Sunday, 2 August 2015

Getting to know ...... DESOLATE PUBLICATION


Locals rule! That's pretty obvious right?Hahah. Well let's get to it today and meet small Brisbane based publication "DESOLATE" who offer minimal design style in Desolate issue #1 (a photo exploration with a clean sleek aesthetic). We got to know Daniel Moore.

Hey Daniel.  How are you?


Daniel: Not to bad Thank you, How about urself?

 Pretty great, excited to pick your brain! So when and why did you first decide to create Desolate Publication?

Daniel: I guess we always liked film photography. At the time we were studying Graphic Design and both had a really strong passion for both photography and design. We wanted to do something with the two and Desolate was the outcome.

 Looking through the publication, you can see a lot of recognisable places from Brisbane, but from angles the public wouldn’t normally see.  Did you have much trouble getting to these vantage points?

Daniel: I think it just comes down to the way you look at the world around you. Something may look really crazy or out there in a photo. But really it’s just an ordinary car park or alley way you probably walk past every day. So usually we don't have to much trouble. But we have had our fair share of late nights in dodgy car parks and what not, they make for the best photos but come with obverse dangers.

Cool man. So over how long were the photos taken?  How long did it take to compile everything together?

Daniel: Some of the photos were taken prior to starting the publication. But most during the process of putting it together. From coming up with the idea and launching our social media to releasing the book was around 3 months. In comparison to what we see and do to what we show on social media is very little though probably only 10% 

 Was photography something you’ve always had an interest in?

Daniel: I have been into photography for about 5 years now, mostly digital. Tarni got me into film though. At the time we were really into exploring Brisbane..  Which is kind of what the book is based off.



 What sort of gear do you use?  Are you more ‘traditional’ and use film, or more interested in a digital format?

Daniel: I use both. When shooting film I go out with different intentions to shooting digital. I use an old canon T50 and a Fujifilm. Sometime I use disposable cameras. I think over time desolate has definitely become more digital though. 

 Is Desolate a side project for you guys?  How far would you like to push the publication?

Daniel: Definitely, we both study our bachelor of Communication Design so we tend to work on desolate when we have time or feel like it. I really like the idea of Desolate being successful though. I have really tried to take it more serious lately. 

I hear ya, millions of things going on and gotta focus. So will you keep photographing the Brisbane area, or would you like to push out to other cities?

Daniel: I like shooting local. But things do get a little repetitive after awhile. I often find myself shooting the same places over and over. I cant see myself pushing out anytime soon though. 

 How do you guys unwind in your time off?  More photos?

Uni takes up around 90% of my spare time, but when I have some I like to listen to music or spend it in the garden. I also collect books and like to organize my belongings.

Music's a great way I find. So when can we expect to see issue 2?

Daniel: I have plans to release something very soon! stay tuned.

Exciting! Thanks for your time Dan, much appreciated.

Thanks Rob for taking the time to put the questions together!

posted by rob green

SONG OF THE WEEK!


I love the drama in her songs. The stylisation of her videos just emphasise that drama, so mesmerising.


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Friday, 31 July 2015

LAZY OAF x JACK SACHS HAND SHIRT available in WHITE


Lazy Oaf’s ‘A Fun Project’ has given rise to some awesome and unique prints.  A few of the styles are vibrant and intense, while others; like the Hands Print by Jack Sachs are more subtle and can easily be incorporated into your wardrobe.
In classic Lazy Oaf style, the shirt is a little oversized, giving it a relaxed and comfortable fit.
The print was designed by UK artist Jack Sachs, who seamlessly blends both illustration and 3D rendering together to create some really cool pieces. 
You can check it out for yourself in store and online here


LAZY OAF x JACK SACHS HAND SHIRT ( A FUN PROJECT ) available in WHITE






 posted by simongreen

LAZY OAF IS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN BRISBANE QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA IN VIOLENT GREEN ALBERT STREET STORE AND VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE. SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE
*VIOLENT GREEN OFFERS FREE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING 
* conditions apply, see online store for details

