BATHER: Boardshort Pattern Design

I was asked by the legends at BATHER how I'd feel about collaborating with them on some limited edition boardies for summer. As some will know, I fucking love summer and I abso-fucking-lutely wanted to work with them on producing some rad shorties. They came had a couple beers with me at the studio and we talked about shorts, repeat-patterns and the physics of how beach-sand can literally make it's way anywhere.

We worked on two colour-ways, each with a different pattern.
A black pair with a prison theme. Skulls, shanks and traditional jail-tatts.
And a blue pair, which had a more simplified skull and shank pattern. 

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I got my hands on a pair of each and they're great shorts. They've done a really nice job with the print and the material. And it was really fun working on my first repeat pattern. I'd love to try more now that I've got my head around it.

They're currently available from General Pants Co. And as Australian summer is coming to an end, they've only got a few left in each size. So a good time for international-folks to grab them as the rest of the world heats up. Here's the links:

Black pair: www.generalpants.com.au/shop-mens/bather/boardshorts/sindy-sinn-swim-short-black-1000071390-001
And the blue pair: www.generalpants.com.au/shop-mens/bather/boardshorts/sindy-sinn-swim-short-blue-1000071389-040

And if you wanna check out the rest of the BATHER range, jump over to their website. www.bather.com

HIGHTEE SCREENPRINTING: Melbourne Mural Artwork

I was stoked to be asked to paint the GIANT factory wall of High Tee Screenprinting's new Melbourne workspace. The nearly three-storey high walls were a pleasure to paint over the hot summery weekend. It took about two (and a bit) long days to paint, using Dulux Weathershield paints, brushes and rollers. The Uni Pro 'Little Ripper' actually played a big part in this mural, as did my pencil on a stick trick.

Given free-rein with the concept, I decided on a motorcycling skeleton dragging a squeegee of ink across the wall... amongst various rad obstacles (snakes and panther). The colours are deliberately bold, with minimal colours, to represent the screenprinting format. 

If you're in the West Footscray area, in need of printing... hit these fellas up.
www.highteescreenprinting.com.au- @highteescreenprinting on

instagram.Photos taken by my good buddy Grizzle.

High up on a retractable ladder, filling in some last few touchups.
The mural goes up into their upstairs ink-storage and office spaces.

The printed sketch I worked from for the mural.
You can see how the artwork extends to the far corners.
Also note the cheeky note I added, before leaving it on their desk.

My trick for sketching up on a big-scale wall. Taping a pencil to an extension pole ... it's strange, but it works.

My trick for sketching up on a big-scale wall.
Taping a pencil to an extension pole ... it's strange, but it works.

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Most colours (always yellow and orange) seem to require two sometimes three coats. For this wall, it was best to fill in the yellow a few times, then cut back the black edges.

Most colours (always yellow and orange) seem to require two sometimes three coats.
For this wall, it was best to fill in the yellow a few times, then cut back the black edges.

The proportions of the wall were slightly different to expected. So I pieced together the sketch to fit around obstacles (like shelving etc). This is a pretty regular occurrence. Being flexible helps quickly fix this.

The proportions of the wall were slightly different to expected.
So I pieced together the sketch to fit around obstacles (like shelving etc).
This is a pretty regular occurrence. Being flexible helps quickly fix this.

Obligatory selfie in front of a section of the wall. Including the extension pole I'd hung from for the past two days.

Obligatory selfie in front of a section of the wall.
Including the extension pole I'd hung from for the past two days.

For scale ... here I am air-guitaring infront of the wall. Probably to Blakroc, Fu Manchu or Chemical Brothers (which kept me going through this long and seemingly neverending wall). I also listened to most of Rob Brydon's audiobook 'Small Man In A Book'.

For scale ... here I am air-guitaring infront of the wall. Probably to Blakroc, Fu Manchu or Chemical Brothers (which kept me going through this long and seemingly neverending wall). I also listened to most of Rob Brydon's audiobook 'Small Man In A Book'.

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