The Given Collective



What if all the everyday objects around us, were made from glass? What if you dropped the soap, only for it to shatter on impact? Artist Brock Davis has created that world perfectly, observe as he shatters the world around us.

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More Chocolate Milk…


Steri Stumpie is like a South African institution, so when they approached me to help showcase their new packaging and art direction I was more than happy to oblige. My little pack arrived and I must say I was quite impressed. The six-pack of Chocolate Steri’s (per my request) came in a snazzy little box, fulled with interesting goodies, such as badges, stickers and a Flavournation Passport. The best item however, was definately the Mr Steri Stumpie Head Sticker Pack, a pack of stickers which allows you to turn your empty Steri into a Mr Potato Head.

If you want to stand a chance to score yourself some free Steri Stumpie goodness and some “Steriphenalia” goodness, then head over to their site and check it out!

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My Miami Ink Tattoo


Yesterday I finally got the time to go and book my Tattoo, which was designed by Morgwn from Miami Ink. Thinking I would have to wait atleast a month to get a slot, I was more than a little surprised when I was told they could fit me in, in an hours time! So a big thank you to Garth at Wildfire for the Ink, the work was pain free and is looking siiiick!

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Competition Time


The Given Blog is proud to bring you its first competition in collaboration with “a store” and RVCA. RVCA was founded by PM Tenore, who is also the creative director, and professional surfer, Conan Hayes . The company markets itself as an original combination of art, music, fashion and a modern lifestyle. At the forefront of this goal has been RVCA’s Artist Network Program - a venture established to showcase both renowned and relatively unknown artists. The prize for the comp (as seen below) has been sponsored by local art/culture/clothing and everything else cool store
a store” and is seriously rocking.

So if you want to win then click here for more info!
Please remember that this is open to South African residents only.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…


Ahhh the smell of Turkey in the oven, and a fresh Fir Tree, yup Christmas has come early this year with the impending CS5. Photoshop is beyond doubt the greatest editing software ever created and with each iteration it gets better and better. DO WANT!

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Gain Fame Today!


Here at The Given, we are all about local art, and as such we are looking for some local talent to showcase on our glorious blog. If you are a South African Artist or know of an Artist and you would like to be featured then please drop us a line at Subs(at) Any and all will be given a chance so send in your submissions NOW!

Southern Ink Xposure 2010


So I know where I am gonna be this weekend. The Southern Ink Xposure is on this weekend at the CTICC. The party starts off tonight from 4pm and will be open until Sunday at 7pm, for exact opening and closing times, you can check out their site here. I am hoping to get some good idea’s for my next tat! Bring on the weekend.

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Its been a slow day…


So here is a sexy Storm Trooper! Not exactly art I know, but a cool image none the less :D

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Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!


Now you can keep up with us with your Twitter and Facebook Accounts!
Just click the images below for your desired Platform.

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We are Famous!


Yup it may be a little slice, but a slice of fame none the less! The Given Collective has been featured on For those of you who dont know, is the latest internet hotbuzz for local creatives, so I rate it as quite the achievement. Its not often that I have my own stuff on the blog,let alone my hand done stuff, so check it out now!

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