We are honoured and excited to support SHIFT's inaugural worldwide digital moving image festival again this year. Showcasing works from the worlds established and emerging digital creators, judged by a panel of esteemed judges - it is consistently impressive every year.
THE CALL OUT FOR WORK SUBMISSIONS HAS BEGUN!
SHIFT is calling for entries for the DOTMOV FESTIVAL 2013 until August
20th, 2013. In addition, a new category has been created titled, “ELEKINESIS VA” MV in collaboration with the event “Elekinesis” organised by the Sapporo based label “SenSe” which introduces creatives such as music and art this year.
A brilliant festival for forward-thinking and innovative works. SUBMISSIONS HERE!
We welcome new Tokyo stockist Shibuya Publishing Booksellers.
SPBS have a beautiful boutique stocking some fantastic local and international titles, alongside their in-house team of innovative creatives and designers. A fantastic creative hub in Tokyo and one we are proud to be working with.
Visit their intimate yet light-filled store a short stroll from Yoyogi Part in Shibuya.
SHIBUYA PUBLISHING & BOOKSELLERS
17-3 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Shibuya Publishing Booksellers, Tokyo
Pier 2/3, Sydney
11-21 April, 2013
Not one to shy away from ground-breaking exhibitions, Kaldor Art Projects brings in yet another ambitious show to Sydney, Australia.
'13 Rooms' is the 27th in the Kaldor Art Projects series, an extraordinary organisation led by John Kaldor, who has been bringing in the most bar-raising and experiential exhibitions and artworks to Australia's shores since 1969. It doesn't seem so long ago since their first project, the infamous Wrapped Coast by Christo and Jeanne Claude, unveiled at Little Bay over 40 years ago.
Always leading in contemporary trends, and now with the emergence and better understanding for performance art, '13 Rooms' has been created to endeavour the experiential medium of performance. Over a duration of 11 days, '13 Rooms' sees over 140 'live' sculptures recreate works from 13 international and local artists as curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of London’s Serpentine Gallery and Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 in New York.
Allora and Calzadilla
Xavier Le Roy
Champ Editor Joanna Kawecki highlights the show for POST-NEW.
Xavier Le Roy, Untitled, 2012, 12 Rooms, Ruhrtriennale, 2012. Photo: Jörg Baumann / Ruhrtriennale
Philippe Malouin, London-based designer extraordinaire opens his first solo exhibition 'Simple' in Milan this week, curated by Maria Cristina Didero for Project B Gallery. Showcasing his fascinating works and debuting two new pieces, the show opens coinciding with Salone, the prestigious inaugural Furniture Fair in Milan where last year Philippe was names 'W Hotels Designer of Future' award.
Champ editor Joanna speaks with the fantastic Philippe for POST-NEW in an insightful conversation into his thought process and even his insider's What To Do and watch for at Salone. An absolutely delightful guy, with a humble demeanour who's friendliness only compliments his incredible work.
Our Issue #6 is now stocked within the gracious interior of Seattle's TOTOKAELO. Owner's Kim and Jenette ensure the store is quality over quantity, where their humble and purist boutique encapsulates carefully curated apparel and minimalist products. We are delighted to be in their beautiful space.
1523 10th Avenue, Seattle
+1 206 623 3582
April 6–9, 2013
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui + Antony Gormley + 17 Shaolin Monks
London Champ contributor Arran Gregory visits the marvellous performance.
"I've always been a keen martial arts fan ever since starting TaeKwon Do at the age of 7. Bruce Lee was my Idol growing up and the Shaolin monks were practically a supreme race in my eyes.
Sutra consists of 17 Warrior monks from the Shaolin Monastery carefully choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and the very familiar sculptor Antony Gormley.
Having come from a youth spent obsessed with Martial Arts, I had seen the Shaolin Monks when I was about 10 years old at their Wheel of Fortune performance back in primary school. Back then the show blew my mind but in Sutra there are so many more levels thrown into the mix.
From an artistic perspective Gormley's sculpture consisted of 17 wooden boxes which the Monks interacted with throughout the performance as if playing with giant Lego bricks. Larbi and the Monks turned the boxes into a fortress, a giant lotus flower, beds, a sailboat and larger than life dominoes. The creativity choreographed between Larbi, the monks and the wooden boxes was so playfully expressed it held a strong candle to Gormley's fascination with the human body and it's relationship with space. It reminded me of when I saw his Event Horizon back in 2007 at Southbank.
The music was composed by Szymon Brzoska and played a massive roll in the performance. Alongside the lighting the music really added so much in terms of building energy and creating emotion. For me personally, it was like walking round an art gallery with a live orchestra playing a live score to my favourite Kung fu film of all time simultaneously. So rad."
This beautiful image comes a year after José and JR's first visit to Havana, returning to present their book, 'Wrinkles of the City' and screen the film for the project participants. We must say with utter admiration, what an incredible project. Well done JR and José.
Image credit: JR
LIVE SKATEBOARD MEDIA
A very good friend of CHAMP, editor Benjamin Deberdt is the go-to internationally, based in Paris, for all things skate. Always on the pulse, they cover the freshest stuff of the highest calibre. We love LIVE writer Charles Paratte's interview with upcoming Mark Suciu! A bilingual feast in French and English, constantly good updates of videos and interviews - fascinating conversations. You will love it as much as us.
Image credit: Chris Mulhern
Our Issue #6 is now stocked at Kapok boutique and online shop, located in the Western district of Hong Kong. Fantastic owner Arnault ensures the focus is on exclusive designers and brands whose work reflects quality craftsmanship and creativity.
Get comfortable in their beautiful store and find our Issue #6 for your peruse.
Also - they have FREE worldwide shipping.
G/F. 5, St Francis Yard Wanchai, Hong Kong
T: +852 254 99 254
Our Issue #6 is now stocked at specialty bookstore and concept store, J.Glinert. Owner Tom Budding has an eye for all things good for you to read, use, watch and do! Pop into the store and be charmed. Peruse and purchase Issue #6 at the cosy spot.
