Art //

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ART | Feature
GEO //

Less is more: the East London design prodigy who has played a part in some of the decade's most striking rap iconography

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ART | Film Review
Life Story //

14 October | Cinema De Lux, Bristol

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ART | Aesthetic
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Style icons, ‘alternative’ categorisation, and using fashion as a medium of expression with the Aged brothers.

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ART | Feature
Ryan Gander //

“Art for Art’s sake”: discussing freedom from form with Ryan Gander

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ART | Aesthetic
Bo Ningen //

Discussing style, sound and identity with the Japanese four-piece

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ART | Art Profile
Alex de Mora //

Talking big brands, collecting jewellery with Fuck Buttons, and the efficiency of Wu-Tang Clan with the London-based photographer

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ART | Exhibition Review
Inner City Ooz //

Display Gallery, Holborn | 5-27 September

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ART | Profile
Feixen //

Straightforward pop with a touch of Swiss tradition

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Stand For Something //

We headed out to Dr. Martens stores in London, Brighton, Bristol and Cardiff to find young people with a passionate stance

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ART | Aesthetic
Joey Bada$$ //

Prodigious Pro Era talent Joey Bada$$ styled for our regular fashion feature

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ART | Review
Marina Abramovich //

10,000 hours put in, they say, makes you a master. 10,000 hours of cello practice, 10,000 hours of sushi making, or 10,000 hours of art.

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ART | Feature
David Rudnick //

Merging parallel qualities observed in club culture and design, David Rudnick presents a heavily contextualised and aesthetically lean vision

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REMOTE //

REMOTE's Adam Rodgers works at the vibrant intersection of audio curation and visual creation.

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Aesthetic: Mr Ties //

We talk style, sexuality and defying gender constructs with the progressively-minded DJ

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ART | Feature
FastForWord Collective //

‘If we weren’t young, youth would have killed us’; US photography network FastForWord Collective have merged to interrogate this most intangible state of being

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ART | Feature
United Visual Artists //

Spatial awareness: Across a decade of practice, interdisciplinary collective United Visual Artists have made a habit of the extraordinary

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ART | Feature
Robert Beatty //

Between grotesque reality and savage, frightening dreams: succumb to the psychedelic ooze of Robert Beatty

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ART | Feature
David Robilliard //

We consider the late artist's legacy at his retrospective exhibition

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ART | Feature
Steve Powers //

The endearingly spiky Stephen Powers takes Billy Black to art school

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ART | Art | Exhibition Preview
Yokubo Exhibition Preview //

We caught up with artist Jack Wallis' ahead of his collaborative exhibition with Sarah Marie Collins and Cochi Esse

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ART | PROFILE
Turbo Island //

Chris Wright has a new line of clothing he's ready to share with the world

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ART | Profile
Jamie Morrison //

Jamie's relationship with art and design was born out of a combination of necessity and a DIY attitude.

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ART | Feature
Martin Falck //

Talking boring design, gender politics and the wisdom of Oprah Winfrey with the Swedish graphic artist

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ART | Feature
Martin Creed //

Famous for his pared-down, minimalism-influenced work, Martin Creed has just opened his biggest exhibition to date, a definitive retrospective at the Hayward.

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ART | Feature
ANDY HOLDEN //

Working primarily in sculpture, Andy Holden has been gaining momentum over the past years. A piece in TATE Britain and solo shows across the UK, he's a postmodern renaissance man.

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ART | Profile
RUSSELL HILL //

"Modern art = I could do that + yeah but you didn't". Let Russell Hill be your guide.

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ART | Feature
JIM’LL PAINT IT //

Turning the stupid stuff in your head into awesome stuff on MS Paint since '13

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ART | Photography
SAM KNEE: A SCENE IN BETWEEN //

Sam Knee's photographs of the UK indie pop scene in the 1980s are a rare glimpse into an often overlooked musical movement

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ART | Feature
HORT //

As avid long-term admirers of their maverick design ethos, Crack snapped up the offer of a guided tour around Berlin's Studio Hort

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ART | Profile
JAMIE BUSH //

Roughed-up illustration from the Tall Ships drummer-man

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ART | Profile
ANNA ROSA //

This Berlin-based illustrator shares her charming, striking and humourous vision.

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ART | Profile
SAMUEL MUIR

Dicks, coconuts and cartoons

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EWEN SPENCER: UKG //

Ewen Spencer has spent years photographing subcultures in the UK. His latest compilation of photography is a portrait of the UK Garage scene of the mid 1990s.

