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T-SHIRT FOR FC ST PAULI FANS TORONTO


I am very excited to announce the launch of a new T-shirt - I believe the first one I made in 8 years or so. And what a special one: This T-shirt marks the official launch of the 'Hamburg Chapter' of FC St. Pauli Toronto Fans, a Canadian Fanclub of the FS St. Pauli.

Why oh why? Well, it is a longer story, It began with Melvin living in Toronto for a while back in 2016. He wanted to watch the games of our team, so he found the Fanclub run by Mark & Mari Palmer, and they watched the matches together at a bar with a bunch of other Sankt Pauli fans. When I visited my son in Toronto I also was infected by the friendliness and hospitality of these wonderful Canadian supporters, and after a while we planned to launch an informal Chapter of the club in Hamburg. Just because we can and because it embraces the barrier- and border-free mentality of St. Pauli Fans. More about this on their website.

Now, we'll launch this Chapter. And I made this T-shirt for it. And it can be pre-ordered now in the heliumcowboy online-store.

A portion of the sales will go towards a children’s art project we are launching this year together with charity Clubkinder e.V. from Hamburg. Neither the artist nor the gallery will make any profit from this product.

Artist Statement

The very typical Alex Diamond-characters that organically embrace the skull and the wording are a symbol for the friendship and connection amongst Sankt Pauli supporters wherever you are in the world. These characters are a part of my artwork for at least as long as my 20-year long membership with the FCSP, and choosing to include the political and social statement that was also on the first T-shirt I was given by Mark Palmer, the founder of the Toronto Fanclub in Canada 2019 was highly important to me - now more than ever in these troubled times. 

I know that a T-shirt or a sticker will not make the world a better place, but it can spread the word and show our resistance, and you cannot repeat enough that this world is no place for homophobia, fascism, sexism, racism or hate. Not now, nor ever.

The Love Me Or Die - Launch delayed by authorities

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Unfortunately there is no really satisfying update on the delay of the launch of our 2018 artist beer edition "The Love Me Or Die". This years' collaboration brew with Kehrwieder Kreativbrauerei is still on hold at the german authorities, bureaucracy ist preventing us from selling it until we get the necessary okay on the paperwork back.

We are very sad about this, not just because this is a passion project of master brewer Oliver Wesseloh & Alex Diamond that took a very long time to realize, but also because this is a more or less uncommercial project that only costs us money as long as we can't move the product. You can pre-order the beer boxes by mail, but that is all we can offer at the moment (please send a note to info@heliumcowboy.com if you are interested).

Please stay with us, we'll let you know once the beer is going to market. It will at some point, but until then we still have to haggle with the - hold your breath, english speaking friends - "Behörde für Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz Hamburg, Fachbereich Lebensmittel- und Futtermittelsicherheit" ...

The Love Me Or Die - Launch on September 14

The launch of my latest artist beer with Oliver Wesseloh / Kehrwieder Kreativbrauerei draws nearer. While the beer still needs to be labeled, the limited edition Screen Print just arrived from Berlin's finest printer, Dolly Demoratti (motherdrucker.de). It looks AMAZING!

On September 14 we will officially launch "The Love Me Or Die" with a "Beernissage" at the heliumcowboy gallery. This event takes place during the Drunter & Drüber - Neustadt-Festival 2018 on September 14, 2018, from 4–9 pm.

This is the unique first chance to taste the beer and get the limited edition beer box including six 0,33l bottles of "The Love Me Or Die" Spiced Triple and the 8-color silk screen print of the original label artwork that's ONLY available in this box. The edition is limited to 100 boxes/prints.

Here's a link to the facebook invitation with more info.

Collaboration work: Mist Of Madness - with Jay Olé & Rune Christensen

Jay Olé, Rune Christensen & Alex Diamond: MIST OF MADNESS (2016)
30 x 40 cm, paper, acrylic paint, ink, marker, spray paint on woodblock

This is a collaboration with fellow artists Jay Olé and Rune Christensen for the exhibition MIST OF MADNESS at the heliumcowboy artspace in Hamburg. MIST OF MADNESS is a group show curated by Rasmus Fischer, curator of the Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg (DK).

In addition to the original artwork, this piece was also editioned as a limited silk screen print that was sold at the opening of the exhibition on November 4, 2016. While the original artwork was sold on the vernissage, there may still be a few prints left, please check the heliumcowboy online store if your are interested.  

New Catalogue out now: Selected Works 2014-2015

Available at the heliumcowboy online-store: my new catalogue featuring work from 2014-2015. It is limited to 250 numbered copies, and I'll sign all online orders as well. Click the image to visit the shop.

Available at the heliumcowboy online-store: my new catalogue featuring work from 2014-2015. It is limited to 250 numbered copies, and I'll sign all online orders as well. Click the image to visit the shop.