Thursday, 30 July 2015

VANISHING ELEPHANT UTILITY TRENCH available in CARAMEL


Feeling that winter chill and in need of a new jacket? Not to worry, Vanishing Elephant has got you covered with the new Utility Trench that just dropped in store.  Relaxed and oversized, it is the perfect jacket for that in-between season weather. Wear it layered with a cosy knit for those colder days and just throw it over any outfit for those cool spring nights.  Featuring dropped shoulders, 4 front pockets and a simple single breast shape; it really is that super versatile jacket you’ve been searching for.  Go check it out in our Albert St City Store or online here 

VANISHING ELEPHANT UTILITY TRENCH available in CARAMEL




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VANISHING ELEPHANT UTILITY TRENCH IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN ALBERT STREET STORE + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE. SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE.
*VG OFFERS FREE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
*conditions apply, see online store for details

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

KAREN WALKER "TIME MACHINE" SPRING 2015 collection - new arrivals!

Woohoo!  New Zealand's hottest has delivered the first drop from the new TIME MACHINE collection. Shop the collection here or instore. Plenty more still to come some check back daily.


posted by zoegreen

KAREN WALKER TIME MACHINE SPRING 2015 COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN ALBERT STREET STORE AND VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE. SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE.
*FREE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
*conditions apply, see online store for details

STANCE SOCKS NEW ARRIVALS IN VIOLENT GREEN!


A small drop of lovely socks for the girls have arrived from Stance. Subtle yet still great prints, these socks pack punch with both comfort and style. Thanks to the signature supima cotton blend, luxurious deep heel pockets and springy band of elastic arch support, these socks will offer you one hella ride. Pop into Violent Green Albert street store for all your Stance requirements or shop our online store here

STANCE FRONBLEND EVERYDAY SOCKS IN MULTI COLOUR

STANCE KAUAI EVERYDAY SOCKS IN LIGHT PEACH


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STANCE WOMENS AND MENS SOCKS ARE AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN ALBERT STREET STORE AND VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE. SHOP THE FULL COLLECTION HERE.
* FREE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
* conditions apply, see online store for details

VG RADIO

Chasing some oldskool garage punk rock from Peru? Get a load of this guys voice! Too many winny blues makes such great vocal range. Enjoy!


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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

ACLER Spring/Summer 2015 now available in Violent Green



New label to arrive for spring/summer is Acler. When the founders/designers Kathryn Forth and Julia Ritorto first met to conceptualise Acler, their common goal was to rebel against cookie-cutter digital design and bring the design back to its tactile roots. Each Acler piece is a well thought out process generally developed over 12 months and subtly redrafted along the way, allowing the design to take on its own form naturally. Acler's debut collection for SS15 consciously explores the contrasting styles of its co-designers adding a modern Japanese influence. Pop into our Albert street store to view the collection or shop online here 

ACLER ODESSA DRESS AVAILABLE IN BLACK

ACLER HARTLAND DRAPE TOP AVAILABLE IN IVORY

ACLER HARTLAND DRAPE DRESS AVAILABLE IN BLACK

ACLER ODESSA SHORT AVAILABLE IN BLACK

ACLER JASPER COTTON DRESS AVAILABLE IN BLACK

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ACLER IS EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE IN BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA AT VIOLENT GREEN ALBERT STREET STORE + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE.
*FREE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
*conditions apply, see online store for details

Monday, 27 July 2015

VIOLENT GREEN x APARTMENT - limited edition "BROS" long sleeve tee

For those "out of towners" that don't know, for the last 12 months, we've been sharing our top level with old buddies Apartment store. What better way to celebrate than to introduce a new drop of Violent Green x Apartment collaboration tee's! They've arrived instore and they are looking mighty fine. The "BROS" long sleeve tee is available in white on black with left chest print, a"Violent Green" sleeve print and large back print. Artwork is proudly brought to you by local legend HAW. These are limited run and available in Violent Green Albert street store or online here



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