71 Wilton Way
London E8 1BG
+44 (0)20 7249 6815
We're excited to have our Issue #6 now found at cult bookstore of impeccable curation and taste, Claire de Rouen. Peruse and purchase Issue #6 at the intimate spot.
CLAIRE DE ROUEN
125 Charing Cross Rd London, WC2H 0EW
+44 20 7287 1813
We are excited to add new Parisian stockist, PIGALLE Boutique. Peruse and purchase Issue #6 at the fantastic spot.
7 Rue Henry Monnier, 75009 Paris, France
+33 1 48 78 59 74
Image by Staple.
We are pleased to pair with La Bodega Negra in Soho to present a Champ Friends and Fam Night this Wednesday night, celebrating the first in our Champ Social series. Every months' first Wednesdays.
CHAMP SOCIAL PRESENTS CHAMP FRIENDS AND FAM NIGHT
Wednesday 6th February
LA BODEGA NEGRA SOHO
9 Old Compton St (look out for the fake sex shop door entrance)
10pm til late
Music by ACYDE and MORGAN ZARATE (THE SHINING)
SAY 'CHAMP' ON THE DOOR FOR ENTRY
RSVP for attendance.
We are proud to support the annual DOTMOV digital film festival from Japan-based SHIFT.
DOTMOV is an international digital film festival presented by Japan-based online magazine SHIFT. 13 finalists are showcased, chosen by prominent guest judges including Guillermo Del Toro's (Pan's Labyrinth) MIRADA Studio and Ian Anderson (The Designer's Republic) to name a few. Discover emerging animators and creators with entries from over 194 works from 16 countries. Supported by SHIFT Japan, Champ Creative and Smalltime Books. This year's festival will take place in creative hubs worldwide from November 2012 throughout 2013.
1 February-15 February, 2013
Address: 85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery NSW 2018
Opening Hours | Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-16:00, Sun 10:00-16:00
Federation Square Big Screen
1 February - March 31, 2013
Address: Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000
Screening schedule here
No doubt you've walked past this soho favourite, popped in for chocolate on a late night and been overwhelmed and impressed by their incredible magazine selection! Grab Issue #6 there.
Address: 118-120 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 0TU, United Kingdom
Keep an eye on our Issue #6 dropping worldwide, both in our hand-picked stockist locations and favourite cafés and hangouts. For your peruse, or knowledgeably-curated collectibility on the bookshelf and coffee table.
Copies just dropped NOW at Idea Books in Dover Street Market, London.
Basement, Dover Street Market
17-18 Dover Street, London W1S 4LT
We are delighted to present our Issue #6 featuring the worlds leading artists and designers, establishing a like-minded creative culture ahead of its time.
Featuring in-depth interviews with José & Rey Parlá | Daniel Arsham | Jeff Wall | Erik Brunetti | Rana Begum | Jules Wright of Wapping Project | Thomas Zanon-Larcher | Wes Lang | Paradis
Photographers' Spreads with Emanuele D'Angelo in Jordan, Yoshimitsu Umekawa in Kyushu, João Retorta in Paris
Editorial beauty in Nicolo Terraneo and Samuele Marfia with Givenchy, Palida Boonyarungsrit and Scott Stephenson with CdG SHIRT, and Christian Alegria and Heidi Leung with Noel Stewart
In Conversation with Lucas Price & Ryan Gander, and Benjamin Deberdt and Scott Bourne
City Series Portraits with Andrew Bunney, Landon Metz, Eddie Martinez, Aitor Throup, Suzannah Pettigrew, Yuki Harada, Sara Sani
Profiling Emerging Creatives with B Thom Stevenson, Gala Knorr, Matt Wycoff, Margot Bowman, Corey Hemingway
We kindly invite all Champ friends and family to celebrate the launch of our Issue #6 in Paris.
Librairie Yvon Lambert
108 rue Vieille du Temple, 3eme
Wednesday, 16 January // Mercredi, 16 Janvier
Exhibiting artwork by Lucas Price
Magazine display design launch by Dean Edmonds
Join us for a Wine and Issue #6 Gift
Or at the After-Party at Le Pompon
With love and much excitement,
Joanna & Monique,
Worldwide screening locations.
November 2012- February 2013.
We are proud to support SHIFT's Dot Mov Festival this year again. Always hosting an impeccable selection of emerging digital works, it is a wonderful opportunity to view incredible works from innovative creators internationally.
Shift DOT MOV digital film festival is about an hour-long of 13 selected digital works from over 194 works submitted from 16 countries around the world. The Festivals' worldwide screenings aim to showcase emerging creators and an opportunity to show them renowned internationally.
We are delighted to support this incredible event. With a stellar panel of judges (Hideki Inaba, Kenta Torimoto, David Linderman, Yoshi Sodeoka) and including works from talented selected finalists;
Max Hattler's (UK/Germany) 'Model Starship' commission by Journal Magazine (NYC), Takashi Ohashi's (Japan) "Channeler" of illustrative wonder, or Daniel Schwarz's (Italy) experiential-sculptural video works with accompanied music by Amon Tobin and Davide Cairo.
WORLDWIDE SCREENINGS | Find a location near you, head over and enjoy!
Below, the encompassing 'Vanish' by Daniel Schwarz (Italy)
T.E.A.M. Atlas Solo Exhibition
Rove Gallery, London
Until December 21, 2012
Incredibly beautiful and intricately poetic hyper-realist oil paintings. Champ Editor Joanna caught up with Lucas in his studio for POST-NEW, here.
Federation Square, Melbourne
30 November-17 March, 2012
© Jeff Wall
After ‘Invisible Man’ by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue 1999–2000, transparency in light box, AP, 174.0 x 250.5cm
Grand Palais, Paris
15-18 November, 2012
One of the grandest photographic events of the year with 151 Exhibitors, and More Than 1000 Artists exhibiting. Martin Parr, Rinko Kawauchi, William Klein, Guy Tillim, Ken Kitano, Trent Parke and Noritoshi Hirakawa - just a fraction of those also involved in daily signings over the period of the Fair.
