Sunday, 28 February 2010

Blak - Freelance Graphics & Digital Design


Here we have a bit of an adevertorial for Blak, Glasgows own Digital & Graphic Designer, visit his site at www.blakarts.com , in his own words.

blakarts is the portfolio of Glasgow based designer and artist blak.
blak provides high impact visuals, branding solutions, artwork, illustrations and character designs for bars, clubs, events/promotions companies and the alternative youth/extreme sports market.
having traversed the globe refining his art skills and developing his communication abilities, he now produces design work for select clients as well as limited edition artwork and clothing.




A bit of history on blak reads as follows;

Blak is an artist and designer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Having traversed the globe refining his art skills and developing his communication abilities, he now produces design work for select clients as well as limited edition artwork and clothing.
When not working, you will find blak drawing, skateboarding and spending time with his wife playing scrabble, visiting galleries and looking after their pet hamster. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art, blak put his design education to use alongside the influence that
graffiti, street art, skateboard graphics and pop culture from the 80's and 90's had on him.Blak has been producing high impact visuals, graphic design and artwork for some of the most prominent bars and nightclubs in and around the Glasgow area for the past fifteen years.

Using his in depth knowledge of the licensed trade, combined with a passion for branding and unique marketing strategies he has developed and helped maintain public awareness of not only the venues themselves, but specific club night brands, one off events and promotions.
Recent years has seen blak work intensively with the international clubbing phenomenon that is Headphone Disco. Blak has been with the Headphone Disco team from the start and has helped establish them as the premier silent disco brand in the market.
The Headphone Disco crew and their Super Show Deejays perform across the globe, transforming clubs and festival tents with their strong brand presence which has seen blak's artwork appear on everything from oversized banners, giant light-boxes and tee shirts to badges, 3D glasses and VJ loops!

Les Enfants Digital (LED) is an artist and designers collective which blak co-founded with Stee from Lab8Zero in early 2009. Their art/design work is a collaboration of their two unique styles and can be found on club flyers/posters, skate decks, tee shirts, badges and limited edition prints.





Diamond x Hall of Fame “Un-Polo”



So keen on this.

Fraser.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Montana Gold in Stock NOW


Montana GOLD

The perfect tool for creative artists! Our premium product line, MONTANA GOLD, is available in 182 radiant colors – from classic to fluorescent to shock shades – for everything the graphic artist’s heart desires. Easy to handle, almost odorless and with virtually no overspray, it is also drip-free, fast drying and 100% weatherproof, making it fade-free over many years. The GOLD cans accommodate all the MONTANA caps, and with their unique dual pressure system and variable spray widths provide great coverage and endless flexibility and creativity for ultra skinny to ultra fat art. A truly versatile system, for both indoor and outdoor use and suitable for numerous surfaces. Lead and CFC-free. Quality made in Germany that you can count on!

Technical Information

MONTANA GOLD LINE paint has an extremely short drying time and as such, can almost immediately be painted over with any other MONTANA product. This feature, along with the wide range of available colors, makes it the perfect tool for large-scale commission work. The colors display high opacity as well as brilliance and purity (even the so-called "problem" colors!), but deeper colors like purple naturally have higher opacity than clean yellow or shades of orange. Paint mileage can differ depending on the brilliance and purity of the respective shade – a creamy shade will cover much better than a pure, light shade. The variable valve/cap system (G-Valve, see p. xx for more details) provides a very controlled finish.
paint-quality: nitro-combi

Suggested Caps:

extra fine: Level 1, Skinny white/grey, Montana Outline Cap
medium: Level 2 + 3, Skinny black/black, Skinny grey, Montana Outline Cap
extra fat: Level 5, Silver fat cap

Color Chart

number of colors: 182 shades



Lovely Jubbly

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Obey here for the Fall


Finally, after 3 years of trying we have managed to persuade the guys at Obey to let us stock the brand, the one brand i have really wanted for the store is coming in the Fall, online only, so be on the lookout for some Obey t's coming this fall.


Monday, 15 February 2010

Montana Black Arriving This Week


At last, we will have a full colour range of a paint brand in by the weekend, from friday, we will have 102 colours of the new improved Montana Black.

The pricing is great at £4 a can, wont be online for another few weeks, so only available instore till then, but at that price 'i predict a riot'.

The new Montana BLACK High Pressure NC paint base formula. The superior can of it's class.
Re-developed with 102 powerful, high coverage matt finish colors that can be applied to any surface.
The ultimate fast painting experience with perfect control and handling.
Winterproof! Optimal performance in cold climate.

The new non-drip formula has short drying time, allows rapid re-application and overlapping with other colors immediatly. The new Montana BLACK enhances the properties of all cap types allowing you to make perfect lines, consistantly. Low noise for quiet application all packaged in the new-look, new generation Montana BLACK can. Non scented aerosol paint made to the highest of quality, health and environmental standards. Enjoy your artmaking while looking after your health and the environment.




Saturday, 13 February 2010

Staple Design NYC - 400% Bearbrick


Staple Design NYC 400% Bearbrick, the greatest design company from NYC, this comes screaming at you at only £65 and is available here.



Friday, 12 February 2010

Shoko Nakagawa 400% Bearbrick


Landed instore this week we have the Shoko Nakagawa 400% Bearbrick, this lil baby is only £59, and available from our lil webstore here.



Sunday, 7 February 2010

Famous Stars & Straps Coming Soon


This week sees our first delivery from the brand Famous Stars & Straps, we all know the brand, its a bit more Hip Hop these days, but sitting alongside The Hundreds & Rebel 8 it'll fit in just nice.

Stock arrives this week, and will be online by next week here.




Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Vacancy Filled


Many thanks to all 172 folk that applied for the recent vacancy with us, the job has now been filled by long time 'Fat Buddha Blog' contributor Fraser.

Fraser will be working instore, online on our Website, Ebay store & Amazon store, creating and uploading video footage of key lines.
Fraser will also help with choosing new season product, developing our Social Media Strategy and walking Maisie, all that in only 20 hours a week, hows he going to manage.