Posted In:Art


Posted by: Cleo on the 23rd of April, 2015, 34 comments
Posted in: all fresco, street art festival, auckland, new zealand, askew, Owen Dippie,

A little teaser from walls completed at ALL FRESCO 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. To see a full set of images from the weekend check out

Owen Dippie, photograph by Erin Dippie
Drypnz in progress, photograph by Cleo Barnett
Askew One by Route52
Xoe Hall


Posted by: Cleo on the 7th of July, 2014, 3 comments
Posted in: Street Art, New Zealand, Festival

Street art, New Zealand styles.

Nasty Goreng.Yok and Sheryo

Posted by: Yok on the 20th of March, 2014, 6 comments
Posted in: yok, Sheryo, The Yok, YOK, Batik, Jogjakarta, Yogjakarta

We have a rad show on this Friday in Perth at Turner Gallery.
Including Batik work and new sculptural pieces hand mad in Jogjakarta. Get down and take a look. Below is a sneak peek of our process photo's

Corpse corps

Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 31st of January, 2014, 0 comments
Posted in: Skateboarding, Kickstarter, New York

Corpse Corps is a skateboarding + lifestyle brand that functions as an art collective, cranking out well-designed skateboards and apparel in New York City.

They're currently funding via kickstarter so get onboard and support right here, and you'll be first in line for great Corpse Corps product.

"Our work focuses on graphic design, illustration, typography, and painting... in collaboration with a great network of artists, we incorporate a realistic level of grit in our graphics, with a strong attention to detail in the production of our boards and clothing. Our current line of skateboards have an innovative coffin shape with an old-school feel... like skateboard designs of an earlier era, when skateboarding was less competitive, more individualistic, and was grounded in a culture synonymous with creativity."

Kingbrown Magazine x LEAD Watches Instagram Contest

Posted by: Sarah on the 15th of August, 2013, 1 comment
Posted in: instagram contest, lead watches, drawing, illustration, 45rpm, dirty30, mr. penfold, rootz artwork, clumsy kate, mila k

Kingbrown Magazine is proud to partner with LEAD Watches to sponsor an Instagram drawing contest! The best "time travel" themed illustration will win the latest issue of Kingbrown and a timepiece of his/her choice from the LEAD Watches collection! (FYI: This is the guy behind the Mr. Penfold watch, featured in a previous blog post.) For more information on available timepieces, check out

The winner will also receive a sticker pack (including 45RPM and Mr. Penfold slaps), art prints from 45RPM and Dirty30 (signed!), Mila K poster, and Rootz Artwork beanie, ALL generously provided by LEAD Watches!

Rules are simple:
1.)         Follow both @kingbrown and @steve_leadwatches on Instagram
2.)         Post all illustrations using the hashtag #kingbrownxlead
3.)         Repost contest details (flyer and rules) to your own account


The Circle Show

Posted by: Cleo on the 14th of July, 2013, 3 comments
Posted in: art, exhibition, berlin,

Last night was the opening of The Circle Show, over 42 international artists now based in Berlin, brought together to celebrate the one year anniversary of Urban Spree. Expect to see murals, sculptures, paintings, illustrations, installations, ceramics, video art and more set within a beautiful industrial space.

Exhibition on now until August 2nd
Urban Spree:
Revaler Str. 99 (corner Warschauer Str. x Revaler Str.)
10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany

Jon Drypnz
Hazard Hope (SAM CREW)
Tika Thek
Noa Snir
Look (The Weird) - Look Weird

SIgn of the times

Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 17th of May, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: Marty Routledge, The Hours, Signwriting, Mural

We love a hand written font and Marty Routledge is one of those cats that's damn good at it, especially large scale. Check out his mural completed in Brisbane last month with The Hours.
Kingbrown issue 9 will be out mid-year, featuring more of Marty's handy work, so stay tuned.


Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 10th of April, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: film, kickstarter, premier, SXSW


Posted by: Clug on the 20th of February, 2013, 1 comment
Posted in: Mike Giant, San Francisco, Kingbrown, Graffiti, Art, New York, Chinatown

Heres the prequel to our little interview. Mike Giant whipping up a wall in chinatown, Summer 2012. Took a little less than 4 hours, no sketching just straight to business.

