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Welcome to
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mecho
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We spoke to Yen
from mecho.
com.au - the
style black book
Who, where and what is What made you decide Have you any tips for new
Mecho? to give birth to Mecho? creative minds starting
Based in Sydney, Australia; With a passion for style and out?
mecho.com.au - the style new products combined Don’t over think or let fear of
black book digs up stylish with my experience working failure stop you. Be true to
creations from the world of in the digital industry, the what you do and remember
fashion, beauty, gadgets, idea for this site started to that one way usually leads to
lifestyle products and more. grow. It was created to be another. Stay connected with
a source of inspiration for the world and don’t forget
This is an independent online quick style updates and there the people that matters to
style guide aimed to be a is also a dedicated area for you.
source of inspiration for his/ inspiring guest bloggers -
her little black books with to help promote emerging What are the best and
ability to share among their talents, creative minds and worst things about where
social networks. success stories – to start a you are right now?
conversation – to interact. Best: Meeting interesting
Also, one of our goals is people from the world of
to help promote inspiring What is your favourite fashion, design and other
innovative people both object at the moment? inspiring avenues. Worst:
locally and internationally. My passport. I’m lucky to Dealing with companies
have a Swedish EU passport that doesn’t understand our
What’s new? and Australian residency content is at our editorial
Our juicy newsletter finally which is giving me access to discretion – our features are
started to go out after several many countries – it provides non-paid for and we only
months of struggling to get it a sense of security and post things we like.
working!! freedom.
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And a few of our


artist questions
for good measure!
What’s in your future? When will you, will you be What adorned you as a
Continue moulding mecho. famous? child?
com.au | the style black book I’m a quiet achiever ;) White plastic Mickey Mouse
into an interesting place sunglasses
to visit to get quick style What’s in your near
updates as well as creating future? I dislike most...
opportunity to connect with Turning my passions into a Rudeness and ignorance.
inspiring people and more. career. Having just completed
a Certificate IV in Design, If you were a pet what
Speech! I’m about to commence a would you be?
Thank you for all the support Diploma in Interior Styling A cat. Ironically, I HATE CATS
so far and let’s continue to and an online course in but I think it’s probably the
unwrap 2009 in style. Have a Photoshop in the New Year. pet with most freedom and
festive season, everyone! great night vision.
My number one tip is...
Keep your perseverance and Before I die...
don’t loose creativity. I hope to say that the majority
of my life turned out pretty
The future of design? great.
Hope to see a continued
collaboration between Your favourite flaw.
different genres with a Being a perfectionist.
common goal to create stylish
sustainable design with fair Christmassy?
trading, the environment and Swedish traditions on
human beings in mind. Christmas Eve, snow, glögg
and gingerbread smell. The
Favourite dental Aussie Christmas tends to
procedure? have a different feel and
When they put on the paste usually involve casual summer
that has an artificial banana wear, beer, barbeque and
flavour. prawns.
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Taylor
White
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Taylor White
www.taylor-white.com

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Candy for Dinner Milk Web
Medium: ballpoint pen and Medium: ballpoint pen, ink, More of my work can be
digital and digital viewed at my website:
Year: 2008 Year: 2008 www.taylor-white.com

Croquet Ghosts
Medium: ballpoint pen and Medium: ballpoint pen, magic
digital marker, and digital
Year: 2008 Year: 2008

Ragtime Quintet
Medium: ballpoint pen, ink,
and digital
Year: 2008
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Interview
When will you, will you be I dislike most... What is the best thing
famous? Well, I’m not a huge fan of you’ve ever destroyed?
I’m hoping sometime today, nausea. I used to save pickle jars
if not sooner. so that whenever I got
Things you weren’t particularly angry I could
What’s in your near allowed to do as a child. go out back and hurl them
future? When I was young I was at brick walls in the alley
Leftover Indian food and I cautioned against looking behind my apartment. Since
Love Lucy reruns are in my at porn. So instead I just I no longer have an alley, I
immediate future. made a lot of pornographic am currently seeking another
drawings. Trouble is, I wasn’t means of release.
The future of design? so adept at hiding it, which
The future of design in led to numerous awkward The first book I really
Norway can be found by and embarrassing moments. read was...
looking at present-day “Make Way For Ducklings”
design elsewhere in the If you could have any by Robert McCloskey. It was
world. superpower, what would my childhood favorite; I still
it be? remember the illustrations to
My most wily method of The catch is, it has to have a this day.
getting new work is... downside. What would that
Reverse psychology. be? You would be mad not
Powers of mind control to...
Last time you made a would be quite useful. The Fall in love with me.
friend. downside is my mind control
I’m hoping I made a friend power would have the same
earlier this afternoon, but it’s runtime as a cell phone
too soon to tell. battery. The more time I
spent controlling a person’s
Favourite dental mind, the more quickly the
procedure? battery power would run out
Anything that involves the and then I’d have to spend
gas. several hours recharging.
Plugged into a wall outlet.
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Chris Gray
www.weshallsee.co.uk

