Ronzo's Gangsta Birdz Video

Our friends over at VNA magazine caught up with London street artist RONZO for a feature in the latest issue of the magazine. Film maker João Retorta produced this video for VNA while they were interviewing RONZO. It follow the artist through the process of creating and rolling out his Urban gangsta style pigeons on the streets of London.

VNA are also running a competition for a chance to win one of these Ronzo birdz, details are over on the VNA website.

Prefab77 - New Varied Editions

After lots of time spent in their studio experimenting, UK street artist's Prefab77 have announced the release of a new body of work comprising of five new very small print editions. According to Prefab77 they are by far the heaviest, most hand finished prints they have released to date and are more like originals on paper than prints, with each one unique.

The five varied editions are five layer spraypaint stencils with a single layer of gloss black screenprinted on hand painted, hand deckled Fabriano Rosapina 250g paper. Each are an edition of 10 (£200) with 2 AP's of each (£300). All five editions are available on their website here.

Bael solo show 'Rokoko' 3rd May

Over the past few years the artist known as 'Bael' has found a definite place on the London art scene, by producing a stunning series of stark, haunting figurative paintings. Using himself as the model in these earlier works, gave them a uniquely atavistic intensity. His very well received first solo show in 2011 at Signal Gallery 'Die Tiere' (The Beast) saw the culmination of this exuberant narcissistic phase.

In his new show, 'Rokoko', Bael has found an inverted inspiration in the excessively ornate world of the Rococo. Sticking to his austere guns, the artist has reinterpreted some of the mythological scenes and characters in his own inimitable style. In the artists own words, the arts of the Rococo period fetishized Greek Myths. The ancient stories were transformed into a form of visual confectionery for the gilded palaces of the Royal Court in 18th century Europe. I have taken these same myths and re-imagined them in my own style, dispensing with polite beauty they were once given, instead casting them in a raw and much darker vein.

Using a range of male and female models in the new work has helped bring out a wider range of responses from the artist and the new work explores ideas about sexuality, decadence and mortality.
Signal Gallery - 32 Paul Street - London - EC2A 4LB
Private View on the 3rd May. Open from 4th - 25 May

Tokyobikes x 6 Artists

Tonight sees the launch a a new show with independent bicycle company TokyoBike and six artists exhibiting customized tokyobikes. Artists in the show include Alex Daw, A.Four / Lucas Price, Mike Guppy, Simon Mernel, Tom Pearson and Soju Tanaka.

The preview is this evening Thursday 26th April from 7pm at
Look Mum No Hands - 49 Old Street - London EC1V 9HX Tokyo bikes recently opened their long awaited permanent London store is East London. You can find them at 87-89 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4BA. The shop is open Tuesday - Saturday: 11am to 7pm

TADO x Mathmos Chuppi Art Toy

We have been massive fans of Sheffield based designers TADO for a number of years now. Mike and Katie of TADO have worked with Nike, MTV, Puma, Adidas, Vodafone, Elle Magazine, Star Wars, McDonald's, Microsoft's Zune, and Kidrobot. They produce graphics, animation, web design, designer toys as well as customized cars.You are sure to come across their hyper cute illustration work at some point.
I was really excited when I read that they have teamed up with Mathmos to collaborate on this customizable art toy that also doubles up as a night light. The CHUPPI is a wireless, rechargeable light that changes colour. Plus the best bit is each light comes with two awesome sheets of reusable stickers which let you create your own characters. There are 18 different characters to choose from or you can mix it up and create our own!

The Chuppi has just been released and should be hitting the shops now, it is also available online directly from Mathmos here.

Static - Moments Of Clarity Exhibition

‘Moments of Clarity’ opens tonight and will debut an evolved body of work from the artists Static. This exhibition will showcase their new ‘layered’ work, which toys with light, reflection and transparency to create unique pieces mixing screen printing and stenciling on layers of glass, Perspex and aluminum. This practice results in ‘floating’, deconstructed portraits and multi-layered symbols and patterns, in which hope, dreams and escapism are visualised.

Taken from the 'Portraits' collection, an exclusive new paper edition by STATIC will launch at the show and will be available from the opening night of the exhibition. During the show, STATIC will be offering the public an opportunity to see them at work, something usually confined to their small Hackney studio. During the live printing in the gallery, STATIC will print and sign exclusive to the night screenprints that will be available to purchase. STATIC will also be using the window of the gallery to create one of their signature, layered artworks. This live element of the exhibition will offer a completely unique experience that promises to transport the viewer into the world in which the artwork is set.