A wonderful opportunity to witness great photographic works, with a selection captured and published by Steidl and this year's Guest of Honour, David Lynch.
Image: Trent Parke
We are charmed to introduce you to two of our newest stockists. Find our Issue #5 at both culture wonderlands.
Palais de Tokyo has long held an impeccable list of publications complementing their impressive exhibitions and event spaces, which we are now proud to be amongst. INCU is an innovative retail concept in Melbourne and Sydney, founded by brother Vincent and Brian. We were delighted to feature them in '11, in the first edition of our Creators Supplement in risograph 4-colour print. Your online peruse, here.
PALAIS DE TOKYO
Location | 13 Avenue du Président Wilson 75116
Metro | Iéna
Opening Hours | Daily, excluding Tuesdays
Melbourne Womens Location | Shop 12, Albert Coates Lane, Melbourne 3000
Sydney Location | 256 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021
(For all store locations: http://www.incuclothing.com/store-locations/)
Incu | © Incu
Palais de tokyo | © Florent Michel, 11h45
Shift is holding DOTMOV 2012 again this year.
We are proud to support the film festival again this year, and the best 13 videos that will be screened around the world.
DOTMOV is a digital film festival aiming to discover talented creators and provide them with an opportunity to show their talents and works. It Started in 2003, and this year is DOTMOV's 10th anniverary.
This year's total submission of works is 194, coming from 16 different countries. The 13 works have been selected by the guest judges. The Screening of these videos on the websites and venues around the world is from November, 2012.
*The screening schedule of each venues will be released on the website from November 2012.
Dark Paintings and Seascapes
PACE London, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET
October 4 - November 17, 2012
Art in Residence
Neo Bankside, Pavilion C, 70 Holland Street
SE1 9FU (near Tate Turbine Hall)
October 10 - November 10, 2012
Matthew Stone 'Tendency Generator' (2011) 40x27 inches framed. Archival inkjet on wood
Ala Champfest Magazine is an international ever-relevant creative culture art journal, focussing on the art, design, fashion and sport communities.
In the fifth issue of ACM, half in Japanese, our international team of writers and photographers explore new terrain with the addition of stories, amongst detailed interviews with the worlds leading creatives.
We are pleased yet again to announce two brillaint covers.
Photography by American photographer and artist Cheryl Dunn, and a portrait of Sk8thing - the world’s best self-taught and under-rated Japanese graphic designer.
Special features this issue:
- noashima - Japan’s Art Island wonderland you must visit.
- Magnum Contact Sheets featuring rene burri, hinoji kimura, eve arnold.
Exclusive editorials featuring our predictions for the next big things in fashion:
- East London Editorial featuring Human Made, Lewis Leathers, Bedwin & The Heartbreakers.
- WBASE Tokyo Bike Crew Editorial featuring C.E. A.Four and CashCA. - Illustrative feature with Comme des Garcons, Celine and Adam Kimmel.
Artists and designers featured in this issue: Anton Zolotov | Misha Hollenbach | Dustin Klein | Jacquemus | Sk8thing | Cheryl Dunn
Other interviews and features:
Paolo Roversi | Gary Card | boneshaker choppers | alexander stussy international tribe | StudyOPortable | basile photography | poetry by scott bourne
A very good issue, featuring TOKYO SKATE POSSE X KEIICHI NITTA, Alessandro Zuek Simonetti and Ken Goto just to name a few. Comin' outta Tokyo, HIDDEN CHAMPION is a free japanese Magazine featuring "hidden champions" of many cultures. The first issue appeared in August 2003. Since then it comes out 4 times a year and it´s available in good clubs, record shops, cafes and bars.
趣味／興味が細分化され、それぞれが小さなコミュニティとしてまとまっていく中、HIDDEN CHAMPION は、"隠れたチャンピオン"というタイトルが表す通り、その他のメディアではあまり取りあげられない人物やカルチャーもピックアップしてミックスします。そして、書店に並ぶ専門誌とは違う役割として、ラフでカジュアルなフリーペーパーの利点を活かし、人々にそれぞれのカルチャーの魅力を知ってもらう「きっかけ」を提供出来ればと考えています。
13 avril - 7 octobre, 2012
une exposition présentée aux Docks par le Musee Galliera
COMME des GARCONS
Oyama Enrico Isamu
Jean Francois Jose
'Gin & Juice' group show
Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents “Gin & Juice,” a group exhibition featuring new work by: Andrew Schoultz, Cleon Peterson, James Jean (featured above), Richard Colman and Ryan Travis Christian.
The first group exhibition at Ivory & Black and the first time all of these artists are brought together in London, this marks an exciting time for the contemporary art scene. “Gin & Juice” celebrates the start of summer with fresh works from this troupe of young artists. In a visual playground, the vibrancy of these works questions the perception of the world around us. Ranging from the macabre to the playful and bright, the underlying humor in their works is a glimpse into the Californian subcultures they hail from. Steeped in dreamlike yet dark imagery, the work displays a sense of idealistic naivety but also deals with issues of sexuality, violence and disorder.
Opening reception with the artists: June 15, 6-9PM
RSVP at email@example.com | www.ivoryandblack.com
June 15 – July 14, 2012 Ivory & Black Soho 94 Berwick Street, W1F0QB London, UK +44 (0) 7554002182 www.ivoryandblack.com
International Design Week
A 3 day design conference featuring 40 of the worlds top creatives. Including Design Master Workshops & Studio Access, to business breakfast 'Advantage' and of course side gala and party.
This year sees Sydney-based photographer Carine Thevenau, UK's MadeThought, Autobahn from The Netherlands and Melbourne-based Paul Marcus Fuog amongst a great number of others. A good insight into design thoughts and experiences.
