Family Love – Stuart Chapman [Brisbane] digital prints 2007-08
Graphic and print design are all part of The Edge program. Here we present work by designers and artists from Brisbane, Australia and around the world. It’s about work we like, are curious about and want you to see.
On exhibition in March are a series of digital prints titled Family Love, which are reproductions of original cover designs from the street publication of the same name published by Family.
Long considered Australia’s best dance club, Family changed the landscape of nightclubs in Brisbane and Sydney over the last decade. Family also produced the free street magazine Family Love which covered contemporary street culture and reported on fashion, live music, art, and often included profiles of notable creative producers.
Stuart Chapman worked for Family for approximately four years as their Senior Designer and now works from global surf fashion label Billabong.
His work is known for its collage style referencing 1960s and 70s psychedelia and classic pop art mashing it into something reflecting the spirit of dance and club culture.
Publications like Family Love are important to the State Library of Queensland, which holds a significant collection of posters, magazines, music, film, and video. This collection provides a snapshot of the Brisbane’s alternative cultural histories.
Check out his website here