Ken Sortais - Princes of Darkness Exhibition Video

French artist Ken Sortais aka Cony is currently showing new works at Galleries Goldstein near Hoxton Square in London. Check the video from the opening evening of the show with the artist taking about his work and the exhibition.

Prince of Darkness by Ken Sortais
Galleries Goldstein - 20 Coronet Street - London N1 6HD
Runs until the 12th January 2013

Steve Powers & NYorkers Video

NYorkers catch up artist Steve Powers in this clip above.

 "I’ve known Steve Powers for years and he never fails to impress or surprise. I told him that we wanted to do a New Yorkers feature on him and he told me to come to a new address in Brooklyn that I've never been to. When I arrived, I was surprised to see that he had set up shop in a 5000 square foot space in downtown Brooklyn. Even more intriguing, but in character for Steve, was that he had somehow convinced some community board to provide this space to him for free. Like the title of his book, Steve is a master of “The Art of Getting Over”.

Spraying Bricks - Episode 1 - SMUG

Smug. An Australian street artist based in Glasgow. Since recognising his passion for Graffiti, Smug has quickly become one of the most talented street artists around. His high-quality murals demonstrate a photo-realistic style, and a careful and precise attitude to his work. Smug is inspired by the people he knows and whomever comes into contact with, creating thoroughly unique pieces that have been exhibited globally.

The first episode of Spraying Bricks captures Smug painting the face of Louis Jensen, founder of Spraying Bricks. The piece was executed on the Village Underground, Great Eastern Street, in the heart of Shoreditch.

Spraying Bricks is a channel which explores beneath the surface of artistic creation. For every piece of art tells a story. Art is not just reliant on the superficial final piece, however the process, thought and meaning which creatives go through prior to the final art form.

VNA Limited Edition Artist Sticker Packs

Our friends at Very Nearly Almost magazine are celebrating reaching their twentieth issue last month and have decided to pay homage to some of the amazing artists they have been lucky enough to work with over the years, by gathering together twenty friends of VNA to create the ultimate sticker pack. With original, one-off artwork from each artist these are stickers you won’t get anywhere else.

Check out this lineup; 45RPM, A.CE, Buff Monster, D*Face, Dabs & Myla, Dscreet, Eine, Invader, Kid Zoom, LUDO, Mr Penfold, Mysterious Al, Numskull, Nychos, Richt, Ronzo, The London Police, The Toasters, The Yok & Vinnie Nylon.

The sticker packs are limited to an edition of 500, hand numbered and available to buy exclusively from the VNA website while stocks last.

Rone - Miami 2012 Video

Another video from Miami, this time featuring Australian street artist Rone, the short clip below features the artist at work on 2 of the walls he painted during his time in Miami. Check it below.

Laser 3.14 "Baby It's Happening Now" Print

A fine new print with a message of hope from Amsterdam's aerosol poet of the street, Laser 3.14. 

"Baby It's Happening Now" is lovingly silkscreened on Somerset 300 gsm high quality paper, size 50x50cm and ready to adorn your wall. Limited to an edition of 50.

Available here for 55EURO

Anthony Lister in Miami Video

Following Anthony Lister's Unslung Heroes exhibitions at Lazarides The Outsiders Gallery in London and Newcastle the artist headed over to Miami for Art Basel.

The guys at BPTD production hung out with Lister in Miami and filmed him while he was painting one of a number of Miami murals.

Crack and Shine Lands in Copenhagen

Vans lands in Copenhagen for the latest episode of Topsafe's Crack and Shine Int'l. Meeting up with graffiti artists in the capital of Denmark as they paint train cars and city structures, aiming to build their artist reputations in Copenhagen's storied graffiti subculture.

Film by Will Robson Scott.

'Snake Gun' by Horfee‏

Case Studyo has launched the first object of Parisian artist Horfee. Well known for his wall paintings, this doesn’t mean he falls under the label ‘street’ artist because he works within the urban environment. He is an artist beyond the walls, he draws where and whenever possible.

His inspiration comes from old cartoons and daily city life; citizes corruption and greed, found in our capitalistic system and contemporary art world. In this object Horfee shows 2 strong vices, a snake and a gun, who fight for power. The black dots refer to early graffiti patterns.

