For every issue of Kingbrown magazine that comes out, there is always that period of anticipation – but finally the next issue is here, and we’re gleefully rubbing our hands in anticipation of seeing all the shots and work that will be in their official launch party in NYC.
"NEW YORK, NY, Klughaus Gallery is pleased to present: Australia’s “Kingbrown Magazine” / Launch and Opening Exhibition.
We are thrilled to announce the official launch and exhibition of Kingbrown Magazine, Edition #8, co-curated by Morning Breath on July 26th, 2012 at Klughaus Gallery/47 Monroe Street NYC, NY from 6:00pm – 11:00pm.
Kingbrown and Morning Breath have collaborated with curators, John Leo and Melissa McCaig-Welles to bring you a dynamic collection of skateboard inspired artwork. The exhibition will showcase some of the world’s most influential artists from members of the infamous Girl/Chocolate Art Dump, pioneers in NYC graffiti, talented illustrators, animators, art stars from Australia, sculptors, and that guy living in the NY green diamond.
Kingbrown is a distinctively designed magazine, sitting somewhere between a book, a magazine and an art zine. As a super limited edition periodical, delivered inside a hand silkscreened brown bag, sewn closed with artist stickers and posters included, Kingbrown remains different from any other publication.
Conceived in 2006 by co-creators Yok and Ian Mutch in Perth, Australia, Kingbrown’s mission was to produce a limited edition work of art, which would reach a wider audience, allowing accessibility to the public and its entirety. Each “magazine” is handcrafted and designed by some of the world’s leading innovators of photography, illustration and urban and skateboard art and design. Produced on museum quality paper, each page is a collectable item, individually sealed and packaged. Now in its 8th edition, Kingbrown has achieved worldwide success and is now launching for the first time in the US.
The term “Kingbrown” is Australian slang for a 40oz, and the magazine’s slogan “wrapped in a brown bag, just like a good 40 should”, is just as original as the artists it represents. This latest 8th edition, co-curated by the renowned collaborative, “Morning Breath”, focuses it’s topic on the visually rich artists who have influenced the world of skateboarding."
Grab a copy of King Brown issue #8 here, you won’t regret it! Man, wish we were in NYC this weekend.
Who: Mike Giant ,Grotesk, Andy Jenkins,Jay Howell, Dave Kinsey, Kevin Lyons, Greg Lamarche, Tommy Guerrero, Cycle, Pontus Alv, Razauno, Stefan Marx, Steve Gourlay, Zach Malfa-Kowalski ,Ben Horton.
What: King Brown Magazine #8 launch party
Where: Klughaus Gallery, NYC
When: Show opens Thursday July 26th at 6pm