Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 8th of October, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: Kingbrown, Issue 9, Singapore, Launch, Kult
Here's some rad pics from our recent Kingbrown issue 9 launch at Kult Gallery, Singapore. Images: Farah Hannah.
Posted by: Cleo on the 2nd of October, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: video, get high,
Posted by: mxcq on the 25th of September, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: Zed1, Interview
Straight out of Italy Zed1 is getting to be one of my new favorite artist. Not only is his work amazing but Zed1 breaks street art boundaries by starting his Second Skin Project. Had the chance to interview Zed1 in person as he painted a warehouse garage in Queens, NY and with a bit of a language barrier we managed to get an interview going while sippin on beers. Enjoy.
Where did the name Zed1 originate from?
Very long story but me and my friend started a crew named Zed Speed. As time passed my friend stop painting and I stayed with the word Zed because I like that the name shows up in funny movies, like in Police Academy and it's funny. I added the one because I like a number next to my name.
One of my favorite walls you did was the "Everybody Wants To Be Special" in Oslo, Norway. How did you gain your style?
When I was in the crew I was known to be the best for characters and background. Coming from Italy the culture and surroundings influences me a lot, painting for so long what I paint now is my style.
How did the idea "Second Skin Project" come about? Because I've been looking at street art for years now and I personally say your on next level shit.
I wanted to make work, thinking ok.. you see that but i see something different from you. I like that people can see my work today and in a few months see it differently. They can have an opinion now and later have a different opinion. Time changes the person, changes the idea. When I think of the second skin, I think that theres a second version of the same person. You can see people and think that there that way but inside there different, so I tried to make that with the second style. I also like that people and weather can play with my work, and remove the skin. Second skin is for the people, to talk to the people, to have a connection with the people.
Your art has taken you to many places like NY, can you tell us where you like to paint?
When I paint I always search for connection. I like to talk to people, talk to know the local story of the space. I painted in Romania before I came here to NY. It's really destroyed, the buildings have no color. I think it's the perfect place to paint, because the perfect place to paint is the poor areas. The rich areas are clean and perfect, but for me I like my art to be in destroyed situations. I think in places like Romania or South America you can ask people to paint their wall and they say yes because the wall is dirty and crappy. In those areas you have a big canvas with the background ready. The future for the street art is the poor areas.
Any exhibitions or artwork you can tells about that you're working on now?
Zed1 explained to me he wanted to keep his work a surprise. He told me his secret and from what he said, you can expect exhibition boundaries are also going to be broken.
What's a kingbrown to you?
I don't know. A Kingbrown for me is a king with brown hair. haha
Thank you Zed1, you can look out for prints coming out soon at Bottleneck Gallery you can follow Zed1's work on his Facebook Page or his site Zed1.
Posted by: The Stumblers Inc on the 24th of September, 2013, 0 comments
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THE STUMBLERS INC. ISSUE #4 / HAND NUMBERED LIMITED 50 COPIES ÃÂ©Copyright 2013.
This Handmade A5 zine contains just over 50 pages of never seen before photos taken from all over the world (AUSTRALIA,USA,SOUTH AMERICA, JAPAN, UK, EUROPE,ASIA..etcetc) of things ive stumbled upon along the way digital/film/polaroid.... So really just a whole bunch of anti social behavior, party, grime, graffiti and shitbag material.
Lazer Printed Leather grain cover/ in black & white / some colour.
Each zine comes with a signed sticker and 2 hard copy photos.
Thanks and enjoy ENJOY!
Posted by: Sarah on the 19th of September, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: instagram contest, lead watches, drawing, illustration, @stueeeee
The winner of our Instagram drawing contest is...(insert drumroll here)...@stueeeee! Congrats, man! We'll be in touch shortly to arrange for delivery of your prize pack, courtesy of LEAD Watches and Kingbrown Magazine.
Thanks to everyone who entered! This was a difficult decision for us.
Stay tuned for more contests and giveaways!
Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 16th of September, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: Kingbrown, Issue 9, Kult Gallery, Singapore, Launch
We're on the move again, teaming up with our friends from Kult 3d for our release of issue 9 in Singapore next week. Get along to Kult Gallery, Thurs Sept 26th for a massive lineup of local and international artists. Beers to enjoy, plus mag and shirt deals on the night. Starts at 7pm.
Posted by: Clug on the 9th of September, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: King Brown Issue 9 Launch
Danny Dwyer smashed together this little vid of Nychos x Sheryo x The Yok taking care of the Issue 9 Launch at the Schoolhouse Gallery in BK.
Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 19th of August, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: Sydney, Exhibition, The Hours, Issue 9
The Hours hosted our issue 9 launch show at The Tate on Friday night, so i stole these pics from their site. see more here
Thanks to everyone who made it to the exhibition and thanks to The Hours for helping co-curate Kingbrown issue 9!
Posted by: Sarah on the 15th of August, 2013, 0 comments
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 www.leadwatches.com.
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
DEADLINE IS AUGUST 30th!
Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 14th of August, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: Issue 9, Launch, Brooklyn, New York
Thanks New York. Our issue 9 party at Schoolhouse Gallery on the weekend was crazy good. We had a punk band play, there was a circle mosh, and a beer bottle smashing episode. The artworks were awesome and live painting by Nychos, Yok and Sheryo topped it all off.. (ok so just wish i could of been there!) Here's some pics from the night, mostly stolen from other peoples cameras and social links...cheers!
Sydney your're next - this friday 16th August