Born from the dynamic between Tom Sachs' D.I.Y. aesthetic and the wide reaching Nike brand, comes an artisanal capsule collection, NIKECraft. We are blown away. Will hit 1948 London on May 18th, and DSM from the 23rd.
Red Bull Beat Suite producing an incredible recipe of sound:
aloe blacc | ladi 6 | australian youth orchestra | galapagoose | 2 beatmarkers | 2 turntablists & composition by tamil rogeon
SATURDAY 12 MAY, 4 & 8:30PM
Melbourne recital centre
April 27 - June 9
Ivory & Black Gallery, Soho, London
Opening Reception: Friday April 27, 6-9pm
Launching Champ 'La Famiglia' booklet at Gas!
Covering interviewees and contributors from issues 1- 4 with wise words on life, culture and good work.
Friday 20 April 2012
Gas As Interface/ Calm and Punk Gallery
1-15-15 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031
FOR THE FAMILY.
2-8 April, 2012 | Melbourne
Champ is proud to support >>
The Independent Photography Festival 2012, an inaugural celebration of Independent Photography, its application, and practice. An initiative of Hard Workers Club, IPF 2012 will be comprised of a series of exhibition openings featuring Australian Photographers, a two-day Photo Book & Zine Fair, and an internationally open Photo Prize, utilising the best of what Melbourne has to offer as host for these events.
Whilst we're eternally grateful to The Internet for the infinite platform it gives us to connect, collaborate, and communicate as creatives, we feel that for too long an altogether analogue, manual, and physical practice has seen the best products of its prolificacy confined to blogs, dedicated websites, and the internet.
IPF hopes to bring together the living, breathing artists and creatives that form the lifeblood of our diverse and inclusive discipline to reclaim photography for the hard-working, autonomous, passionate, and progressive photographers, creating for the love of shooting and shooting for the love of creating.
Photo: Carlos Aguilera
YES! It's true ya'll. Another brilliant issue is almost complete.
Keep your eyes and ears out for this one. Don't sleep!
Sneak peak > Cheryl Dunn 'Crack is Back'
Ala Champfest has a new US stockist, find our latest issue #004 from LA boutique Milkmade. For our US readership, pick up our latest bible copy and peep their other items from Aesop, BEDWIN and Mark McNairy. Purchase online, or at the spot in Los Angeles.
1413 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, Los Angeles, California
Alongside a brilliant list of titles including Nieves, Morel Books, Bless Book, PAMBOOKS and Domus back issues, you can now find CHAMP issue four at Someday Store (Melbourne) and P.A.M. Store (Sydney).
Also pop in for their new Neighbourhood and Norse Projects SS2012 pieces instore.
Level 3 Curtin House
252 Swanston Street
20 Burton Street
Darlinghurst, Sydney 2010
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
agIdeas International Design Week is one of the largest and most prestigious design festivals in the world. Over 40 speakers from a range of disciplines are invited to speak to an audience of over 10,000. In addition, throughout the festival there are also accompanying exhibitions and workshops. Not to miss, get on board.
The image below is courtesy of Sydney-based photographer Carine Thevenau, one of the brilliant speakers at this years agIdeas.
In a two hour salon style presentation, listen and gain some valuable thoughts from the best of the best. Leni Mayo from 99designs, Shainiel Deo from Halfbrick, and PORTABLE co-founder Simon Goodrich.
Hitting Australian states, the final Melbourne leg is on Thursday the 16th of February at 3pm. One not to miss, a brilliant opportunity to obtain some wise words from those in the field. More here good friends.
Collaborating with Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto, Roversi is one of the most esteemed fashion photographers to this day.
His images are both breath-taking and bewildering. Capturing the most beautiful women amongst a grey backdrop, the images really have a French feel which perhaps is not the intention, but what attracts us to them. It is Roversi's first solo exhibition at The Wapping Project Bankside, and it is able to be viewed until the 31st March.
The Opening Reception was held on the night of the 2nd. The crowd attractive, the champagne aplenty - the afternoon was a positive and successful start to an important show.
All images thanks to Petra Valenti
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Melbourne homie Joe Miranda is behind The Harders Club and the upcoming IPF.
Teaming up with the great Parts & Crafts and melbourne guide The Thousands, there's an upcoming festival celebrating the captured image where you can get involved!
Submit your photo via here, and be part of something very good this April. Baby baby baby.
Bowen Holden has opened up Patricia cafe, in the humble lane of Little William and Little Bourke, Melbourne CBD, a brilliant establishment holding the Melbourne coffee rep high.
Champ Press was approached to select and curate a selection of magazines & independent publishings for the space. Patricia is new on the block, holding an Intelligent sophistication found from the selected coffee, to the interior and visual design.
It's the finer elements that make this space above the rest.
Coffee from Seven Seeds, Market Lane and Auction Rooms' Small Batch.
Foolscap and Beyond The Pixels behind the design & layout.
Vanishing Elephant on the menswear and jewellery from Joanna Kawecki on the ladies.
Spend a moment with a good brew, and our 6 selected titles for the coming months.
Selected from Parts & Crafts Auto Zine and MagNation, you'll find Domus, Inventory, Monocle, Ari Marcopolous Ad Rock, Jody Barton Black Masters and Champ #4.
More here. Image thanks Nico Alary.
493-495 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
Open Monday - Friday, 7am -4pm
CHAMP #4 is now available at new online store TRIBE-SHOPPE. No matter where you're at, you can order an online copy of our latest 'bible' issue #4, and have it sent to your door.
Tribe-Shoppe is headed by Melbourne man Sean Tribe, with a good eye and curation for collaborative products and apparel. Stocking Japanese-made Noir workwear, Australian-made Tailfeather kangaroo leather goods and Clarks Originals just to name a few.
A good selection, see more goods here.
Intelligent style meets comfort with Japan-based Chup and Melbourne-based Noir, to produce a nice collaboration for an important piece in any wardrobe.
