This Friday, Sydney’s Lightbulb Loungeroom will host Onitsuka Tiger Presents: Gaikokujin, an exhibition celebrating the work of Australian creatives now residing in Japan. Brought to you courtesy of Onitsuka Tiger, Acclaim Magazine and Tiger Beer.
EVENT DETAILS: Where: The Lightbulb Lounge Room – 58 Wallis Parade, North Bondi, NSW | Time: 6 – 9PM | When: Friday, 19th August 2011
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The wait is over. The new issue of Australian creative lifestyle title ACCLAIM magazine is set to hit local shelves the first week of August, 2011.
The theme of issue 24 is FANTASY. Perhaps it was the cabin fever we’ve all been feeling from being stuck inside this Melbourne winter or perhaps we’re just a bunch of trippers at heart, either way we are excited to unleash the fantasy theme onto our readers. We felt it was time to take a step away from the tangible world and take a trip into our subconscious, with our editorial team digging into every mystical nook and magical cranny to create a psychedelic journey with each page.
As always, the issue has two very special covers. The short-run cover features the work of futuristic Swedish artist and illustrator, Kilian Eng. Kilian is featured in the issue also, along with his work which references the future and analogue culture at once. His retro-future girl graces our cover and on a very select number of issues, the cover features glow-in-the-dark ink. These will be available exclusively to Australian Magnation stores and subscribers (Please note this cover version will be out a week later than the standard cover, due to the special printing process). The standard version of Kilian’s cover is available from all of the boutiques within ACCLAIM’s BTQ network.
The general release cover which will hit newsagents across the country, features the polarizing figure that is Bay Area rapper, Lil B. Who better to champion the fantasy issue than the tripped out Based God. The issue features an exclusive interview and photoshoot with Lil B. Love him or hate him, B is prolific and very much an example of the new generation of music artists in today’s economy. An intriguing mix of strategic social-media savvy and his stream of consciousness rhyme-style and quotables, the rapper has the internet world entranced.
Other content includes:
We chat with artist Mark Bode, who is carrying on the family business passed on by his father, the iconic comic book artist Vaughn Bode. Vaughn’s artistic vision including his characters such as the Cheech Wizard, have infiltrated street art and graffiti culture for years and are kept alive via his son’s work which continues on with the comic book legacy.
San Fran’s Mark McCloud has the impressive title of owning the world’s largest collection of acid blotter art, which he houses on his premises aptly titled The Institute of Illegal Images. Mark let’s us in on his various court cases with the DEA, the psychedelic experience and the history of the acid tab.
NYC photographer Walker Esner sets his lense on one of the most intriguing of outsider activities, that of larping (live action role playing) with his Dagorhir photo editorial. We also speak with one of the key organisers of the events.
Mansions on the Moon
Virginian electronic trio Mansions on the Moon finally have lift-off with their debut album about to drop, co-signs from The Neptunes and a stint at Red Bull Music Academy. We speak to the promising new act about their recent move to LA, the recording process and being mistaken for Seth Rogan.
Ivan Benic is world-renowned for his mystical artwork which appeared on the sides of automobiles during the vanning movement of the ‘70s. Our feature with the artist includes archival photos of some of his iconic pieces that have never been published anywhere ‘til today.
The late Japanese artist and director Nagi Noda had a uniquely imaginative way of looking at the world, which was evident in her dreamlike videos and artworks. We speak with a number of friends and collaborators of the artist, including Mark Ryden and Kenneth Cappello, on their memories of Nagi.
Mel Ramos paints every man’s fantasy: fast food and naked women. Using the mantra of sex sells, Ramos is one of the last original pop-artists, still eagerly at work even in his 70s. We interview the iconic artist of his work, family and painting Pamela Anderson.
ACCLAIM magazine is available through all good newsagents, select boutiques and Magnation stores. A digital version of ACCLAIM is now available to purchase via Zinio. Hard-copy subscriptions can be made through the Magnation website. If you are interested in stocking ACCLAIM in your store, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bobby Hundreds, Noah Callahan-Bever, streething.com’s Chooee Hwang, artist Brett Chan, Melbourne designer Beci Orpin and the granddaddy of NYC graff, Futura, give us their thoughts and perspectives on their respective fields.
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For those of us that missed the CARBON event. Put together by the ACCLAIM film crew recapping the entire Carbon experience.
Futura live painting with local artist at CARBON in Melbourne.
Video by: P4000
New York City is one of the most vibrant and creative cities in the world. Countless great creative minds and talents have been born through this city throughout history. Today the legacy that New York has contributed to street culture remains indisputable. Maybe it’s the Big Apple’s unrelenting toughness that allows only the cream to rise to the top, or perhaps it’s the way in which creatives from all world are drawn to the city, which has formed a community that fosters those who create. Either way, the city is a cultural force to be reckoned with.
