Resene Colour x endemicworld Art Prints

Nothing we like more than a cool colab, and the crew at Resene have been colour matching their huge range of paint colours with endemicworld art prints! Here are some of our favourites. To check them all out, plus loads more colour inspiration, follow them on instagram. Photos & styling by Amber Armitage.

 

 

Meet The Artists: Greg Straight

It’s been over 2 years since we have sat down for a decent chat with Illustration guru G.Straight, so thought we better let ya’ll know what this busy AKL creative has been up to!

NZ Illustrator & Designer Greg Straight

Walking downstairs to the home studio. Greg loves his Bones Brigade tee, “such an old school classic even if it does scare the kids at school pick up time.”

A selection of Greg Straights new art prints. You can view all of Greg Straights Surf & Skate inspired Art Prints here.

Tell us a little bit about these new prints? They appear a lot more hand drawn and monotone than your usual artworks?
I’ve always wanted to do a surf and beach inspired range thats a little more organic and freer than the hard edged vector illustrations people may know me for.

It started a few months back when I was commissioned to create a small artist range for a surf/bike/wake clothing company called ION based in Germany. All the graphics were hand drawn and focused on surf culture and these got the ball rolling.

I decided to make these new prints black and white because most of my other artworks have used a lot of colour and I wanted to do something different, wanted to surprise people. I did have a little concern that people may get confused as they are quite different, but if you know me and my interests and sense of humour I think you’ll get them. They are less mainstream and not Kiwiana which is quite refreshing.

Also I’ve been a surfer since I was 11 and theres a lot of humour in surfing and the way surfers talk, so I used this as inspiration for a lot of the art, like Fang Five, Death Set and Street Roller and reference movies like Point Break with my 50 Year Storm and Death On A Stick prints. Surfing is something I feel very connected with. When I started I became so obsessed with it I was totally hooked. I’ve made the best friends and had the best experiences with these friends all because of surfing.

Creative chaos, looks like things are happening. Sorting out artwork for a show at Curation a new surf shop in Papamoa opening July 1st.

Kettle drawings blown up to A4, ready for the light box to be cleaned up and made into prints. I call them kettle drawings as a lot of them started life as quick sketches created in the time the kettle boils to make a cup of coffee.

Do you see yourself living out your creative days in AKL? Or running away with family to that secret spot to surf & draw everyday!
I love Auckland its a great city. Yes the house prices are ridiculous and the traffic and public transport are shocking but I love being so close to the water and having both the East coast and West coast easily accessible. We have a lot of great friends and family (on my side) here but I definitely have a draw to The Mount.

My Aunt Hazel and Uncle Jim had a house at Papamoa, a stones throw away from the beach. My family used to spend all our summer holidays down there and I have so many fond memories from that time in my life. So that would be a place I’d love to be based at some stage and surf and make art all day, if I could in that order!

You are exhibiting some of these recent works at a surf shop in Papamoa, how did the show at Curation come about?
Gav the owner of Curation just moved his family from Maori Bay in Auckland to Papamoa, just around the corner to where my mum has moved too. We share a lot of the same interests and got talking on Instagram. He was really supportive of my art and I have always wanted to show some works at a surf shop but not a bogan type store somewhere cool. Curation is awesome, it has a cafe at the front serving All Press Coffee and stocks loads of solid brands. It has a really nice modern yet welcoming feel and is a place that wants to support the local community not just surfers and surfing but families as well.

The place I’d rather be! The Mount, if we weren’t in Auckland I’d want to be here, surfing and making art. Maybe one day!

Your IG feed is constantly flooded with new images, what cool projects for you been working on in the past 6 months?
2016 has been a big year for me. The projects and clients seem to be getting bigger each year which is great but it has at times been pretty stressful balancing work (clashing deadlines), family and general life. I started the year working with Grizzly a digital agency creating a couple of info graphics for Microsoft in the states, then I worked on a large campaign with Stategy Wellington for NZ Transport and ACC helping teenagers get their licence and teaching them to drive. Its called DRIVE (www.drive.govt.nz) and its going to be rolled out nationwide soon.