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Dont Panic! 100 Ways to say Hello Web
After collecting the Dont An on-going project with Head over to:
Panic! posters throughout illustrator Deanna Halsall to http://www.weshallsee.
university, I thought I would create a hundred different co.uk to see more of Chris’
have a bash at doing a poster ways of saying hello. I’m only work and for his blossoming
and managed to win it! up to two, so only a mear 90 illustrative project:
odd left. http://www.aintlifegrand.
Happy Christmas co.uk
Just a quick Chritmas card Freitag Truck Shots
design to help raise money Finally it is about to hit the
for the Salford Graphic streets. The truck tarp I
Design course exhibition. designed a few weeks ago
Illustrators included Andrew is all printed up and now
Rae / Jeremyville / Matt beautifull shot by Noë Flum.
Sewell / Paul Davis / Deanna Freitag were brilliant to work
Halsall and many more. with and a big thanks has to
go to Rahel, Ralph, Daniel and
Taylors of Harrogate Marcus Freitag.
I was asked nicely to design
a print to promote new fair
trade coffee. The brief was to
have use a classic style seat
that doubled as a coffee cup.
The brilliant writing by Dave
Bevan made my life easier.
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Interview
Describe your style Last time you made a Does the editor even read
in three (two syllable) friend. this...?
words. I can’t remember. I bet he doesn’t.
Super Mega Simple (He does! - I’ve always
Lies, lies and more damn wanted to do this... –Ed)
When will you, will you be lies. Discuss.
famous? I got a D in art. What is the best thing
Probably never. you’ve ever destroyed?
Favourite dental I set fire to one of my kitchen
What’s in your near procedure? chairs once.
future? Numbing.
My own business. Stupidest thing I ever
I dislike most... bought...
My number one tip is... People who don’t Two pairs of the same
Relax. understand personal glasses I never wear.
distance.
The future of design? I would run for
Is fucked. If you were a pet what government only if...
would you be? It was made of beer bottle
My most wily method of Crab. sweets.
getting new work is...
Being nice to people. Things you weren’t Sprouts?
allowed to do as a child. Hell no.
Nature or nurture? Steal.
Bit of both. The first book I really
Before I die... Get fat. read was...
Where’s your head at? A glow in the dark nature
Somewhere in here. Christmassy? I am after book. It was amazing!
some spirits.
Who would you love to be You would be mad not
better than? My dream is... to...
Bill Murray. to be good one day. do wheelies.

Favourite thing? Cup of eggnog?


My girlfriend. I’m allergic to fish.
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Herr Mueller
ilikeyourbadbreathdaddy.de
183off.com

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Believe Nothing
Herr Mueller’s image was the We’ve decided to show you Good job Herr Mueller!
first one sent to NewSugar this the full piece and a selection
month and it certainly set the of the individual parts too.
awesome the high standard
for this issue standard right You have definitely got to
from the off. check out the detail to really
appreciate the amount of
effort that has gone in to this
piece.
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News
Web
You can see more of his work
at:
www.
ilikeyourbadbreathdaddy.de
&
www.183off.com
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Interview
Describe your style Lies, lies and more damn Create your own
in three (two syllable) lies. Discuss. question...?
words. Won´t discuss with Where should I start?
Varied, detailed, simple. paranoids.
Sprouts?
What is your favourite I dislike most... Welcomed.
piece to date? Can´t decide.
The one bringing me yearly The first book I ‘really’
royalties Things you weren’t read was...
allowed to do as a child. Never read a book not
What’s in your near Behaving like a grown up. ‘really’.
future?
Dinner. Christmassy?
No.
Nature or nurture?
Nurture. What adorned you as a
child?
Growing up.
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Seymour
www.seymour.net.nz
www.seymour.blogspot.com

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Believe nothing No Place like Home Web
The idea of living in your This is one of the main pieces My main portfolio site is:
head and in your own reality, from my latest show I had in www.seymour.net.nz
away from normality. Edinburgh this year.
I have also started up a
Cabaret Baby. It’s very much inspired by new blog site so I can keep
This is a recent commissioned my move from New Zealand things a lot more up to date
piece for a Scottish jazz to the United Kingdom (No and upload new work and
composer who is touring in offence). It was the first time projects etc. that URL is:
the New Year. I had lived in an apartment www.seymour.blogspot.com
block. I kept imagining what
I have been working the tour was going on in the rooms Gallery
posters and artwork. beside me and underneath. Also my main sales gallery is
The Red Door Gallery.
Air Piracy
This piece was from my first They are kind of my
solo show. It’s still one of my representing gallery:
favourites. www.edinburghart.com