Snake/Gun is made in white porcelain with hand painted black details in an edition of 9. Each object comes in a customized wooden box hand painted by the artist, each box is unique and comes with a numbered and signed certificate + screenprint. Size: 20x17x15cm. (7.8x6.6x5.9inch) It is available from Case Studyo here

‘Paranoia on Paper’ - A Collector’s Box Set from Sickboy & Word To Mother

Last Thursday saw the launch of ‘Paranoia on Paper’ Collector’s Box Set in East London. A book which sees the combined talents of Sickboy and Word to Mother, ‘Paranoia on Paper’ Collector’s Box Set is a celebration of 5 years of sketching.

This wonderfully crafted book comes in a handmade and finished presentation box with a tear out screenprint, individually signed and numbered by both artists. The box-set also include two dye-cast enamel Sickboy and Word To Mother badges, only available with this release. The book itself is a 125 page black box with a foil embossed cover, hardback and hand-bound and includes lots of other goodies inside from hand drawn comic stips to customized sticker pages! The edition is limited to just 50 and for those that missed the show last Thursday you can now purchase a copy online for £150 from Fluorescent Smogg here. Check the video below to get an idea of what has gone into this beautiful publication.


OBEY Sample Sale London

Just in time for Christmas the London OBEY Sample Sale is kicking off this Thursday 20th - Sunday 23th December!!!

Returning to their regular spot within The Old Truman Brewery the sample sale will feature both OBEY Men’s and Women’s Christmas Samples and it all kicks off at 5.00pm this Thursday. Lots of new Men's and Women's pieces will be on offer and everything will be half price or less!!!

Thursday 20th December 5.00pm — 8.00pm
Friday 21st December 10.30am — 7.00pm
Saturday 22nd December 10.30am — 7.00pm
Sunday 23rd December 10.30am — 5.00pm  

The Old Truman Brewery - 91 Brick Lane - East London - E1 6QR

D*Face Buffed Dog

Buffed Dog is the lastest t-shirt release from street artist D*Face. The newest silk screened design has been released on his new Rebels Alliance label and the design is limited to just 50 shirts.

The Buffed Dog t-shirt is available now for £39 via the Rebels Alliance website.

Elevation Print by Geneviève Gauckler

The Art & Sole screenprint series is an ongoing project featuring specially commissioned artworks by leading artists and designers from around the globe. Previous artworks in the series have included Sole Inspector by James Jarvis, Totem by Kustaa Saksi, The City by Ben Drury and Beer, Waffles and Nuts (in collaboration with Nike) by Jiro Bevis.

The fifth in their series is by Geneviève Gauckler; a French artist, illustrator and art director who is probably best known for her ever-evolving procession of lovable characters. Gauckler's accomplished career has seen her working for French record label F Communications (with Laurent Garnier and St. Germain), on music promos for Dimitri from Paris, Pierre Henry and Sparks (with directors Kuntzel & Deygas), plus commercials for the likes of Yves Saint Laurent.

Entitled Elevation, Gauckler's artwork for Art & Sole features a figure wearing a jetpack and some 'powerful' sneakers. 'The figure is ready to press the button and fly,' explains Gauckler, 'with sneakers that are perfectly suited for such a thrilling adventure. It’s important to feel well grounded before leaving the ground!'

Each print is a limited edition of 50, and is emboss stamped, signed and numbered by the artist. To enhance the futuristic theme of the piece, the artwork has also been screenprinted on to a metallic silver paper using opaque white, black and purple inks.

To order a copy of Elevation by Geneviève Gauckler, visit here.

Rone & Meggs new mural

Australian street artists Rone and Meggs recently coloborated on this new mural in Melbourne for the new ‘Everything Goes’ Venue / Bar / Eatery and Marketplace – The People’s Market. Built in a carpark in Collingwood from old shipping containers, the venue is lively pop up space which will run till April 2013. If you happen to be in Melbourne you can visit the wall in person Thursday to Sunday at 62-64 Stanley St Collingwood.

SANTA IN CAMO - a new exhibition by Alex FaKso

Next week sees the opening of an exhibition presenting a new body of work from photographer Alex FaKso. The new photographic show will explore the global economic crisis from a fresh personal perspective.

Please join him at the private view on Wednesday 19th December 2012 from 6pm-9.30pm. Eat, drink, be merry and most importantly come and check out this seriously cool new collection of work.

