- Brisbane, Australia
The Ironlak dream began in 2002, when a young graffiti writer from Sydney wanted to offer Australian writers a premium spraypaint brand at an affordable price.
As the first Ironlak cans rolled onto shelves in 2004, the price of premium spraypaint was cut dramatically, opening up a whole new world of possibilities for Australian artists.
Starting your own spraypaint brand from scratch comes with a (not so) healthy dose of landmines and headaches. The support we’ve received over the years from writers around the world is what drives us to keep pursuing this crazy dream.
The original spirit of graffiti lives on. Know who you’re supporting.
Ironlak Art & Design Brisbane is our second flagship store in Australia and is our continuation of a new breed of brick and mortar retail for artists. It’s also the Brisbane home of our extended range of Ironlak art supplies. For this second store, it made sense to set up shop in the place that a lot of us call home – the city where Ironlak HQ is based.
The Brisbane store is practically a basement, so this required a different approach to design than Sydney. There was no denying the lower ground nature of the store, so the fit out was conceptualised with this in mind. Inspired by Japanese housing and staying true to our brand colours, we used the motherload of black timber cladding to create a shell for our products to sit inside. The store is very black, but pops of neon light create contrast, and the wall of Ironlak cans create a colourful feature in the centre of the store. Vans the Omega blessed our gallery walls with his signature geometric patterns, in a subdued colour palette, creating a permanent backdrop for walls that will eventually hold feature exhibition artwork. And our man Sofles came through to be the first to paint our feature art wall.
Our new products include acrylic & oil paints, gouache, watercolour paint, brushes, colour pencils, technical drawing pens, gel pens, canvas, charcoal, pastels, sketchbooks, pads and easels. We’ve got Ironlak apparel too.
Come in today, try some of our new art products or grab yourself a new shirt:
Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm
Friday: 9 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
Closed: Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday
Phone: (07) 3211 3224
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Photographs by Luke Shirlaw
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