I also created a load of illustrations for a new development in Tamaki to regenerate the area. There has been quite a lot of other things going on too we redesigned my GS website (www.gregstraight.com) I say ‘we’ as my wife Hannah did most of it! My website hadn’t been updated for 3 years so it was a major job and I reshot most of the projects.

I’ve just completed 2 new ranges of Duett Design art prints, an inky, watercolour series and a super minimal black and white range. Also I was very involved with a children’s clothing label called Triangle, we are stocking over 40 stores both here in NZ and Australia but with all my other work commitments I couldn’t give it the time it needed so now contract to them. The summer range dropping in a few months is HUGE! And has a Venice Beach surf skate feel to it. Its original and super fresh, I only wish we could have done adult sizes.

There are also these new black and white prints and before that I did a series of circle kiwiana A3 prints on paper and wood. These are part of my A-Round New Zealand series and there are more to come. Lastly I was involved with a really cool exhibition over in Sydney curated by Eddie Zammit (of the rad tee shirt magazine T-World). It was called ReDrawn and celebrated 45 years of the Mr Men in collaboration with Ambush Gallery and darling Harbour. 8 Australian and 8 international artists were chosen to do their take on one Mr Men and Little Miss character. I was given Mr Tickle. The show has just finished and has had 300,000 visitors.

Thinking of turning some of the new artworks into tees. Here are 3 designs but I’ve mocked up about 20 and thinking of dropping them pre Xmas. Thoughts?

A recent cover I illustrated for Australian street / art magazine No Cure for their NZ Edition.

What’s your favorit meal?
For sure has to be Fish Tacos washed down with an icy cold Pacifico from Mexico with the family. Years ago I went to Baja California and travelled down the peninsula from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas. Drinking cold cerveza, surfing and partying along the way. Man those really were the days! I got hooked on Mexican food, like good street food not the Taco Bell rubbish. Love the whole look and feel of the Mexico restaurants too, all the art and the fit out looks so authentic and the food is great. Otis’s Lucky Taco is amazing too, only eaten there once but it was totally off the cheese board.

What “Golden Rule” do you live by?
Be nice and work hard. My wife Hannah says my golden rule should be – “Don’t do now what you can do later”. Thanks love.

Are you a Nutella on toast or organic paleo smoothy for breakfast kind of guy?
Busting out the big questions ay! Ha ha. I do have Paleo muesli sometimes but when that runs out I’m on Weetbix with Soy Milk. Do like a bacon/eggs fat boys breakfast once and a while too. Burp.

These two! Chloe and Leo keeping things fresh outside our local Beach Haven Dairy. A bit of a ghetto backdrop but I kind of like it.

A message from my daughter Chloe on the studio wall. I love being a dad, it’s not always easy but its totally worth it. Love her and little Leo so much.

What songs are you playing way too often?
Ive been heavily listening to Spotify and really digging their radio of similar artist. I’ve discovered a lot of new music this way, a band called Beach Fossils are sort of like the Drums are pretty cool. Ive also been listening to a lot of old punk rock like TSOL, Firehose, Ramones and Descendents., but also Hot Chip, Blood Orange and Jamie XX and reggae/dance hall stuff like Prince Fatty and ska band The Skints and some British indie like Babyshambles, Good Shoes and The Rakes.

Whats next for Greg Straight?
I’m off in about an hour with my brother Alex to Papamoa for the Curation Show, but once I’m back Ive got a big illustration for Fletcher homes to do, illustrations for Contact Energy’s annual report plus some other illustration work. I will also be creating more art prints and developing a range of mens tees based on the recent surf inspired artworks. Ive been asked to develop some more reusable coffee cup designs, a tee shirt range with Mr Vintage and a series of NZ wrapping papers for gifting and an artwork for the guys at REFOLD as a limited artists edition. Things are busy busy and thats the way I like it, but I still want to make time for my wife Hannah and the kids and hopefully sneak a few surfs in!