Exhibition runs from 19th to 29th December 2012

Studio 74 - 74 Salusbury Road, 2nd Floor - London - NW6 6NU

HIT+RUN x WAH NAILS x KIDS LOVE INK : Christmas party

This Thursday HIT+RUN host a Christmas party with fellow creative pioneers WAH NAILS and KIDS LOVE INK. Located in a brand new space in the arches of Shoreditch tunnels, the Street Feast Xmas Grotto will be alive with the festive spirit with music from crew DJ's, Live screen printing from HIT+RUN crew, Nails by WAH.

Arrive early for giveaways, competitions, brandy, mince pies and Christmas vibes.

STREET FEAST XMAS GROTTO - 347-349 Old Street - London EC1V 9LP
(Shoreditch tunnels near junction of Old St & Kingsland Road)

Anthony Burrill Everyday Beautiful @BeachLondon

Beach London have announce a very exciting last-minute addition to theri 2012 line up. Anthony Burrill, one of the most respected graphic designers working today will present a look back at his hugely popular series of letterpress posters in their gallery.

Join them for a private viewing of the posters tonight December the 13th from 6-9pm.The work will be on display at Beach London until the 13th January.

Beach London - 20 Cheshire Street - London - E2 6EH

Hypebeast Magazine Issue 3 Launch

Hypebeast are set to launch issue three of their magazine this Thursday 12th Decemeber at London's BAPE STORE®. NTS Radio presents: Kutmah,Martelo & Exclusive showcase of A Bathing Ape archive pieces. If you want to attend be quick as it's invite only and if you are fast enough you might just get on the list. RSVP:

Thursday - 13th December 7PM - 9PM
4 Upper James St.- London W1F 9DG

45RPM's Owl Army Toys

As long as we have known Bristol based artist 45RPM he has been drawing owls...on paper, canvas, walls, trucks, tents you name it.
Now after months of planning and hours of painting, he has finally finished his first steps in to the world of custom models. He has created ten hand made, hand painted resign Owl models that each come in there own tree packaging with a matching canvas! The owls have been crafted by the talented Simon Priddy and then 45RPM has hand painted each of the 10 owls.

The owls are available now from 45RPM's online Bigcartel shop here. Don't hang about as these will be snapped up fast! Be sure and also check some of the other goodies in his shop including zine's, tshirts and prints.

VNA Magazine In Rio De Janeiro

London based film maker Charlie Inman was in Rio to shoot a film about Samba but got a little sidetracked by all the amazing Graffiti in Rio and decided to make a film about it for the guys over at VNA Magazine.Check some of the stunning work in the film above.

The Toasters - Everywhere Film

Having screened earlier in the year in East London, street artists The Toasters are set to drop their Everywhere film online this Wednesday 12/12/12. The film will be available to download from The Toasters website.


The Toasters have released their EVERYWHERE film. You can watch the whole thing below.
EVERYWHERE from Toasters on Vimeo.

ROA at Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne, Australia

Belgian street artist Roa recently visited Australia to exhibit a selection of new works at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne. The exhibition, aptly titled Carrion, consists of a series of works in his characteristic style: oversized animal portraits, the creatures at once elevated and eerie, though this time focusing on the unique fauna found in Australia.

During his time in Melbourne, Roa struck up a collaboration with the staff and animals of Healseville Sanctuary, a nature reserve dedicated to native Australian species. The Sanctuary commissioned two works to be painted on their grounds north-east of Melbourne and provided consultation, information and inspiration for the artist in turn.

Here, emerging filmmaker Matt Harding follows Roa over a weekend as he encounters the strange and wonderful animals native to this country and reinterprets them on various sites within the Sanctuary.

'Deck The Walls' Exhibition At Stolen Space

This Winter, StolenSpace presents 'Deck The Walls', a Christmas Group Show celebrating the art of the Greetings Card. The show will be unveiled for the first time on Thursday 6th December, and will open with an exclusive evening of festive folly. Featuring brand-new originals from the likes of D*Face, David Bray, Will Barras, Word to Mother, and many, many more, this is a must-see showcase from some of the most exciting artists on the scene.

'Deck The Walls' is a celebration of the Greetings Card in all its splendour. From the time they arrived in London in 1843, Greetings Cards have been an overlooked artform, and have changed drastically in nature. The early Egyptians used papyrus scrolls; we use Moonpig and horrific family photos.

