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After half a century of making posters … Chips Mackinolty is a one trick pony!

After half a century of making posters … Chips Mackinolty is a one trick pony!

Since then? Countless posters and street art paste-ups; illustrations, cartoons, newspapers, newsletters, magazines, catalogues and books; T-shirts, banners, murals, cassette and CD covers; business cards and letterheads—and the occasional fabric design.

What is it with these stupid acronyms?

What is it with these stupid acronyms?

It was only then they saw what the initialism spelt out, that they realised they couldn’t call the new seat of higher learning the “College of the University of the Northern Territory”.

Punks, junkies, bikies and an iconic poster – From Uluru to Wollongong and back

Punks, junkies, bikies and an iconic poster – From Uluru to Wollongong and back

Wollongong, and in no small way the junkies, punks, bikies—and barmaids—of that town, had made an unsung contribution to the success of the Uluru handback. They had proved to one Anangu man that Australians of good will can be found in the most unexpected places.

Coming the “sweet prawn” in Palermo: Chips Mackinolty on food, fashion and Dolce & Gabbana

Coming the “sweet prawn” in Palermo: Chips Mackinolty on food, fashion and Dolce & Gabbana

Intanto alla Vucciria Chips Mackinolty, street artist australiano, realizza “Dolce & Gamberi”, il dipinto di un abito d’“alta moda” con stampa di cannoli e gamberoni. L’ennesimo omaggio ad una Palermo che, per un lungo weekend, sarà davvero internazionale.

‘Pig Iron’ Bob Menzies. From the other side of the cultural divide

‘Pig Iron’ Bob Menzies. From the other side of the cultural divide

It is interesting that Howard, only the second PM to lose an election along with his seat now clings to Menzies as if to wipe out that historic defeat. Growing up under Menzies was an enervating experience: no wonder so many urban Australians got out, from Patrick White to Richard Neville and beyond: Chips Mackinolty

La ricchizza di la terra – Mustra di stampi di Chips Mackinolty.

La ricchizza di la terra – Mustra di stampi di Chips Mackinolty.

Ancora s’usanu i cascittìna e cascìtti ca vennu aggiustati sempri ‘nfina a chi nunni ponnu cchiù. Quannu su assai vecchi si portanu o furnu pi ligna d’abbruçiari, e u furnaru fa pani, sfinciuni e avutri cosi. Inveçi, quannu sunnu novi, hannu i targhettina belli culurati ca parinu tanti quatretti di sissant’anni ‘nnarreri.

Chips Mackinolty: La ricchizza di la terra

Chips Mackinolty: La ricchizza di la terra

This collection, mostly from Vucciria but also from Ballarò, as well as the monthly organic food market in Palazzo Steri, is a tribute to those “objects of beauty”, but also to the men and women who have grown them, who bring them into markets across Sicily, as well as to those who vie with each other to sell them from street stalls, big and small.

Sei isole in un mare di morti. (Six islands in a sea of death)

Sei isole in un mare di morti. (Six islands in a sea of death)

Chips Mackinolty writes from Palermo on the Sei isole in un mare di morti. The six islands in a sea of death refer to Sicily and Lampedusa, but as well to Christmas Island, Nauru, Manaus and Australia itself.

La finestra-rondelle di Palermo

La finestra-rondelle di Palermo

"Can you help me get to Australia? Is very good." I try my best to communicate the difficulties he and his friends may have getting there. He mentions a boat.

Alla Dignita Del Lavoro – day one in Palermo

Alla Dignita Del Lavoro – day one in Palermo

It came to seem as if the mafia's very purpose was to batter the organised working class in the countryside into submission.