Categories
Friends

Gerlan Jeans

In these times of financial uncertainty how is a small unique fashion label able to fund a collection? Well, an very old friend Gerlan Marcel has come up with a novel way to get that illusive cash, spread the load amongst her network. She only has five days left to reach her $17,358 target and she only needs $587 . There is a staggered reward system for those that contribute…go on become a fashion impresario. check here for details or visit her site here. Come on Beyonce wears this stuff.

Bow optional
Categories
found stuff i like

Old model

Wandering around brick lane on my way to atlantis, spotted these. Don’t know who did em but loved the technique if not the subject matter. Aren’t these folk famous enough? Is it weird cutting stuff from other peoples pictures or is it just me? Who knows perhaps Nick Knight is getting up. Nice style though. Ian from Wallkandy reckoned they were some sort of viral ad campaign, figures.

Categories
Studio work

Ill communication

Its funny making things for people, especially when descriptions come in another language. Here’s one that won’t see the light of day…will post the desired interpretation of the image as soon as its made. Its been a weird day, finding a common tongue between Japanese, and German and English, caught in a odd feedback loop, hopefully solved now. See here

Categories
customized stickers Studio work

Plan

Categories
customized

Budget cuts needed

In these hard times of public spending cuts that will indeed affect front line services in the UK (Francis Maude). Surely the huge amount of money expended on graffiti removal in London and across the UK would be better used to educate our children and heal our sick?  Tower hamlets estimates that it costs £400,000 to remove graffiti from its streets, it states that graffiti across London cost £100 million to remove in 2002. Tower hamlets explains that “Graffiti can reduce property values and depress economic development.” surely they mean bankers.

The inspiration for this observation was the removal of the tag in the previous entry Tagger scum. It appeared over a weekend was stickered and was cleaned by Monday afternoon. The effort of all involved (except probably the tagger) beggars belief.

Categories
customized stuff i like

Tagger scum

Some helpful person is labeling the street. Don’t know who is weirder, the Tagger or someone so incensed that they produce a sticker to tell you something you already knew. Made me laugh though!

Categories
Festival group show Nuart

Nuart 2010

Well its that time of year again. The preparations are underway for the mother of all street art festivals, the first and the best, Nuart 2010. Riding high on the success of last years stunning Brooklyn show that combined gallery and street based works, the Nuart team plan an even bigger show for the streets of Stavanger, Norway. Running for the month of September, Nuart amasses some of the biggest names in urban art, for a show that pervades the city, joining works from previous years in a town that is fast becoming one of the worlds largest street art collections. City wide the buzz word this years seems to be GO BIG! With cherry pickers being towed in from all over the west coast to guarantee that this years artists can reach the parts other painters cannot reach.
Artists include:
Eric ilcane, Italy, Blu, Italy, Vhils, Portugal,  Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Greece, Roa, Belgium, Dolk, Norway, Evol Gemany, M-City, Poland, Sten & Lex, Italy and of course Dotmasters, UK, with more to be announced

You can keep up to date at the Nuart website

Categories
group show murals

White Cross Street

A great line up for the Whitecross urban art show, the street becomes a gallery for the works of  Best Ever , Burning Candy, Carrie Reichardt, David Bray, Dotmasters, Dr D, Filthy Luker, Gavin Turk, Giles Walker, Matt Small, Mysterious Al, Paul Insect, Peter Dunne, Shepherd Fairey, Teddy Baden, Will Barras, Wreckage, Xenz

An amazing TWO day event! Over thirty leading Artists and over ten underground Musicians playing Parisian style on Whitecross Street, East London. Lots of wonderful activities and things to do for ALL ages. Giant knitting, canival parades, silk screen workshops. A childrens photo booth, stencil printing workshops, live art demonstrations, birds of prey and lots more. There will be loads of lovely food available and places to relax to make a whole afternoon of this event.

Saturday the 24th of July and Sunday the 25th

check out the site here

or Facebook them here

Categories
travel

Not berlin

In munich, this made me laugh, north south divide or what

Categories
Friends Uncategorized

Gnome front

Early birthday present from Shaun, one of the best birthday presents ever. Hit the nail on the head with this offensive object, thanks pal! There are not so many people that have taste as wrong as i do! Created by a German artist called Ottmar Hoerl  who got into allot of hot water over this. Read about it here