I use to do a lot of more


framed work like this and the
pieces were a bit more flat
and graphic.
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Interview
What is your favourite What’s in your near My number one tip is...
piece to date? future? Rub your hands on stainless
Probably “No place like Well hopefully I will be able steel if they stink of onion or
home. I think if this piece was to stay in Berlin for a while garlic. The metal absorbs the
on your wall it would take a longer and work solidly odours.
while to get bored of it as it on getting enough work
has heaps going on. together for a major show. I learnt this from my years of
being a KP.
I’m pretty proud of it as I am also working on
it was a lot of work and it crossing my style over in Favourite thing/s?
ended up better than in my to different mediums so it’s I Had to change this from
head. exciting to see where that thing, to things otherwise I
may lead. would get into trouble.
When will you, will you be
famous? OK, My lady, my family,
I don’t want to be famous…. my guitars and my vinyl
but I would love to be collection, my hamsters and
able to live nicely off my cooking.
art earnings and have a
respected reputation as an
artist.

Maybe just a little bit of fame


ah…..
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Favourite dental Christmassy? Sprouts?


procedure? Very Christmassy. It’s a well I like em, try Vegemite
Having my wisdom Teeth out. celebrated day in my family. or Marmite and sprout
I fainted on the first one and sandwiches, crusts cut off of
came around a few minutes We do it a bit different in New course.
later minus 4 teeth. Zealand though, ie Beach and
BBQ with a bit of back yard The first book I really read
I also like that injection that cricket. was...
makes your lips numb, good Roald Dahls ‘The Witches’. He
fun! My dad has also started was an extremely descriptive
a very strange tradition of author which I loved. I still
I dislike most... listening to the partridge remember being freaked out
Being in too close proximity family Christmas album during by those crazy witches with
to people at markets and present opening time. their massive nostrils that they
gigs. used for sniffing out children.
Probably shouldn’t have told
Also girls that chew gum with you that. You would be mad not to...
their mouth open. Check when your health
Stupidest thing I ever insurance expires when
bought... travelling abroad.
Buying stupid things is one of
my specialities. When I was a
kid I was hooked on buying
collector cards. I had so many
kinds and half finished sets.

All I ended up with was an


expensive pile of useless
cardboard.
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Pierre-Paul
Pariseau
www.pierrepaulpariseau.com

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Hot woman Passion Web
Watercolour, acrylic paint, Collage and digital. My main portfolio site is:
collage and digital. www.pierrepaulpariseau.com
Animal Sign
Hummingbird Collage and digital.
Collage and digital.
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Interview
My most wily method of Lies, lies and more damn
What is your favourite getting new work is... lies. Discuss.
piece to date? Keeping my eyes and ears If there are lies in my life they
The piece I just finished is wide opened , everywhere do not seems to reach me,
always my favourite to date I am ( Internet, socializing not even collaterally.
because I am still filled with with new people at a
the pleasure, the emotions, dinner, reading all kinds of Favourite dental
the energy I felt while publications, at a party, etc..), procedure?
creating it. I am still surprised to discover new possible Floss.
that I have done this. clients.
Before I die...
What’s in your near Favourite thing? I would like to travel around
future? To create images, at the the world with my love,
More illustrations to do same time to collaborate a long time. I have been
with a various range of with art directors and other travelling pretty much when
clients, plus a continuous artists. I was young, but I didn’t
collaboration with the current knew her then.
ones.

My number one tip is...


Loosened up, let chance be
part of your path.
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My dream is... What is your background Sprouts?


To continue dreaming and and art education? In a sandwich with tomatoes
see some of those dreams I am a self-taught artist. I they are delicious.
come into reality. Fortunately always loved visual art, but
I achieve some dreams also literature, cinema, etc., You would be mad not to...
sometimes, but it takes time. and still do. Make my style and art
This is what I was talking evolved. Dare to surprise
about in a previous question I discovered collage myself and not be contrived
about the “number one tip”. after experimenting in one simple idea people
Loosened up let chance be with other mediums and make of me as an artist.
part of your life. Dream on. instantly fell in love with
this kind of technique. It
was fast,direct,very much
unconscious and, of course,
surprising.

