A warm invitation to this year’s LtdEdition event from 21st to 23rd of June 2013 in Zurich. A journey back to the heydays of the Wild West; enjoy surrealistic excesses, graphic romances, & a good-hearted sense of nostalgia. Experience a festival for the subcultural, the unfamiliar & the obsessive. LtdEdition is an exhibition, a faceto-face marketplace, a meeting point & celebration for everyone who appreciates fine graphic design, illustration, comics, photography, skilled printing & other limited edition handcrafts.
Four illustrators/graphic designers who teamed up in early 2009 and settled our business location in the picaresque part of the small neighborhood “Matte” in Berne. BlackYard’s primary area of occupation is illustration and graphic design with clients from big companies to cultural venues.
“BUKRUK” Street art Festival Bangkok
One of our editors, Steffy Steff, currently residing in Thailand, just dropped us a line about the Bukruk street art festival in Bangkok. “BUKRUK/ THAI-EUROPE CONNECTION” is the first large-scale collaboration between Thailand and Europe in the field of street art. This project has been the biggest yet proposed in Thailand, with more than 400m2 of exhibition space and 1,000 m2 of exterior wall paintings.
Kimou Meyer aka Grotesk is the prototype of the Swiss graphic designer who made it big in New York. The 38-year-old Genevan came to New York twelve years ago and has become the go to guy when it comes to streetwear and graphic design. His keen style and flavor are conspicuously stamped on everything he does for friends at Alife, Sixpack, 5Boro, or his private sketchbook. We met with Kimou in the backyard of his agency in Brooklyn to talk about New York, Kung Fu and American work ethic. He is so sought after that he hardly had time to send us his stuff until one day before printing. Never on schedule but always on time!
ART CASH review
Act smart – buy art. Ten first-class artists were invited by Amateur Magazine to paint in an old carhouse in Aarau, Switzerland. The fresh artworks that were painted during the event got sold in an auction just afterwards whereas the knockdown prices depended on the painting time: 2 bucks per minute.
ART CASH presented by Swatch
Act smart – buy art > october 6th
After the successful organization of Art Clash and a three-year break we are back with a new event called ART CASH: A live painting day with following art auction.
Smash137 Beautiful Struggle
Smash137′s third solo exhibition “Beautiful Struggle” at Gallery Speerstra may 2012. This online vernissage and virtual tour is proudly presented by Amateur Magazine.
The paintings and writings of SMASH137 are powerful and dynamic operations. Colors are forces and to paint means to be constantly in a high-energy situation and wrestle with these forces. We will understand the correlation of energies better if we know the process of their development.
Fine wine – fine art
Last weekend, some of the worlds biggest names in graffiti met in Valais, Switzerland. In a closed session each of the artists – coming from all five continents – painted an artwork on 84 cases of wine. Each artwork is an artful interpretation of a wine out of the myFINBEC collection.
Spotlight on Budapest
Our 10th issue captures Hungarian creativity at its best! The article «Spotlight on Budapest» was put together by the Chimera-Project from Budapest in collaboration with the photographer Géza Talabér. Together they present the work of 9 young Hungarian designers coming from various field of the creative industries.
Amateur Exhibition at Bread & Butter Berlin
This Bread & Butter exclusive exhibition showcases artworks from eight outstanding, Swiss artists: Anna-Lina Balke, Donovan Gregory, Fafa, Janosch Abel, Lain, Onur, Smash137 and Yehteh. There will also be a live painting by Onur during the whole Bread and Butter. The exhibition features photographies, drawings, and prints. The Bread & Butter will take place from today the 18th until Friday the 20th January.