Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ben Ashton-Bell

Ben Ashton-Bell is a wicked illustrator / designer from Melbourne who will be contributing to our next issue called SWEET STREETS. Ben works from his bungalow studio where he constantly challenges and evolves his style. The development of his intricate technique sees him working in a variety of mediums, however his work is based mainly with pencil and inks. Ben is represented by the Jacky Winter group and works on both commercial and independent projects.

The works that you're getting a sneak peek at are the first of a trilogy called 'As Thoughts Fall'. These works explore ideas of transformation, life and death in the midst of a falling world. As Thoughts Fall is the beginning before the madness and has an openness to interpretation upon viewing. Ben uses the contrast of soft fragile line work and vivid, sprayed colour to help set mood and devolve imagination. 

All works are for sale so for more about Ben and his work please visit

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Issue 12 will be Launched at...


We are currently up to our 12th Edition, themed SWEET STREETS as part of the 2010 Melbourne Street Festival! Sweet Streets is a 16 day festival of exhibitions and events across Melbourne. We will be launching this issue along with the Sweet Streets Award Exhibition, which will feature the best Urban and Street Art at 1000 Pound Bend on the 8th of October.

Anyone is welcome to submit anything related to Urban or Street art styles including stencil, graffiti, illustration, collage, mixed media, paste ups and anything else you can think of!

The exhibition has a number of featured artists including Max Berry, Apeseven, Beastman, Junky Projects, Haha, and DRYPNZ (NZ). Cash prizes will be awarded to the best in show and best emerging artist. We hope you can join us on the opening night. Other cool events happening through the exhibition:

Film night: Thursday 14th Oct
Fundraising Night: Thursday 21st Oct
Charity Auction: 4pm, Sunday 24 Oct

For more information about the festival and where more events and exhibitions will be taking place, check out: