Issuu on Google+

w lookanat to buy an t ads? magazoither 122 pag ne. conteens of t!

ISSUE 12

GST $14.99 AUS INC


Berlin, Germany www.joschwab.com

Johannes Schwab


2


Johannes Schwab


4


Johannes Schwab


Contributors *+9/-43'-'@/4+ /99;+



-9: &:8 /4)

  

/994



.88:*

 www.designiskinky.net/connect

Cover Image Paul White

et/con nect

WA LOOKNT TO BUY ANAT ADS? OTHER MAGAZI NE. 122 PA S OF CONTGE ENT!

'3?952b8;993/229b);3b158+./15./45b05.'44+99).='(b+8/)@+4+8b'4*8+'/445)+4:

esign is r agen Kinky, Conn cies, pu ec sts. blishe t is rs or

cess to of you talented art r ists sift thr trusty mo use. ou ng for gh coun tless jus hand t the rig Conn -picked anht ec d op: art t will delive r ists stry exp not only erienc e.

Contents

Editor Jess Scully jess@emptymag.com Art Editor Andrew Johnstone a@emptymag.com Art Direction Design is Kinky Studio www.designstudioiskinky.com art@emptymag.com Contributing Artists Amy Sol, Beastman, Cailan Burns, Christian Ward, Cum*, Eric Zener, Eric White, Andrea Innocent, Joao Ruas, Jody Rogac, John Casey, Jonathan Weiner, Kent Williams, KOA, Korehiko Hino, Koren Shadmi, Laura McCabe, Leah Hayes, Lyle Owerko, Mark Verhaagen, Paul White, Peter Taylor, Raul Allen, Richard Wilkinson, Russ Mills, Johannes Schwab, Juan Francisco Casa, Kath O’Rourke

Empty Design Magazine 211 Palmer St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia Ph: +61 (0)2 9360 0690 www.emptymag.com / info@emptymag.com Empty is published by Design is Kinky Distribution Selectair - www.selectair.com.au

6

Copyright Š 2008 Design is Kinky Pty Ltd No part of this publication can be reproduced in any form or by any means without the permission of the publisher.

1. Johaness Schwab / 8. Cailan Burns / 14. Paul White / 18. KOA / 20. Russ Mills / 28. Amy Sol / 36. Lyle Owerko / 42. Eric Zener / 48. Juan Francisco Casas / 52. Beastman / 56. Christian Ward / 60. Joao Ruas / 64. Peter Taylor / 70. Andrea Innocent / 74. Eric White / 78. Leah Hayes / 80. Jonathan Weiner / 86. John Casey / 88. Korehiko Hino / 92. Jody Rogac / 94. Kent Williams / 98. Mark Verhaagen / 102. Cum* / 106. Raul Allen / 108. Richard Wilkinson / 112. Koren Shadmi / 114. Laura McCabe / 118. Reviews /


the Silence is Golden Issue Image: Kath O’Rourke

The idea for an image only issue of Empty has been floating around the ole brain cells for a while now. However, far from the lofty artistic ideals that we might have had in mind, the drive to actually make it turned out to be necessity. Fact is we were running out of time. We wanted to get the magazine out by a certain date and, as that date fast approached, we knew that we were screwed if we had to write up articles on each artist. So, the image only issue (yes we know there is some text) that your now holding was born. The issue is so full of amazing art that it will quite possibly make your eyes bleed. Or if not, it should definitely make you run screaming to the nearest pencil, paint brush, camera, or whatever your chosen creative implement of choice is, to get cracking on some new work. If you can look through this whole issue and not feel the urge to create then you may want to check your pulse as you might have passed away. Even the steely-eyed cynical art director had trouble sitting down long enough to finish putting the mag together. We eventually had to strap him to his chair. Sit back, relax, grab a snifter of port, and enjoy!


8


Melbourne, Australia www.jackywinter.com

Cailan Burns


10


Cailan Burns


12


Cailan Burns


14


Melbourne, Australia www.paulwhiteart.com

Paul White


16


Paul White


18


Lille, France www.koadzn.com

Cramm Olivier (Koa)


