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Scrawl • 15 years

Proud to be involved in the 15th anniversary celebrations for the Scrawl Collective. In 1999 Ric Blackshaw released the book "Scrawl - dirty graphics and strange characters", a visual feast charting the influence of graffiti, DIY punk ethics, comic books and street art on mainstream visual culture. 15 years later Ric is 'getting the band back together' with live art from the original Scrawl Collective three, Will Barras, Mr Jago and Steff Plaetz - plus numerous new artworks… read more →
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Mo'Wax • Build and Destroy • Saatchi Gallery

The music of James Lavelle's record label Mo Wax has always been synonymous with great artwork & design. The new show 'Build and Destroy' at the prestigious Saatchi gallery is testament to that fact. The show features works by artists such as Robert Del Naja and Futura from the Mo'Wax 'Urban Archaelogy' Archive - also superb new work from the labels original designer Swifty.

Here's a few pix from the opening reception.

Mo Wax - more info

Saatchi Store - more info
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Lucy McLauchlan Exhibition

Check out Lucy McLauchlan's superb new show "Marking Shadows". It's been a pleasure watching Lucy's work develop over the years - perhaps this is her most accomplished show to date. Moving away from her figurative style towards a more abstract and minimal approach - this is a sublime & distinctive collection - a calming antidote to 'urban overload'. Here's a few photos from the reception...

Laz Inc. - more info

Lucy's Instagram
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Pete Fowler exhibition / Unholy Mountain

Great to catch up with 'illustrator supremo' & 'all round good egg' - Pete Fowler the other day at his excellent new show "Unholy Mountain". Immerse yourself in the wise & wonderful world of Mr. Fowler's inimitable characters and imagination by paying a visit to this small but perfectly formed exhibition - highly recommended!

At Beach - 20 Cheshire St. London (just off Brick Lane) - until Oct. 12th

more info - Pete's tumblr

more info - Beach
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Back to Brazil - Kingsley Davis

Check out "Places & Spaces / Faces of Brazil" by photographer Kingsley Davis.

In June Kingsley visited Sao Paulo in Brasil, where he spent 2 weeks capturing its people, fashion, culture and of course the buzz of the World Cup. The last few days were recorded in Rio De Janeiro on Copacabana beach. A series of portraits were taken of the local people straight after the Brazil v Chile game where the host nation edged a victory on penalties.

<< Watch the video diary here >>… read more →
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Mode 2 / Late at Tate Britain

Always great to see Mode 2 in full flow & painting live - especially when it's at the prestigious Tate Britain! Part of the Late at the Tate evening sessions curated by Louder Than Words - Mode's live paint was the highlight of a mixture of performance events including hip-hop, jazz, dance, turntablists & loads more. Personally I've never seen so many young Londoner's at the the Tate Britain ever - so congratulations to all involved on a successful mission - more similar… read more →
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Return of the Rudeboy

Congratulations to curators Dean Chalkley and Harris Elliott on a superb show!

Originating from the streets of Kingston, Jamaica in the late 1950s, Rudeboy or Rudie came to represent the young rebels who wore distinctively sharp sartorial styles such as Mohair suits, thin ties and pork pie hats. This is an essential exhibition looking at the essence of what it is to be a Rudeboy for a 21st century generation.

at Somerset House, London - until 25th Aug (free admission!)… read more →
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Urban Archaeology: 21 Years of Mo'Wax

James Lavelle's Mo Wax exhibition is a real treat for music / design & art lovers. From the early days of Swifty's signature 'phat graphix' through to Futura 2000's inimitable art - not to mention the music from the likes of Attica Blues / DJ Shadow / DJ Krush - Mo Wax was surely more than just a record label - its our social history!

Here's a few pix / sneak peak from last night's opening party >>>

More info here>>>
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Out to Sea

Took a little diversion on a trip to Liverpool to check out Gormley's 'Another Place'. 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the shore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea. Silent expectation.
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