Art Licks – Issue Five
Issue 16 features Parisian legend Invader as the cover artist. Our exclusive interview with the Rubik’s cube enthusiast provides a rare insight into this secretive street artist’s work. We talk about people stealing his work, airlines classifying his tiles as ‘weapons’ and invader-shaped waffles. We also chat about his ‘cousin’ Mr Brainwash and how he narrowly avoiding arrest in LA during the Art in the Streets show. Issue 16 also includes Ron English’s protege, the Australian wunderkind Kid Zoom, old-school mad scientist CHU, commercial assassins TrustoCorp, and weird and wonderful pictorial pirates The Dead Sea Mob. But that’s not all, folks. We also talk to Cath Love and Will Barras, and include a photo feature on Obsession Of Colour. Of course no issue of VNA would be complete without documenting actual work on city walls and it seemed appropriate that this issue should celebrate the streets of Paris, alongside those of London and Melbourne.
Book, Sale, Vinyl
Jake Blanchard’s third volume of Menagerie finally shows up just over a year after #2… The concept this time is slightly different, not only do the artists create imagery based on the musicians music, but this time the musicians also create a track based on an image created by the artist. Two exclusive new tracks from each of these artists: Ben Nash, Isengrind, C Joynes and Twinsistermoon. And exclusive new artwork by Jim Stoten, Simon Fowler, Adrianne Neil and Jake Blanchard. The sleeve is a collaboration between Jake and Jim and it is incredible! The LP is pressed on heavyweight black virgin vinyl, packaged with a A5 12 page litho printed full colour booklet. Limited to 500 copies.
Private is an international review of photography and writing. This itinerant review has been offering its poetic and photographic journey since 1992. Private’s purpose is to offer a space for photographic creation and poetic or narrative writing. Each issue is themed. As unique and special the scenes are that the photographers for this issue have chosen to focus on, the similarities (what we have in common, what we share) that can be found around the globe are striking.
Published biannually, 8 Magazine looks beneath the surface and shines a spotlight on the issues that shape our world. Now in its tenth year of publication, 8 magazine takes the traditional format of words and pictures to a new level. For each issue, we choose a theme to explore, usually a contemporary issue that requires investigating and understanding, and seek the best ways to bring the subject to light. With its unique mix of reportage, commentary, interviews and essays, 8 magazine has grown to occupy a unique place in the publishing sphere, offering world class analysis through essays, photographic and written.