Ben Brown is a Sydney based designer and artist. Ben has been drawing for a mixed variety of clients for over twenty years. His client list includes Silverchair, Nirvana, Fat Boy Slim, Frenzal Rhomb, Pearl Jam, Red Bull, Mambo, Insight, Hurley, Volcom and many more!!
Ben's work feature a consistent theme of skulls, celebrities and bones all with a realistic/cartoon/pop-art/surf-art twist - his style is a little bit hard to describe but you sure know a Ben Brown piece when you see it!!
We teamed up with Ben for both our Death Dogz and Coughin' T-Shirts in our Summer 2013 range and more recently for our Vulture print in our current Summer 2014 range. Initially, we gave Ben a run-down of what we wanted along with a few stick-figure reference drawings and waited. About 2-3 weeks later an email came through and after seeing the final artwork we nearly fell off our chairs. He has absolutely nailed every brief down to the finest detail. Instantly we knew we had to find out more about this art wizard.
What is your worst habit?
Drug abuse, alcoholism and picking my nose.
Photo Credit - The Opening Hours (http://theopeninghours.com.au)
Jail, an angry wife and things that sting you.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
See question #1.
What word best describes you?
What was your first job?
When did you realise you had a flair for your current skill?
Way back last century before colour television.
When What is the best advice you have ever received?
Run hard and fast.
If you had not pursued your current career, what do you think you would be doing
Tony Abbotts job.
What is your favourite book/magazine?
Lord of the Rings, Hustler, Thrasher.
Who is you’re your favourite artist?
Ever changing – right now – Ron English.
What question are you most commonly asked?
“How are ya goin?”
What is the best lie you ever told?
I’m too honest to lie.
What are you excited for in the future?
Kids, work, family – life is grand! – I also have a solo show starting this Friday the 19th of December at Manly Art Gallery & Museum – pretty pumped for that – it will be my best / biggest show yet.
What attribute of yourself are you most happy with/proud of?
My drug abuse and alcoholism.
If you could give on piece of advice to someone possibly wanting to do what you do, what would that be?
Run hard and fast.
When did you first hear about DVNT?
Some time ago I saw scantily clad females online making DVNT gear look sensational… I wanted some of that action!!
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Allow the electric shock waves to run through your brain and hit the weekend hard after playing Jack White's 'Lazaretto', from the album of the same name. Watch the video and see if you can tally all representations of Jack White's obsession with the number 3.
Let's face it, there's more than 5 top picks at this years Splendour, but we're keeping it simple and giving a taste of our favourites to hit up this weekend (and at non conflicting times!)