This was very seducing


and exciting, not to say
very inspiring. Since then I
experimented a lot, and then
came along the computer, in
a positive way.
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Steve Rack
steverack.blogspot.com

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Believe Nothing
The 9 remaining Towers of Zun Bookmarks Set 1 Web
contemplated a new religion. I created these bookmarks, so I have redesigned my site
They each stared in unison at I can sell them at art events. and I am using my blog at:
the blank pages of the old, From left to right: Snuggletuff www.steverack.blogspot.com
tattered book that hovered & Friends (feat Zun), Cloopy more regularly now, so any
above the sleeping hope (Maggy Bubble & Ikkle future new breaking news will
tree. Their robe trains flapped Tewwa), Goldbebble, Tower be on there.
and twirled in a harsh wind of Perdition, Willow the Wish
of uncertainty. Things might Tree, Snuggletuff & Maggy
never be the same again. Bubble

Hope for a New Day Bookmarks Set 2


This is a piece was part From left to right: Spencer
of an exhibition held by & Forest Flumbles,
CardboardShelter.org in aid Dreamweavers, Snuggletuff &
of The Big Issue. Seaside Spirit, Xixi & Friends,
Princess Orionna & a Haphap,
Each artist was asked to turn Ikkle Tewwa & Family
an old piece of A4 cardboard
into a work of art.
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Interview
What’s in your near Where’s your head at?
What is your favourite future? Despite my head being in
piece to date? At the moment I am working the clouds most of the time,
At the moment, my favourite on some book illustrations I am a really focused person
piece is my most recent. It for a local author, which I when it comes to my work,
is a collection of postcard plan to finish before the end and I think that if I didn’t
sized illustrations that I have of this year. daydream, I would not have
called ‘20 Hellos’. Each created the world in which
illustration features one Other than that, I am my art comes from.
of my character designs continuing to work on
introducing itself. my personal projects (ie. Last time you made a
Snuggletuff book, zines, friend.
I would like for people prints, stickers etc.). I would On MySpace. Just a second
to become more familiar really like to set up some ago. :D
with my re-occurring set of sort of shop via my site,
characters that include the so that my work is more Lies, lies and more damn
likes of Snuggletuff, Ikkle accessible. I am looking very lies. Discuss.
Tewwa, Haphaps and so much forward to 2009. Never lie. It’s bad for your
on. I have just posted them health. Maybe the odd little
on my blog, and I will be Also, I am always on the look white lie is OK every now
selling prints of them first out for new opportunities to and then.
at The Lock Art Gallery this collaborate with other artists
weekend (14th Dec) as part and take on new projects. I dislike most...
of the Coventry Art Fair. At the moment, Cigarettes. I
The future of design? stopped smoking them just
I really have no idea. It is over two months ago. They
interesting to see how things are evil and they do evil
evolve. As much as I like and things.
appreciate digital artwork,
I think it would be nice to
see more traditional design
techniques used more
widely on a commercial level
(think Norman Rockwell).
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If you were a pet what Sprouts?


would you be? Pretend they are strawberries.
A cat, or maybe a pot belly
pig. Anything but a budgie, The first book I really read
parrot or hamster. was...
The first book I read was Plop
Things you weren’t the Owl that was afraid of the
allowed to do as a child. Dark. The first comic I read
We (me and my three was X-Men number 123.
brothers) weren’t allowed to
walk bare foot in the desert. The first graphic novel I read
(I spent a lot of my childhood was Watchmen.
in New Mexico.) We weren’t You would be mad not to...
allowed in the front room go snorkelling with Manatees.
once David Letterman had
started. We weren’t allowed Eggnog?
to leave our bedroom(s) on No thanks. I’ll have some
Christmas morning until the more brandy butter though.
central heating had kicked in. :D

Sweet memories.
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Elios Spinola
www.eliosspinola.co.uk

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Various Works Method Web
“All these pieces were made I love playing with ink, getting More of my work can be seen
in a period that I’m very upset things messed up using pen, here:
with. The general political water, toilet paper, fabrics, to www.eliosspinola.co.uk
situation, especially in Italy get shades, marks, lines and
(where I come from), there’s textures.
a bad smell of right-wing
policies and fascism is ever Rarely an idea comes out of
more diffused all over the my head if the speakers are
country. With episodes of not pumping loud music”
racism Mississippi’s Burning
style.

Some of the pieces are done


during my recent stay in Italy
so I guess they reflect a bit of
my personal discontent.
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The future of design? My dream is….
Describe your style Won’t be called design London Commune.
in three (two syllable) anymore…and no
words. copyrights, sorry... I would run for
Vibrant and expressive government only if...
(sorry 3 syllables) Who would you love to be I could make it vanish.
better than? :) Myself.
When will you, will you be The first book I really
famous? Last time you made a read was...
After my death, coz anyone friend. I think “Gertrude” by Herman
won’t be opposed to my Good one? …the one who Hesse.
success anymore!!! gives you a call when you’re
sick? …3 years ago. Cup of eggnog?
My number one tip is... No thanks, I’d rather have a
Listen to Brian Eno and read Lies, lies and more damn beer.
something difficult. lies. Discuss.
I don’t lie, but once I lied
badly and I’m still paying the
consequences, when you lie
I think you deceive yourself.

