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A friend of ours is creating an illustration / art agency with the goals of getting artists into galleries and getting commissioned work. If anyone is interested email me and I’ll forward you the details, editor@7sobm.com

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Sascha Braunig


Wave forms and grids are a common thread weaved through Sascha Braunig’s paintings. Often the blank human face is used as a motif in these works which seem to reflect the very nature of visual perception. The intelligent use of colour for the many undulating waves creates an illusory effect that reminds me of visible light spectrum, refractions that emphasise the surface value of painting. Braunig’s work has been described as hypnotic and it is easy to become entranced by the surging movement of colours interpreted by the eye- don’t stare too long.

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So ends the week of Melbourne, I didn’t manage to post as much as I would have liked but you can blame that at my internship. Was a tad surprised if I’m honest with you, there weren’t too many artists to pick from and needed some man hours to uncover a few gems but I certainly learnt a few new things along the way.

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We need you! We’re looking for an array of talented and enthusiastic individuals to come join our Seven Shades of Black family. So why us?

Since joining the magazine I’ve worked with great, outgoing, down-to-earth individuals – all coming from cities around the world – New York, Melbourne, London – to name a few. We make up a strong team (although I’d much rather use the term family) of individuals who come from our respective disciplines of the creative arts, be it photography, illustration or design. Not to mention our growing impact on the digital and web landscape, especially here on Tumblr!

The publication is going through a very busy period and we’re primarily looking for writers and designers. We’re also on the hunt for PR’s, journalists and people who could help us out with managing our main Tumblr blog on a regular basis. 

I want to personally thank you for your continual support to our cause and the magazine. We sure wouldn’t be doing this well if it wasn’t for you. Help us out by sharing or re-blogging this – I’m sure it’ll go a very long way. 
So, much love to you all and have a great day If you’re interested get in touch here


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Georgia Hill

I feel like it’s been quite some time since I’ve featured a pure out right typographer so I’m glad i bumped into the talented Aussie Georgia Hill.  It was hard selecting just a simple projects to show but the combination of trendsetting design, clean type and a strong black background rather than white one black. Really nice stuff.

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Julian Frost

I think we’ve all viewed the infamous Dumb Ways to Die video online, if not youtube that right now, but Julian was the man behind it. You wouldn’t have guessed how different the rest of his work would have been though, far darker than the cute and cuddly characters in that videos and style wise not even close!

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Eirian Chapman

Some lovely editorial spots for Toronto Life Stylebook, very graphic and simplistic but produced at an incredibly high standard.

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Emma Leonard

One of those rare moments I would like to email an artist and ask them what they are doing with their style! I remember Emma’s work from last year when the agency I was working at were looking for a fashion illustrator, Emma came up and she’s nice enough but I wouldn’t call her elite. These water colour pieces I’ve never seen before and they really stand out from the rest of her work and others, no ones doing this but it’s just an experimentation. Why aren’t you doing more?!

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Andrew Archer

I’m a little bit split on Andrew’s work, can’t quite decide if I like it or not. It’s good don’t get me wrong but will he improve, yes. Do all artists improve, of course but with him it looks like he’s on the very cusp of being great but it’s just not quite there yet which leaves a slightly sour taste to the mouth.

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Menteurmenteur

Going by the alias Menteurmenteur is a young fine artist based in Melbourne who I’ve spoken to in a fair amount of detail about her work over the past couple of weeks. I think that its fair to say theres a great deal of potential within her work, only aged twenty I suspect that by twenty six at the latest she should have fully established herself within the fine art world online. Certain qualities within her work remind me of Yong Sung Heo and another Korean artist whose name eludes me.

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Eddie Diamandi

Good stories and great storytellers - Stanley Kubrick, Charlie Chaplin and The Beatles to name a few – is at the heart of the works of Melbourne-based filmmaker Eddie Diamandi. Russian-born and son of the famous Russian clown Sasha Diamandi, his works are reminiscent of classic film-noirs but borders more into the style of progressive Australian-independent filmmaking. Already making a name for himself in the Melbourne film scene, Diamandi’s future works are definitely some to look out for. Check out his bold and aesthetically crafted music video
Let Go, view it here.

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Tess Copeland

" An A5 sized quarterly publication designed to make post-structuralist theory more accessible to the everyday intellectual by introducing small excerpts of seminal texts. Coptic bound, the signatures of the book and pink paper stock are used to designate chapters. The design makes use of the visual language of computers, removed from it’s context in print. I intentionally selected the default settings of desktop publishing programs Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word, with the use of Times New Roman, default underline settings, RGB red and gradients and images rendered in diffusion dither."

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Eunice Yip

Designed for the Design Society in Singapore, Eunice has created a really aesthetically pleasing book, full of bold modern typography balanced off with plenty of white space and brilliant imagery to match.

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James Money

A bit more raw than what we usual post but I certainly think James’s raw style does lend itself perfectly to raw emotions. One case only guess at what a middle-aged man with a tight neat tie is really thinking about as he stares into the abyss and the viewer. Incredibly powerful stuff, glad I came across it.

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Guy Shield

Guy Shield’s imaginative illustrations are ones that are well-crafted and thought of. The process begins with a draft then Shield continues the process through layering different mediums on top of each other – starting with pencil, continuing with ink and ultimately finishing with tools in Photoshop. It may not certainly be a unique process but his work is full of promise, which obviously delivers, and what he produces has a quirky, street-art feel about it - not to mention his fine choice of colour, composition and narrative.

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