SAVE THE MUSIC :: J Muzacz @ Encore Records

We recently partnered with Encore Records, one of Austin’s longest standing music shops, and local SprATX artist J Muzacz, AKA GIVE1, for the curation of East Austin’s newest large-scale mural. The mural was painted in homage to the East 6th Street’s Encore Records and the East Austin community. When we reached out to our friends at Ironlak for a partnership with their sister company, Sugar, they were happy to help. Sugar is the newest line of spray paint carried at our Supply Shop (2400 E. Pedernales st.) and has the lowest impact on artist’s health and the environment. Here at SprATX […]

Artist Interview: Caro Pepe

Caro Pepe is a notable Argentinian artist, born and raised in Corrientes, AKA ‘city of murals’. After several years working in advertising as an art director, in both Buenos Aires and Madrid, Pepe decided, “it was about time to work on my art full time”. With that decision in mind, she picked up and moved to Berlin in 2012, “I wasn’t sure what to do or where to do it, I didn’t know anyone but I was in for the adventure. Lucky enough, this adventure started at the legendary Tacheles, where I spent one whole month working with artists from […]

Artist Interview :: PONO

Article Written by: Zuzu Kelly Perkal Shay Macancheez AKA Pono is a visual artist currently living and working in Austin, TX. His artist name, Pono is a Hawaiian word that means ‘Righteousness’. Throughout his life and artistic career he’s spent time in the city life as well as the open range. His mom was in the city and his dad lived in the country, so he grew up with the best of both worlds, “at any given time either place served as my refuge”. He’s used drawing and painting as a creative outlet throughout his life but things changed after his experience on the Big […]

Temple Children

Art. Community. Sustainability. A Global Movement & Platform for Positive Change. TEMPLE CHILD / ˈtempəl ˈchī(-ə)ld / (noun) : ONE WHO CULTIVATES POSITIVE CHANGE; A CHILD OF THE EARTH. Creators of Temple Children, Miya Tsukazaki and David “MEGGS” Hooke have given way to a unique and universal platform for sharing creativity to induce positive change. Together they’ve created Temple Children, a platform and space that aims to support the global shift towards environmental consciousness and action. When we asked them how and why they founded this movement, they shared their ultimate motivation: Their combined experiences in Mother Earth’s natural wonders, paired with the extremely threatened […]

5 Ways to Re-Ignite Your Creative Spark

Written by: Zuzu Kelly Perkal Creativity is everywhere and is within everyone. Whether you’re a fine artist, a hair stylist, a dancer, an accountant, waitress, or pilot; YOU ARE CREATIVE. Every avenue of life requires creativity, it just doesn’t always look the same. As I know this to be true in the marrow of my bones, I have a distinct understand of the difficulty it takes to truly tap into this well of creativity. We’re encouraged to stay busy, to fall in line, to keep your head down, and to get serious. Well, I’m here to say… screw that single-minded thought […]

NEW PRODUCT :: MONTANA ULTRA WIDE 750ML

We just received an epic shipment of new art supplies and today we’ll be featuring the largest member in the Montana Cans family, the 750ml ULTRA-WIDE can. ‘An ideal tool for contemporary urban calligraphy and ultra wide line work. The spray width variation is from 15cm if applied rapidly at close range, to approx. 60cm if applied slower at a greater distance to the desired surface.’ The best of both worlds! Come to our store in East Austin (130 Pedernales st.) any day of the week 12:30-7:30pm to grab a can. We carry both black  and chrome! This is one of […]

Bradford Maxfield :: The Spirit of Austin

Bradford Maxfield, a “conceptual artist, a multi-dimensional thinker, and an all-around fun-loving, pretty rad-ass dude. A continual learner—always striving to evolve, take risks, and try new things.”  Originally from El Paso, he states, his “heart lies in Austin. El Paso is a little piece of paradise I call my second home. ‘The armpit of Texas,’ as some refer to it, wasn’t such a bad place to grow up and is actually an incredible place for like-minded individuals interested in pursuing art. The sleepy west Texas town spawns creativity like no other and has been an inspiration for many movies, books, and songs, including […]

Pow! Wow! Worcester International Mural Festival

Renowned artists from all corners of the world gathered in Worcester, MA for 10 days with the shared purpose of beautifying the local landscape. These artist took there talents to the walls of Worcester in magnificent feats of passion and creativity, covering walls so big it’s hard to imagine them being covered in paint until you see it with your own eyes. All this was made possible because of POW! WOW! Worldwide, the Worcester Festival Committee, Action! Worcester and their teams of volunteers and various sponsors. SprATX was proud to be one of the sponsors of the first ever POW! WOW! Worcester. POW! WOW! […]

Artist Feature :: Brendan the Blob

Written by: Jeffrey From Wobble, Wobble, Wobble. You’re staring at a BRENDAN THE BLOB mural and you can’t quite tell what you’re looking at, but you like it. The work is by Oakland based artist, Brendan Monroe, who is known for his wobbly, abstract landscapes and the fungusy creatures that inhabit them. Born in Santa Monica, and graduating with a BFA honours from the Art Center College of Design, Brendan has worked since adolescence to become internationally renowned. He started off tagging under bridges and drawing zines inspired by the colorful work of artists like Souther Salazar , The Clayton Brothers, and Takashi Murakami, selling […]

SXSW 2016 :: Impossible Walls Project

Written by: ZUZU KELLY PERKAL  PHOTOs BY: JASPER WONG SprATX + POW WOW! Worldwide + SXSW Every year during SXSW our beautiful ‘weird’ little city is transformed into a vast living, moving, breathing organism. The streets brim with transient visitors from around the world, hundreds of bands and musicians put themselves out there in hopes of their big moment, old buildings become clamorous venues and in the midst of all the chaos Austin comes to life. The SprATX family is honored collaborate with our friends at POW WOW! Worldwide and the amazing crew at SXSW for the second annual Impossible Walls Project, a city-wide mural campaign featuring artists from around the […]