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Imagine if every time your jaw dropped, it unhinged itself and fell onto the ground. This would not only be massively inconvenient, our jaws would probably get all mixed up and the sandwich would experience a decline in popularity. Luckily, nothing whatsoever in the news or medical science shows that this has even the faintest chance of happening, so why are we talking about it? Well, possibly because we're about to make your jaw drop and we don't want you to feel anxious about it. If you're a sneaker freak, check this out: our vector artist Karan Singh collaborated on a new range of Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 sneakers with Asics/Onitsuka Tiger and AW Lab and they're freakin' rad. If you're a fashion person, our artist Mekel illustrated style bloggers Elle Ferguson and Tash Sefton from 'They All Hate Us' at a VIP fashion event in Perth. And if you're wondering what the heck has happened to the good old fashioned milkbars that used to be dotted around the backstreets, Eamon Donnelly has photographed hundreds of them and joined us for an incredibly fascinating Q+A about his project. Pick your jaws off the floor. Love always - jw.

Eamon Donnelly was one of the first artists to ever join our coop, way back in 2007 when we were just a motley bunch of twelve illustrators and one lone expat in his bedroom. His passion project for the last ten years has been photographing Australian milkbars. You know, those classic Aussie shopfronts where you can buy ten-cent lollies from a shopkeeper who remembers your name and drink frothy milkshakes in big enamel cups with a stripey straw. Eamon is the official Banner Gallery artist for Sydney's Art & About Festival and his 'Milkbar' series is about to be splashed all over town. We caught up with him for a Q+A about how his project got started and shared some of his soon-to-be-a-coffee-book work. Read the straight-up dope from the real Milkybar kid here.

Around Town

Interview with Eamon Donnelly

Sep 15, 2014 10:07 am

One of the first artists to ever join the Jacky Winter roster, Eamon Donnelly is an award-winning illustrator, designer, Australian archivist, historian, photographer and an all-round great guy. Both founder and director of The Island Continent, an online archive dedicated to preserving Australian culture, he has spent the last 10 years photographing milkbars and becoming an expert on all things Aussie. Soon, 700 banners featuring Eamon’s photographs will be on display around Sydney as part of the Art & About Festival. We took the time to catch up with him before the festival launch on 19 September to talk about the disappearance of milkbars from the Australian landscape and how this whole project got started …


Mekel for Karrinyup Spring/Summer 2014–2015

Sep 12, 2014 10:18 am

Forget New York Fashion Week, the hottest fashion event of the year has already been and gone. To launch Spring/Summer 2014–2015 at Karrinyup Shopping Centre in Perth, Mekel was invited to illustrate style bloggers Elle Ferguson and Tash Sefton from the blog They All Hate Us at a special VIP event. Perth’s media, bloggers and fashion set got to witness the magic as Mekel developed her piece throughout the evening. They nibbled canapés from catering company Heyder and Shears, previewed the latest Spring/Summer looks in a live catwalk show, partook in styling sessions with Tash and Elle, quaffed champagne and went home clutching exclusive gift bags courtesy of Karringyup retailers. Fabulous, darlings.


Karan Singh for Onitsuka Tiger x AW Lab Mexico 66 Animalier Pack

Sep 09, 2014 10:05 am

Sports brand Asics/Onitsuka Tiger and footwear vendor AW Lab recently collaborated on a new range of Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 sneakers with our vector artist Karan Singh. That’s right, these pimpin’ shoes are available right now on the internet and we’re only just telling you. We’re sorry, we’re sorry! Inspired by various jungle patterns and featuring the classic suede stripes on the sides, these soft leather sneakers are the stuff that daydreams are made of. Really strange, specific daydreams. They’re available in many different colours and Karan’s visuals were even adapted for a range of marketing assets ranging from window stickers to short animations to display cases. Now pretend you’re in Spain or Italy and go shopping at the online AW Lab store here.


And that's your lot for this week. Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodbye til it be morrow,

The Jacky Winter Group

Named for the adorable native Australian robin, The Jacky Winter Group is an independent Australian creative agency.


Photographers, onshore and offshore, dedicated exclusively to photography.

The country's largest, best (and most exciting) roster of illustrators.

Where our prospects earn their patch. Emerging artists of the utmost promise.

Our hard-working storyboarding and visualisation all-stars.

The best artists from around the globe, represented in Australia.

A new breed of imagemakers, from art directors and 3D artists to stylists and set builders.

Putting our work in motion, Flutter is a full-service animation house combining the genius of Jacky Winter's roster with the talents of our award-winning motion graphics and animation specialists. 

Your one-stop digital shop featuring a hand-picked selection of work from Jacky Winter's finest. Fixed cost rights-managed images, including out-of-license and purpose-created imagery, are available on-demand for your projects in the formats you need.

The Jacky Winter Group: Special Projects Unit. From Live-Action events and conferences to freelance curating or art buying, this is where our production expertise allows us to take on weird and wonderful projects of any shape and size. Coming soon.

A warehouse gallery space in the heart of Collingwood, dedicated to showing the work of Jacky Winter's image makers in a selection of solo and group shows. As well as killer commercial art in a devoted gallery space, Lamington Drive also houses New Blank Document, our fine art printing division.

Lamington Drive is pleased to present Graveyard Shift, a large-scale typographic installation by Gemma O’Brien between 4 - 27 September.


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