This is me at one of the worst skate bowls in NZ if not the world, Waihi. It’s lumpy and bumpy and rough as guts, if you fall the ground is like a cheese grater.

You can buy all of Gregs Art Prints online or in-store at 62 Ponsonby Road.

 

Wood Block & Stencil Prints by Ina Arraoui

Nothing we like more than hand-made low edition art prints. New artist Ina Arraoui from Auckland creates her art prints using traditional wood block & stencil printing techniques. Her first release is a series of mixed media cacti ornaments. Editions of only 4 or 6 per print makes these very special indeed. We have a full set framed up in-store and only a couple of each unframed. Check them out and find out more about Ina Arroui here.


 

New Staff Photos!

Things are changin’! Our furrier mate has gotten bigger, and our team has changed since our last staff pics, (Jenna Smith has been off adventuring with her camera, but is keeping us well stocked with some pretty awesome photographic prints from her travels), so it was time for some fresh pics, just like school photos in the good olds days, only different.

Check out some of the outtakes below – surprisingly out of all three subjects, Cash was the easiest to get to stand still…

Photography by Sarah Starkey

Sam Kelly, Elliot Alexander, Endemic World

Sam Kelly, Elliot Alexander, Endemic World 2016

Sam Kelly, Elliot Alexander, Cash Alexander, Endemic World

And by the way, we have a Print Tech position available. We will be publishing the full job description here on the blog at the end of the week. Stay tuned if you want to work with us!

 

 

Margaret Petchell Exhibition

The exhibition opening on Friday night was enjoyed by all and we want to say a big thanks to sponsors (Little & Friday and Opawa Wines) for providing some seriously delicious F&B on the night.  Margarets show is on until the 18th of April, so come by if you haven’t already to check out her paintings in the real. Thank you to all that came on the night. Good times, great crew and happy art collectors…

 

 

 

 

 

 

To view all of Margaret Petchell’s new paintings & art prints visit us in-store at 62 Ponsonby Road (all will be online soon too) You can view her new Limited Edition Prints online and in store now. Exhibition runs until April 18th.

Images: Sarah Starkey 

 

Gift Guide – NZ’s Most Wanted

Some of our most popular art prints (new and ‘of all time’), plus the best of desirable design from around New Zealand – for someone who’s been a good girl all year…

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Dreamy Ink Moon art print by George Sand Studio - from just $59.

The perfect match – she’ll have sweet dreams in this Contrast Teddy in taupe from Lonely.

 

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Such a great little gift pack! NZ artisan soda syrup, enamel cups and a metal carry crate, all in this Picnic Kit from Six Barrel Soda Co.

Get her something pretty from New Zealand’s most well-known female street artist – this Tui and Hibiscus Giclee art print by Flox is a very limited edition of just 50 copies.

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The marbled look is right on-trend. She’ll dig our Wave Study No. 6 art print by Wild Wagon. Available in sizes right up to a huge A0 poster – so cool.

What woman doesn’t want something sophisticated and special from coveted NZ brand Deadly Ponies? Yeah, we don’t know anyone who doesn’t either.

 

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Blush pink and copper foil journal, oh yes. This is My Year 2016 journal, from MiGoals.

The perfect match – this blush pink and gold foil Nordic Sunset art print, by Duett Design. From only $49!

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One of our all-time best sellers, the contemporary, Scandi-style Grey Blossom art print by Inaluxe. Looks even better framed!

How ’bout something soft and stylish from cult-status-cool brand Kip & Co? This is the Kip & Co Swash cushion, available from LETLIV.

 

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Oh yes. Yes. Now you’re talking. You’re about to be very, very popular indeed. Axel shoes in black from Chaos & Harmony’s new SS16 collection (and one of the collection’s best sellers)

For Ms. Monochrome, our hugely popular Black X art print by Duett Design. Priced from just $39 and looks super hot in a black frame.

 

 

 

 

Gift Guide – Botanic Babe

Plants are the new black. And they’re the finishing touch that – along with art – makes any space come alive. We’ve rounded up the botanical best from NZ online stores, for an epic green-thumbed gift this Christmas.