100% cotton socks in good colour variations, you can get instore or online no matter where you're based yourself.
Where: Big Screen | Fed Square
When: 10 December, First Screening 6-7pm, Second Screening 7-8pm
More Info: http://www.shift.jp.org, www.alachampfest.com
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Pull up a deckchair and get into SHIFT DOTMOV films on the Big Screen.
DOTMOV is a digital film festival organised by online magazine 'SHIFT', aiming to discover unknown talented creators and provide an opportunity to show their works.
11 finalists were selected from 208 submissions from 18 countries this year, coming from a panel of creative judges including award-winning Directors-Collective Motion Theory and Tokyo Graphic Designer Hideki Inaba, to NY-based Creative Director David Lindermann.
Exploring the possibility of creativity and innovation in digital films worldwide, experience DOTMOV under the moonlight in Melbourne's own Federation Square. DOTMOV is being screened across 12 cities internationally in the month of December and early 2012, for full dates see http://www.shift.jp.org/en
Or more info here.
Sponsored by: SHIFT, Ala Champfest Magazine, Dawn Press
Ala Champfest ISSUE #4
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Dill or Phil.
Last drop from Homies for the year. A Melbourne-based label doing goooooood things. Lovin' the Costanza tee. More here.
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OUT THIS SATURDAY!! 19TH NOVEMBER
Exclusively available in Colette (Paris) and the IDEA BOOKS Space in Dover Street Market (London).
Available in Worldwide Stockists from 26th November.
From the first drop of the season from Australian designed, Japanese craft NOIR brand. Comes a variation on the NOIR jean01, this time in a lighter 10.5oz weight. Woven on an antique Japanese loom using naturally dyed yarn. The denim has loads or character and many little slubs in the linen-esque texture
Available rinse washed in Beige with green selvedge and in Grey with blue selvedge
Find them at UP THERE store in Melbourne, or HERE
DYRM is Berlin's go-to magazine and bookstores for everything and anything.
International publications from around the world, limited editions, and even limited editions' limited edition's. You'll find magazines such as Tokyo's +81, London's Green Soccer Journal or Its Nice That, and even Adelaide's Collect mag. Some great titles at the moment include Eric Elms' Wish You Were Here, and mono.kultur #15's mono.editionen #3 of Taryn Simon.
You name it.
They have set up a second space titled Reading Room in the up-and-coming Potsdamer Straße. Potsdamer Straße is a new culture-filled hub of established and emerging galleries and artists spaces.
VISIT THE READING ROOM!
Designed by Greige, and with furniture by Artek, the instore accompanying titles have been hand-selected by some of the world's leading creatives. Stefan Sagmeister, Konstantin Grcic, Marco Velardi and Joerg Koch just to name a few.
It'll host lectures, exhibitions and discussions for slumbering ideas and projects. Including familiar, unfamiliar and almost forgotten publications.
Congratulations to Mark and Jessica for this brilliant concept, and look forward to the upcoming events.
SHIFT is a Japan-based online creative magazine, featuring People, Happening, Places and international creative City Guide. They feature the best of the best happening around the world, following them you won't miss a beat.
SHIFT are also discovering and highlighting good talent, by supporting emerging artists through their annual calendar or emerging film directors through their upcoming DOTMOV film festival. See details here.
We are proud to support them, and present the 2012 SHIFT Calendar. You can grab a copy from Shift Factory, from 20th October onwards.
Takeomi Yoshimoto (Japan)
Graphic designer. Born in Hokkaido from 1982. Working in Tokyo.
Work description: An alphabet that is unrecognizable.
This month, Semi Permanent Creative Conferences will hold their first Berlin event.
Held at the iconic Templehof, previously one of Berlin's airports and now a venue for the world's largest tradeshows, including Qubique and Bread and Butter. It's a spectacular space, with luggage belts and check-in receptions still in original form.
Equally brilliant, are the four creatives, speaking on the day:
Gene Hammond-Lewis of visual effects studio RISE
123Klan; Illustration & Design studio
We'll report on updates, and the upcoming side exhibition.
Mikey takes better than very good photos. And then better than that. Now he's published a very good book with printed moments from his July/August NYC trip.
60 pages | Full colour | Perfect Bound | Paperback
Limited Run | 100 copies
Get it at 14 BikeCo or email him here, for worldwide postage
T H A N K S
Independent Publishing ain't a one minute wonder, but it's passion and dedication well rewarded.
Just a quick thanks to everyone around the world following us, and onto our aim of 100+ issues of Ala Champfest.
We are proud to support this world leading design conference once again. Semi Permanent brings together a brilliantly diverse and international group of established creatives, sharing their insight with emerging and fellow established folk alike, for those with an open mind.
The speakers cover all disciplines of design, including graphic design, film, fine art, illustration, web design, interactive design, photography, visual effects, animation, graffiti, motion graphics, stop motion, architecture, and much more.
This year, Melbourne sees renowned photographer Platon, NZ artist Kelly Thompson, Kurrpa Hosk from Sweden and Paper Engineer Benja Arney just to name just a few! We especially look forward Scott Dadich from Conde Nast in NY, after his brilliant digital publishing introductions with Wired, and the New Yorker Tablet App featuring Jason Schwartzman directed by Roman Coppola. Here.
It's a unique chance to step into the daily life of someone who's work you've long admired, and listen to their insight that might not even be shared over even a beer or two!
Look forward to seeing you there!
There are a million things going on during London Fashion Week, so that's why you need to be wise how you spend your time. Of course it is a great reason to see the new collection out, a sneak peek before everyone else.
TOUBA London is holding their showroom in Lazarides Gallery, just on Rathbone Place in W1, on show at the moment at Lazarides Gallery is Antony Micallef. Fun and cheeky, his work impresses. The effort he puts into the exhibition surrounding is impressive even more. Find his work in the background of each image.