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ART | Profile
CALLUM ROBEY //

Cruisin' for some boozin' with Callum Robey

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ART | Profile
OSCAR MURILLO //

This Columbian-born artists produces stunning exercises in cultural displacement

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ART | Feature
TRASH TALK COLLECTIVE //

Crack pins down one of the photographers charged with shooting Trash Talk's notoriously debauched tour antics

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ART | Profile
ANNA HIGGIE //

Anna Higgie's glows with an almost cinematic quality.

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ART | Feature
ALEX TROCHUT: BINARY PRINTS //

After years working as an acclaimed 'expressive typographer', this Barcelona-based artist has indulged his passion for dance music in a series of striking and hugely innovative prints

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ART | Feature
SIR QUENTIN BLAKE //

An hour in the studio with the greatest children's illustrator of all time

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ART | Profile
JOE EVANS //

Techno treasure of the highest order

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ART | PROFILE
Ryan Heshka //

Vancouver based illustrator demonstrating a refreshing blend of retro iconography and playful narrative

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ART | Feature
JI YEO //

Beauty Recovery Room

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ART | Review
ANTLERS: SPATIAL //

The latest offering from nomadic gallery Antlers felt like a new experience for Bristol.

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ART | Profile
gg-ll //

gg-ll continually brings an impeccable, fresh and instantly recognisable style to the table.

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ART | Feature
DAVID SHRIGLEY //

David Shrigley has become one of the most important illustrative visions of his generation; and all from a boy from Macclesfield who can't draw.

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ART | Profile
Graeme Bateman //

Mesmerizing moving image for local record shop come label Idle Hands'

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ART | Profile
Jonny Byles //

Jonny’s drawings and the modernist, urban settings they represent, foreshadow views of a Utopian landscape.

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ART | Feature
HELEN MARTEN //

As she prepares for the honour of showing her work at the Venice Biennale, we speak to one of the most admired and daring young artists in the country.

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ART | Profile
Jack Pearce //

Jack Pearce's latest works have revolve around the popular subject of ‘dudes having a good time’

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ART | Profile
Will Hooper //

For someone who’s not yet reached the age of 20, Will Hooper's work shows and enviable level of intellect.

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REN //

English artist and designer Ren, more formally known as Jack Reynolds, creates vibrant, highly saturated imagery

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ART | Live Review
MAYFEST //

Venues across Bristol | May 26th-26th

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ART | PROFILE
Isabel & Helen //

It would be an understatement to say their interactive installations look like you want to play on them.

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ART | Feature
THE WILLIAMS SISTERS //

Combining dual passions for cheese and 90s sportswear these Bristol-based artists have formed "an athletic homage to the fromage"

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ART | Profile
Tim Lane //

We like the work of Tim Lane

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ART | Profile
Martin Nicolausson //

It's easy to get lost in Martin Nicolausson's charismatic illustrations.

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ART | Profile
NADJA STÄUBLI //

The sensation that someone has turned up the contrast on your eyeballs

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ART | Profile
Patrick Savile //

A love of the tangible and hand-worn dominates his imagery.

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ART | Profile
Jack Hudson //

Jack Hudson has taken a new approach to the creation of his colourful visual

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ART | Feature
KIERAN HURLEY //

Addressing rave culture and government persecution, Kieren Hurley's BEATS looks set to be a highlight of this year's Mayfest

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ART | Profile
CLEMENS FANTUR //

Fantur's Tumblr may make you want to get in a car and drive somewhere you haven't been before.

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ART | Profile
Luke Pelletier //

The resulting images from this meeting of camps is a kind of sleazy horror story that packs a heavy visual punch.

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ART | Profile
Sebastian Jefford //

Familiar yet strange, a chronic artificiality pervades in his work to the point of sickliness.

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ART | Exhibition
BOWIEVIRUS: David Sims //

Photographer David Sims has consistently pioneered in contemporary image making since emerging as a key figure in the London creative scene of the early Nineties.

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ART | Profile
Carl Kleiner //

You know when something sparks a powerful sense of recognition, but also manages to take you totally by surprise?

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ART | Profile
Two Times Elliot //

The quality of certain design exists not in what is there, but in the space between.

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ART | Profile
Charlotte James //

Charlotte James' work as a stylist has a lucid, film-like quality which won't leave your mind in a hurry.

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ART | Profile
Amelie Petit Moreau //

Amelie Petit Moreau's neo-tribal prints make you feel like you are being sucked sideways through worm hole.