The show's original pieces will include reworked vintage designs, religious and holy depictions, and newly imagined traditional scenes. Using a range of different media, our artists share their unique Christmas vision with canvas, wood, paper, and collage.

StolenSpace Gallery invites you to join them in Greeting the Season with festive beverages and snacks provided by The Bread Street Kitchen. Warm your hands, sample some festive treats, and feast your eyes on a delicious collection of Christmas artworks.

STOLENSPACE GALLERY - Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery  - 91 Brick Lane - London E1 6QL

Rich Gilligan Book Launch and Exhibition

Beach London is set to present the London launch of Irish photographer, Rich Gilligan's latest book 'DIY'.

Published by 1980 Editions, DIY is the result of Dublin-based Gilligan's years of travel around the USA and Europe to skate and photograph the most exciting unauthorised and illegal skate structures.

Signed copies of the book will be available on the night, as well as exclsuive, limited-edition framed originals. This book is being launched on Thursday December the 6th from 6pm. More info on the Facebook Event page.

Beach London - 20 Cheshire Street- London - E2 6EH

B+W Photographer of the Year 2012 Exhibition

Winning pictures from the prestigious Black+White Photographer of the Year competition are now on show at theprintspace in East London from Monday 3rd December 2012.

The international competition, organised by Black+White Photography magazine, attracted more than 6,000 images from professional photographers and experienced amateurs around the world.
Judges included Magnum photographer Ian Berry, Guardian photographer Eamonn McCabe, fine art printer Robin Bell and Black+White Photography editor Elizabeth Roberts.

Exhibition running 3rd - 31st December 2012.
Gallery open Monday to Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Admission Free!

theprintspace - 74 Kingsland Road - London -E2 8DL

Monokrome Shoreditch Book Launch

MONOKROME in conjunction with Joys of Childhood and End of the Line bring you the official launch of the new full colour MONOKROME book.

Packed with the work of 33 of the world’s best graffiti artists, this book is endorsed by some of the most exciting names on the worldwide graffiti scene. It also contains interviews with all the artists so you can learn more about their drives, creative ambitions and how they got where they are.

On the launch night they will be giving a FREE A5 print to the first 100 people through the door  plus you’ll be able to buy the book at the reduced price of £20 (RRP £29.99) . You will also get FREE Joys of Childhood graffiti postcards when you buy the book.

 Make sure the 6th of December  is in your diary. No guestlist, just rock up from 7- 11pm. Be sure and check the Facebook event page as the have been posting some sneak peak images from inside the book.


Tim Head's First Screenprint Release

We are loving this screenprint from London based artist Tim Head. The original image used for the print was exhibited at the artists solo exhibition Daily Standard at The Pure Evil Gallery earlier in the year and having had repeated requests about the sold drawing the artist decided to release an edition of the image.And what a great image to chose for his very first screenprint!

The price is £15 with worldwide delivery included (!), the size is A3, is black ink on white recycled 300 gsm paper, signed and numbered. There are 100 editions printed. They are available directly from my the artists redesigned website here.

84 projects from Yokoland at Kemistry Gallery

Design studio Yokoland are known for working across various fields of graphic design, typography and illustration. Founded by Aslak Gurholt Rønsen and Espen Friberg sometime between 2001 and 2006, and now including Thomas Nordby, Martin Lundell and assistant Jørn Aagaard, Yokoland have gone on to become one of the most inventive and exciting studios working today.

84 projects from Yokoland marks the 10 year anniversary of Yokoland, looking at a selection of projects from the past decade. Based in Oslo and Trondheim Norway, Yokoland promise a range of visual treats at Kemistry, including trees, a flag, a smashed light box, a miniature factory, several posters, some record sleeves, one friendship pin, one tote bag, one t-shirt, a soda bottle, a usb-key, a brick, two newspapers, Painter Green, an award statuette and plenty of books.

There will be a range of products available for sale exclusively at Kemistry Gallery during and after the show, including British-Yokolandic friendship pins, an array of posters and an exhibition catalogue.

