Last week The Standard, Hollywood celebrated two of Australia’s greatest exports, artist Anthony Lister and the fantastic Monster Children magazine. We know, you’re thinking, “two of Australia’s most cutting edge bits of coolness in one spot! How did The Standard pull it off?” Well, every so often the fates align and magic occurs. Mr. Lister just so happens to be this month’s illustrious designer of The Box and Monster Children needed some place awesome to launch their new issue, #29. In a stroke of pure genius (and to save on the Vegemite), we decided these two Australians just had to be together.
Anthony Lister’s street-art inspired work takes a cynical look at pop culture and the heroes of our youth. He plays with the idea that we’re all a product of the conditioning of mainstream media. Lister has exhibited throughout Australia and has held solo shows in NYC and London. He’s prolific on the street and on gallery walls and has won many an art award.
Monster Children magazine contains some of the best from across the worlds of skateboarding, photography, surfing and music. Writing aside, Monster Children is 100+ pages of pure butter. It’s the kind of magazine that makes zine-heads swoon –the paper is thick, the ink is saturated, the size is perfectly rectangular, the photos are just the right amount of arty, there are boobies galore, and the whole thing smells just like your freshman high school yearbook.
Anthony Lister’s work will be on display in The Box at The Standard, Hollywood through early January.
Click here to read Monster Children’s fantastic blog and to learn more about the magazine.