We even have a Shroud of Turin style hazy replica of the flag on our living room wall because the pant seeped through the back of the canvas. True Story. Photos below are by Urchin. A catalogue has been produced as well.
Ummm, We're In a Zine With Our Fantasy Heros
Wow! No updates for 6 months! Oopsie. Well here’s one: Serious Business.
We’ll have some photos of our “John Carpenter” exhibition very soon, but here’s a few Matt Rabbidge just sent us, of Sonny – installing / smiling / stayin’ alive.
In other newwwz, we are back! In Sydney, after a fantastic month and a bit in London. And we are straight back into Laneway Festival 2012, which announced it fantastic lineup just this-morning. Here’s a bit of poster-ness we made them.
In other news, I actually uploaded some new(ish) work, mostly posters, to the site – here.
And one of the most exciting things we’ve got to do lately was a Darcel. DARCEL!!! We were absolutely stonkeredly flattered to be asked to do one of these remixes for Craig Redman, who we are massive fans of. We dun Darcel Who Dun It. It’s also an animated gif, if you look at it long enough. So much fun. This is it.
We’re still in London for the rest of the month, getting excited / working on a few exciting projects / riding the buses. Cheerio chaps!
H-H-H-Hai! We have been somewhat snowed under here in WBYK-land, so sloppy with the updates. While we have quite a few projects we’ll upload soon (waiting for a few things to be released) we should mention the slew of upcoming exhibitions we are in over the coming months.
LONDON: FRI 17 JUNE – SATJULY 2 (RIGHTNOW) is the very amazing Little White Lies 70 exhibition at Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch – we frankly cannot believe we are in this – it’s amazing: exhibition.littlewhitelies.co.uk/
We did The Exorcist (below)
BRISBANE: THU 23 JUNE is the 7th annual I Used To Skate Once at The Outpost
This is the third year we’ve been involved and it is just the best night. Royal Headache are playing this year. We love Brisbane. skateonce.blogspot.com/
LINCOLN! NEBRASKA!: FRIJULY 1 is the extraordinary *Fuck Up Screenprint show – this is another fantasy lineup as far as we are concerned – seriously some of our favourite poster artists in the world … and, somehow, us. We get to show our dodgy mistakes alongside their mind-blowing multi-layered test prints. fup.tumblr.com/
LONDON: FR! 1 JULY – WED 6 JULY is the Heaps Good Life exhibition at East Gallery in, well not exactly Shoreditch again , but a block or two over in Brick Lane.
This is all Austraian artists – all for a great cause and should be rad. heapsgood.co.uk/life
BRISBANE! AGAIN: AUGUST 5 is a solo show / installation we are putting on at the Nine Lives Gallery (more Brisbane-ness we love) as part of Semi Permanent, where we will be speaking. We are calling the show… JOHNCARPENTER! www.wehaveninelives.blogspot.com/
That is a pretty full-on list, but its spread over three continents and three months. We’re pretty excited about doing JOHNCARPENTER in Bris, and we have some exciting news about something pretty big we’ll be doing soon in…. Shoreditch! Surprise!
This is the movie Sonny made me watch last night for “research”. Gave me the willies. (The movie was pretty scary too)
And this weekend we are excited / nervous / excited / honoured / nervous to be speaking at Semi-Permanent.
We’re on first thing Saturday if you are around – we’ll be talking through what we do and why and how we do it.
The other speakers are all amazing and stupidly talented – we’ve seen Dean Poole from Alt and MoffittMoffitt speak before and they will blow your brains away. For Sure.
There’s also an exhibition running on Thursday night at Paper Mill Gallery, we have some stuff in that alongside other speakers including Michael Leon! Reg Mombassa! Will be a lot of fun.
Last weekend we flew away for a little break in Melbourne – mainly to hang tough at the amazing Sugar Mountain festival, which was soooo good. Big thanks to Damien Aistrope and Lorena Mercado for the hookups and Andrew Kindred Fairclogh, Ross and Tommy and Drew for the hangouts. Highlights of Sugar Mountain were Rat vs Possum, The Twerps, Collarbones and Virgo Four, Thomas Campbell and Stephan Marx art. And highlights of Melbourne in general was all the food and beer we consumed, and Lorena’s “SURPRISE!”. Dead Man Espresso and Cumulus Inc and Tepansan and the Northcote Social Club provided our bellies with some warm extravaganzas of awesesome. We got a full guided tour of Collingwood’s Compound Interest and fell in swoon with Levi, the Excellent Italian Greyhound. Melbourne, you are good!
This big fat amazing looking book has been out a while but I just got my hands on it – The Atlas of Illustration is a Page One publication and I am so stoked to be in it because it also includes some of my favourite ever illustrators – like OLAFHAJEK. He is my most favourite, totally. Also our pal French, Pietari Posti and Hvass and Hannibal. Some pretty amazing company. It’s also weird to look at cos the pictures are all pre-2008 so mostly a bunch of "personal’ works, something I don’t exactly do any more. Every illustrator was asked to finished off those sentences. My favourite reply is French saying if he was a fictional character he’d be “God”. Bless him. Anyhoo, that’s my story.