Private View: Thursday 29th November, 18:00 - 21:00
Exhibition runs 29th November 2012 — 19th January 2013
Kemistry Gallery - 43 Charlotte Road - London - EC2A 3PD

Calm & Collected Presents: LEARN

Calm & Collected present a new collection of work, a year on from their debut solo show, transporting the audience back to school to celebrate the wealth of truly great design that came in the form of educational graphics. Providing a fresh new take on an often nostalgic subject matter; these latest works have been created in response to the poster and book design we all grew up with in class. English, geography, languages, maths and science are amongst the classes studied.

The show consists primarily of original paintings on a variety of framed objects; as well as a selection of limited edition prints and an accompanying publication. As always, C&C’s ethos of beautifully hand rendered typography and illustration remain at the heart of their practice, this newest body of work is a prime example of what they do best.

Private View - 29th November
Show runs from 30th November - 8th December  
London Framing Workshop - 12 Felstead Street - Hackney Wick - London E9 5LG

Mr Phomer's Get it Togheter Series Video

In these end of the world days, the only thing left is to know how to get it together. Below is Mr. Phomer's step by step video guide for those who want to make it in the game, whatever it is.

To celebrate those of us out there keepin' it real, there's a Limited edition of Screen Printed Tshirts, Bags, and signed and numbered Prints made in collaboraton with COPYEM. Released for a limited time, while the world still runs.

All are availabe over on Mr.Phomers online shop here.

Lucas Price - T.E.A.M Atlas Exhibition

In T.E.A.M  Atlas, Lucas Price will exhibit a completely new body of work. The title Team Atlas is an acronym, (The Earth As My Atlas), which refers to the idea of mapping and cataloguing using images and text. The work comprises a series of large scale oil paintings and carbon and graphite drawings which depict every day objects rendered in hyper realist oils, and panels of monochrome texts which draw on a variety of sources, from sculptural forms to skewed sporting logos.

Shown together the works create new points of departure. Incorporating poetry, appropriation, trompe l'oeil, photography and sculpture, the show is a manifesto of sorts, which lays the ground work for a series of possible new directions. If the atlas is a big as the earth, the exploration starts where you stand.

Price is one of very few artists to be accepted onto the Royal College of Art's MFA painting course without any prior training or qualification. This exhibition will show a culmination of work created during his time spent at the college, building on an artistic path that has led from graffiti, painting the UK's largest illegal piece & being invited to appear in Banksy's Oscar nominated film “Exit through the Gift Shop”, via fashion and design.

Private View: Thursday 6th December 6 - 9pm
Exhibition open 7th - 21st December 2012 - 10am - 6pm Tuesday - Saturday
Rove Gallery - 33-34 Hoxton Square - London, -N1 6NN

Lazy Oaf Friends and Family Sample Sale

It looks like the sample sale season has well and truly started. Join the Lazy Oaf team for the ultimate pre-Christmas Sample Sale. They are inviting you along to their studio to pick up top Lazy Oaf designs at all time low prices.

Join them for:
* Discounted designs from current and previous collections.
* Prices starting at £5.
* One-off Lazy Oaf pieces.
* Refreshments from Popchips & Rekorderlig.

The sample sale is taking over their Islington studio from 3pm-7pm on Thursday 13th December and as with most it will be CASH ONLY.

Nearest tube: Highbury & Islington or Old Street.
Space is limited so if you're planning to attend: RSVP to
Lazy Oaf Studio - Unit 6, Canonbury Business Centre - 190A New North Road - London - N1 7BJ

Nando's Menu Art Competition

So who doesn't like a bit of Peri-Peri Chicken? We are big fans here of Nando's and we see they are currently running a competition which could see your artwork featured on their menu covers in every Nando's throughout the UK! Not only will your artwork feature on the cover but they will also include a write-up about you the artist which will also feature in the menu itself as well as on the Nando's website. And if that wasn't enough they are also throwing in free Nando’s for a year* as part of the prize.

The brief is pretty open, the only requirements are that your work is handcrafted and in proportion to the size of their menu (205mm wide by 315mm high). This competition is open to everyone and they are happy for you to can use any medium you like – paint, pencil, collage – but no photography, as it  isn’t in keeping with their style.

If you think you have what they are looking for you better get your skates on as the deadline of December 1st is almost upon us. All the details and entry forms for the competition can be found on the Nando's site here. Good luck everyone!

UPDATE: OK so Nando's have just extended the deadline on this and is now the 7th December 2012, which is good news as we have only just started working on our design! *Terms and conditions apply.

