Wolfgang Bloch is a painter, surfer, father, and above all things; artist. Bloch has spent the past few decades in his local So-Cal studio, where we met to talk about his painting process, it’s greater purpose, and how his craft has helped him through his divorce.
PEOPLE: TRAVIS MILLARD
You probably all heard about that insanely successful pancake exhibition artist Travis Millard had in LA, where Tony Hawk bought a pancake version of himself preserved in resin on a plate. But what you didn’t hear about was that time Travis let us into his home and cooked us our very own pancake.
Circle Movies by Nick Barclay
Sydney based Art Director Nick Barclay has recreated classic films interpreted by circles only.
FROM THE MAG: DUSTIN YELLIN
In Issue 43, curated by Mike D, we shared with readers the sculptural works of Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin. If you haven’t already read this, it’s here for you now!
PEOPLE: Donny Miller
Whether it’s personal work or a Skate Mental collab, Donny Miller makes some sincerely funny, fresh designs. I visited the artist for a glorious sunset and talk of politics, asses, a new brand, and plans with Jason Jessee.
TODD FRANCIS x HUF “RAT TRAP” COLLECTION
HUF have teamed up with amazing artist and friend of MC Todd Francis for a collection of shirts, hats and a skateboard. In classic Francis style the collection includes Todd’s renowned vermin use in his artwork.
GEOFF MCFETRIDGE: THE SEA RAMBLER
Geoff McFetridge recently took it upon himself to turn a 2D rendering of a towering, surf-ready dream bicycle into the real deal. Geoff engineered, painted, and completed The Sea Rambler. Check out this special film by Farm League filmmaker Greg Hunt documenting the process.
PEOPLE: Patrick Garvin
Patrick Garvin is a really predictable person to feature here at Monster Children. Why, you ask? Because Pat is yet another one of those people who happens to excel in pretty much every damn thing he tries to do.
MARK OBLOW: SAO PAULO
A neighborhood wall has been dedicated to visual art from around the world, on a 150 by 15 foot mural space called The WallRide Project. For the next two months the wall features the multimedia creations of Hawaiian artist Mark Oblow.
WATCH: ADIDAS x GONZ SUPERSTAR 80’S
Adidas pay homage to Mark Gonzales and the all-white Adidas Originals in this episode of ‘Superstar 80’s’
MC AT LA ART BOOK FAIR
The annual Printer Matter’s LA Art Book Fair is here, and we are selling Monster Children for half price care of the Slow Culture Booth. Check out opening night photos here, and for the rest, head to MOCA this weekend.
NECKFACE: DOUBLE NEGATIVE ZINE
Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR is alive and kicking at MOCA as of last night. The show runs from now through Sunday. Be sure not to miss Nasty Neckfaces latest zine, Double Negative. Find it at the 8 Ball Zines booth while stocks last.
LA ART BOOK FAIR: NATE WALTON
This Thursday to Sunday, get yourself over to the Slow Culture booth at the LA Art Book Fair located at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, where they’re selling limited Nate Walton prints and zines. Find out more here.
California & Graphic Design
This morning I listened to an interview that posed the question ‘If Los Angeles was a piece of art, what would it be?’ and one of the responses was: ‘It’s something Jeff Koons… shiny and polished, but coming from a really weird place.’
SAGE VAUGHN & ROB MACHADO: CONVERGENCE
On Jan 29, Convergence, an exhibit featuring the collaborative art of artist Sage Vaughn and surfer Rob Machado is going down at Flood Magazine Gallery in LA.
CONS PROJECT IS COMING TO SYDNEY
Want to shoot the Converse CONS skate team on 35mm film? Now, you can. Find out how.
ISSUE 45: LEIF PODHAJSKY
You may or may not be familiar with the name Leif Podhajsky – and you more than likely can’t pronounce the name Leif Podhajsky – but you will almost certainly be aware of the work of Leif Podhajsky, because it is very good.
PHOTOBOOK MELBOURNE FESTIVAL
Australia’s first photo book exhibition will bring together the worlds most innovative, creative talent across a range of mediums and forums for your viewing pleasure.
LENS: BRANDON HARMAN
LA based photographer Brandon Harman knows how to take a good shot. Take a trip down highway 395 with him.
WATCH: CLUSTER TRAILER BY KAI NEVILLE
Cluster from Kai Neville and co. Featuring: Craig Anderson, Dane Reynolds, Chippa Wilson, Ryan Callinan, Mitch Coleborn, Jack Freestone, Noa Deane, Creed McTaggart, Conner Coffin, Dion Agius, and Dillon Perillo.