If you were a pet what


would you be?
Definitely a dog.
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Dom Cooper
www.domcooper.com

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Nothing 1 Os Web
Your belief is so low that you Front image from The Owl More of my work can be
don’t care, not even when a Service’s ‘A Garland Of Song’ viewed at my website:
raven unravels your noodle album (Southern Records) www.domcooper.com
from your head. You just stare Vector, photo, super 8,
off into the distance numb. Photoshop. (darkness & light,
folk imagery)
Ec 1
Images for The Electric Nothing 2
Cinema’s self titled album. All you see is nothing, around
(Sugarlow Records). you a complex world weaves,
Vector, collage, super 8, yet nothing is burnt into your
Photoshop. (The lyrics deal vision.
with weather, relationships
and living in a city etc)

Ec 1
As above
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Last time you made a What is the best thing
Describe your style friend. you’ve ever destroyed?
in three (two syllable) On ‘Concrete Hermit’ this The Death Star {in my spare
words. week, hello my friends. time, using a complex matrix
{a} Vector Collage Bivouac. of Ewok fur, matchsticks and
Lies, lies and more damn glue}.
The future of design? lies. Discuss.
Is unwritten, yet misprinted {recipe} You would be mad not
with spelling mistakes. 1: Start off white. to...
2: Fade to grey. Believe in something.
Nature or nurture? 3: Blacken until you’ve
{nature} more trees, less cars, created a black hole.
more folk music, less x-factor 4: Finally we’re all sucked in.
music.
I dislike most...
Where’s your head at? The ‘Real’ world {it’s plastic,
Tilted and constantly moving boring and costly}
about {a wishful thinking
polymath}. What adorned you as a
child?
Favourite thing? More hair, less beard.
My straw tweed suitcase. It
has a black ribbon handle, My dream is...
a tag with an owl, and mud Quiet, remote and shared. It
splatter from the Greenman. includes mini versions and
Inside it has percussion felt beards.
utensils galore, including
my Muppet’s ‘Animal’
tambourine. A pen or two,
my notebooks, lyrics. A
harmonica, a long shoelace
in red, a wrench and much
more.
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Believe Nothing Caged Femininity Born into a Light
Based on the struggle From a collection entitled Started as a photo of the
between the sensible mind freaks. I’m fascinated by the bubbled textured rock, which
and the reckless heart in a portrayal of sexual woman became the background
world where few people in film noir as diseased and and ended up an expedition
love fearlessly. Is it any better mentally ill and the attempt into spectacular colour and
to give your heart away to repress their desires. This the birth of a female space
cautiously in love when if it image is homage to this idea traveller. Pretty colours, pretty
ends it will still be ripped out but instead of a noir urban girl.
of you? city the scene is played in a
circus.
Mindscape News
Inspired by the question of Hysteria
how we perceive reality and The term originates from the Web
view the world. Especially Greek term, hysterikos. The Please come see my
as viewed by an artist, our term hysteria was coined by portfolio:
senses are almost heightened Hippocrates, who thought www.trishamcnally.
and we can see beyond the that suffocation and madness carbonmade.com
mental and physical realms. arose in women whose uteri
It looks at the mystery of the had become too dry from
mind and the how perception lack of sexual intercourse and,
is not always reality. as a result, wandered upward,
compressing the heart, lungs,
and diaphragm.
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Where’s your head at? Favourite thing? What adorned you as a
Buried deep under the Smelling my hair, it’s my child?
ground most days. I’m like an version of biting your nails. It’s Bows, Hair clips and bobbles
ostrich. But I like it there, its a stress/comfort thing. I either any hair bling really as all
dark, moist and another world look insane doing it or like I I had was hand me down
exist there. Good thinking have drugs in it. But mmh it’s clothes. I was and still I’m all
place really. so lovely, especially freshly about the accessories.
washed.
My number one tip is... Stupidest thing I ever
You’ve got to stay positive. If you were a pet what bought...
would you be? Magic eight ball. I’m highly
Nature or nurture? A cat. I belong on a indecisive and thought
Nature, you can’t teach talent. windowsill above a radiator it would help make my
But if you have talent you looking unimpressed by the decisions. It didn’t, it keeps
have to nurture it otherwise world around me, I would be just telling me to “try again
you won’t progress. Success a cat that only eats chocolate later”.
is about 80% hard work alone. mice though and doesn’t
smell other cats’ bums. My dream is...
What is your favourite To be a full time artists and
piece to date? Lies, lies and more damn be happy. Seems simple but I
One I’m working on now, I lies. Discuss. haven’t quite achieved it yet.