Issue 23 of ACCLAIM is dedicated to New York. 2010 saw us uncover the people, places and trends at the core of contemporary Tokyo with our Japan issue, our NYC issue sees us deliver likewise. On-location interviews and shoots capture the frenetic bright-lights-big-city attraction of the city, while intimate content crafted by iconic NYC natives themselves, make the issue also reflective of NYC from the inside, from those who live and breathe it and whom have contributed directly to its culture.
Between April 29th and May 1st, Melbourne’s Federation Square will play host to CARBON, a unique cultural event that brings together some of today’s most progressive creative minds to present, discuss and share their experiences with local audiences via a series of four discussion forums.
Each forum will be focused on a specific aspect of contemporary street fashion, design and culture. The Carbon discussion forums are:
-Beyond the Brand
-Building a T-shirt Label
-The Art of Hype (media and communication in the digital age)
-Craftsmanship & Imagination
The first round of confirmed guest speakers includes: Futura (NYC); one of the world’s most renowned street and modern artists, Noah Callahan-Bever (NYC); editor-in-chief of Complex Magazine and complex.com; Bobby Hundreds (LA); co-founder of one of the most successful independent clothing labels today The Hundreds, Matt Thomas (Perth, AUS); of Highs and Lows co-founder of the highly successful Highs And Lows menswear and sneaker boutiques, Frank Liew (Auckland, NZ); owner and founder of internationally renowned boutiques Qubic and Quarters, blogger for hypebeast.com and cultural influencer; Greg Rivera (NYC); Founder of highly successful street label Mishka, Chooee Hwang (Singapore); Founder of South East Asian culture site and brand promotion company streething.com.
Each of these hard working entrepreneurs has had a significant impact on the realms of style, design and culture today. These speakers will be joined by further creative luminaries, picked for their respective success stories and creative insight.
The Carbon discussion forums will be accompanied by several art and photographic shows and exclusive parties including the official launch party to be held at Federation Square’s Atrium on Friday 29th.
First round tickets go on sale Thursday March 17th via Moshtix.
For more information on the event visit www.weareallcarbon.com
The event hosted by Melbourne creative juggernaut ACCLAIM built a display to show case Feiyue’s products and other works of art. We’ve sent PlusSixOne’s Melbourne correspondent Norman Roxas to cover the event. With Feiyue’s spirit of creative collaboration, four Australian artists have been invited to create their own Feiyue reinventions to exhibit alongside the Asian installations at the event. Australian artists involved are Brisbane artist Haw and Drewfunk, Tom Vincent and Prizm all from Melbourne. PlusSixOne would like to thank Acclaim Magazine for inviting us to this exclusive event.
Photos by Norman Roxas
Originating in Shanghai, the Feiyue sneaker first appeared in the 1920s. In 2005, a group of French sneaker aficionados took over the brand and re-worked the entire production process to create a new visual identity. In 2011 the footwear anomaly that went from a disappearing Chinese icon to Europe’s item du jour makes its official Australian debut.
For their recent launch events across Asia, Feiyue invited several Asian based artists to create mobile art installations inspired by their shoes. Participating artists include shoe customizers SBTG and Hypethetic, interactive design studio Arcade, creative agency Assembly, graphic artist Mojoko, and illustrators Mindflyer and Zxerokool. In their ongoing spirit of creative collaboration, four Australian artists have been invited to create their own Feiyue reinventions to exhibit alongside the Asian installations at the Australian Launch this February. Australian artists involved are Brisbane artist Haw and Drewfunk, Tom Vincent and Prizm all from Melbourne. All artists have been given total creative freedom to reinterpret the Chinese born, French owned sneaker brand.
The Feiyue Australian launch event also features an installation of ARO – an exhibition of artworks and wooden sculptures by French artist and Feiyue collaborator Steph.Cop Melbourne based creative agency ACCLAIM is building an installation to showcase Feiyue product and hosting the event. Please join us as we tell the Feiyue story so far and debut a showcase of the Feiyue Spring/Summer 2011 Range Feiyue co-founder Nicolas Seguy will be in town for the launch and is available for interviews.
LAUNCH: Thursday February 3rd, 2011 (Range showings until February 10th)
WHERE: NO VACANCY Gallery- 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, QV shopping Complex, Melbourne 3000. (enter from Russell St)
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“ACCLAIM Magazine is set to finish off 2010 with a bang with a very special 5th Birthday issue. ACCLAIM has been in the hearts, minds and bookcases of readers across the globe for five long years now. To mark the occasion, issue 22, our last for 2010, sees us feature a special double cover featuring the photography, once again, of notorious Japanese photographer Yasumasa ‘YONE’ Yonehara, hot off the back of his Australian solo exhibition. This time around, YONE has collaborated with ourselves and CLOT, a Hong Kong-based lifestyle brand that is one of the most successful contemporary street culture brands in the world today. We are honoured to be featuring these two powerhouses of creativity on the cover of the birthday issue!” – excerpt from the Acclaim Magazine press release. Please click the image above to download the press release.
To celebrate Acclaim’s 5th birthday, details on the flyer below: