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Critic Issue 19 cover shoot.

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"Hello and welcome to my soft grunge wonderland"

Photography by alexlsphotography

Model : Joshua Hunter

Direction and post by danielblackball

Behind the scenes by Sam Clark

Illustration for ‘The Freedom Mission’ in Critic issue 20 by louloucallisterbaker. “The core of modern anarchism is not the napalm, violence and drugs that people often expect”
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"Bell Murphy’s eyes light up as she tells us the story about the homemade pumpkin wine, which had flooded the floor at Black Star Books when left to brew over a weekend. On the ground between Bell and I, a woman carefully paints a banner for an animal rights protest to be held in the Octagon the following day. Two more young, darkly dressed people arrive – one brings brioches from her work and offers them to everyone in the room. By the time Bell finishes her recount of light-hearted experimentation the whole room is laughing. The atmosphere is homely and relaxed. It feels like a flat, not the heart of Dunedin’s largest anarchist collective."

Illustration for ‘The Freedom Mission’ in Critic issue 20 by louloucallisterbaker. “The core of modern anarchism is not the napalm, violence and drugs that people often expect”

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"Bell Murphy’s eyes light up as she tells us the story about the homemade pumpkin wine, which had flooded the floor at Black Star Books when left to brew over a weekend. On the ground between Bell and I, a woman carefully paints a banner for an animal rights protest to be held in the Octagon the following day. Two more young, darkly dressed people arrive – one brings brioches from her work and offers them to everyone in the room. By the time Bell finishes her recount of light-hearted experimentation the whole room is laughing. The atmosphere is homely and relaxed. It feels like a flat, not the heart of Dunedin’s largest anarchist collective."

Marc Maron interviews Robin Williams in 2010. Regardless of your opinion on either man’s work you should listen to this interview. 

Editorial Illustration / collage for the feature ‘Remote - An Island in a Sea of Startups’. published in Critic magazine issue 20 2014.

Editorial Illustration / collage for the feature ‘Remote - An Island in a Sea of Startups’. published in Critic magazine issue 20 2014.

Editorial Illustration / collage for the feature ‘Remote - An Island in a Sea of Startups’. published in Critic magazine issue 20 2014.

Editorial Illustration / collage for the feature ‘Remote - An Island in a Sea of Startups’. published in Critic magazine issue 20 2014.

Critic Issue 19 2014
"Hello and welcome to my soft grunge wonderland"
Photography by alexlsphotography
Model : Joshua Hunter
Direction and post by danielblackball

Critic Issue 19 2014

"Hello and welcome to my soft grunge wonderland"

Photography by alexlsphotography

Model : Joshua Hunter

Direction and post by danielblackball

Bye Lou Lou.
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(photo by alexlsphotography )

Bye Lou Lou.

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(photo by alexlsphotography )

I’d like to point out the degree to which you’re killing it this year.

thanks man. I appreciate that. I am actually really stoked with this week’s issue.

Critic Issue 18 cover.

Critic Issue 18 cover.

Illustration for the Critic 18 feature “A Case For Animal Rights” by Lucy Hunter.
"It is easy to assume that “clean, green New Zealand” is a better place to be a farmed animal than in other country. But the hidden camera footage recently released by Farmwatch from three New Zealand pig farms is as bad as a nightmare or a horror movie. This is an eye-opening look at the state of affairs."

Illustration for the Critic 18 feature “A Case For Animal Rights” by Lucy Hunter.

"It is easy to assume that “clean, green New Zealand” is a better place to be a farmed animal than in other country. But the hidden camera footage recently released by Farmwatch from three New Zealand pig farms is as bad as a nightmare or a horror movie. This is an eye-opening look at the state of affairs."