Fremantle, Western Australia. Mural Commission
On Australia's sandy west coast lies the port city of Fremantle, the humble-but-hip little brother to Perth. I spent a week there recently, painting high up in a forklift while Pokemon-Go madness foamed in the streets below.
I was invited by The Newport Hotel to paint a large mural across the face of the venue. I ran with the opportunity to paint in my favourite local landmark, a pop rendition of the famous Dingo Flour icon.
A New York Times commissioned for a piece in their 'On Campus' section titled 'Leave Your Laptops at the Door to My Classroom'.
Art Direction by Jim Datz
The final few of my limited release batch of fine art prints of "Pop Geisha" produced by House of Roulx are currently available at World Trade Gallery
I created a typography-based illustrated piece for Like The Wind Magazine's 11th issue. Like The Wind is a delightful US based magazine focusing on the age-old art of running.
I love creating odd characters to throw into my work and I was thrilled when the magazine's editor requested this character-based piece.
Staten Island, New York.
For one week on earth, I got to live like a true Staten Islander. Each morning I would take the Staten Island Ferry across the waters of lower Manhattan, past the smaller-than-expected Statue of Liberty and onto the shores of Wu-Tang territory. Shaolin.
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
This psychedelic son of a gun, painted in Brooklyn, deals with luck, fate and superstitions.
On the last day of painting a lovely Korean lady loaded me up with kimchi and ramen noodles as a farewell!
A put together some kooky characters for the cover of Like The Wind Magazine's 13th issue. Like The Wind is a delightful US-based magazine focusing on the age-old art of running.
With the essence of their hometown, Brooklyn Spectacles are an independent eyewear boutique that create beautifully crafted frames.
I was approached by Brooklyn Spectacles to do a collaboration takeover of their flagship store in Williamsburg. I devised a concept that mashes up Brolga characters with the everyday Brooklyn, gritty but loveable.
The take-over resulted in a large shop-front window illustration overlooking Bedford Avenue and an in-store mural spanning across their interior wall.
Nick Wong of Williamsburg's Ako Sushi came to me with a commission to do an original illustration for a wall mural in his newest location in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Some time ago, I spent a year living in Japan between the northern island of Hokkaido and Tokyo. Since then, I've been fascinated with the culture and art, Japanese themes seem to be constantly popping up in my work. As a result, this project was a really fun one to work on.
To see the original 10" painting, check out Amami Sushi in Greenpoint Brooklyn.
Commissioned piece based avoiding life's common mistakes.
World Trade Center, Street to Tower Exhibition.
While painting a mural in Brooklyn, I had a chance encounter that led to me taking part in an exhibition at the newly made World Trade Center.
World Trade Galleries have taken over an entire floor of the WTC and have invited street artists from around NYC and the world to leave their mark. I constructed a pair of 7 foot characters, based around Adam and Eve biting into the forbidden fruit, The Big Apple.
Limited edition prints, only 50 exist!
Premium Luster Photo Paper
16 in. x 20 in.
In this personal project, I've attempted to breathe life into a single word. The typography series consists of different doodles that aim to inject personality and life into something as static as the written word.
In conjunction with Joe's Pizza, the famed New York City pizza parlour, in 2015 I painted a 20 foot mural based on the life & times of Muhammad Ali. Boxer, philanthropist & word-smith, Muhammad Ali was a man willing to shake the system and speak his own mind in a time of cultural unrest.
While painting the mural, I was approached by people of all ethnicities and gender. It was amazing to see the diverse scope of Ali's popularity and the respect the community holds for him. At one point, I was approached by an older fellow from Louisville, Kentucky who began to tell me the story of Ali growing up mere streets away from his childhood home. When Ali was in training to win his gold medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics, Ali would borrow the man's family axe to go out and lop trees to gain upper body strength.
You can find the mural on the corner of Bedford Avenue & N 5th street in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Occasionally dragging our laundry a few miserable blocks is a pilgrimage most have to make in New York. This street piece in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Greenpoint is an ode to just that.
Based in New York City's South Street Seaport, Little Airplane specialize in creating original content for children, with clients including Disney and Nickelodeon.
I was commissioned by Little Airplane to create a series of character developments for an under development children's film, called Rock, Taco, Balloon.
Chelsea, New York
I was approached by Factory PR, the fashion, lifestyle and celebrity communications agency to do a take over of their New York showroom for the 2016 Spring/Summer Fashion preview.
The brief was to create wallpaper of simple black & white doodles to back all the stock on preview.
Client: Factory PR
An on-running multi-illustrative series presenting Brolga's favourite humans.