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 […]

Product Review :: Grog Cutter Marker

Written by: Zuzu We know when choosing your art supplies, you can go to a handful of different places… but we hope that you chose us. There’s countless art supply companies and there’s thousands of different brands to choose from. We’re excited to announce our expansion in art supplies that we carry. Our inventory has tons of new amazing products for you to play with: brushes, spray paint, acrylic paints, canvases, markers, stickers, lapel pins, and apparel. Come by and grab a few new products and let us know what you think! One of our most exciting new products is the Grog. The Grog […]

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 […]

Infinite Potential :: Interview with Kemi Yemi-Ese

Story by HANNAH MCMORRIS On a cloudy day in East Austin, I walked to Epoch Coffee and was greeted by a woman named Kemi. Making small talk, I effortlessly stepped up from the gravel parking lot onto the smooth pavement near the Epoch chairs and tables. Embarrassed, I recognized that my new companion, Kemi couldn’t do the same. She was in a wheelchair and didn’t have the luxury of stepping up onto the pavement. Kemi wasn’t bothered, and brushed off my apology, while we proceeded to look for a ramp for her to use. Searching for accessibility is a struggle I never […]

Artist Interview :: GOMER

INTERVIEW WITH :: GOMER INTERVIEWD BY :: ZUZU GOMER is the man with the plan when it comes to the graffiti and street art scene in Austin, Texas. GOMER shares his journey and perspective beginning from the 80’s and onward.  SprATX  :: What’s your name, what you write, what kind of art you create, and when did you start? Gomer :: I write Gomer. I create all kinds of art, I always have. I went to art school for about nine years. For better or for worse, I was able to get my hands into a little bit of everything during that time. The one thing […]

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 […]

SUMMER KICK OFF BASH PARTY

Written by: Jeffrey From It’s hot. You’re in your business casual. You’re not eating a snowcone, drinking free whiskey and listening to music…Let us help you change all of those parts of your life. Come through to our SUMMER KICK OFF BASH this Friday (6/10) from 6pm-10pm to celebrate our new line of apparel, eat free snowcones, sip on some Jameson and dance your friggin’ face off. We’ve stepped it up on all fronts: the new swag is custom embroidered with the SprATX crown, soft as hell, and light enough to actually wear in our hot mouth of a city. […]

Artist Interview :: Tony “Anti” Diaz

INTERVIEW WITH :: TONY DIAZ, OWNER OF INDUSTRY PRINT SHOP  INTERVIEWED BY :: ZUZU Tony Diaz was born in January 1980 in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up in love with music and fed his obsession with lessons, playing in bands, and listening to records. As he grew older he started to participate in the punk rock scene, enjoying the D.I.Y. aesthetic and the attitude. This new perspective fueled his creative drive leading to his move to Austin, TX, and forming a record label that he would ultimately use to begin his visual art career. The label required design work, and Tony drew on his past making cut […]

Aritst Interview :: Nathan “Sloke” Nordstrom

Interview with NATHAN “SLOKE” NORDSTROM  Interviewed by ZUZU  Tonight’s show, From the Ground Up is an incredibly special gallery showing at SprATX. We’ve partnered with local legend, Sloke One, to bring to life a photographic timeline of the Austin graffiti scene from the 1980’s until today. In honor of this exhibition, we took time to ask Sloke some important questions to get a deeper insight into the history. SprATX :: When did first you start creating art and how did you get into it? Sloke :: I started drawing as a child. I come from a long line of artists in my family. I first started drawing […]