Let's hear it for Mondays! Someone? Anyone? Ok, no takers. Tough crowd. S'okay, we're having a group discussion and anything goes, right? 'Cept maybe that. And that. Quieten down in the back. I'd like to draw your attention to what's happening live on the blog, freshly typed by jw's infinite monkeys, and filtered regularly so it's better for you. Two SEA photographers have been on photography assignments in the UK and another two Perch artists have been illustrating the importance of language and wine. To your left, you can see find Nick Turpin shooting pedestrians at Piccadilly Circus and Daniel Boud getting muddy at Leeds Festival; on your right, you can find Dave Foster lettering380 Aboriginal tribes & dialects in their respective locations and Gemma O'Brien chinking glasses with Pete McDonald at the Brancott Estate Vineyard. Yeah, you can clap. Oh, and we mustn't forget to mention Christopher Nielsen bringing Australia's most legendary rogue and beer brewer, James Squire, back to life with playing cards, an 8 metre bar banner and tongue-in-cheek wall art. Cheers to that, amiright? Love always - jw.
SEA photographer Daniel Boud was romping it up at Leeds Festival in the UK last month for Festival Republic. Not your average festival coverage, the photos taken were published live on the official website as the festival progressed and punters got muddier. We love the carefree exuberance of this action shot.
Christopher Nielsen for James Squires
Sep 16, 2013 12:31 pm
Christopher Nielsen dove into the extremely dark and roguish history of James Squire, legendary convict and beer ambassador, for the eponymous beer company. Squires was the man behind the first successful cultivation of hops in Australia at the start of the 19th century, and his death in 1822 was marked by the biggest funeral ever held in the colony (Australians like beer). The Malt Shovel Brewery released its first line of James Squire beers in 1999 and recently commissioned Chris to illustrate a tongue-in-cheek deck of cards to decorate a feature wall at The Curious Squire in Adelaide. Chris also created an 8 metre banner to go behind the bar at The Squire’s Maiden in Newcastle. How cool is learning about this crims’ trials and tribulations through his artwork? A special shout-out goes to Kelly Mitchell and Ray Parslow at Extrablack and Richard Spicer at Lion.
Dave Foster illustrated this incredible map of Australia for the Australian Geographic. The September/October issue features a thoughtful examination of the verbal art of indigenous culture and Dave’s map of Australia, completely composed of ancient words, provides a visual reference point for the 250+ languages once spoken across Australia. It seems like words literally do form a nation.
SEA‘s onshore photographer Daniel Boud went all the way to the UK last month to join an international team of photographers on assignment for Festival Republic. The brains behind the Reading & Leeds Festival, these guys basically own the modern music festival market. Daniel donned his trusty Wellingtons and sloughed through the mud and rain to shoot the stellar line-up at Leeds, including his own teenage idols Nine Inch Nails. The notoriously wet ‘n wild weather didn’t spoil the punter’s merriment and each of Daniel’s photos show the exuberant madness of festival life. They were published live throughout the day on a specially dedicated section of the official website and the added boost of a killer team editing live on site showcased the pics in a way that Daniel loved. That is, when he wasn’t zooming in on the massive singalong crowd from the lighting tower.
What do you get when you combine production gurus Goodstuff, Havas Worldwide Sydney, Gemma O’Brien and a premium wine brand? You get a chalkboard typographic masterpiece which reproduces the beautiful rolling hills of Malborough, that’s what! Gemma O’Brien worked with us to create the chalk artwork for Brancott Estate‘s new campaign. In the TVC below, you can even catch a glimpse of our boy Pete McDonald helping her bring her beautifully crafted illustrations to life.
Piccadilly Circus isn’t exactly a peaceful place, in fact it’s a hive of tourism and activity, making it the perfect haunt for SEA‘s offshore photographer, Nick Turpin. In a long-running photography project, Nick has been documenting everyday life in London’s famous square in a bid to demonstrate how a physical place can embody the very energy and velocity of its people. Like Times Square in New York, Piccadilly Circus is the home of neon billboards and consumer culture, and Nick is particularly interested in the tight intersection of international tourism and national identity. His photos appear choreographed, although they obviously aren’t – and we think that’s the art of a good street photographer; the ability to capture candid moments and turn them into something compelling.
And that's your lot for this week. Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodbye til it be morrow,
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