Australian artist Marty Baptist and the Meanwhile store based in Sydney, have collaborated on a collection of hand painted re-conditioned vintage army parka’s and Baptist’s accompanying signature plywood, hi gloss resin coated pieces, entitled STANDARD ISSUE – inspired by the 1960′s mod movement.

The Meanwhile store is brought to you by Dion Kovac, a veteran menswear retailing visionary, proprietor of the much loved Our Spot, and his business partner Tim Leckie.  With a mantra of classic, wearable menswear it is supported by an effective mix of local labels, housed in a contemporary space that is a go to destination for Sydney’s discernible gentleman.

Baptist’s work has been featured nationally and internationally alongside contemporaries such as Mark Gonzales, Shaun Gladwell and Dan Boyd.  His paintings are a mix of astute observations and out loud thoughts. Baptist’s work has a dark sense of humour that he matches off against the everyday.