No outline? No fatcaps? No scissor lift? No problem.
Despite the police fines, flash thunderstorms and mosquito attacks, we managed to paint this epic 100 meter long slogan in just 2 days as a prequel to this years Outdoor Festival in the Ostiense district of Rome. The literal translation is DIPINGI SOPRA LE CREPE and the Roman slang version is METTICE ‘NA PEZZA. Having never been to the Italian capital before, it was nice to visit another great city built on 7 Hills. Thanks to Nu Factory for the hook up and for helping with the fill-in. Bello carico!
Additional photos: Guido Gazzilli
I drew this party scene back in 2002 for Parisian rap trio, TTC. It was intended to be the gatefold image for their debut album on Big Dada/Ninja Tune. Once I’d finished the artwork however, the record label confessed they couldn’t afford to produce a foldout Lp so it was printed on the inside of a regular sleeve, where it couldn’t be seen.
I recently made it into a hand-pulled screenprint onto high quality 300gsm Somerset stock. Printed by my own fair hands. Edition of 25, available HERE.
And part of the original drawing…
A few months later, some crazy blaireau cut open his LP sleeve, photocopied the artwork and made this giant stencil from it. (He certainly had his work cut out! *quack quack oops*) Spotted somewhere in France in 2003…
And here’s a 2002 piece I did in the outskirts of Paris after a night at Le Batofar (where the crowd scene was set), alongside KRSN, Akroe and Alex One…
The first edition of my ‘unofficial’ exhibition catalogue has now sold out at the gallery. I held back 100 copies which I’ve customised with a 2 colour illustration on the inside cover + numbered and embossed them on the back. 36 printed pages + 4 colour cover on heavy duty uncoated stock. Loving printed in traditional Risograph at Ditto Press. Available exclusively HERE.
Slick Dixxx and I continue to delve deep into Knife & Forkshire
edutainment entercation. Tenuous as ever, South Yorks Vol. 2 is dedicated to those of you who read sleeve notes and like to play Seven Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Big up yer sen. x
Full track list:
Human League: Hard Times
Krush: House Arrest
Tricky Disco: Tricky Disco
Moloko: Pure Pleasure Seeker
Krush: Jack’s Back
All Seeing I: Booty In The Eye
M.I.A: Sunshowers (Acapella)
Tiefschwarz: Wait & See (Gucci Soundsystem Remix)
Dizzee Rascal: Fix Up, Look Sharp
Heaven 17: We Don’t Need No Fascist Groove Tang (Coin Operated Boy Remix)
Boy 8 Bit: Baltic Pine (Run Hide Survive Remix)
Shake Aletti: The Way He Does (Toddla T Remix feat. Serocee)
Bat For Lashes: Sleep Alone (Shake Aletti Remix)
Sweet Exorcist: Clonk (Freebass)
Moloko: The Time Is Now (Acapella)
Bozzwell: In My Cocoon
Maurice Fulton: Down In The Dungeon
Human League Unlimited Orchestra: Don’t You Want Me
Maxence Cyrin: LFO
LFO: LFO (Burglar Tom Re-Edit)
Kid 606: Mr Wobble’s Nightmare (Squire of Gothos Remix)
Checan: Be The
Oris Jay: Said The Spider
Breakage & David Rodigan: Together
Kid Acne: Junction 20
Rolf Harris & 808 State: Sun Arise
Tommy Vicari Jr: Who Is It?
Sweet Exorcist: Testone (Winston and Ross Mix)
The Lovers: Sex Club (Pipes & Slippers Dub)
Kid Acne: Eddy Fresh (Gescom Dub)
All Seeing I: Walk Like A Panther
I recently hand-printed a handful of these giant Beastmaster pieces as my loving homage to the original 1982 movie poster and my favourite clip from the seminal Style Wars documentary of the same year. My version comes complete with classic quotes from the “King of Style”, Kase 2 – who sadly passed away earlier this month. Rest In Peace. You inspired a whole generation!
I’ve donated one of these prints to the King Robbo Fundraiser at Pure Evil/ Cargo this coming weekend. One colour screenprint on 300gsm Somerset stock. 112cm x 76cm. For more information, please contact Pure Evil and support the cause. Plenty of artwork from a shed load of talented artists to choose from.