NO CURE MAGAZINE X SINDY SINN

In early 2017 I collaborated with No Cure Magazine, an Australian independent magazine focusing on street art, design, music and creative culture. We have a subscription here at the studio... it's a fucking great magazine. And to be asked to contribute directly to the brand was a massive honor. 

I played with the idea of "The blind leading the blind" and how art is so often inspired by other art, inspired by other art, inspired by other art and so on. How we often look to artists for style-guidance, when they're perhaps lost themselves. The 'follow culture' of modern art.

You can buy the shirt from here:
www.nocuremagazine.com/nc-apparel/no-cure-x-sindy-sinn-tee

The shirt is below, stunning modelled by fellow-artist Mike Watt.
Photographed by boy-wonder Billy Zammit.

BROKE N STOKED: Canadian Apparel Collaboration

In May 2017 I was asked to contribute some artwork to rad Canadian brand BROKE AND STOKED. The rules were simple... something party-orientated in black and white. And thus the BUZZKILL party-tinny was born, in honour of everyone who's ever shotgunned a beer.

They also included the shirt in some of their 2017 Lookbooks (which have always been fucking rad). If you a fan of dude-art... go check out and follow their amazing brand,

You can buy BUZZKILL at: www.brokeandstoked.myshopify.com

TALENT SCOUT: Podcast Interview

In December 2016, I was interviewed by local podcast-heroes, Talent Scout. Over an hour and nine minutes, we talked about everything from how I got started, to my secret love of magic. Lovable hosts Lee and Jaime also point out the smallness of the art-world in Sydney.

I reveal the reasoning for my "French rival" and how to went from a shitty day-job to a full-time artist.
And how I balance my workload and the level of expectation I put on myself. 

You can listen to the podcast on iTunes or on their site.
www.talentscoutpod.com/blog-1/2016/12/9/episode-41-sindy-sinn

SPEED DRAWING: Whiskey Rubber Shirt Design

Whiskey Rubber is a company in Canada who make and sell high quality clothing and parts for Harley Davidsons and motorcycles. So obviously when they asked if I wanted to design a shirt for them, I was stoked. 

To make things more interesting, I recorded my computer screen during the process of drawing the shirt. You can see (at hyper-speed) each step of putting it together. 

Buy the shirt here: www.whiskeyrubber.com

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SOL INVICTUS: Shirt Collaboration / Q&A.

In November 2016, I collaborated with badass local motorcycle dudes Sol Invictus. They asked me some questions, and I answered them. They featured me and the artwork we made on their blog.

Here's a link to the blog post (I've also pasted it below):
http://solinvictus.com.au/blogs/news/illustrator-dude-sindy-sinn

And here's a link to the shirt:
http://solinvictus.com.au/products/sol-sindy-tee-black


If you've spent any time in Sydney's Inner West chances are you're familiar with illustrator / pirate Sindy Sinn's work. His bold-yet-loose hand drawn style is instantly recognisable and perfectly characterises the fun, creative, laid-back vibe of brands and venues such as The Courthouse HotelMary's and Young Henry's to name a few.

What do you consider yourself as? Artist or designer? 
I consider myself an illustrator. Mostly working in the band, bar and beer aspects of the world. I have a hand-drawn style, which I translate digitally in preparation for commercial-reproduction. So whilst I spend a lot of time at the computer, my artwork has a hand-done feeling to it, which I like. I’ve actively avoided things like rulers my whole life, there’s a lot of character in a wonky line.
To answer the question, I guess I’m sort of neither and both. Maybe more of a drawsigner? At the end of the day, I like to draw fucked up skulls with a cold beer to a soundtrack of sabbath.

How did you get started in the industry?
I’ve always liked drawing, and I got started years ago drawing posters for my mate’s bands. Over time I got better and figured out my process, while the projects and bands I’m involved with have gotten bigger. Working for some huge bands like The Misfits, Kreator and Parkway Drive has opened a lot of doors.
At the moment I run an art-studio in Newtown, and we’re very fortunate to have a great crew around us. Being nice, working hard and knowing when to shut-up can get you a long way in any industry. 

Do you have any artistic / stylistic influences?
Millions. With the internet at everyone’s fingertips, it’s easy to tap into a world of incredible artwork. Artists like Jim Phillips, Sketchy Tank, Tallboy, Burrito Breath, Alex Lehours, Ben Baker and Mike Watt inspire me. 
I think inspiration is one of those things you can really find anywhere if you’re looking for it. You could see someone walking down the street and wonder what’s in their lunchbox, maybe it’s an octopus! From there draw the lunchbox with a slimey-tentacle hanging out of it, maybe a lollypop or a juice-straw stuck to it. And your individual style will dictate how that looks, how detailed it is even down to what colour the tentacle is. Being confident in your style and your process is as important as the ideas you funnel into it. 

You recently collaborated with us on a tee. In your mind what makes a killer collab?
Killer collaborations happen when both parties are onboard and willing to share the experience and the process. I regularly collaborate with local beer-legends Young Henrys, and it’s always a really satisfying experience.
Working with Sol Invictus has been equally amazing. It started with an email which I turned into some sketches. We had some beers over sketches, we made some changes and we massaged into place what became the final design. And I think the result looks fucking rad. I’m proud of the work we’ve done together, we bloody nailed it. Plus the crew down at Aisle6ix Industries did a great job with the print, a killer team from start to finish. 

What would be your dream project? 
I have a list of bands that I’d love to work for… the dream list. Bands like Red Fang, Queens Of The Stone Age and Rob Zombie are on that list. Being given some artistic control on one of their projects is a bit of a wet-dream scenario for me. 
So far I’ve been relatively fortunate to have worked with some dream clients.
Designing shirts for Mambo and The Rolling Stones have both been pretty big ticks on the bucketlist. But at the moment, I’m working on a range of shirts and prints for my own website: www.sindysinn.com.au 
Making time to work on my own stuff has been really enjoyable (...even if the client’s a bit of a jerk). And if anyone is keen to get their own rad artwork, get in touch. I won’t bite. 

'WASTED LIFE' EXHIBITION: NOV 9TH, GOODSPACE

Very excited to announce my first ever debut solo exhibition, WASTED LIFE.  On Wednesday November 9th I'll be taking over the walls of Goodspace, Chippendale. Exhibiting unique and limited art inspired by a life of drinking and self-inflicted decay.

Sponsored by Young Henrys beer and Aisle6ix screenprinting.
6pm til the beer runs out, Wednesday 9th of November. 

Goodspace Gallery. 115 Regent St, Chippendale.

Source: www.sindysinn.com.au

PEDESTRIAN TV: "Men of many talents"

Fuck, it was a while ago now. 
But on December 2nd 2013, I was included in a blog post on Pedestrian TV. The blog (titled "MEET MEN OF MANY TALENTS" focused on several busy men and I. They wanted to know what made me tick, and enquired about things I do and love outside of illustration.

A lot has changed since then, I'm now full-time freelance.
But on the other hand, I still really love burritos.

Check out the article, otherwise here's my part of it:

Meet Sindy Sinn. We discovered him hanging around some rather derelict brick buildings in St Peters, taking a break from screen printing band shirts. Working for APRA|AMCOS, if you need to know anything about music licensing and copyright, Sindy is most definitely your man. When he’s not thinking about the creative law, Sindy is a freelance illustrator with a penchant for big and bold ‘90s style cartoons (think Ren & Stimpy).
Currently customising a motorcycle helmet (which is rather hard considering it’s like painting a bowling-ball), Sindy needs to keep his hands busy otherwise he feels odd. Aside from that, Sindy is really – and we mean really 
– passionate about burritos.