20


Brighton, UK www.byroglyphics.com

Russ Mills


22


Russ Mills


24


Russ Mills


26


Russ Mills


28


Las Vegas, USA www.amysol.com

Amy Sol


30


Amy Sol


32


Amy Sol


34


Amy Sol


36


New York, USA www.owerko.com

Lyle Owerko


38


Lyle Owerko


40


Lyle Owerko


42


California, USA www.ericzener.com

Eric Zener


44


Eric Zener


46


Eric Zener


48


Mdrid, Spain www.juanfranciscocasas.com

Juan Francisco Casas


50


Juan Francisco Casas


52


Sydney, Australia www.esnce.com

Beastman


54


Beastman


56


London, UK www.cwardillustration.com

Christian Ward


58


Christian Ward


60


Sao Paulo, Brazil souvlaki.jp-ar.org

Joao Paulo Alvares Ruas


62


Joao Ruas


64


Vancouver, Canada www.handmadefeat.com

Peter Taylor


66


Peter Taylor


68


Peter Taylor


70


Melbourne, Australia www.otoshimono.org

Andrea Innocent


72


Andrea Innocent


74


Brooklyn, USA www.ewhite.com

Eric White


76


Eric White


78


Brooklyn, USA www.leahhayes.com

Leah Hayes


80


New York, USA www.vinerstudio.com

Jonathan Weiner


82


Jonathan Weiner


84


Jonathan Weiner


86


Oakland, USA www.bunnywax.com

John Casey


88


Wajima, Japan www.geocities.jp/kolehikohino

Korehiko Hino


90


Korehiko Hino


92


Vancouver, Canada www.jodyrogac.com

Jody Rogac


94


Los Angeles, USA www.kentwilliams.com

Kent Williams


96


Kent Williams


98


Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.markverhaagen.com

Mark Verhaagen


100


Mark Verhaagen


102


Cum*

Ghent, Belgium www.cuminthestreets.com


104


Cum*


106


Spain www.rrallen.com

Raul Allen


108


London, UK www.richard-wilkinson.com

Richard Wilkinson


110


Richard Wilkinson


112


Brooklyn, New York www.korenshadmi.com

Koren Shadmi


114


Brooklyn, New York www.lauramccabe.com

Laura McCabe


116


Laura McCabe


147

146

miike stilkey

152

Review:

Lost Control Author: Neasden Control Centre Publisher: Die Gestalten www.die-gestalten.de Pages: 192

118

The second book put together by UK based Neasden Control Centre, and published by Die Gestalten, is, if possible, even more random than their first book. It’s less a reflection of their work but more a visual scrapbook full of seemingly unrelated illustrations, typography and photos. There is no doubt that they make some interesting imagery, and they are obviously creative and original thinkers, but after about twenty or so pages the lack of any structure, or explanation, gets pretty tiring. The book seems to be more show-off than showcase. Fine if that’s what your after, but if not then you’ll lose interest pretty quickly. AJ

153

Review:

BLK/MRKT Two Publisher: Die Gestalten www.die-gestalten.de Pages: 208 The BLK/MRKT gallery is, in terms of the artists they show, arguably the most progressive gallery in the US today. This new publication, the second in the BLK/MRKT series, showcases the immensely talented artists who have exhibited at the gallery. Artists such as Tiffany Bozic, Ian Francis, Conor Harrington, Lucy McLauchlan, Andrew Pommier, Jeff Soto and Ben Tour, amongst others. Their work is beautifully displayed, showing the full piece with a minimum of fuss, letting the art stand out as it should. The studio, artist and gallery shots mixed in with the work are also nice touches, giving a context to the finished art. A nice publication for anyone interested in young progressive artists. HB


Review:

Street Art and the War On Terror Publisher: Rebellion www.rebellionbooks.co.uk Pages: 176 Whilst anti-war graffiti is nothing new, the US, UK and yes, our very own Australian governments dodgy practices after 9/11 and the eventual invasion of Iraq lead to a resurgence of politically motivated street art in cities all over the planet. Street Art and the War On Terror sets out to document the artwork created in opposition to the war. The book is well thought out and structured, showing each region (The Americas, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Far East) separately to give an idea of the different viewpoints that the invasion created world wide. There is also a good variety of ‘famous’ street artists, such as the ever-present Banksy and Shepard Fairey, alongside their not so well known compatriots. All in all a great book for anyone interested in street art and anti-war artwork. AJ

Review:

Grafuck 3 Publisher: Grafuck www.grafuck.com We could wax on about how artists have inquisitive creative souls and therefore are susceptible to exploring sexuality in their work. Which is probably true. But personally we just think they’re all pervs like the rest of us. Los Angeles based Grafuck have realised this and decided to put together a publication to showcase the latest erotic artwork from a diverse range of international artists. The work includes illustration, photography, fine art and graphics. The book is well put together in a compact format and features some very nice artwork. AJ


Want to subscribe?

120

Yes we know it’s not a koala or baby seal. Bear Image Kath O’Rourke

1. Go to www.emptymag.com 2. Click on Subscribe 3. Download the PDF 4. Fill it out, and send it in /// We’d appreciate if you could use recycled paper, and recycled ink in the printer, oh, and a recycled biro to fill the form in. Recycled ink in the biro of course! And if you could perhaps not kill any whales during the process then that would be great. We don’t mind if you club a few baby seals. Your only human after all! Sheesh...what would a day be without bashing a few furry creatures? Boring, that’s what! So you go right ahead. And if you can’t find a baby seal (we suggest a zoo) then maybe just smack a few koalas around. They’re much easier to find here in Aus. And let me tell you, those little bastards have serious attitude problems. Sitting there munching away on leaves all day while we slave away down here trying to save the planet. I bet koalas don’t use green bags for their shopping! Damn them! ... enjoy subscribing...


Empty Issue 12