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ART | Profile
Daniel Ginns //

The conviction with which Daniel Ginns portrays the more morbid depths of his subconscious is utterly harrowing.

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ART | PROFILE
Jamie Reid //

Jamie Reid has mastered detail in his portfolio of considered typographic productions.

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ART | Profile
SAMMOORECANDRAW //

Sammy Moore seems set to spread those grins further and wider.

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ART | Profile
Vasilisa Forbes //

The work of Vasilisa Forbes captures the aesthetic of a generation.

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ART | Profile
Tchmo //

Little is known in the online world about the Australia born, Montreal based artist Tchmo.

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ART | Profile
Malark //

Keep upto date with the distinctive work at his blog or on a shutter near you.

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ART | Profile
Bradley Jay //

The breathtakingly intricate world of Bradley Jay.

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ART | Profile
Hort //

Hort are a multifaceted Berlin design studio who encompass the vibrant, hedonistic visual language of the city.

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Bráulio Amado //

Bráulio's bulbous, dripping forms are immaculately framed by bold retro typography.

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ART | Profile
Sean Morris //

Ever thought about whether you would be sexually attracted to aliens?

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Joshua Hughes-Games //

Joshua Hughes-Games is an individual adept in a frustratingly wide range of media

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John Bohl //

John Bohl is a painter from Baltimore who caught our eye with his meeting of psychedelic and everyday images

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ART | Performance | Review
DE GABAY //

Various locations, Butetown, Cardiff | March 3rd

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JUERGEN TELLER: WOO //

Crack attends the influential German photographer's latest exhibition at the ICA.

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MR BINGO //

Getting told to fuck off never felt so good.

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ART | Fashion | Crack Magazine X Nike
CRACK Magazine X Nike //

Shot with light artist Sola using Nike’s reflective running Shield Collection, here's an behind the scenes film of what went on.

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VISIONARY KINGDOM //

We spoke to the individuals behind the fascinating audio/visual offering hitting Bristol's Arnolfini this week

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HATTIE STEWART //

CRACK got chatting to the queen of the doodle bomb.

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ART | FEATURE
VICTORIA TOPPING //

Disco music permeates Victoria Topping’s artwork and inspires the creative process.

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PAUL ASHLEY BROWN //

Melancholic comic book illustrations from an artist condensing his last 10 years of effort

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ART | FEATURE
RUSSELL + RYAN OLIVER //

A brilliantly logical and ethical approach bellies the dark and thematic artwork of Ryan and Russell Oliver

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ART | FEATURE
MIKE LYTHGOE //

The in-demand creative chats influences, methods, and the benefits of being pro-active.

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ART | FEATURE
ANTHONY BURRILL //

Crack meets an artist making some of the most iconic imagery in recent years.

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ART | FEATURE
MR MEAD //

Tom Mead draws the stuff of his nightmares; dark, soulless creatures with hollow eyes and mechanical hearts.

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ART | FEATURES
ANGELA LIZON //

Angela Lizon takes standards of kitsch imagery and elevates them to large-scale paintings, creating her own brand of humorous fine art.

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ALED SIMONS //

Aled Simons has produced a captivating range of images which draw on multiple histories and past lives.

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JAMES KIRKUP //

We got to grips with the brilliantly creative and unmistakably modern work of this London graphic artist.

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ART | FEATURE
FRENCH //

Brutally dark and unapologetically twisted; Crack delves into the mind of Richard 'French' Sayer.

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UNNATURAL-NATURAL HISTORY //

Crack speaks to the curators and participants in Bristol's most important art show of the summer

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ART | FEATURES
RICHEY BECKETT //

Richey Beckett’s ambitious and powerful visions, allied to a stunning level of technical accomplishment, have made him an artist in demand.

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ART | ART | FEATURES
MARTIN PARR //

Martin Parr is one of the foremost photographer of socio-political imagery of his generation.

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NON-FORMAT //

Meet Kjell Ekhorn and Jon Forss, the creative visionaries behind Non-Format

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JAMES WILSON //

James Wilson’s darkly comedic vision brings a grim world of skulls, beasts and brutes vividly to life.

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ART | FEATURE
ERIK BRANDT //

Typography and beyond with the Minneapolis-based gent

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DAVID FOLDVARI //

From Muffheads to Eyeheads to warped political figureheads, Crack spent some time trying to get into David Foldvari's head. Head.

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ART | FEATURES
TINHEAD //

Pinning down the inimitable, insatiable, incorrigible Tinhead was always going to be a challenge. We gave it our best shot.

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