Dalston Corner Shop Transformed Into Giant Musical Instrument

East London shoppers had the surprise of their lives when their local corner store in Dalston’s Kingsland High Street became a giant musical instrument for one day only.

The shop, Best Supermarket, was radically transformed overnight from a typical neighbourhood store selling everyday goods to an all-singing, all-dancing musical masterpiece by Red Stripe lager beer for their Make Music in the Corner Shop project which brought a little slice of Jamaica to the UK for one day only.

Products on the shelves and items left scattered around the store became the most unlikely of instruments, triggered into performance when a customer chose a Red Stripe from the shelves. The reactions of surprised patrons were captured in a ground-breaking video, released today, as they set off the corner shop to the well known rock steady tune of “A Message to You Rudy” by Jamaican musician, Dandy Livingstone, later made famous by The Specials.

To see how they made the store come to life check out this additional behind the scenes video below:

Mammoth Book of Street art Book Launch

New publication 'The Mammoth Book of Street art' is an insider's selection of the most outstanding graffiti and other street art from the artists themselves.
Informed by his love of hip hop and grafitti, editor JAKe has compiled a fresh, diverse collection of streetart drawn from Rio, Berlin, London, Philadelphia and other street art hotspots. The emphasis is on humour and the artworks venture beyond grafitti to 'installations' such as RONZO's Credit Crunch Monster, cemented in the centre of London's financial district. JAKe brings an insider's awareness of context to this collection which comprises both photographs from his personal archives and a selection of the world's best street art from the artists themselves. 

 The Mammoth Book of Street art will be launched this Friday 30th November at Beach London. The evening will also see work on display from JAKe, Ronzo, Pinky, Malarky, Kid Acne, Espo, Florence Blanchard and more.

 Beach London - 20 Cheshire Street - London - E2 6EH

Espanish Conexion Group Exhibition at High Roller Society

High Roller Society is proud to welcome and host this unique group exhibition, curated by PhD researcher Esther F. Castelo with the collaboration of BRK192 and the kind support of Montana. Espanish Conexion will showcase more than 70 artists who represent the very best of Spanish Art from the Streets.

You can expect a wide variety of styles, from the ‘Classic Graffiti’ popularised in Madrid to Barcelona´s own bright, happy, colourful styles… from Black Book pieces to the most current innovative video art… Espanish Conexion opens the door for a generation of artists that are currently transforming the face of contemporary Spain art.

1 December – 16 December 2012
Opening 30 November 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Tube — Bethnal Green, Mile End
Bus — 8, D6, 277

Present London Sample Sale

The flyer says it all really, East London store Present are having a Sample Sale later this week with upto 90%! Not to be missed.

Location: 54 Rivington Street - London - EC2A 3QN
Thursday 29th November to Saturday 1st December, 10:30am-7pm all three days.

REBUILD screenprint by Chris Stain

Street artist Chris Stain has produced a special edition of screenprints exclusively for Leon IV Studio Disaster Relief.

"I am humbled to have Chris Stain volunteer his remarkable talent to Studio Disaster Relief; he recently pumped out an edition of 50 prints and donated them to me as means to generate additional funds. Equally commendable is photographer Luna Park who provided the source photograph for the print. It is hard to express how grateful I am for all of those who've helped me during this time of need. Good friends and family are by far the best insurance policy. Love, Leon."

 Title: "REBUILD"
Artist: Chris Stain
Size: H: 19" x L: 25" (frame not included)
Edition: Of 50, signed and dated
Paper: 80lb acid-free, archival, made in USA
$25 (+ $5 shipping) Available here.

The Enchanted Forest: Celebrating 200 years of Grimm’s Fairy Tales

The first ever collection of Grimm’s fairy tales, entitled “Children’s and Household Tales”, was published in December of 1812, and two hundred years later it is still thrilling children and adults alike. To celebrate two hundred years of enchantment and magic; seven young up and coming illustrators will be interpreting these wonderfully dark and mysterious stories into a very special Christmas exhibition at Foyles. With inspiration taken from both the classics, such as Hansel and Gretel, and the less well-known tales like The Golden Bird; this exhibition is about interpreting and re-discovering a cultural legacy that has been with us for 200 years.

