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-Study of culture and contemporary practice- -Mambos group of artists- In this essay I am going to talk about some of the main artists that work at Mambo I am also going to tell you about the style that they use for their illustrations Mambo is an Australian surf and street wear company which comes under the communication and product area of design It was founded in 1984 by Dare Jennings whose dream of an international design and fashion empire was born out of the simple belief that almost any idiot could make a few dollars by sticking a picture on the back of a T-shirt and selling it Reg Mombassa is one of the more famous artists in the company as he was also in a Australian rock band called Mental as Anything Reg is also a painter writer and poet and he uses each of these skills in his cloths designs Some other main very skilled talented and bizarre artists that do art work for the company are David McKay Matthew Martin Paul Worstead Maria Kozic Jim Mitchell Gerry Webb Steve Bliss Mark Falls Robert Moore Jeff Raglus Marcelle Luman and Bruce Goold All but 3 of these artist were born in Australia which reflects in their work Gerry Webb is the only one of these artists who is from Adelaide Gerry is also a Ceramic and a Jewellery maker A recipient of various ceramic design awards including the 1999 Sydney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award he also used to be a surfer and won the state competitions 5 times David McKay is from Sydney and he is a director of short films music videos and television commercials He is also a painter and art director Mathew Martin is from Sydney Mathew is a former Insurance brokers clerk surfboard shaper and employed by the Australian Army to dig holes He is currently living in New York
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