‘Moments of Clarity’ will be open to the public on Friday 27th April 2012 through to the Saturday 26th May 2012. To attend tonight's opening RSVP:

Whisper - 27-28 Eastcastle Street - London - W1W 8DH

Canoe's AW12 Press Day

The other day Invisiblemadevisible was invited by the lovely people at Canoe Inc to check out their Press Day at the Vinyl Factory in Soho. We got to get a sneak peak of the Autumn Winter 2012 collections of some of the lifestyle brands that are represented by Canoe Inc, some of which include 55DSL, Puma, Vans, Volcom, Bench, Jansport, Evisu, Breo and Supreme Being to name a few. Here are a bunch of images we snapped of the freshness that caught our eye on the day at the event.Looking forward to seeing these hit the store in the coming months.

Loved the graphics on this t-shirt from 55DSL.

“Tools Of The Trade” T-Shirt by Richt

Our friends over at The London Vandal have teamed up with Bristol based graffiti writer and illustrator Richt, of the mighty WHAT crew for their latest T-Shirt release, the awesome “Tools Of The Trade”.

The shirt is currently on pre-order, which will enable you to be one of the very first with this t-shirt, plus you will also get it at a discounted rate of £20 (instead of £25 when it is released to the public).

There is also free postage to anywhere in the world when you pre-order this T-shirt. You can get yourself a t-shirt over on The London Vandal site here. Don't Hang about!

Giles Walker's LAST SUPPER Video

Giles Walker's extraordinary Last Supper has finished it's run at Black Rat Projects. A fully animated sculpture consisting of thirteen mechanical figures who interact around a table. A year in the making, this remarkable work was simultaneously humorous and frightening. The Last Supper surpasses the audience's initial interest in the robotic elements of the piece and draws us into the questions it poses and the all too human aspects it addresses. If you missed the opportunity to experience it, have a look at this video.

The Last Supper will also be traveling to America this coming September, to be displayed in a gallery in Los Angeles - more details to follow closer to it's trans-Atlantic premier.

Music, Wounded by Kevin MacLeod
Directed by Gavin Elder

In Bed With Invader Video

Check out this fresh Invader video. Shot in winter 2011, this movie invite you to spend one night in Paris with the street artist Invader.


The brainchild of Brighton based curator and self-published photographer Matt Martin, The Photocopy Club is an innovative bi- monthly photography exhibition designed to take photography away from the Internet, and bring printed matter back in the hands of the public, making the art affordable and accessible. Since its launch in November 2011, the exhibition, which takes place alternately in London and Brighton, has received entries from the farthest corners of the globe and garnered critical acclaim from some of the UK's most respected art and culture magazines.

The next photocopy club is on the 25th of April at CREATE studios in Brighton - 6.30 till 9.  
Create Studios - Unit D & E New England House - New England Street - Brighton BN1 4GH

Protein's Taste Academy

Book your tickets now for a unique exploration of taste led by some of the country's top creative minds.

Taste is both a sense and a preference; a gustatory pleasure and a social inquiry. For their latest Protein Academy, they're inviting you to dive into the vast world of taste, flavour and aroma with a 2-hour experience curated by DunneFrankowski, the renowned coffee connoisseurs behind Protein by Dunnefrankowski, their in-house coffee shop.

On Wednesday 2nd May, the 18 Hewett Street gallery space will transform into a playground for your taste buds with three industry experts leading the Academy: design and catering studio Blanch and Shock, Institute of Food Research chemist Dave Hart, and The Whistling Shop's Ryan Chetiyawardana.

On the night you can expect a unique breakdown of taste and aroma, behind-the-scenes cocktail deconstructions, sensory food fun, and an edible education on the genetics of taste. Tickets are £35 and limited, so book your tickets now

2nd May 2012 // 7pm - 9pm
18 Hewett Street - Shoreditch - London - EC2A 3NN

Lazy Oaf's Men's T-Shirt Sale

Our friends over at Lazy Oaf are having a 24 hours sale and are offering 50% off all their Men's T-shirts. With summer just around the corner we suggest you go and treat yourself to some frsh new graphic t's and don't hang about as the sale ends tomorrow at 12pm!

Image via Lazy Oaf

STIK New Exhibition: WALK - Teaser Video

London street artist Stik will branch out into iron and oak pieces during a new month long solo show entitled ‘Walk’, at the Imitate Modern Gallery which opens this evening 19th April 2012 with a private view.

This latest exhibition will feature large-scale canvases, light-boxes, and sculpture, all of which capture Stik’s trademark grittiness, and refined attention to detail. The gallery will also host the long awaited launch of Stik’s new print also entitled ‘Walk’, produced by Squarity.

