Half True Cat Food

Steph Hughes

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Young Lovers Boldly Crossed Nepean Highway


I've got some work and a little interview in this edition of a fine local publication called Art Park Journal, that's out now. Paul McNeil did the interview and I had no idea at the time but he did so many posters, album covers and Mambo shirt designs I love! Small, small world.

And some more updatage - here's some cutlery based logos I've cooked up, if that's your thing.


There are so many watercoloury things I've made lately that are bigger than my scanner! So, i'm going to bite the bullet and branch into this 'taking photos' thing that people do. Just give me a minute, and i'll work it out.

AND I'm about to launch headlong into a 'mural' map painting for the ABC in Melbourne. We're talking 3.10m x 1.50m. Technicolour! Progress reports to follow. And more, but I have to gather my wits and talk about that all later too ok.

Be good! x

Slow Guy


Friday, January 13, 2012

Summer Mixtape Pt.III

Hello! I've been looking to bookend 2011 and get some of the unpublished artwork that I made up here. To begin my 2012 making spree. Here's to that. So in no particular order...

Sticky Fingers Bakery - Makers of legendary edible things - powered on with the postive initiatives and asked me to begin what is to be an ongoing project with illustrators from around Melbourne. This is the first limited edition teatowel in a set! Featuring a cake city. You may even find the Pakenham/Cranbourne line represented here. Go peruse the website for more ideas, manifestos, (etc) on cakes.



Effervescent Russell Crowe-esque beauty/urban story slinger Darren Hanlon asked me to do another shirt drawing for him, and this resulted in an esoteric breakdown of his psyche in a snowdome (below)

(T-shirt's gettable at...) http://www.flippinyeah.com/


And after a bit of an Indian ink session, this Dick Diver logo became the one chucked on the 'New Start Again' album cover.



Summer Mixtape Pt.II - The Postering

Nothing says 'come to this gig' more than a poster with a pissed off dog owner on it.


Then after a nice amount of northern Queensland Exposure I undertook the drawing of Dan Kelly's Christmas Barbecue poster. This little festive front yard pool scene popped up.



Summer Mixtape

And...here's a few shirt designs I made for An Horse.



Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Smoko on Your Vision Quest

Back from my three month life smoko in Europe - after a fantastic tour I decided to try my luck at couchsurfing Berlin for a month - lugging my plastic bags of stuff across town every two days and catching up with old and new friends all the while. Well, I am back. And many kebabs the richer. I managed to make this Dick Diver tour poster while on the go somehow - the wonderful Lucy Dyson and Joseph Jensen lent me their high-grade scanning setup and the wonderful Genna Kulesza lent me her computer. Since I've had a long time away from my art supplies, I'm gunning to begin and complete some projects - so more on that soon. As you can glean from below - I am going on this little Australian tour with Dick Diver next, for a few weekends in Nov, to promote our brand new record 'New Start Again'...come along.

Friday, April 29, 2011

CURTIN - Book and Show

I've got some pictures in a show called Curtin at Seventh gallery right now (155 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Melbourne). Three little paintings in a row. They're also in a book of the same name that's floating around.

28 April – 14 May 2011

Opens Thursday 28th April 6-8 pm

Curated by Andie Tham and Johann Rashid.
*Image by James Eisen

Featuring Artists Dan Moynihan, James Eisen, Martin Bell, Andie Tham, Beci Orpin, Kate Moss, Rowan McNaught, Jarrah De Kuijer, Stephanie Hughes and Johann Rashid.

Curtin is a recent survey of ten emerging artists, who all site sourced and found material as the starting point of image making and technical process. Linking themes and joining narratives through juxtaposition of high and low brow imagery, this exhibition aims to be a fun exploration of different modes in contemporary culture. Curtin is a group of friends, who’s work directly addresses their surroundings. Inspired by found and sourced imagery from the internet, magazines, old books, and film, these processes involve conscientious cropping, collaging, and re-appropriation.