find I’m fickle and once I’ve The worst lies are the ones
finished on a piece, a day we tell to ourselves. These You would be mad not to...
later I look at it and it’s no are the ones that creep up on Like cream buns. Some
longer where I’m at. But I you until one day you realise people don’t and I don’t
guess that can be positive you’ve been in denial and understand it, it makes me not
because as an artist you you don’t know your own trust them.
should be constantly moving truth anymore.
forward and wanting to
improve. Christmassy?
Not feeling it yet. I’m just
very anti stuff and the whole
buy, buy, buy mentality at the
moment. I just want some new
paints oh and world peace of
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Everything is OK. Magic Hands Latest
Thoughts/ Ideas etc: The idea This is a promotional piece, I will be at the Portobello
was to create a piece based its based on the idea of Winterfest in London from the
on the idea of how society creativity and art that my 19th / 21st December, selling
always seems to think that hands create. It is set to be some zines, postcards, and
everything is going to be OK. on some snazzy T-shirts in the a selection of other things.
Its simple, while everyone near future. Come down as there is
seems to think its all going to plenty going on, including
be OK, the message ‘believe Obey Me DJ’s, live music and other fun
nothing’ is lurking not to far This was for The Wizards things. For more info visit my
away. Hat Zine created by Jeffrey website.
Bowman and Andy J Miller,
Confuzzled who are both awesome Blog
This was put together for designers/illustrators. The I am always updating my
my zine ‘book of stuff’. It theme was magic, so I put blog at State28.com, so feel
was created on what I like together a little piece based free to check it when you can
to call a day when nothing on the art of magic and mind for more news and info.
seems to happen; it kind control. Go buy this Now!
of represented my mind- Zines
set at that time, which was I am also going to be
obviously pretty confused. releasing a series of zines
with my big bro Chris Dent
Man-Hat-On (www.chrisdent.co.uk) which
Man-Hat-On was one of my will be a crazy mixture of
very first pieces for a series cities, people and body parts.
called ‘The Last Cities’. I was WoW.
attempting to form a link
between people and cities. Web
www.state28.com
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What is your favourite Favourite thing? My dream is...
piece to date? My favourite thing at the To move to New York.
My favourite piece to date moment has to be my advent
is called Magic Hands, I had calendar; I’m guaranteed Stupidest thing I ever
the idea in my head for ages, some chocolate without bought...
it was cool to finally be able going to the shop every day. When I was about 14 I bought
to do it. I am hoping to do a a flashing aerial for my
limited run of screen prints, or If you were a pet what Erickson Mobile, Very Naff.
T-shirts. would you be? I was known as the kid with
I have just watched this the flashing aerial, which has
What’s in your near so I would have to be the luckily since passed.
future? tarantula from Home Alone. It
Hopefully loads of freelance pretty much saved Kevin’s life. Sprouts?
work, I am always looking For some reason I always find
to contribute to zines and Things you weren’t myself eating them but I don’t
hopefully some T-shirts and allowed to do as a child. really like them, so no thanks.
screen prints that I might I wasn’t allowed to play
actually get round to doing. football in the front room, The first book I really read
Also a new design job is on (but I did) I wasn’t allowed to was...
the cards, which will be nice. run off in Homebase and set There were a few before
off the alarm (but I did) and I this, but I remember and
Where’s your head at? definitely wasn’t allowed to love all the Goosebumps, in
My head is in a very good eat too much chocolate (but particular (Night of The Living
place at the moment, I have I did) Dummy)
really good support, I am
loving what I am doing, its’ Before I die... You would be mad not to...
super. The best thing about I am going to marry my Visit my website www.state28.
being a freelance illustrator girlfriend, have kids and live com. (sorry couldn’t resist,
is not knowing what’s going on a purple submarine. self promotion always gets
to happen tomorrow, it could the better of me)
be nothing or it could be
something amazing.
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Believe Nothing Brahma Move
It’s just a exploration of This is a piece I entered for I moved back to South Africa
people and the promises a Brahma design comp last .Landed my first ever creative
they make and the stories year sadly it didn’t go to far job for a clothing company
they tell. Believe nothing! but I had a lot of fun with it (no more van driving).
and it was a nice learning
Hatchet Twins curve. Clothing
NS: It is what it is. I also have a limited edition
range of signature shirts
WWeatyourFace coming out in June for Von
He will. Zipper sunglasses/clothing.

