Aside from being a soul soother, this is one hell of an art project. 20 animators compiled their interpretations visually of a man at the airport – the result of a competition ran at the end of last year to provide this very cool collab for you, the people.. Check it out and share your thoughts.
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However, equipped with a material first used on the drivers garments from the Mille Miglia races, this jacket will get you through basically anything/everything the Australian weather will throw at you, including built in goggles within the hood!
Selling out at a cool $555AU this jacket is put together in a way that it’ll last you a lifetime. Get the full run down on C.P Companies mothership, in the meantime here’s some imagery.
It’s official! Splendour in the grass is back again for anther year (thank god). However there’s some changes for this tree huggin, tent campin three day benderthon. They’re now basing themselves in a funky new location - North Byron Parklands, over the last weekend in July.
We’re absolutely pumped to see who’s not only headlining but even to see who’s providing the ear candy for Teepee forest AKA trip-heaven. Lets slowly endure the ongoing months of horrible speculation across social media and hopefully still want to attend. See you there!
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down and scanning the work books of Mr Matthew Oerton, better known as ‘RUFIO’. He’s a ridiculously talented 24 year old bro living in Miami on the Queensland coast. Predominantly sourcing his work from the world that surrounds him he’s one of my favourite up-comers and there’s quite a few people keeping an eye on him for the future. Have a read of our chat and get to know the big guy yourself. Also check him out on Instagram @RUFIOCREATIVE
How have you been, how’s the life of an upcoming artist like yourself?
Life of an upcoming artist is a hard one. There is a lot of struggle within knowing what style you have, how to make money from it and if it’s even good.
What’s sort of art are you doing the most? (Drawing/Painting/etc)
I am in my early stages of finding my style and medium, so I’m trying everything. Im getting some good results with pencil and watercolour, but I’m open to developing my techniques in all fields.
How long have you been artist-ing?
I have been drawing since a early stage of my life, but have only tried hard to progress within the past year and have enjoyed the process of developing my style.
What’s coming up for Rufio?
Freelance graphic design work, surfing, laughs and… chicks?
How did you get the name Rufio?
Rufio is taken from my childhood times spent as a lost boy, building tree houses, having sword fights with pirates, falling in love with mermaids and having adventures with friends. I feel I had a much better creative spark when I was 4 but I’m trying hard to let my inner child free.
Are there any lovely ladies in the life of Mr Oerton?
Not that I know of haha
If you could give one piece of advice what would it be?
I wish someone told me that all of us who do creative work get into it because we have good taste. But the catch is that in the first couple of years you make stuff that just isn’t very good. It’s trying to be good but it’s not. Your taste is killer and your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase and they quit. Art takes years to master and you just have to be ready for the ride.
Their a a lot of artist that I emulate and admire but to name a few; Fintan Magee, Beast man, Steen Jones, Iain Macarthur and Mia Taninaka.
Favourite activity outside of art and why?
Since I’ve moved to the Gold Coast, Surfing has taken much up of my time as drawing and painting. It’s awesome!!
If you could make one wish?
I want to be paid to be creative, surf everyday and love the life I live.
Will we see you in Sydney soon?
Yes! I am always keen on Sydney!
With a teaser video flooding the net today we’re all ridiculously excited to hear the new EOTS album ‘Ice on the dune’, dropping in June 2013. Here’s the video produced by the big guy himself JJ Abrams (Mission Impossible III). Can’t wait!
Nothing says you’re bad ass like owning/riding a motorcycle as your daily commute. You get to work quicker, you save a lot of cash and the pussy pulling power also goes up a couple of notches.
A collection of bikes that only gets better and better and yet still constantly screams out to me is the Deus customs range. The culture associated with the Deus brand is enormous and as a dude you almost feel inclined to be a part of it all, check out their website to get a better insight. But lets get back to the point, here’s my top 5 bike picks (It was hard to narrow it down to 5 trust me).
#1 – ‘Le Gclieur Noir’. Housing the old essentials of a Kawasaki W650 this dark knight has suffice power to get you round the Australian streets. As a smooth finish to keep sleek it’s sporting a triple shot of matte black paint. Very nice.
#2 – ‘The Drovers Dog’. Keeping you moving is the Yammy 500 engine and before summer shifts out keep that surfy on there. Double cool points for such a good setup.
#3 – ‘The Inlander’. Nothing tickles me more than a bit of brown leather, couple that with a super sleek bike and you’ve got yourself a deal. Now this ones home is in Hollywood with its designer Michael Woolaway, but as with basically all Deus bikes they’re custom jobs and built on request, making for a unique vehicle and no double ups in the hood whilst your cruising. With a Triumph Beonneville 900 engine she’s got heaps of grunt and you throw a few more mods in there and you’ve got one powerful knee slapper.
With the influenced sourced from the sunny Hollywood streets it’s the perfect machine for suburban Australia.
#4 – ‘Bobbersake V1′. Every guy who has an appreciation for a cool bike loves a ‘bobber’. This genuine hardtail was engineered by the Deus Artisians and is an absolute killer weekend ride. Not so much a daily commute for me but pull it out of the garage, give it a shine up on a sunny Sunday and you’ll have a very distant relationship with your girlfriend.
#5 – ‘Grevious Hero’. I felt as though I needed to include a touch of old-school sportsbike, there’s a few getting around the streets these days but lets face it, this is sexy..
It boasts a tonne of mods and I’m sure this model would boast a tonne of fees not only upfront but in parts over time as well but it really is a very, very cool bike.
I hope you’ve enjoyed Maledocks pick of the Deus range and remember to ride safe. If you’re not riding and you prefer the not so open freedom of a car then always keep an eye out for bikes! JW
In true Diplo form we have another wacky visual show, equipped with some internationally inspired electro however not too hard. I think we’re going to get some good tunes moving into winter as all the internationals start bring out the summer bangers. Looking forward to it.
In other exciting news, Diplo, A-Trak & Skrillex just launched their very own YouTube channel called Potato. It’s going to feature some epic stuff such as Diplos new ‘Butters’ theme and a A-Trak / Tommy Trash special called ‘Tuna Melt’ – Have a listen.
With the classic aviator already super popular for the ladies again (who would have thought), it could well just be on its way back for the male population. Providing the crumbs and their roided up mates don’t get a hold of the idea I think the activation + small range of aviators could go pretty well in the Australian male market. Below I’ve included a few shots but to give you an overview of why these sunnies are so popular is the lens changes from yellow to brown depending on temperature and light, making for a feel like no other.
To coincide with the re-release of these new shades, Ray Ban created a smartphone app which essentially lets you view the world (or your photos) in the vision of ‘ambermatic’. Check it out -
After signing recently with the highly popular Sweat It Out label, the trio of musical genius that is RÜFÜS have just dropped the new Autumn anthem ‘Take Me’. Their followers are devoted, their live shows are incredible and Maledock can’t wait to see more from these guys. A solid contribution to Australian music.