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•  Something Forgotten photographic print, from just $59. One of a series of super cool, clean and contemporary photographic prints – each featuring a lush photographic scene from a botanic garden within a geometric shape. Available exclusively at endemicworld.

•  Ceramic and brass, yes please. Geodesic wall planters – in a set of two - from Flux Boutique.

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•  Today’s on-trend version of the tradish plant pot – a cloth mini sack. Criss Cross cloth planter bag from Toodles Noodles

• Lively up yourself! We love the super bright colour palette of Cloud Nine’s Green Cactus art print - get it from just $39 at endemicworld

 

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•  Digging the Zen vibe of this Floral risograph art print – handmade by Flox, NZ’s leading NZ female stencil artist. Plus, it’s a limited edition of only 20

•  Hanging planters are having a moment – one of our new faves is the Sgraffito hanging planter, handmade by Tauranga-based boutique brand, JS Ceramics

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•  The avid flower collector has got to have some secateurs for the car, for roadside foraging. From Father Rabbit

•  So pretty and soft - Flowerbomb art print (from an original pencil drawing) by Chloe Ruby, from only $59 unframed.

 

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•  We love the inky, delicate Green Fern art print (shown framed) by George Sand Studio. Comes in a full range of sizes, framed or unframed, at endemicworld.

• Brass mister – to keep all their little plant pals feeling fresh, and looks stylish on the kitchen bench too. From Sill Life.

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•  Seeya later, boring bed. Garden Sheet Set from Club of Odd Volumes, available in NZ from Despite Appearances

Waratah - one of the very latest illustrated prints from loved indie brand Inaluxe. Imagine this as a big A1 poster! (We go right from A4 to A1, even framed, in the Inaluxe range.)

 

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•  Ok, if you’re looking for something really special – something they’ll keep forever – this is it. An ethereal, abstract piece of original photographic art. The piece pictured is titled Invoke - it’s just one of the prints in NZ floral stylist Georgie Malyon’s new photographic series Into the Mystic. Very limited editions of this one – only 7 x A2s, 5 x A1s and just 3 x Ao posters. Starting at $450 – available exclusively at endemicworld.

•  She’s The One – the cutest potted plant, in a limited edition, hand thrown ceramic pot, from Sill Life

 

 

 

Gift Guide: Hot for Him

We got your guy-gifts covered this Chrissy, with a range of art prints the man in your life will love,
and a swag of other well-designed goodies from NZ stores…

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•  For a stylish bedside – black steel alarm clock by international design brand Menu, available from Tim Webber

•  For the guy who loves his bike as much as he loves you - Bike Love art print (also comes in a blue colour-way) by Sarah Parkinson

•  For the surfer - One More Wave art print (available framed or unframed), by Glenn Jones – from endemicworld

•  For the maker – handcrafted waxed canvas (with brass and leather) Maker’s Apron, from NZ’s Hanlon and Howe

•  For the man who rides – coffee table book of custom-designed motorbikes, from Paper Plane

•  For your tattoo and art loving babe - Lover to Lover art print by Wild Wagon, from endemicworld

•  For the design-loving hipster (just don’t call him a hipster) –  The Sea The Sea art print (shown here framed in white) by Sarah Parkinson

•  For the well-groomed and sexy-smelling (or when you want him to be) – gift set with cotton wash bag from Triumph & Disaster

•  For the coffee connoisseur – Coffee Supreme soda syrup, handmade in small batches by Wellington’s Six Barrel Soda Co.

•  For the adventure-seeker - NZ Surf Quest poster, from endemicworld. Featuring scratch-off gold foil markers, so he can keep track of all the best breaks he’s surfed

•  For the lover of skate culture – hand-painted Anchor deck, featuring an original artwork by NZ’s Joe McMenamin (check out more skate deck art here)

•  For the appreciator of a good vintage – retro Stanley (an iconic brand that has been around since 1913) hip flask and shot glass set, available from Good as Gold