfo. “We need to know what criteria they are adopting to erase a work like that, with more than 700 square meters,” completes Otávio Pandolfo.

 Where there is a type of art as graffiti occupying a public space, it is generally respected by ‘pichadores’ (the guys who does the ‘pixos’), as the other part of that mural, on the other side of the avenue, is preserved.

MURAL - 23

” People only care when a work of art is stolen from a museum. I was impressed, a work of art from Sao Paulo was stolen and nobody says anything about it. “claims a psychologist Lima Robson.

A meeting will be scheduled with representatives of the company and the artists to redo the work. “

Can you believe that ?! …me neither!

I was speechless when I saw the wall covered in gray and didn´t even know about the so called “mistake” I thought they really had the intend to erase it since a lot of other amazing works has been erased lately, which has a positive side, which is the new works there are to come after the ‘cleaning’ …and they´ll keep it coming! …as they´ll keep cleaning !

…and I´ll keep on fighting ! Not against anything and anybody but in favor of art, of graffiti, of the streets with beautiful graffitis on it, of standing up for brazilian artists, speacially the street’s artists wordly, of making people see ART as one of the greater achievements that these people who do it may leave for this world. It´s timeless, priceless…not ever worthless !

Now we´re having the opportunity to dicuss about it since this ‘tragedy’ turned a lot of eyes to the graffiti scene in Brazil ! That´s what I took of most positive about this.

Because all you see is how brazilian artists are doing so great in New York, London, Melbourne, California, Chile, Spain…and how about in BRAZIL ?!

Well, that´s an example of how one of the best things we have to offer to the world is being appreciated in here!


WE’RE FREE TO DO THAT, isn´t that (OUR) RIGHT ?!?!

Melbourne Lanes…

Monday, July 7th, 2008

A few of the boys joined me for a paint on the weekend, things just kept getting bigger and bigger.


Seeing as though nothing is normally planned with these walls, always interesting to step back at the end of the day and see what comes together.


The lane was packed all weekend, thanks for all the folks who stopped by.


Stoked with how this one turned out.

Click here for the join up.


Cognitive Dissident.

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