A childhood dream was realised on thursday as i was invited for drinks at the GPO tower (now called the BT tower). I always visit revolving restaurants when i travel and have always wanted to visit Londons only one. Closed since 1980 after a bomb attack by the IRA, the security involved in a visit is super tight, the lift travels at a ridiculous speed (the fastest in europe) and your ears pop as it hurtles up. I have to thank Bene for buying the charity tickets for the evening (White Hat Ball) , a great night!
Mucking around with Teners, know there’s been a few..but fancied having a play myself , this is an early test spray. The idea came from reading an article on counterfeits on the BBC website that during checking” Notes are also screened for graffiti and if there is any sticky tape, the machine measures the surface area to determine if the note is too old and tatty to put back into circulation” The idea of notes getting buffed is funny, made me want to leave a mark, comes as an edition of 100 at a cost £20 each 😉
The crew of ‘nutters’ behind Creative Routes ‘MUSES CAFE’ events are once more teaming up with campaigning organisation MAD PRIDE to stage a special event to mark the international ‘HOLOCAUST DAY’ memorial.
In Germany in the 1930’s the Nazi’s put out propaganda ‘newsreels’ showing images of mentally ill and disabled people alongside slogans telling the taxpaying population that these ‘degenerate’ people were costing them money to keep alive as a justification for the ‘final solution’ of exterminating them in the concentration camps.
MAD PRIDE are asking the question ‘how far does this differ from the current government and media propaganda which aims to label all welfare benefit recipients as ‘scroungers’?’
Vulnerable people at the bottom of the social ladder are once again being made to be the scapegoat for the bankers and capitalists reckless mishandling of the economy.
What a day! What a place! Painting with Daim and Loomit today!!! Heroes of mine and painting at the same place and same time, it couldn’t get better, ok it could be summer, not -1, not snowing but other than the chapped lips and cold toes, it rocked! This Tunnel is amazing, work by flying fortress guesting Akut’s eye, Loomit, Daim a shit load of the best guys you could ask for, will get a full list tomorrow.
managed a few walls, you will have to excuse the poor photography from my blackberry, better shots to come tomorrow, too late, too tired and too cold.
the Tunnel is well worth a visit if your in Munich. All works look set to ride for a year or so, they are all protected with that dam anti graffiti wax that stops us touching things. Never had so many people stop to talk about a zone, reminded me of nuart in a way, a lot of love for this tunnel in this town.
Recently i went shopping to replace some colours in the Montana Gold range, only to find that the can undergone a redesign. That however was not the only change. For some reason known only to themselves the names of colours have changed taking on the preposterous tone of interior design paints where mid yellow becomes the “child of sunshine and happiness”. For example the aptly named silver grey (fairly good description of the colour of the paint) becomes ‘wall’. Light grey becomes marble. Talking about colour is like dancing about architecture but come on guys leave the art fag titles to chinz obsessed interior decorators.
That is not where the difference ends, and this brings me to the title of this post, It it me? Or has it changed? Is the consistency of the paint is different? it seems wetter, less dusty? Is it me or does it take longer to dry? The colours appear different to the old range, the greys more green, less a true mix of black and white? Whats gone on?
Met an East End Pearly king today, just round the corner from the studio, Made my day! Haven’t see one on the streets for years, great to see they are still around. The practice of wearing clothes decorated with pearl buttons originated in the 19th century. It is first associated with Henry Croft, an orphan street sweeper who collected money for charity.
Well i suppose it had to happen at some stage, check the new domain name in the address bar. www.dotmasters.co.uk. I resisted it for ages, i don’t even remember the reason now, so there it is.