Heroin... Zine/Exhibition
Just a bit of fun really. I’m currently working on the
first Issue of my first zine with
some friends, and also busy
working on a exhibition .....
(on the street) for free for all.
To be removed by the council
when they see fit.
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What is your favourite Favourite dental Stupidest thing I ever
piece to date? procedure? bought...
It’s a work in progress. Free Root canals from Guys A limited ed Alien Head DVD
hospital done by dental box set… No resale value
When will you, will you be students in London. whatsoever.
famous?
When the process is Christmassy? I would run for
complete. BAH HUMBUG! government only if...
Monika Lewinsky was my
My number one tip is... What adorned you as a right hand woman… get it?
draw, draw and draw some child?
more. Innocence.

The future of design? What is the best thing


You! you’ve ever destroyed?
A Skateboard… and my
Favourite thing? virginity.
Artistic Freedumb, with
opposable thumbs.
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Believe Nothing Images 3 & 4 About
Image 1 & 2 Untitled. I think it is worth mentioning
The nature of lies and polite that Rudolf Schmidt is an alter
phrases that are intrinsic to ego of Chris Seddon.
everyday communication but
are often, just, false, friendly, Rudolf Schmidt is the fake
sound bites. name that Holden Caulfield
from J.D Salinger’s novel ‘The
Catcher in the Rye’ gives to a
female passenger on a train.
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Describe your style in Things you weren’t Stupidest thing I ever
three (two syllable) words. allowed to do as a child. bought...
Kooky, eldritch, crude. Have a TV in my room. A pair of New Balance
trainers that were £80. I
What’s in your near What adorned you as a think they were too big for
future? child? me. I remember seeing my
Crime. A catapult. I would stand on reflection, whilst walking
the extension roof and fire down the road and being
My number one tip is... stones into the air, over the horrified. Big, white, shiny
Vary your processes. rooftops,as far as I could. things, that seemed to amplify
the size of my feet.
Where’s your head at? It was eventually confiscated
Somewhere between Wasted by my Dad and hidden. I The first book I really read
Sundays and Canyon Dreams. found it about three years was...
later, in a box in the garage. Fantastic Mr Fox.
Favourite thing?
Squirrel mop brushes What is the best thing
you’ve ever destroyed?
Last time you made a When I was younger I broke
friend. into a residential showroom
Friends = pens. and smashed everything in
there. windows, walls, seats,
If you were a pet what toilets. It was like that scene
would you be? from ‘This Is England’.
A Calimanco cat
Recently I’ve wanted to perch
my laptop on the floor and
kneel on it.
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Believe Nothing: Concerned Neighbour: Web
My image for this issues title An illustration for The I have a new look website:
is based on the notion that Guardian to accompany www.ceripatmore.co.uk
the facade of celebrity very an article in the Family Which has a link to my
often fools the public. We’re Supplement. The story blog where I add any new
presented with an ideal was about a woman who occurrences that happen
image, but when we dig a was concerned about in my exciting life as an
little deeper, that idyllic view her neighbours treatment illustrator!
is often shattered. of her children, and the
consequences of her neglect. I will also be launching ‘The
Word to the Wise: Cherrytop Press’ with fellow
The naivety of children can be Wired Gadgets: illustrator Matthew Hams in
wiser than the tarnished views Two icons to illustrate new the New Year:
and opinions of an adult. gadgets for 2008 in Wired www.cherrytoppress.etsy.
Although smoking a pipe isn’t Magazine. The gadgets were com
too smart I admit! shoes that cool your feet as So check it out come 2009!
you exercise, and a smart bra
that gives intelligent support
when running.

We’re So Proud:
This image looks at the
alarming trend of spoiled
older children and teenagers.
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Describe your style in Things you weren’t What adorned you as a
three (two syllable) words. allowed to do as a child. child?
Comely, Blooming Morsels. I wasn’t allowed to watch My Mum is a great believer
Grange Hill in case it was a in adornment- so I have built
What is your favourite bad influence. But I saw far up an obscene amount of
piece to date? worse things in my ‘real life’ jewellery and accessories
It’s very often the last thing school than they would ever over the years. I have a
I’ve done. Partly due to relief be allowed to show on kids theory that women love
at seeing it finished, but I also TV at 5pm! shoes because they represent
hope that with each one I get where you’re going, and
a little better. Your favourite flaw. adore bags which represent
My impatience serves as a what you have and want to
What’s in your near blessing when sticking to hold onto. Well…that and
future? deadlines and getting stuff they’re pretty!
A trip to New York. I’ve done.
wanted to go for 10 years and I would run for
I’m fully prepared to be the Christmassy? government only if...
most decadent tourist ever! Very much so, I love our government wasn’t doing
Christmas! Mainly because such a terrific job already…
Where’s your head at? it gives you a licence to ahem…yeah.
In the clouds most of the time, put fairy lights and glitter
in my hands some of the time. on anything you come into You would be mad not to...
contact with. I truly believe love advent calendar
Favourite dental that if this licence lasted all chocolate! There is no
procedure? year round, the world would better wake-up routine than
I do love a trip to the be a much happier place. chomping on a tiny piece of
hygienist, a nice little scrub cheap chocolate…it clings to
and rinse does the nashers a the palette and is a fantastic
world of good. way to start cold and dark
December days!

