July 2017

Jack Of All Trades

Bastardy
“It’s double jeopardy when you’re black and you’re homosexual mate – and you’re a bloody thief and a thespian too.”

Jack Charles is a junkie, cat burglar and a regular behind bars. Funnily enough he’s also an Aboriginal elder and one of Australia’s most critically acclaimed actors.

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Cliff Hanger

Jonathan Zawada
Jonathan Zawada would have to be of the most celebrated graphic designer/artists working in Australia right now, Tristan Ceddia caught up with him at his home for some words on design and a glass of water.

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Return Of The Kings

Kings Way
Tristan Ceddia caught up with the co-author of Kings Way, Duro Cubrillo, at his Melbourne home for a sneak preview of the book.

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Look Into The Fire Eyes

Canyons
In Australia we don’t always like to admit it but sometimes we find out about things a little later than other parts of the world. Canyons are one of those such things.

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Following Suit

Suit Shop
There is something quite charming about a bespoke suit, and a tailor who will measure you up and down. The Blackmail speaks to a cavalier young chap who does just this, Patrick Johnson of Suit Shop.

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Everybody’s Talking

Everybody's Talking
Amanda Maxwell and Sarah Larnach met in Vancouver out the back of an art gallery in the early thousands. Later they penned and inked Nobody Told Me There Would Be Days Like These. The Blackmail couldn’t think of anyone better to interview them, than themselves.

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Free As A Bird

Doing Bird
Biannual fashion and culture periodical doingbird is in a unique position. Independent, far from the fashion capitals and without a concrete staff, editor Malcolm Watt gives The Blackmail an insight into creating from the clink.

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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

Dress Up
Adriana Giuffrida asks Stephanie Downey how she creates such beautiful garments for Dress Up. That and just how she manages to take you to another time and place and help you to remember what it truly is to dress up after all.

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Second Time Lucky

Wolf & Cub
The sophomore album is a tough nut to crack. Play it too safe and you’re accused of not developing musically – but take a risk by branching out and all your old fans are up in arms.

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Garden Of Eden

Martin Bell
Tristan Ceddia gets the low down from Martin Bell on his incredible art.

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