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 […]

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 […]

SPRATX X SNOW

BRANDON SNOW  “I began making leather goods about one year ago as I am always interested in “making my own” whatever it may be. It first started with a backpack then moved into making my own belt and wallet. Being interested in motorcycle culture I began playing with lightning bolts in my pieces and loved the way a bolt looked in stitches. After wearing my own goods my circle of friends began commissioning me to make them unique but high quality leather goods. Since then it has been a small, successful, word of mouth project. I feel great satisfaction in […]

Artist Interview :: Bumblebeelovesyou

Bumblebeelovesyou Born and raised in the southeastern part of the Los Angeles County, he takes the largely ignored parts of the city and uses it as his personal canvas by remodeling urban furniture such as newspaper boxes, telephone booths to tell stories of everyday life and comment on the collapse of the bee population through the rise of cell phone usage. He also uses the technique of stenciling and mixed media to create images of children on unloved walls of his hometown. Considerate and thoughtful, Bumblebee’s work also deals with issues such as child homelessness and the impact of modernity […]