Time Out commissioned Beastman to create the mural inspired by the company mission statement: ‘promoting those who drive positive cultural change; to inspire readers to lead a richer life, to know their city, and to have more fun.’ The artwork deploys simplified organic shapes: raindrops, triangular grids, leaves, eyes, pipes and rays.
“Everything that mission statement is about is what I’m about,” says Brad Eastman, better known as Beastman. “I’m about cultural change, I’m on a constant mission to evolve my artwork… There are futuristic themes of what nature could become. My paintings are about the future.”
Kendrick Lamar fans, rejoice – King Kunta himself will be making his way out to Australia to play Byron Bay’s Bluesfest, but before he does the West Coast hip hopper will head down to Sydney for a sideshow at Allphones Arena. They year has been huge for K Dot – casually dropping a verse on one of the biggest pop hits of the year aka Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood, and releasing the stellar To Pimp A Butterfly, which has already spawned hits including ‘Alright‘, ‘I‘ and ‘King Kunta‘. So, true friends one question: will you buy tickets to Kendrick when they go on sale 9am Mon Oct 19.… Read more
Through using the same design and pre-fabricated buildings the fast food chains can go from a field to an open restaurant in less than two weeks. But what happens to a Pizza Hut when it’s no longer loved (?) or wanted?
Ho Hai Tran & Chloe Cahill have launched a Kickstarter to publish their book in which they’ve documented the change of Pizza Huts in Australia and the USA. They describe it as “the second lives of Pizza Hut’s iconic hut restaurants and nostalgia for the golden era of dine in fast food” –
“Pizza Hunt is a photographic record of my journey to find the iconic Pizza Hut restaurants that were erected in their thousands in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The book will feature a carefully curated selection of these original dine-in ‘huts’. Today, only a handful of these huts remain and they now have second lives as grocery stores, pawnshops, gospel churches, liquor stores and funeral homes, among other things.… Read more
The ranked list of the World’s 50 Best Bars was released today and our great southern land managed to claim four of those prized places for our kickass bar scene, and Sydney is home to two of them.
Coming in at number 6 is the Baxter Inn, which has set a new, lofty benchmark for bars in this city. If it’s been a while since you headed down the concrete stairs for a wee dram, now’s the time to rectify that sad state of affairs. Sydney knows a great bar when they’re drinking in one, which is probably why it’s so tricky to get a seat at the tiny but mighty Bulletin Place, who took out 28th place.
There’s nothing like a little city rivalry to spice up an awards ceremony. Melbourne wasn’t about to be outdone by their sunny sister and also boasts two bars on the list; Black Pearl at number 11 and the Everleigh at 25.… Read more
The 2016 Laneway line-up has dropped and once again brings the goods with a mix of local superstars and international indie heavy hitters. Highlights from the line-up include Las Vegas young gun Shamir, the kooky and cute QT and Sophie, Glaswegian electronic king pin Hudson Mohawke, Baltimore dream poppers Beach House and local golden boy Flume will be coming home with a brand new live set-up, set to showcase tracks off his hotly anticipated second album.
Visa pre-sale tickets will be available 9am Fri Sep 25; then all tickets go on sale 9am Wed Sep 30.