Tiger Translate

Roughly Two weeks ago the Babekuhl Boys and I were chosen to “battle” The Singapore creative collective Momorobo for Tiger Beer’s “Tiger Translate” event. As part of the entertainment they also had Beastman doing his thing at the front as well as a female Korean Graff artist Junkhouse to put some work in. Overall a good event with free booze, the crowd was mostly associated press and invite-only’s.

Photos taken by Tiger:

With our “battle”, instead of painting a traditional live piece we participated in “projector ping pong”. More or less it ended up with us doodling on transparencies, taking turns as teams which was then eventually projected against a wall for onlookers to see. Downing beers drawing whatever came to mind. No pressure just good times, mega chilled.

Our cheesy team photo yo

It was a pleasure to meet and chill with Momorobo. Nice guys with extremely slick work, be sure to hit up their website.
Pat later scanned the pieces and pieced them together as a digital collage
For a more detailed look at the event/art check out the babekuhl blog

Indulge Me

So Wednesday was Babekuhl Hamburg day and everything went off without a hitch. I think last time I spoke about this I had only done like 2 handdrawn boxes. Well 8 hours, 40+ boxes later and this is the result..

Thank god for non-toxic Poscas and Sharpies, thankfully no-one was poisoned haha. Every Box is kind of different, they all had the same basic layout but I flipped styles every box or two just to keep my mind fresh. More than anything this type of slave work is less of a physical excerice, but far more mental. After like the first 4 boxes your mind lapses and goes into autopilot, good times!
Overall a very interesting experience, I would’ve never thought that I could possibly be tagging in a professional job. So yeah to all the highschool doodlers, keep up the good work! Its like a form of studying for dropkicks like me haha

and this was the final presentation of the meal….

The Hamburg!
Packaged with it was a free electric funk mix Billy put together and a worksheet with games and facts on it. There were also 5 “golden tickets” attached  to random boxes with prizes to be given out Willy Wonka style. Luckily our boy Jay got one and recieved a Babekuhl studio book.
The burger itself had a whooping 300 gram paddy made with 50/50 Bill and Toni’s beef mixed with Bratwurst mince and German Beer. The potato rosti paddy and homemade sauerkraut was also amazing.
We threw back a few beers with the itis soon kicking in, ready for sleep.

Good night and cheers to all that came. Im pretty sure Bill & Toni’s has this Burger special every Wednesday night, so be sure to drop in and check out the crazy one-offs they come up with.

Hamburg

Been working with the Babekuhl boys prepping visuals for the upcoming Burger feast at Bill & Toni’s Surry Hills. Working hard on those hand drawn burger boxes, will take some snaps when there all done tomorrow. For the mean time heres a sweet poster Pat did for this weeks festivities…
A cool dissection of whats in this beast. Everything German except for the Swiss cheese, but hey who can complain, this will sure to be a greasy affair. The burger will also come with a mixtape and some other cool things we designed so make sure you’re there and early, these burgers will move quick.

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Havnet got much work to show this post so heres a bonus wallpaper I found from the vault
Space is the Place

In unrelated news, I saw Big Boi again and man did he kill it.
He even literally did ALL of the ‘kast classics including this gem


and this…

good timezzzz

Lastly big shout out to artist Fee Harding, she reblogged my art finding out about me from the Rah book.
Some has really talented work so be sure to check out her blog and daily dwellings on:
http://burnt-feather.blogspot.com/

Smiths Chups

Babekuhl Mondaze

Started the day with a greasy suprise. After the boys worked on the redesign of Smith’s Corporate site  we were welcomed with racks on racks of various chips as a gift of fiendish proportions. Straight up there were like 200 packs, which shortly led to the itis. Well I did at least. Anyways here are some crackberry snaps…
Just like being at home, oh the flaccidness…
what am I working on?
Bam! Concept for a new mural or artwork for an upcoming restaurant. My take on the classic chinese painting, “Across the Ming”.

Also elaborating from the last post, the Bill and Toni’s burger day has been postponed till next Wednesday but we’re already hard at work prepping for it (visually). It will be a German themed burger so for the serving boxes Im personally handstyling up on each individual box. I hope you guys appreciate this! 2 down, 48 to go…
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Its hard to find time to zone out and do my own stuff with all this uni work/art things going on, but luckily I was able to fit in 2 pieces/sketches
After an average day of cofa Magda and I peeped in Deus gallery for the new typography exhibition. Man was it good, I actually got inspired, enough to whip out this piece while at Eastwood’s very own – Homers (sigh).

While at Eastwood we stubbled upon this fluffy dog. No joke I swear it was the fluffiest thing ive ever seen (more than Tokimonsta or a fluffy bean bag). It looked like a polar bear combined with a sheep.
We went up to touch it to see if it was meaty or just really furry, I am proud to say it was both. It even shook hands and understood its Cantonese master, the Pokemon concept is surely coming true.




An Offer You Can’t Refuse

For Babekuhl ive been working on some sweet murals/menus for the redesign and opening of a new Bill & Toni’s in Balmain. They wanted a real handdrawn feel with iconic characters that truly represent “Italian Culture”. So with Pat’s expertise, you know we had to roll with Pavarotti and Tha Don, Sir Brando haha. Given black skirting around the walls, we had to blend the characters into the bordering black, a step by step process here are the initial ink drawings I did.
Once we figured out a rough layout, The four of us rolled to the location with the lines ready to be projected and directly pencil traced…
The Texture of the wall was initially extremely rough to paint onto, but over time and the discovery of random brushes everything went smoothly.
Pat rocked out with some Poscas for the nice fontage
Its crazy how accurate it turned out in the end to the initial A4 sketch.

Speaking of Bill & Toni’s…. every Wednesday in their Surry Hills location they have a specialty “Burger Night” from 6pm to 9pm I think. They make around 40-50 on the night made completely of specialty ingredients with it always selling out. Here are some fiendish examples from previous weeks…
“The Jap” – Wasabi Mayo. Crunchy Onions. Wagyu pattie. Daikon. Teriyaki sauce. Japanese sweet bun.

“Exhibit A” – Dope Mayo. Crispy Onions. Tri-Cheese Filled Beef. Grilled Pickle.
“EL NACHO LIBRE” Burger bun. Avacardo puree. Iceberg lettuce. Mexican spiced beef. Cheese. Dehydrated jalapeno mayo. Cheese suprene doritos. Cheesey mo f-en sauce. Tomato onion Salsa.

So next week, or maybe the week after, Bill & Toni’s is hooking Babekuhl up with their own signature burger. More info as it comes, but be sure to be there! dont sleep on the greasynesssss