Thursday, May 28, 2009

Curious Fiend Launch...

I thought it was about time to finish off introducing who's going to be in the magazine as it is getting closer and closer to the launch and it was about time to let people know.

If you're interested in coming to the launch email curiousfiendmag@gmail.com to let us know, or just pop along to Nowhere North gallery on the 6th June, for more details join our facebook group or check out the flyer below...

Look forward to seeing you there...

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Kemistry

Last but not least being featured, The Kemistry are a Band who although only around for about a year have gained some nice acclaim doing shows all over East, playing the Roundhouse supporting the Noisettes and more...The Kemistry are Kemi(left) and Bare Beats(the other one!...)...

Kemi also runs East club night Mindie which has just celebrated it's 3rd birthday...


Check them out here...

Sticky

Johnny Budden aka Sticky is a freerunner, he part of the pro team at the head of the worlds biggest collective of professional Parkour participants, Urban Freeflow...Chance is you will have seen him on an advert featuring freerunners, Swatch, Mercedes Benz and Red Bull are just some of the companies he's done things like jumping from helicopters for.

He participated in this shoot specially for Curious Fiend shot by photographer Alex J Hamilton...


Check out Urban Freeflow here...

' photography by Alex & Cocco © 2009 www.distilennui.com '

Craig Burton

Craig Burton is another photographer that we are featuring in the first issue, Craig's focus is on people, portrait photography for metal and hardcore bands is a major part of his work, as is tattoos and tattooing. His interest in these aspects is evident in his work and he manages to capture many people, who most happen to be his friends, in a way that other people cannot...

You can probably recognise some of his photos from mags like Kerrang, Sang Bleu and others, particularly his work with his friends The Gallows.


Check Craig out here...

Anna Garforth

Anna Garforth is a graphic designer and illustrator working from London from her studio Abe, working with a wide range of mediums she has produced some amazing organic works, from moss type to the recycled plantings shown here.

Much of this work has been produced along with Eleanor Stevens, a fellow graphic designer, working under the name El & Abe having recently exhibited at Over and Over, a design exhibition in Peruglia, Italy...



More on Anna and El & Abe here and check back for more on Curious Fiend...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Simon Peplow

Simon Peplow is an illustrator with a long list of reputable clients, his mainly character based work is always humorous and individual and it's clear why his work has become popular.

He is also one part of the curating team behind The Joyful Bewilderment, a group show of artists and illustrators which has just finished it's second show at Analogue books in Edinburgh.



Check out more of Simon's work here and check back for Curious Fiend news....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mr Jago

Bristol native Mr Jago is one of the most well known artists in the UK, with roots in street art he grew up being influenced by hip hop and most specifically, graffiti. Exhibiting internationally as member of the Scrawl Collective he has also had his own shows widely with shows coming up in Milan at the Don Gallery...



Check out more of Mr Jago's work here and check back for Curious Fiend news....

Monday, May 18, 2009

Conor Harrington

Conor Harrington is a well known artist attached to the reputable Lazarides gallery in London, now just coming off his show with Chloe Early at Kinsey Desforges gallery in LA he is in particularly high demand and it is easy to see why.

His abstract oil and spraypainted pieces, combined with the figurative images he paints are extremely intense and it is easy to stand looking at one for a fair period of time in order to take in the detail...



Check out more of his work here and check back for more on Curious Fiend....

Friday, May 15, 2009

Snap Clicker

Jamie Buckingham aka Snap Clicker is a photographer who is well known for his documenting of the graffiti scene, the RT crew specifically. His photos evoke a feeling that the people and things he takes photos of are really personal to him, the individuals involved being something of an extended family to him.

We're glad to have him on board for the first issue of the mag...



Check out more of his work here and check back for more news on the mag...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Si Scott...

Si Scott definitely makes work that stands out on it's own from other hand drawn typography, evident in the projects he had done too, he has worked with some big clients like Converse, producing his hand drawn digital type for them.

Most people would recognise his work from something or other, everything from posters to book covers to logo's have had his illustrated work applied to them. He also collaborates with a clothing designer applying his work to that, which is sold in their very own shop in Leeds...



To find out more check his site out here and check back for launch dates of Curious Fiend..

Monday, May 11, 2009

Kids Love Ink

Kids Love Ink is a tattoo studio based in the depths of Deptford, South London, not specialising in one particular style, you can go into KLINK for everything from traditional western tattoos through contemporary modern styles to Japanese work...

We are glad to have a fairly substantial amount of photos of their work that will be shared in the first issue...

To find out more check his site out here and check back for launch dates of Curious Fiend..

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rattus Rattus

Rattus Rattus is a DJ and mixtape fiend who is resident for Urban Nerd as well as many other bass nights in London, we asked him some questions for the magazine but before that check out this video of him and Klose one at Urban Nerds...






To find out more check his site out here and check back for launch dates of Curious Fiend..

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Matthew Dent

Matthew Dent is an illustrator working in London whose clients include Sssskate, Dazed and Confused and many more...he has been featured in Marvelous Zine and Wizards Hat and is going to be featured along with his exclusive piece for Curious Fiend...


To find out more check his site out here and check back for launch dates of Curious Fiend...