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Beer, art and rock & roll: how Sindy Sinn became a Sydney art icon

If someone told me there was a job out there that combined beer, art and rock & roll I probably would have tried a bit harder in Year 8 art class.

Sindy Sinn is a Sydney illustrator who works out of the Young Henry’s brewery and whips up face-meltingly good art for the biggest bands and brands in the country – in other words, he’s living the goddamn dream.

After toiling away working for local bands around Newtown, he got his big break creating murals and merch for the iconic burger joint Mary’s.

Since then Sindy has left an indelible mark on the area – you can barely walk a block without seeing his self-described “low-brow high-art” on a wall, bar or street corner.

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ROSES! Last week I finished off the new rose-murals on the side wall of The Courtie. Give them a good perv the next time you're drinking longnecks in the park. #sindysinn #thecourthouse #newtown

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Thankfully for the rest of Australia, his talents haven’t been contained to Sydney’s inner-west, with a client list that includes Mambo, Peking Duk, The Rubens and The Rolling Stones, yes…those Rolling Stones.

And when he’s not busy being a professional “illustrator dude”, he’s running his own kidswear brand – the very badass and very adorable Nightcrawler Co.

We were lucky enough to visit the great man himself at the Young Henry’s brewery (where he has a lifetime supply of free beer, true story) to have a pint, a yarn and watch him do his thing.

*You can WIN a free Sindy Sinn print – if you’re in Australia, just be one of the first ten people to shoot us a message on Facebook and you’ll be the proud owner of a Sindy Sinn original!*

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