Its times like these we really wish some sort of teleportation device had been invented. High Math (a collaboration between Arkitip, Slow Culture and Altamont) opened last week bringing a mix of some of the most distinct and diverse artists to a rainy LA night. Aaron De La Cruz, Daniel Frost, Daniel Kent, Eric McHenry, Jay Howell, Kevin Lyons, Kyle De Lotto, Maia Ruth Lee, Michael Leon, Peter Sutherland, were just some of the contributors to this eclectic group – even COLAB’s Mark Whalen joined the mix. Brainiacs get to work – we don’t want to miss another one of these…
Pics by The Hundreds.
Despite the struggle to look for a new venue since the closer of the Sydney Convention Centre, Semi-Permanent 2014 has gathered an amazing array of international and local guest speakers to Carriageworks. From skateboard legend Tony Hawk, to the artist full of mysteries Mr. Brainwash. Also from Australia there are some familiar faces like, jewellery designer Elke Kramer, and film director Daniel Askill who will be screening his work at Carriageworks stylish Bay 20.
Tickets are out now! semipermanent.com
Images from www.semipermanent.com
If you missed out on the skateboard legends shredding it down at Bondi last week don’t worry. Boardworld captures the 10th Vans BOWL-A-RAMA beautifully on camera for you.
We’ve been loving watching the murals pour out of this years POW! WOW! HAWAI’I! Here are some of our favourites…
1. James Jean
2. Dave Kinsey
3. Dabs Myla and Misery
4. Megs and Bask
The longer you stare, the more it starts to move. Check out Jonathan Zawada’s trippy exhibition, ‘Real 3D’ at the Sarah Cottier Gallery in Paddingtion. The show opens on Thursday 6th of Feb.
Images From: Sarah Cottier Gallery
We are stoked that ACHE magazine has featured Elke Kramer ‘LE VINS’ on their front page! This digital biannual magazine from New York has an amazing collection of young up-coming photographers from around the globe. There is also an interview about the brand’s background and philosophy. Check it out, to get a better feel of what happens in the COLABoratory. ACHE magazine
Have you watched Spike Jones’s latest, Her yet? It happens to be that the designer of the subway map, in the scene when Joaquin Phoenix catches that elevated train through LA to the Pacific Ocean was, Geoff Mcfetridge. Thanks to Gizmodo, we were able to get a better quality picture than a screen grab.
Do you think Geoff Mcfetridge’s simple design has solved the transport problems of LA?
One of our old friends DMOTE, has been chilling with the RVCA team in Hawaii for 6 weeks. Check out what happens when surfers, skaters, and graffiti artists get together. More at RVCAloha.
Montreal-based electro funk duo Chromeo just dropped a track “Come Alive” featuring Toro Y Moi, from their forth coming LP, White Women. They will be touring the U.S and Canada throughout April and May. Unfortunately, they won’t be coming down to Australia but you can still experience Toro Y Moi‘s sexy voice at Big Day Out at the end of this month.
At the end of last year, the super creative couple Brad(aka Beastman) and Kelly Eastman launched their collaborative home ware brand, EAST EDITIONS. They will be bringing limited edition designer home ware with an artistic twist. We are sure they will and have a great 2014! Check out the geometric craziness of VANS THE OMEGA, and their more recent work with Kyle Hughes-Odgers.
COLAB in conjunction with SOMEDAYS, celebrated the end of 2013 with the launch of our latest collaboration with BEASTMAN. The balmy summer evening was the perfect atmosphere to celebrate our latest sunglass collaboration and the store was transformed with original Beastman artwork on display.
The festivities flowed well into the evening thanks to Sailor Jerry, Stone & Wood Brewing, Rekorderlig Cider – Australia and Longview Vineyard
Anthony Lister is being “Pretty Shady” wearing his very own shades he designed together with us, in this skin cancer awareness campaign. Listen to what he has to say about the sun and this summer time childhood memories.
Pretty Shady has also put together a visually engaging clip with interesting typographical elements.
Stefan Marx will be talking at the Redo Design Conference, held in streets of Prishtina on the 22nd to the 24th November, 2013. The Redo Design Conference is a bit different from your usual conference. It is series of walks and talks in various locations throughout the capital of Kosovo, Prishtina. It’s aim is to establish a direct interaction with the city, the speakers and the audience.
Check out Stefan Marx‘s illustrations all over these skate ramp rooms.
If your lucky enough to be around San Francisco at the moment, one of Colab’s collaborating artists, Jonathan Zawada is having a solo show at The Popular Workshop in San Francisco. Get ready for some sculptures, video, and interactive works that explore the ideas behind the privacy and freedom in our virtual environments today.
From Nov 8th till Dec 20th, 2013, at The Popular Workshop .
After 20years of spraying, painting, editing, and creating, the multi talented artist from New Zealand, Askew One will be having his first solo exhibition at The Tate Gallery on Wednesday Nov 13th, 2013. “The Evolving Face” will explore the concept of Evolution in our rapidly changing society today.
For more information The Tate Gallery, Askew One
Photos from The Opening Hours