Cup of eggnog?
Raw eggs? No thanks, but a
Gingerbread Latte would be
a different matter.
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Kong Music Book
Do Monster Monkeys dream I have completed the album I am halfway through
of sightseeing tall buildings inlay artwork for the debut compiling my second art
around he world? CD by a band called ‘The book (and follow up to my
Dead Pleasures’ (A Chorus of first- available through my
Lizard Corpses) and it is available blog), and am working on a
Another strong contender from their American website Children’s book for release
for Spiderman 4... Aww... he (www.robotmonster. next winter.
looks so cute. It was great us) and the band directly
when he fell in love the (www.myspace.com/ Commissions
‘Wasp’ in Secret Wars back in deadpleasurestheband). I’d love to undertake some
the 80’s.. I wonder what their commercial work in the new
kids would look like? God Web year, and start getting into
bless you Stan Lee... The Hugh My website is still undergoing T-shirts/clothing branding...
Hefner of the comic book major surgery www. hell, anything that’s
world. horrorbusiness.co.uk interesting!
but you are welcome to visit
Zombina - me at: Exhibitions
Trick or Treat... the sweetest http://thisishorrorbusiness. If anyone is looking for artists
Vampire you could ever blogspot.com/) and catch up to exhibit in 2009.. please let
meet? with my current musings. me know.

Santa (Booze + Cookie) Contact


I heard that Santa Clause lives Email me at: rageofachillies@
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What is your favourite Who would you love to be Your favourite flaw.
piece to date? better than? I rather like my kitchen floor.
I’m liking a little ‘manga Jon Burgerman... because it By the way, you’ve spelt
influenced’ picture I’ve done would be me who’s artwork ‘floor’ wrong you silly Billy’s!
of Zombina from ‘Zombina everyone adored.. and I’d be
and the Skeletones recently. famous… and get to be on What adorned you as a
Blue Peter too! child?
When will you, will you be Clothes... it was deemed
famous? Last time you made a socially unacceptable for
I can’t answer… I can’t answer friend. small fat children to go
that... (unless some other It was a cold Winter’s day, around with their diddlers
clever bugger has come up all crisp and white… 2 days out. Clothes with patches
with the same answer… in later the sun came out and of rock bands on (Kiss,
which case- I will be famous my friend was gone. Nothing Scorpions, Motorhead, ACDC
when someone calls me to left but a small pool of wee and the like… old school
do some work for them after where he stood… and I was ROCK!!!)
seeing me in New Sugar). alone again!
Stupidest thing I ever
What’s in your near Favourite dental bought...
future? procedure? If you asked my Fiancée she’d
It was almost in Hospital Ones that other people have say ‘EVERYTHING’ I buy!
yesterday! to have. Sprouts?
Satan’s dirty balls!.. You give
Where’s your head at? If you were a pet what me sprouts, I give you PAIN!
Yesterday it was almost in would you be?
Hospital after I banged it up Dracula’s plaything. Cup of eggnog?
pretty good when putting Thank you kindly for this
the Christmas lights up in the Things you weren’t festive cup of Satan’s sperm…
kitchen! Thankfully, today it’s allowed to do as a child. I would rather lick the sweat
still attached to me shoulders! I wasn’t allowed to play with off Marilyn Manson’s hairy
Mr Winkle for fear of going bottom.
blind!!!
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Want to submit? What we need from Finally
If you would like to submit you: If you have any events,
your work for issue 4 this is • This month’s brief piece websites, blogs or
the place to find out more! which needs to be happenings you want us to
supplied 740 x 740 pixels mention send us details on
Each chosen artist will get (as either JPGs or PNGs - those too.
to show their submission no PDFs please)
piece for the issue’s theme. • Several other favourite If all this seems like a lot to
In addition to that we show a pieces of yours which send... Just remember the
further 2 – 4 of your favourite you would like to be more we get from you, the
pieces to show off a bit more considered for the mag. more we have to give you the
of you and your style. Send Not necessarily at 740x740 best exposure possible.
as many pieces of work as although that would be
you like and we will pick our
favourites. •
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After all
or higher NewSugar
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restrictions that... Exposing
• A maximum of 50 words you!
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send us i.e. name/brief/ Once you have all your stuff
thoughts/inspiration etc. ready send us an email with
all your images etc. attached
If you get picked we will send to:
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both the NewSugar crew and
some of your fellow artists. More info on the NewSugar
site...
You will need to choose 12
of these and send us your
answers (sadly not on a
postcard!) to make up part of
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