Ian

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New prints in time for…

Oarweed seaweed screen print on organic cotton tea towel

Growing up our kitchen always had a few quirky tea towels bought as souvenirs of some far-flung outpost in back-country Australia. Maybe we’d bought one on one of our family road trips when all six of us were all crammed into the old station wagon for hours and hours on end. Or maybe it had arrived in the post from one of our aunties along with a postcard. I miss getting those postcards…


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Threads

New screenprinted tshirt for hand-made surfmats

The hands of the maker - Warpmats' Matt Fedden taping up a new surfmat

Stoked to announce that this new surfmat shirt “Inflatable Dreams” is going to be screenprinted. The illustration of the surfmat and fins tangled in the sea is a nod to these strange wave-riding craft and the rare few makers who build these by hand.

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Happenings

Market Stall this Saturday in Hobart

Expect something like this - Oscar and me down at the Strandhill People's Market

This Saturday from 1-7pm I’ll be throwing down some good things on a table at Bulk Mart 3 in Hobart city. It’s been a while since I’ve done markets and I miss it. Lots of colour and the wonderful wares of weird and wiley makers, good tunes and good story-talkin’ with all sorts of heads.

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Happenings

2017 Irish Surf Festival, Sligo, Ireland

Shore Shots 2017 Irish Surf Festival

Since 2013 Ireland has celebrated surfing at its annual Surf Festival, Shore Shots. Each year the Festival has improved on the last creating an experience that offers a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the strange, evolving social and cultural seascape that is Surfing.

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Happenings

The Inertia behind surf mats

The Inertia behind surf mats

Thanks to Dylan Heyden from the Inertia for scooping Fionn’s new edit. Stoked to see surf matting blips on mainstream radars… great exposure for two legends – my custom surf mat maker, Matt Fedden.

The suggestion that surf mats were a “bi-product of the shortboard revolution” is a little left-field.

Stoked!

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Farewell bottle jack press

Proofing some linocut prints made with the 6-tonne bottle jack press

Proofing some linocut prints made with the 6-tonne bottle jack press

It’s a hard decision to make but I just don’t reckon this thing will qualify as carry-on luggage. My 6-tonne bottle jack press now needs a good home so I’m looking for a printmaker who is keen to be good to her. Today is our final Sunday at the Strandhill People’s Market in Strandhill, Sligo, and I’ll be bringing the press out and be assessing the submissions of potential suitors.

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These Strange Hearts

"Strange Hearts" Linocut print; Still on trial for errors.

This print continues to prove to be a tricky one to get out right – and it’s the getting it out right which is what the printmaker’s ongoing challenge is. Each fin is a direct reference to fins I’ve owned, trialled, coveted, with one in the collection that is the golden hatchet to rule them all, the one that has been pivotal (ahem) to my Rooster-shaped, 9’6 BeachBeat Pacer.

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Musings

Indecision

Ben Bulben across Sligo Bay

I like those spots you turn up so where you can’t see the breaking wave from where you kill the engine. Park up on the cliff, at the end of the lane, under the mountain, at the gate… sometimes you can hear it as soon as you get out of the car and sometimes, before you get out of the car.

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