VIRGIN INFLIGHT MAGAZINE: ARTS & CRAFTS Article

"Be downstairs at the brewery at 10:30am. We're gonna get some photos of you."

This happens from time to time.
Photos of some kind of new beer, or a new shirt... "sure, see you there".
Low and behold, good buddy Tom Wilkinson had set up a photoshoot in the brewery, with myself alongside Ginger Taylor and Scotty Dubya. The artists behind Young Henrys

"...you're gonna be featured in Virgin Magazine".

Haha. Amazing. Virgin Magazine. My brain flooded with jokes as if a dam had exploded. This was my first time in Virgin Magazine. Should I be nervous? Was this going to hurt? Was this the right magazine for me? And so on and so forth.

So the three of us sat there, talking shit having a couple of breakfast tinnies while Tom snapped away. From memory, I recall we swapped a series of fucked up jokes and I went on to explain that I'd recently replaced all of my coat-hangers (a remarkably uninteresting story). Although the reason for it was that the metal ones take up less space on the rail and mean I can hang more shirts in my wardrobe, So, slightly educational. And I've somehow told this story a second time... I'll never learn.

Scott Dubya Williams. Sindy Sinn (me) and Ginger Taylor. Photo by Tom WIlkinson at the Young Henrys brewery.

Scott Dubya Williams. Sindy Sinn (me) and Ginger Taylor. Photo by Tom WIlkinson at the Young Henrys brewery.

COATHANGERS

Next thing you know I'm coming home from a weekend of work in Melbourne. Tired. Bleary-eyed.
Flipping through the pages of Virgin Airline's in-flight magazine (aptly titled Voyeur).

Found it. Bloody found it. There we are. Page 102.
Smiling and joking around about coat-hangers and how to explain to our pals that Virgin Magazine isn't what it sounds like.

Photo from June 3rd 2018, flying home from a work trip to Melbourne. 

Photo from June 3rd 2018, flying home from a work trip to Melbourne. 

GENERAL PANTS CO: Brisbane Mural

The legends at Authority Creative invited me to be a part of an exciting mural project with General Pants Co. With a new store being built on Elizabeth Street in sunny Brisbane, I was happy to put together sketches and artwork for an installation behind the counter. With an open brief, I put together one of my trademark skeleton-bikers... along with tiger, snake and blooms of smoke.

The two day installation (around a golden elevator shaft) was lots of fun. The General Pants Co merchandising team were busy behind me finding homes for everything in their new store, and it was super fascinating overhearing their retail-process.

I was also trialing a new black. A Dulux Theatre Black, mixed with Grog Death Black additive to make it blacker and more durable. It worked and came out with a thick and very matte (almost powdery) effect. I think next time I'll try it with Weathershield paints. I really like messing with the blacks for murals... as long as there's enough to use across the whole wall.

Mid-mural, I was visited by my buddy Mark from No Cure Magazine.
He took some rad photos of the process.
And did an intervew with Chris Skyner (Authority Creative) about the project:
www.nocuremagazine.com/no-cure-blog/new-murals-at-general-pants-brisbane

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My taped-dropsheets with assorted paints, brushes and drinks. There is a Starbucks next door ... I must have had FIFTY iced long-blacks.

My taped-dropsheets with assorted paints, brushes and drinks.
There is a Starbucks next door ... I must have had FIFTY iced long-blacks.

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I filled in the gold with spray paint (MTN94). Then cut back over the gold in the custom matte-black.

I filled in the gold with spray paint (MTN94).
Then cut back over the gold in the custom matte-black.

Painting around obstacles. This (blinding) light would soon wear the General Pants Co logo.

Painting around obstacles.
This (blinding) light would soon wear the General Pants Co logo.

The approved sketch... the dimensions changed slightly, but the design still worked really well around the space. Each element is flexible, allowing it to be pieced together.

The approved sketch... the dimensions changed slightly, but the design still worked really well around the space. Each element is flexible, allowing it to be pieced together.

As well as the main wall I also did some fancy lettering across the walls of the changerooms. This STRIP OFF HERE - GET YOUR GEAR OFF lettering was lots of fun to paint.

As well as the main wall I also did some fancy lettering across the walls of the changerooms. This STRIP OFF HERE - GET YOUR GEAR OFF lettering was lots of fun to paint.