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Vaguely remembering the launch of King Brown Mag (the first issue) way back when. Vague, not because it was forgettable but because It was while ago and my memory is shite. I was doing a fair bit of working hard / playing hard around that time so details of things are a tad blurry.

It's really awesome have called Melbourne home for the past 2 and a half years and have seen the slow but consistent exodus of fellow creatives from the most isolated city in the world make their way over here too and doing cool shit. Said cool shit most recently including transforming the Spares store on Smith street into an exhibition space for tonight's King Brown issue 10 launch and exhibition. Co-curated by fellow P-towner Sean Morris (one half of Black Canyon along with Tom Groves) and featuring artists from around the world, doing what they do best using canvas' of both brown paper and denim jackets was rad.

Personally, and being in a creative in the rag trade the denim jacket customisation was especially cool to see.

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King Brown Mag, Issue 10 Issue 10 with sick embossed cover by Brendan Monroe and extra cool shit including glow in the dark patch by Stevie Gee, neon poster by Malarko and vinyl sticker from Sheryo which is going straight on the fridge.

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Beer courtesy of the Feral Brewing Company
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Back wall feature mural by Sean Morris.
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Funk Cat Gang by Bafcat
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She's got to be loved by Melissa Grisancich
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This time last year by Luke Pelletier
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Probably my favourite - Body hair, don't care by Michael C Hsiung
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Left to right: Summons by Ryan Boserio, Creamyfrontcreamymoist by Susannah Rose Sykes and Platinum Edition by Tom Groves.
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Creamyfrontcreamymoist by Susannah Rose Sykes
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Platinum Edition by Tom Groves
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Tropical Death by Swerfk
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Various media on brown paper by the likes of Sean Morris, Mel Stringer (Girly Pains), French, and Yok among others.

 

And technically not part of the exhibition but I also thought the impromptu 'street art' of and old mate I ran into was pretty rad too.
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Also for those going to Sugar Mountain tomorrow - Sean is part of artist lineup with a collaboration with Ghostpatrol. Head down in-between bands to check out their stuff.

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