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 […]

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 […]

Austin City Limits :: AT&T

Austin, the “Live Music Capitol of the World” is such a radical place to live. Since we planted our roots here in 2012, we’ve never for a moment questioned why Austin, TX called to us as home. It’s events like Austin City Limits that remind us why we are so grateful to be here.   Austin City Limits Festival  In 2002 a weekend of magic was born when the unstoppable C3 Presents brought to life the first ever Austin City Limits Festival. Since then, the festival has experienced exponential growth and has recently expanded into two full weekends of musical madness. Texas locals and visitors from across the globe come […]

Black Gold @ Little Pink Monster Gallery

Roshi K recently concluded her first ever solo exhibit at the Little Pink Monster Gallery  in East Austin. Whether you experienced this magical evening under the super moon or had to miss out, read on for an in-depth interview with artist Roshi K and Annie, the owner and operator of Little Pink Monster. Spratx: Artist name? Roshi: Roshi K Spratx: Where are you from? Roshi: Everywhere, I’ve lived in too many places to claim one. Spratx: How long in Austin, TX? Roshi: 3 years in Feb. Spratx: When did you first fall in love with painting? Roshi: I’ve always drawn so it was just a gradual progression from […]