Saturday, July 18, 2009

Moving Blogs, Important!!!

Ok this is an important post. I am now posting solely at Qubic so make sure if you have this blog bookmarked or linked to from your site you update the link. I am not deleting this blog for a few reasons, obviously one of which being if anyone comes here without knowing I have moved they can read this and see.

SO I HAVE MOVED BLOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can get to my new home here or by clicking the image above.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Nuclear Winter AM90 + Sale starts tomorrow!

Done as a customer order, really feeling the metallic swoosh and the little details on this one.

Also the Sekure D Sale starts tomorrow so check out the store and get on board this wont be happening again anytime soon!!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sekure D Sale!!!!!!

It is an exciting time in the Sekure D studio, a large number of new projects are in the works; that coupled with incoming stock has signaled the time for a clearance sale in order to make the necessary space. This sale provides a unique opportunity to purchase a custom piece of artwork for up to 50% off so be sure to snap them up before they run out! The sale strictly runs from 10am (GMT +10) July 17 until midnight July 21 local Melbourne, Australia time.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Live @ Simply Bread IV

I don't often appear live but I figured I would give it a shot, I will be painting sneakers all night so if your in the hood say hi. Miss Libertine; August 21st

For more you can check here

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Online Store

So I have finally setup an online store for my sneakers. it is so much easier then the previous email, talk, establish paypal payment method I had previously. Very happy with how this has turned out so drop in and check it out!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Nike "Salyut 1" Air Force 1

The inspiration for the custom is a combination of graffiti elements and galaxy clusters, in particular their colors in space. The title of the sneakers is “Salyut 1”, named after the first ever space station launched into space. It is a 1 of a kind design and is available in size 12US.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Flashback Vol. VI

Wow these are old, I had actually forgotten I had painted them. I used to watch the wrestling as a kid and who could forget Randy Macho Man Savage. Dude always had wild sunglasses and outfits and these were basically just a dedication to one of those particular suits. These were also painted before I discovered Angelus so the paint was a lot thicker and had to be heavily mixed before it was flexible enough to use and be durable.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ok so its been a while, I know!

My apologies for the lack of updates as of late. Things have been crazy around the Sekure D household. Besides the Foot Clan constantly doorknocking and splinter crashing in the corner of my studio with alcohol poisoning i have been working on the next Globe project as well as another solo show.

No im not sponsored but I thought it was a cool photo

I have always wanted a pair of Air Max 90 Goldenrods. Well for at least 5 years and last I heard that almost qualifies as forever. Goldenrods are in my top 5 dunks of all time and to get the colorway on a pair of MESH TOE 90's has been screaming to be done for years. These turned out killer.

We have set up the arcade in the house now as well, its not 100% complete but it is getting there as you can see.

Challenger machine has 1300 games including evrything you would want on an arcade machine. I am dominating Marvel Vs Capcom and Streetfighter at the moment not to mention NBA Jam Hangtime, Ryu cant touch this! Storm city machine has Trog, all oldschool Nintendo fans will have rocked this game way back and we had to get it onto a machine, Trog > Pacman

Friday, May 29, 2009

Stacy Blazers

WMNS Blazers done for a friend. I really like the reverse stitching over the silk, thats a bit of a highlight for me on this pair. Little details always seem to get a shoe across the line. I have been playing with colorways for women alot recently maybe its something I gotta focus on.
It would appear as the photos are really dull, I might have to retake them tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

V&A Exhibition photo recap

The Fashion V Sport exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum has long since wrapped and now is on its tour around the globe. I have jst now however managed to get my hands on some pictures from the event so here they are.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Labyrinth 2009

These were painted for and sold at my solo show. As you can see they are an evoluton of the Labyrinth pattern which was my first custom that I found faked back a few years ago. The detail and time it takes to do this pattern is ridiculous thats why you don't see it too frequently but I definately think its worth the time.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Zappos Sekure D Collab add

