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 […]

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 […]

Artist Interview :: Briar Bonifacio

Interview with Matthew Briar Bonifacio  Interviewed by Zuzu  Briar Bonifacio is recognized as Austin’s first street artist. Today he’s a local muralist, martial artist, and goji berry farmer. We had the opportunity to hang out in his studio and ask him some questions about his art and the Austin art scene back in the 1990’s. See full interview below. Learn more during our upcoming gallery exhibit with Sloke One, From the Ground Up :: The History of Austin Graffiti Art on Saturday, May 7th 2016. SprATX :: Who you are and where are you from? BONIFACIO :: I’m from Austin, Texas. My name […]

Artist Interview :: Jake Jordan

On Friday, April 1st we’re hosting the opening reception in the SprATX gallery for artist Jake Jordan’s solo exhibit, “Two Plotter Projects :: An Exploration of Space and Time” ‘The pieces explore how we perceive information through space and time. The visual aesthetics employed throughout both of the pen plotted series in this presentation are inspired by vintage geophysical calculations, geological maps and the idiosyncrasies of the HP 7475A Plotter. Vintage pen plotters allow the creation of pen drawings that appear mechanically perfect, with a handmade quality. This combination of physical and digital qualities provides a warm, almost tactile means […]

Event Review :: Creative Women of Texas

February 15, 2016 By Hannah McMorris   Photo credit to crystal rodriguez   The atmosphere was full of warmth and relaxed anticipation. As viewers from all over Austin filed into our new SprATX studio, friends and fellow artists alike mingled like old pals. Passing the time with a Lone Star beer and bag of Skinny Pop, we awaited Skeez181’s short film, Creative Women of Texas. Skeez, a Houston-based ex-graffiti writer, artist, sculptor, and art teacher has been a long-time friend of SprATX. We are fans of his work, but on this night, he chose to put the spotlight on others. […]