PARRA for VIKTOR&ROLF Monsieur FW2013 Men collection

Posted by: Laura on the 26th of January, 2013, 12 comments
Posted in: PARRA, VIKTOR&ROLF, Dutch designers, Dutch artist, Amsterdam, Fall 2013 men shows

It was 1 year ago in San Francisco, when I went see the big mural PARRA had just made at SF MOMA, and attended his welcome party that same night, in one of the most groovy venue of the city.

I soon became a fan of his distinctive "hand made feel" lettering and his bird man characters, the flat use of the colors and slightly naughty mood as one of his work's peculiarity.

As a producer of Fashion as I ( also ) am, I like keeping myself updated with the latest ideas, concepts, venue decors, trends, and so on...and what a surprise this season, when I saw VIKTOR & ROLF F/W men show invitation card!

VIKTOR&ROLF invitation card ( IMAGE CREDITS: )

That curves in the lettering , but also the backdrop and even the new collection shirts and accessories prints..smell kind of familiar to me.

Pieter Jansen, aka Parra, is a Dutch graphic designer, illustrator, artist, art director, clothing company owner, skater, who wanted to be a painter as his father was.
Born in 1976, he's also one of the members of the electronic band LeLe .
He had made artworks for various well known brands and institutions, while he's been showing his art worldwide since 2005, in Galleries like HVW8 IN L.A., Common Gallery in Tokyo, Stolen Space in London, Peer Gallery in Sydney, and more, together with the big mural he realized in 2012 at SF MOMA.

HERE a clip about PARRA recent collaboration with Incase for Curated by Arkitip

As far as I knew, PARRA and the duo designers Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren, just shared the same Dutch origins, so I was curious to know how this great collaboration happened.

I wrote PARRA an over enthusiastic email, the same moment the show was still happening in Paris.

Here below a few questions he super kindly answered for me :

L: Did you guys already know each other or have you guys ever done something together in the past? Tell me about how this great collaboration became real.
P: Well, of course i knew of them, and that they were also working from Amsterdam.
I never gave it any thought because what they make is such another level and world that i am working in.
But sometimes paths cross.
It was via my friend Wix who runs a club in Amsterdam (Ludwig). He was hosting an afterparty for V&R for Dutch Design week and he told them about my work, V&R said they saw it before and were down to have me make the invite for their gardenparty in their Amsterdam Office and a limited tee shirt for the afterparty at my friends club.
So I went down to V&R's office and we talked about the invite and the tee-shirt.
And i thought that that would be all it was gonna be...
When i was leaving and nearly out the door they called me back and asked if i wanted to do some more work for them maybe.
And it all started from there.

L: You art belongs more to the Street Wear culture, was this the first time you create for Fashion/Luxury Industry?
P: Yes the first time, great to see how it all works in the 'real' fashion industry very impressive and fast paced.

L: What moment / aspect did you like the most while working with the two designers?
P: The part where they told me to make whatever i wanted, haha!
they were very keen to have me make a bunch of stuff I would make myself and not look at it like a job.
They cherry picked the stuff they liked and could use
from my sketches.

L: Did the two designers) give you some direction lines or did they just share what they had in mind for this last collection, and leave the rest to you as an art director, as you are indeed?

P: I worked close to Suleyman Demir who is their brilliant head men's designer, he gave me some pointers of what the collection was gonna be about and what their theme was.
I worked from that in the beginning ,but in the end, V&R liked the free no briefing approach, like i said.

L: Viktor&Rolf gave u big space into the new collection mood. Your art abundantly appears on a few pieces, see shirts, bags and even a suit, always pictured over your birdmen pattern backdrop.
How do you feel about that? ( you were also reserved a front row seat at the show! ).

I was on the second row! haha, nevertheless very overwhelming.
It was really amazing to see how much work, love and dedication they put into their collection and to have my personal work feature in there was a real good and proud feeling.

When such established artists meet to create, making two different creative fields run into each other, it can't be nothing less than a blast.

SEE the full Viktor&Rolf Monsieur show on STYLE.COM