Touba are brilliant, and one to keep an eye on. Distributors who hand-select everything themselves, owners Trevor, Fode and Yuko hold a wealth of knowledge from their respective backgrounds making them ahead of the game. Partnering with Lazarides for their showroom just reflects their clever concepts.
A handsome collection including Casely-Hayford, Moo Piyasombatkul, Giuliano Fujiwara and Bunney Jewellery just to name a few.
An beautifully unique space to see with equally stunning pieces, available upon kind appointment with Yuko here and here.
Ala Champfest Issue #004 is dropping oh so soon, keep on it - thicker and bigger (!) again in our limited run.
It's gonna be something for you to keep on your shelf for a long time to come, don't miss owning it.
Special Feature Inside.
Matthew McFarlane featured in Carhartt Heritage f/ w 11 wear | Silwex House Studios, London E2
What if there was a way to organise your creative mind? Champ contributor Christina Apostolidis attends the latest Portable Talks, and discovers Scott Belsky has the answer to this seemingly unsolvable mystery.
ON WEDNESDAY 24 August Belsky spoke at ACMI as part of the Portable Talks lecture series, to a room full of Melbourne’s leading creatives looking for secret tips. Scott Belsky is one inspirational guy! Looking smart and casual in his striped shirt and jeans, Belsky spoke in a relaxed and friendly manner about 'making ideas happen'. Considering his informal appearance, you would never guess that Scott Belsky has achieved so much. He is CEO and founder of the Behance Network, The 99%, and the Action Method, and has even written a book entitled Making Ideas Happen. He has a wealth of knowledge for someone so young (he is only 30!) and his understanding of the way creative people work is what makes him so successful.
Belsky knows that ideas can come about at any time, but in order to make them happen, you need to write them down, work out a timeline and plan action steps. It sounds obvious but for a lot of creative people, in particular creative teams, it's not necessarily the way things work; with too many ideas in the one place, the good ones need to be sorted from the bad.
When it may seem like you are becoming overwhelmed by your own creativity, Belsky provides solutions such as an online portfolio for your work, a simple note taking system, or a way to organise your timeline of tasks. Belsky encourages creativity and believes that the best talent should be matched with the best opportunity. An organised creative team can produce greatness, or even world domination; look at what Apple have achieved!!
Of course we like other magazines. Scrap that, I mean love other mags. It comes hand in hand with the obsession of print.
Always fans of POP Magazine out of London, this issue features photographer Elena Rendina.
The images are brilliant - see for yourself.
Not only a photographer, Elena is photographer / stylist / designer / art director. Everything! Who is doing this these days? Hardly anyone. Who is doing it and doing it well? Elena Rendina.com
No Vacancy Project | Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne
1-18 September, Opening Evening 1st September 6-9pm
One of Melbourne's finest illustrators has an upcoming exhibition showcasing his new paintings and sculptures at the No Vacancy Project space in Melbourne.
Nior's imaginative fauna characters are one of a kind. Earlier this year he was involved with Champ Press' Creators Supplement. Alongside Katja Mouvlin and Lucas Grogan, he illustrated one-off pieces for our 'Your Ideas Here' page inside. I hope you were lucky enough to receive one of his pages!
An incredible guy, and equally incredible artist. Look forward to the exhibition...
Gain some clever creative-business insight into the world of Behance creator and CEO, Scott Belsky. The wonderful Portable, is bringing the New York-based Scott Belsky to hold the next of their Portable Creative Speaker event in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Scott is the founder of Behance, an innovative creative empire worldwide. Including Behance Network; their incredible online platform for creative businesses and individuals.
Alongside a portfolio and jobs listing, it highlights the latest and greatest work by creative professionals. Scott is also the main-man for Making Ideas Happen, the title of his Penguin-published book and responsible for ingenuity in communication and execution.
He'll be sharing his insights and advice on how to push bold creative projects. A rare opportunity indeed.
Champ is proud to support each city's event, offering you 10% discount on your ticket!
Type CHAMPBELSKY at check out!!
See you there!
Champ is proud to support and be involved with Black Coffee Pop Up.
Showcasing the best single origin brews from Melbourne's finest micro-roasters.
Held in Somewhere Store Gallery space, the walls are handsomely decorated by Katja Mouvlin / Supercube and No Scribbles. Coffee will be served to you with the highest knowledge, a great intimate space to ask questions and try the best of the best beans without milk or sugar.
And ofcourse, relax with a copy of good reading material - Ala Champfest. Issue's #002 and #003.
We're at Bright Tradeshow, for ART BRIGHT once again this year. Come visit us throughout 7-9 July, at our fine looking space for with FixedgearLondon.
The new Bright Mag is out! Available as an online view too, there's easy online navigation on the bottom panel.
Stylist/Producer Ramona Telecican wearing Perks and Mini at Pierre & Charlotte furniture makers showroom, North Melbourne.
Phenomenal man and artist Lucas Grogan wearing Pageant clothing and Gregory Matheson rings at Pierre & Charlotte workshop, North Melbourne.
Celebrating design and creativity through a series of events taking place all over Melbourne, including unique insight into each creatives' concepts. A great selection of speakers with intelligent words and innovative thoughts to share.
agIdeas includes Studio Access, Workshops, Business Breakfasts, 'Futures' for secondary students, and of course opening and closing parties just to name a few of their many events. Check our blog for daily updates on each speaker. As always in these design conferences, everyone's gotta have a bit o' humour (!)
Created by Steve Watson from Stack Magazines, alongside Jeremy Leslie of MagCulture.
Great first line-up of speakers, Rob Orchard of Delayed Gratification, Tim Hayward of Fire & Knives and John L Waters of Eye Magazine. Photos thanks to Jeremy Leslie.
I N S I G H T into design and creative thoughts from leading international creators.
This supplement shows beautiful images and wise words for cultural, social and economical thoughts behind each creation.