The contributing artists include Emma Block, Lesley Barnes, Laura Barrett, Natsuki Otani, Yelena Bryksenkova, Emmeline Pidgen and Karolin Schnoor. Prepare to be spellbound as you enter The Enchanted Forest.

This free exhibition opens on Wednesday 28 November and runs until  Saturday 8 December.
The Gallery at Foyles - Third Floor - Charing Cross Road - London.

Black Xmas Exhibition At Signal Gallery, London

Don’t expect jingling bells, carol singers or a Santa’s Grotto this year at Signal for Christmas. After a year of jubilees and twinkling medals, they really felt the need to redress the balance with something not festive at all. They have asked their resident Punk legend Gaye Black (aka Gaye Advert), who’s always in favour of a good dollop of the dark side, to curate this one with malice.

All the artists in the show have been given strict instructions not to have a good time and have been chosen for their penchant for the quirky anyway. Expect the worst! More details and a full line-up of the artist taking part can be found over on the event Facebook page here.

At the private view Thursday, 29 November 2012, the fabulous steam punk band ‘The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing’ will be performing a politely riotous set.

Private view 29th November 6 - 9pm- Open 30th November - 21st December Signal Gallery - 32 Paul Street - London - EC2A 4LB

Stencil Republic Limited Edition Cover Artwork & Pop-Up Shop

This December sees the release of Bomber Jackets, a special limited edition publishing project based around the successful stencil books The Street Art Stencil Book and Stencil Republic, featuring unique works from twenty of the world’s leading and emerging urban artists.

Bomber Jackets, conceived by Ollystudio, sees the featured artists from Stencil Republic create limited editions of 50 covers for the popular street art edition published by Laurence King.

Each artist has been asked to produce their own unique, bespoke works of art for the book jackets, working with stencils, screen print and hand spraying techniques. The artists involved include: Aiko, Dan Innes, Dr.D, Rene Gagnon, Oriticanoodles, Ezbai, Run Don’t Walk, Ozi A1one, Sr X, Pisa 73, Artist Ouvier, STF and Alto Contrast.

There will be a chance to view and purchase these limited edition art books at a launch event and pop up shop at The Griffin pub on Leonard Street in Shoreditch on 6th December. Free entry, there will be DJs and artists present to sign copies of the editions.

Peter Strain presents 'Admit One' Exhibition

The Coningsby Gallery and Début Art are proud to announce Peter Strain's first solo London exhibition 'Admit One' from the 7th — 19th January 2013.

The project looks to reinterpret classic and cult films posters. Much of the modern imagery associated with film marketing contains banal, spliced together pictures of the main actors with no soul or meaning behind it. I want to create artworks that reflect artistry, skill and the importance of Cinema.

Peter Strain is an AOI (Association of Illustrators) Critics’ Choice Award-winning illustrator based in Belfast.

He specialises in creating carefully composed, hand-rendered illustration and typography and always tries to experiment with texture and mark-making techniques to keep his work evolving. 
His work is hugely influenced by film and music and aims to tackle social, political and cultural issues with a highly distinctive hand lettering style, bold imagery and humour.

Private View: 6.00pm - 9.00pm  10th January 2013 
Coningsby Gallery - 30 Tottenham Street - London - W1T 4RJ

imbue - 'Bootleg Colouring Book' + Screen Print

Artist Imbue has just released their brand new 'Bootleg Colouring Book' in a limited edition of just 100.

Professionally printed and bound the A4 book is full of imbue artwork, ready to colour in. Ideal for the Christmas season. Signed and numbered editions with each book including an exclusive 'Gold Mickey' screen print. Also signed and numbered. The book can be purchased from the artist website here.

Lush Goes Postal: New Work by Lush

Fellow bloggers Vandalog have announced the releases of the exclusive online sale of a brand new poster from controversial Australian street artist Lush.

The poster (18” x 24”) is an original design by Lush referencing the United States Postal Services’ Label 228 Priority Mail postal label that so many sticker artists use to create works and put up all over the world. In addition to the posters, each buyer will receive a special bonus item of original work by Lush, from an actual tagged postal label to a hand sprayed poster. Items will be available by blind tube and are priced at $15 plus shipping and handling through The Vandalog Shop.