My new catalogue/book is here, fresh from the printers, featuring my woodcuts and some rare drawings I created over the past 2 years, as well as some personal annotations to a couple of the artworks. This catalogue is 60 color pages strong (300g/m soft cover, 135g/m inside), 21 x 29 cm large, and will be published in a very limited edition only.

There are only 250 hand-numbered copies, and if you wish to secure your edition you can order now through the heliumcowboy online shop. Each copy is 12 € and I will sign all copies purchased online. Visit this link to order now

It has been a while since I last published a book (2011/2012), so it was about time you can get your hands on some printed paper from me. Here's a preview of what you'll get, I hope you like it.

This book is also available at the beautiful Gudberg-Nerger bookstore, at the exhibition "Don't Wake Daddy" at Feinkunst Krüger Gallery and of course at the heliumcowboy showroom.

 

 

In the press: Alex Diamond for 'Artists for Geberit' | Win exclusive bathroom luxury edition

Feature in german magazine 'Places of Spirit' about my exclusive art edition for the project 'Artists for Geberit'. 

Happy to announce my participation in „Artist for Geberit“, a new project by Geberit and heliumcowboy. You can win my artwork exclusively printed (only once!!!) on the glass surfaces of the Geberit „Monolith“ toilet and washbasin modules - here’s a link to more information and how to take part.

Also I am stoked about the other artists that will be creating work for "Artists for Geberit": Julia Benz & Jeff Soto! Their artwork will follow in July & August (stay tuned).

Below are some images from my designs and the development process as well as some mock-ups with the luxury bathroom elements you can win. 

New Print: Hase+Igel

'Hase+Igel', a new 6-color Alex Diamond silkscreen print, is available online  here . 

'Hase+Igel', a new 6-color Alex Diamond silkscreen print, is available online here

Available now at the heliumcowboy online-store: 'Hase+Igel', a high quality limited edition silkscreen print commemorating my 2014 art project "Geberit Water Lounge" for the Stefan Marquard-Restaurant Hase+Igel in Düsseldorf (read more about this here).

Details:

6-color silkscreen print on St. Cuthberts Mill Somerset Paper, Satin 315 msg, 36 x 50 cm
Handprinted by Dolly Demoratti / Motherdrucker.de
Released by heliumcowboy in December 2014, with the kind support of Geberit

You can buy it here.

The mud and the blood and the beer ...

'The mud the blood and the beer' - my T-shirt design for Hamburg based craft brewery Kehrwieder Kreativbrauerei is available online (click image to visit the online store).

'The mud the blood and the beer' - my T-shirt design for Hamburg based craft brewery Kehrwieder Kreativbrauerei is available online (click image to visit the online store).

Those of you who know me most likely are aware of the fact that I have been a fiery advocate for the return of great beer in Germany for a very, very long time. Well, it is happening. What has been aptly labeled as the "Craft Beer Revolution" is in full effect in our country, and I feel privileged to seeing it grow close up from the early beginnings over the past few years.

By now there are many great new brewers and breweries and superb craft beers in Germany. And more will come. However, my favorite brewery is my friend's Oliver Wesseloh's Kehrwieder Kreativbrauerei from Hamburg. A lot has been said and published about Olli and his amazing beer, and you can get a glimpse of the praise and attention that the "World Champion of Beer Sommeliers" has been getting lately by visiting the brewmasters' website - or simply google him. He makes sensational beer and taught me many things about my preferred drink.

I am extremely proud that I have been asked to design one of the two very first Kehrwieder Kreativbrauerei T-shirts. My design is paying tribute to great beer and some of the coarser circumstances that we like to drink it under, and quotes an all-time favorite Johnny Cash song: 'A boy named Sue'. Maybe a bit hard to read in its (late) 60ies inspired colors and the hand drawn type, the text on the front says "The mud the blood and the beer" - a line from the song.

And you all know I like to get my hands dirty, work hard and fight - and what could be better than already holding a Prototyp or SHIPA in one of them ... 

Support the Craft Beer revolution and go get yours, this first edition is pretty rare! There is a limited amount of shirts available at the heliumcowboy online store, but you can also order them via the Kehrwieder Brewery website if the shop should run out of your size.  

Klaas Twiemeyer wearing his T-shirt for Kehrwieder Brewery. Also available at their website.

Klaas Twiemeyer wearing his T-shirt for Kehrwieder Brewery. Also available at their website.

PS: The second Kehrwieder-shirt has been designed by Klaas Twietmeyer (formvermittlung.de), is at least as beautiful as mine and also available at the Kehrwieder website. The shirts are printed by dreihundertprozent.de on fair traded and ecologically correctly grown 100% cotton.