+ F E A T U R I N G +
Omar Sosa | A P A R T A M E N T O | Barcelona
Thomas Marecki | L O D O W N | Berlin
Jonathan Mander | K A S I N O | Helsinki
Andrew Tuck | M O N O C L E | London
Paul Barbera | Melbourne + beyond
Liz Farrelly | London
Yasushi Fujimoto | C A P | Tokyo
Joe Allen Shea | I Z R O C K | Sydney
Misha & Shauna | PAMBOOKS | Melbourne
Benjamin Sommerhalder | NIEVES | Zurich
Taketo Oguchi | S H I F T | Sapporo
Vincent & Brian Wu | I N C U S t o r e s | Sydney + Melbourne
Abigail Crompton | T H I R D D R A W E R D O W N | Melbourne
Limited print run of 100
Including beautiful page 22 illustrations from established Melbourne-based artists
Stay up to date with the latest stuff internationally - no matter where you're based - with one blog >> alachampfest.blogspot.com
Our hearts go out to Japan
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The Japanese bicycle magazine have based their next issue on the London Bike Scene. They've got interviews with FixedGearLondon, TokyoFixed Store, DeathSpray Custom + so many good images. They know whats up! There's also featured on Brooklyn Machines Works and Austin Horse which is always good to see.
You can pick up a copy at TokyoFixed if you are in the UK - make sure you get your hands on a copy. Pedal Speed is so good - they always cram so much into an issue, its always worth the dosh.
CHAMPFEST x FGLDN at BRIGHT WINTER!
Champ is once again super excited to visit Berlin for Bright Winter! Held in their new home at refurnished Stasi Headquarters, the first event for 2011 is looking set to be nothing less than fucking awesome.
Bright Mag is now up! Check out the other exhibitors, friends and family involved...
Champfest x Fixed Gear London will be making the trip over again from London, be sure to come say hi! There'll be free mag issues of Champ 003, and Fixed 004 - and a delish coffee to take with you! Kindly provided by the guys at Bicycle Coffee Co, SF.
Click on Bright mag below!
+++ NEW ++++
GASBOOK POP ++
++ SERIES +++
This is probably the best news i have heard this week.
The lovely folks at Japan-based GAS AS I/F, have just released GASBOOK pop...!
It'll be out every month, 1st issue features Sydney-based graphic artist-designer Jonathan Zawada.
.... And definitely don't miss out ++
Available in all good bookstores, select shops and GAS online store.
"15 years from the debut of the first Gasbook series in 1996, Gas As Interface is proud to present to you the all new GASBOOK pop series."
A few pages to peep courtesy of Risa at Gas ++
Destroy to Create
Last weekend saw the re-opening of the 1948 Store, just off Batemans Row - in celebration of the NSW Destroyer Jacket set to be released.
Nike know how to throw a party. They got some new and creative people involved - such as British jewellery-designer Duffy, the guys at Frith St Tattoo, Harry Malt and Tim Barber, design studio I Heart Pop and DMC World Team Champions DJ Kireek.
UK hardcore band, Gallows, performed while Super Heavyweight Champion Kina Malpartida and Lissett Medl entertained everyone with a good match.
Duffy carved a skull from professional cyclist Mark Cavendish's bicycle parts - whilst his carbon frame and forks were left for display. They even flew out Wonka and Kai from the States which was cool. Kai was reppin the new Destroyer jacket - which you can also customise with different patches (so far only available in the States). Duo DJ Kireek were definitely the highlight of the night for me. Brilliant.
Location: Magazine Gallery, no.1 Clubhouse Lane, East Hindley
BLIND BY STARDOM
Kate Gagliardi takes on Adelaide in her first solo show, TONIGHT!
Kate is one talented lady with one busy past year! In August, we were lucky to have her in Champ Tri-city Touring Exhibition and tonight she holds her first solo show in Adelaide. The works are mixed media, paintings on wood, watercolour paper and canvas + drawings on rice paper.
Location: Wilkes ST Gallery, 4 Wilkes St E1 6QF
BLIND BY STARDOM
Opening Reception 7-10 Wednesday October 13th
Operating Hours: 12-6 October 13-17
An art show inspired by the bicycle.
Curated by Brendt Barbur & Monique Kawecki
Special thanks to Camden Town Brewery for providing beverages for the event!
Bicycle Film Festival is proud to announce itʼs London opening of the 2010
Joyride Art Show, its annual bicycle-inspired group exhibition that brings
together the diverse talents of internationally established and emerging UK
artists over a shared passion for the bicycle.
The BFF has been creating connections between art and the bikes since
2000. Joyride has been an evolution of this initial idea to showcase bikes and
art together. The first official Joyride show, in 2005, was born from the
urgency to create a visual manifestation of one of the most powerful and
culturally relevant movements of this decade: the urban bike movement.
Joyride travels the world every year from its premiere in New York, including
stops in LA, Paris, London and Milan. In each city, the show picks up artists
from the art and bike communities, capturing the locationʼs unique energy.
This yearʼs edition features photographs from Spike Jonze, presenting BMX
photos from the era of "The Birth of Big Air” (screening at the BFF Friday Oct
15, 7:30pm); Edwin De la Rosa, one of the best BMX street-riders in the
world, developed his first photos ever for Joyride depicting the sweaty street
spirit from years as a rider who is always doing something worth watching.
The London show also specially features some UK Talent such as Ben
Wilson, D*Face, and Word To Mother.
Full list of featured Artists (in alphabetical order):
Adi Gilbert / Agathe Snow / Alessandro Zuek Simonetti / Ben Broomfield
/ Ben Wilson / Benedict Radcliffe / Brendan Bock / Brian Barnhart /
Chad Moore / Christian Thormann / Conrad Johnson / Camille McMillan /
D*face / DefGrip/Cult/Oakley / Dustin Klein / Edwin De La Rosa / Eley
Kishimoto / George Marshall / Greg Falski / Harrison Boyce & Andrew
McMullen / ILoveDust / Jonathan Winstone / Jacob Knill / James
Alexander Burbridge / Jessica Findley / Joe McGorty / Julia Chiang
/ Mark Skulls / Massan / Pez / Ronzo / Sewwat / Spike Jonze / Takuya
Sakamoto / Tim Barber / Word To Mother
The London Joyride exhibition is proudly presented by Oakley Ltd.
