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Grill’d burgers served with a side of art

The ’healthy burger specialists’ have transformed their Sydney eateries into interactive walk-through canvases.

Grill’d burgers served with a side of art


November 5th, 2010

From all angles, the black and white illustrations pervade your senses and transport you into the pages of some burger-inspired comic book world.

The ‘Grill’d Collective’ – curated by Fabio Ongarato Design – commissions some of Australia’s most talented illustrators and artists, resulting in the creation of these imaginative, lively interiors.

“We want each Grill’d to have its own individual stamp,” says founder Simon Crowe. “And there’s nothing more unique than a piece of art.”

Each artist was given a few provoking statements to translate into an artwork– and then left to their own devices.

Their only order was to ‘stimulate thought, inspire conversation and be a bit of fun.’

The illustrations of Sydney-based award winning illustrator, caricature and commercial artist Chris Wahl, saturate the walls of Grill’d Harbourside.

His Hand Made illustration depicts a triumphant hand rising from the rubble of mass-produced products, a burger defiantly in its clutches.


“In this day and age almost everything is plastic, over-processed and made by machines on factory floors,” says Wahl. “But at the end of the day, the quality, handmade products will always find a way to rise above…the natural overcoming the artificial.”

Grill’d on Crown Street showcases the work of freelance illustrator and designer Magic Sweater. Inspired by old Mad magazines, a psychology textbook and the musical wizardry of Grandmaster B, he depicts the myriad of choices we are faced with every day.

Blah Blah Blah, the work by printmaker and street artist Jumbo, governs the walls of Grill’d Victoria Street, showing a street spruiker with a microphone purportedly selling the ’next greatest thing’.

Also on display at Grill’d Victoria Street is the artwork News From Nowhere by artist and illustrator James Jirat Patradoon.








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