I got sent a link the other day with this in it, seems as if Zappos did a rundown on the globe collab for their website for youtube. Check it!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Black Mamba Zoom Kobe I

So this is a job I have literally supposed to have completed like a year ago but finally after the show I had a little bit of time and was able to get these painted. As you should know Kobe has the nickname "Black Mamba" and after the success of the Chamillionaire dunk lows I have wanted to use the tear away snake skin pattern again and this shoe served the purpose perfectly.
These are for sponsored athlete Justin Guppy and if you have followed the blog for a while he is the same person who recieved the custom Zoom BB's from last year which were stolen and then remade.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

New com-raid website

Good friend and com-raid founder Anthony Costa has this week released a new website for the brand which has a strong focus surrounding street wear and street art, particularly as he says, when it has a revolutionary pulse. With a history in politics and a real sense of social responsibility he has developed a website which will now more accurately portray his interests and truly help to strengthen the brand.

If you don’t know com-raid is a Melbourne based label with a strong focus on graphics and thought provoking imagery while not compromising on their quality of production.

The site has been kicked off with an amazing interview featuring Emory Douglas, the Black Panther Party’s Minister of Culture. Emory himself is responsible for the artwork in the Black Panther newspaper during the 60s and 70s and is still a real symbol of empowerment so be sure to check it out.

This is easily one of my favorite brands and it is pretty uncommon to see me not wearing it, not only because of my friendship with Anthony but also because of what he stands for and the quality of his work. Check out the website below.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Melbourne Air Yeezy Launch

So the Air Yeezy Launch went down in Melbourne the other night as you probably have seen by now on Kanye's blog as well as Hypebeast if you have done the blog run this morning. It was presented by Nike Sportswear and Sneaker Freaker and I was lucky enough to attend and also get a pair of the shoes. We started the night out at Lucky Coq smashing a few pizza's each (which I might add seemed like a great idea at the time but after a few quick beers didnt seem like it was so wise) and then promptly headed down to the event.

These events are always a bit of fun since there is so many familiar faces in the crowd to have a chat and a beer with. Whattup to Jazz, Justin, Karl, Dazzle, Pasha and everyone else I had a drink with during the night! Pitty I couldn't stop sneezing all night

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

4horseMEN @ Sekure D exhibition opening Vlog

Fellow time traveler TUTUcool has put together a video from the opening night of my ‘Daylight Hallucinations’ exhibition which is much appreciated because I ran out of time to do it myself. If you missed the night and want to see what kind of shenanigans went on then check it out.

For more info from TUTU check his links below.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Now on Twitter

So I have jumped on another internet bandwagon, this time its twitter. I still don't fully understand the appeal of this thing but I have been promised I will be addicted in a matter of days. Thats the last thing I need but I have started my own thing so its just another way to keep in touch I guess. If your also on there hit me up yo! I do heaps that I cannot ever be bothered blogging about so this will probably be useful for that. For the link hit up the image.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Daylight Hallucinations opening night

So the opening for “Daylight Hallucinations” went down on Friday and I think its fair to say it was a good night out. There was a massive turnout so thank you to everyone who came along to show support and especially to those who picked up some artwork. The show is continuing on till the 30th so make sure you drop down and check it out. Thankyou to Donny and Angie for contributing their photographs.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Working on the watchbots

Just a quick pic of me working on the "Who Watches the Watchbots" canvas for my upcoming solo exhibition. Only 1 week away now....

Sekure Natural Medicine?

I got sent this in an email and thought it was fairly funny.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Killer Gerbil in Melbourne

My homeboy from Singapore Killer Gerbil and his lovely wife were in Melbourne this past week and it was great to catch up with him after my trip to Singapore last year. For those of you who don't know he is an illustrator/graffiti artist/sneaker customizer who has worked with the likes of Vans, Adidas and Streething just to name a few. Below are a few more shots of his time around Melbourne.

Also I will chuck up a few more preview pics of works for the show. Just under 3 weeks away now.