Copyright: Pop Lives, Pagan Hearts Exhibition @Pure Evil Galley

Zero Cool & Pure Evil Gallery present Copyright: Pop Lives, Pagan Hearts exhibition which opens the 23rd November – 2nd December 2012. Showcasing a brand new collection of original works from artist ‘Copyright’ the show will feature 2D and 3D works on wood, new limited editions and experimental installation pieces.

Pop Lives, Pagan Hearts is Copyrights 2012 solo show and sees him exploring the pop elements of his work the bright colours and repetition, but combining this with mythological narratives at the same time. Copyright discussed that despite our confidence that we are on the cutting edge of science and technology, living in a modern cultured world, that generally speaking all our belief systems be they religious, moral or superstitious are rooted in ancient times. “You may think you’re the coolest kid on the block with your latest iPhone and AF1’s but if things go wrong it won’t be Apple that you’re praying to.”

Private View: November 22nd 6pm – 9pm To attend the private view please RSVP:

Pure Evil Gallery-108 Leonard Street - London

KAWS and his Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Ballon

Artist Brian Donnelly, better known to most as KAWS joins the balloon line-up of this years 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. His balloon is in the shape of one of his most famous characters, Companion. ARTINFO visited KAWS in his Brooklyn studio and talked about his preparation for the parade.

HurtYouBad #1: Concealed Intentions Magazine Launches

Conceived a decade ago by 'has beens and never was's', was the first blog solely focused on graffiti and the disparate elements that surround this hard to pin down subculture.

Deliberately esoteric and argumentative from the outset, HYB's varied content was curated by a select group of contributors drawn from the darkest corners of graffiti's uniquely peculiar demographic. With scant regard for aesthetics or punctuation the site inexplicably developed into a fully fledged blog with a hefty following.

HurtYouBad#1 aims to be the crystallization of a half remembered and fully inebriated mission statement: 'a graffiti magazine without graffiti'.

"So, with the demise of the glossy graffiti magazines we grew up on and a desire to produce something that would appeal to the more cerebral reader, we set forth. Forget the Illuminati; the connections that graffiti affords its participants would have David Icke affording us lizard man status. 

This insipid infiltration of the mainstream world by writers allows us a unique insight into contemporary culture. For its debut outing HurtYouBad#1 indulges in some pig plastic surgery, talks to a couple of artists and takes a few snapshots on its travels."
With contributions from TopSafe alumni Will Robson-Scott and world-renowned graffiti writers Roid and Horfe, the magazine also features artist Will Tuck, Smart Crew, Sean Vegezzi, Gary Warnett and Stephen K Shuster, amongst others.

HurtYouBad#1:Concealed Intentions is available now from TopsafeLondon and selected retailers worldwide. £8 + p/p 108 pages American newsletter size.

Retna X VNA Magazine Video

Our video with Retna has now been released! Check it out!

Our friends at VNA magazine recently dropped their latest issue number 20 featuring the one and only RETNA on the cover. The latest issue also featured a whopping 32 extra pages of freshness and includes Greg Simkins, Neckface, Smash 137, Guy Mckinley, Josh Keyes, Ben Frost, DeeDee Kid, Ozmo, Above, Will Robson-Scott and as mentioned cover star Retna.

The VNA team headed out to visit Retna in his LA studio where he shared with them some great insight into the thought process behind his work. Check out the video below directed, filmed and edited by Dscreet. We then suggest you head over to VNA and buy yourself a copy of the latest issue if you haven't already done so here.
Image via VNA Magazine.

RUN - The Storyteller Screenprint

Our friend RUN has recently released a new screenprint titled The Storyteller. Here is what the artist had to say about the new edition.

"The story teller’ A story, or the beginning of a story, an illustration for a book that has never been written. Everyone wants a storyteller near by to send us floating into our world of dreams and suspended intrigue; at least we all wanted it when we were little. All that can be imagined will be, it’s a timeless theatre of tales to be told with whispers and roars. Find the child within you, wrapped in reckless abandon. Be brave and curious, have no fear of the black shadow, embrace the diversity and give voice to your fantasy…The story teller is coming." — RUN

The new edition has been printed by East London print house MULA Printing and is sized at 60 x 39 cm, 3 colours available in 4 different colours blue/red/yellow/green . Each is an edition of just 12, printed on Fabriano Rosaspina paper 300gsm signed and numbered. The new prints are £65 + shipping and available now via the artists website here.