Shitty Interview No.49
If you wear t-shirts, chances are you have worn one illustrated by Sydney based artist, Rad Dan. Currently the design director at General Pants & with labels on his resume like Insight & Ksubi, it’s no wonder he walks around with one of the biggest smiles on his faces I have ever seen. When you meet rad Dan you will know immediately why he has been adorned with such a name. Rad is just the best way to describe the guy.
On the 20th of this month, Rad Dan will be joining a bunch of other big names in Australian art, including Anthony Lister & Nico Nicosen, at the Mountain Sounds festival.
Having had a proud arts line up since its advent, Mountain Sounds, in addition to great music, is invested in offering a rounded cultural experience to festival-goers. With artists from Sydney & the Central Coast, this year’s line up is set to be the most diverse yet. Street art, illustration, multimedia practise, skate art, sculpture are all covered within the repertoires of the local artists. There will be installations as well as interactive live art on site.
In addition to great music & art, expect to see Political & ‘tongue & cheek’ installations similar to their ‘don’t be a dick 2014 (violence in society)’ & ‘don’t be an asshole 2015 (tony abbott reference)’ from previous years.
Supported by Triple J, Mountain Sounds festival offers itself up as a platform to support local artists, business & the wider community & we can’t help but want to be a part of it all! Just have to lock in some babysitters first 🙂
For now, here is our shitty interview with Rad Dan, some examples of his work & photos from Mountain Sounds.
For more Mountain Sounds festival info click here.
Sticks & Stones: Last time you thought “Fuck you”, what’s the story?
Rad Dan: (photos of Tony Abbott) Period!
Sticks & Stones: Be honest, how many times have you listened to Justin Bieber’s new album?
Rad Dan: Enough… that he could give me the finger & say “you listen to my songs bitch!” Fuck I really dislike him (so much more) for that. Fuck you Bieber!
Sticks & Stones: If you went to prison for 10 years, what would you spend your time doing?
Rad Dan: How to escape 101.
Sticks & Stones: How much money would it take for you to lick Oprah’s crack from front to back?
Rad Dan: Enough money to wack some hotels on Mayfair.
Sticks & Stones: What conspiracy theory do you believe in?
Rad Dan: The X-files. Because I once watched too much T.V (not anymore). I believe in the X-files theory, well I guess the show forced me to believe. Fuck you too, just like Bieber.