Nothing says edgy like graffiti artworks, and Melbourne-based street artist, designer and all-round creative Callum Preston has graced the streets with some top-class graffiti wonders. Callum’s a member of the Everfresh crew and studio, and his artistic practise takes notes from punk and hardcore music as inspiration.
Callum’s truly a jack of all trades, producing skateboard merch and fashion prints, set design for TV shows, getting stuck into graphic design in branding and signwriting, interior design and exhibiting solo art shows at galleries such as Hogan Gallery in Collingwood. He even helped with the construction of popular Brunswick Street restaurant Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli.
This Renaissance man has another feather in his cap (or should we say spray paint can in his arsenal?) – he was the director of the popular video series ‘Panel Van Confessions’ that we have featured in some past articles on Movember. This year, Blue StratosStratos partnered with the Movember Foundation to support this international men’s health cause, because that’s what top blokes do and that’s a Blue Stratos gent to a T.
Thanks to Callum’s artistic eye behind the camera lens, these videos have captured both men and women having important chats about all manner of topics, ranging from why men shy away from going to see the doctor to what sick tunes to listen to. The series is worth a watch to get the conversation started on things that matter to you and your boys, so the next time you’re out for a beer, watch one together and spread the word because you may be saving a mate’s life by inspiring him to get checked out at the clinic.
Beyond directing the videos, Callum also produced avant-garde and thought-provoking graffiti mural pieces for Movember. One of these was done in Fitzroy, and the official Movember Foundation Facebook page calls the hand-painted mural an “epic piece of Mo street art”.
Check out the sick time-lapse video Callum made of his Mo artwork below, and the final version at the bottom:
It’s all this work – and the stellar man that he is – that make’s Callum a true Blue Stratos gent. He’s a creative force and a fashionable guy with one finger on the pulse of all that’s trending, and another on the spray nozzle of Blue Stratos cologne.