For more information about the London Joyride exhibition or about the
Bicycle Film Festival, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: StolenSpace Gallery, London
BLIND BY STARDOM
This Thursday! A show not to miss... Here at Champ we are super excited to see our good friend Word To Mothers show!! Every time he brings it. Every. Time.
More info here > www.stolenspace.com
Location: Colour Factory Gallery, 409 – 429 Gore St, Fitzroy
Melbourne Champ lady Rhiannon King is constantly creating + producing amazing photographs.
Inside is Out, Outside is In exhibits her alongside Claudia Phares and Lia Steele, capturing images that aim to uncover the ingrain attitudes towards identity, ethnicity and transition.
Three talented Melbourne ladies | definitely one to hit up + not miss! Photography at its finest.
Location: Merry Karnowky Gallery, Los Angeles
170 S. La Brea Avenue, LA
9th - 26th October
17 - 18 September
Grab a ticket yo www.semipermanent.com
Beginning July 8th, Champfest Magazine are bringing an international like-minded passion of art, design, sport and photography their respective communities in the form of an exhibition in three major cities throughout the month.
Each exhibition showcases an array of photographs, artwork and printed matter from Issue 001 and 002 artists, including a symposium of hard-to-find international publishings and magazines.
Beginning the tri-city touring exhibition in Berlin with FixedGearLondon at Bright Tradeshow, Champfest then travels to London to the newly established Wayward Gallery and finally concludes in Melbourne. All work will be available for purchase throughout each exhibition, the perfect time to snap up an original piece through a unique Champfest touring event.
After a successfully humbling first issue working with Jose Parla, Kill Pixie, Rip Zinger, Hamburger Eyes, Fecal Face...
Issue 002 follows with a strong list of those emerging and respectfully established. Yoshitomo Nara, Anthony Lister, Mai Ikuzawa, Angelique Houtcamp, Fergadelic, Kyotaro, Gas As Interface, Bow Wow International Design and Paul Barbera to name only a few.
Issue 002 is proudly a bilingual endeavour of Japanese and English, now reaching 12 cities internationally, and is once again printed in an environmentally-friendly limited-run of an expanded 3000 copies, available in bookstores and galleries around the world sharing our creative ideals.
Ala Champfest Touring Exhibition.
Supported by Ricoh, Stussy, Cadence and 14 Bike Co.
Be passionate, create originality.
In London, DEFINITELY check out Stolen Space's Summer Group Show currently on >>
Where // Stolen Space Gallery Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, London E1
'New original works and limited edition print releases from represented artists'
What // Summer Group Show 2010
When // 2 -25 July
'O_SCAR (BEAUTY IS ONLY SKING DEEP)'
Gold Poured Metal & Resin
Gold Dusted & Hand Painted with Enamels
Limited edition of 25
33 x 23 cm
'TAKING THE MICKEY'
By WORD TO MOTHER
4 Colour Handpulled Screen Print
28 x 38 cm each
Limited to 15 of each in White Somerset or Vintage Stock
'THE HADES SHOT'
By MR JAGO
Acrylic & Spray-Paint on Canvas
116 x 116 cm
'THE CIRLE OF TRUTH LEVITATING OVER LONDON'
By THE LONDON POLICE
Hand Drawn Using Indelible Ink on Canvas
100 x 100 cm
By SHEPARD FAIREY
Silk Screen on Wood
'ASIAN WAVE 1 & 2'
BY TOSHIKAZU NOZAKA
Japanese Sumi Ink on Cotton Paper
56 x 40 cm each
'IDENTITY ORGY' (Diptych)
Pencil & Ink on Superalfa Paper
174 x 122.5 cm
Beth and Monique. Holding down the fort...
Another excuse to visit the gallery..!
Caught up with Thomas from Ill Studio in Paris.... check the interview in Champfest Issue 003....
Riding to new places, cooling down in parks + fountains, seeing old and new friends.
Merciiii to George for letting us crash!!
I flew over from Melbourne to meet Monique in London. Straight over to Paris together on the Eurostar.....ahhh easy with the bikes!
Took over some Champfest tees with us too...
Champfest is now stocked at Colette, you can pick up a copy of Issue 002 very soon!!
Merci grande to Sebastien there.
One of our favourite photographers + who can be seen in Champfest Issue 002, is Paul Barbera.
Currently busy travelling + shooting for Vogue Living, B East Mag and Eric Kluster, while also working on his personal projects Love Lost and Where They Create where he visited the office of Fantastic Man in Amsterdam...
Popped into the lovely Chloe Vallance's studio in Nicholas building with Lynette. She's known Chloe for a while and how amazing her illustrations are, to which i couldn't agree more! Working hard as she's got many an exhibition coming up, with one currently on at Red Gallery. Don't sleep on this one, the editor of Australian Vogue has already snapped up one of her pieces, go check her out!
Who // CHLOE VALLANCE
What // Along the Lines
Where // Red Gallery- 157 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy, Melbourne
When // 9- 26 June
Stan and Nic in South Africa are putting together their own printed matter of everyday South Africans and their two-wheeled means! Beautiful photography and great stories. Something to support right away as they are raising funds for their upcoming journey + print costs. Please be generous! Visit their website, you have 11 hours to go to support this great concept!!!
Present from a recent Interviewee of mine.. thank you Jacob!
Tshirts in Stolenspace! Theses are dope - made from recycled P.E.T bottles! Whaaa?
This is Jasmine. She is a good writer. Peep her steez in the latest 'SUP Mag.
Fuck! Issue 002 is nearly done! I can't wait!