PV: Thursday 19th April 2012 6.30 -9pm
Exhibition runs until the 10th May 2012
Imitate Modern Gallery - 27a Devonshire Street - London - W1G 6PN

Conor Harrington Modern Monarchy Giclée

Conor Harrington’s spectacular, sold-out Spring 2012 show Dead Meat depicted a fantastical, imaginary feast representing the decadent collapse of European hegemony. The young Irish painter combined Neo-classicism and the graffiti art of his roots to produce a momentous body of work, internationally lauded for its skill, opulence, imagination and eloquence. Exhibited at Lazarides Rathbone gallery, Dead Meat saw Harrington join the very select band of former graffiti artists who have successfully negotiated the crux to ‘high art’ status.

The Modern Monarchy print inspired by Dead Meat follows the runaway success of Harrington’s When We Were Kings edition earlier this month. Made at Lazarides dedicated Execution Dock studio, each boasts hand-applied gold leaf flourishes (on the buttons of the subject's frock coat) and is finished with a silk screen gloss.

Modern Monarchy will be available from 16:00 BST (that’s 08:00 on the west coast of the USA, 11:00 on the east coast and 17:00 on continental Europe) Thursday 19th April 2012 at The Outsiders.

Alex Turvey 'Hollow Earth' at KK Outlet‏

Upcoming show at KK Outlet and one to mark in your diaries is Hollow Earth, the first solo show of artist Alex Turvey.

Recently hailed as one of Fashion’s New Generation by Vogue, as well as one of the Fifteen Creatives Who Will Define The Future of British Arts by The Independent, Turvey’s work takes his audience to a surreal and psychedelic other world. Whether through his design or moving image he creates dark, abstract work that draws in and hypnotizes the viewer.

For Hollow Earth, Turvey has developed a series of psychedelic moving image pieces which began life as a visual journey created to accompany the live performances of Blanck Mass.

The sequences exhibited will be displayed in an immersive 3D format, accompanied by original soundscapes created by Blanck Mass especially for the exhibition.

KK Outlet - 42 Hoxton Square  -London - N1 6PB


Suzzle is a newish coffee and cake shop with an arty vibe located on Brick Lane and close to Fashion street. The space recently had artist Ashes57 paint their shutter, and the Lava Collective have also been using the shop as an outlet for their canvases, screen prints and t-shirts since it opened earlier this year.

This saturday, 21st April 2012 is Record Store Day, and to mark the occasion they have  invited Jehst to host a pop up record shop at Suzzle.

For one day only, they will be transforming the space into a record store, stocking music from Jehst's own label YNR, alongside guest vendors including King Underground, Boot and First Word Records.

Jehst is releasing a ltd edition remix EP and will also be signing copies  on the day. The event is taking place from 11am-4pm.

SUZZLE - 47 Brick Lane - London E1 6PUJ

Pedro Matos "Heritage" - Ivory & Black Soho, April 27th‏

Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents “Heritage”, a new exhibition by Pedro Matos, which embodies the artist’s much anticipated first solo exhibition in London. “Heritage” features a new series of oil paintings on canvas and one site-specific installation.  The exhibition will also comprise of the release of a limited edition artist’s book of Pedro Matos’ work and life.

Pedro Matos is an Artist and Curator born in Santarém, Portugal in 1989. Influenced by the sub-cultures of Graffiti and Skateboarding he was immersed in, Pedro started painting at the age of 16 in Lisbon where he attended studies at both the Faculty of Fine Art – University of Lisbon, Ar.Co Art Centre , and later decided not to complete his academic education. After completing a painting course at Central Saint Martins, Pedro went on to pursue his career in London, where he currently lives and works. 

His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums across the world, such as the University of Arizona’s Museum of Modern Art, Philips de Pury in London, White Walls gallery in San Francisco and Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles.  Pedro Matos also works as a curator and was responsible for shows in Lisbon, London, Atlanta and Miami, having also recently co-founded Ivory&Black Soho in London.

April 27 – June  9, 2012
Opening Reception with the artist: Friday, April 27, 6 – 9 pm
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 12 – 8 pm

Ivory & Black Soho - 94 Berwick Street - W1F0QB London, UK

Stik - Walk London Exhibition At Imitate Modern Gallery

London street artist Stik will branch out into iron and oak pieces during a new month long solo show entitled ‘Walk’, at the Imitate Modern Gallery from 19th April 2012.

This latest exhibition will feature large-scale canvases, light-boxes, and sculpture, all of which capture Stik’s trademark grittiness, and refined attention to detail. The gallery will also host the long awaited launch of Stik’s new print also entitled ‘Walk’, produced by Squarity.

PV: Thursday 19th April 2012 6.30 -9pm
Exhibition runs until the 10th May 2012
Imitate Modern Gallery - 27a Devonshire Street - London - W1G 6PN

Ron English & Kid Zoom‏ - Grand Scheme Artist Tshirt Series

Independent Australian label, Grand Scheme has launched the latest in its ongoing Artist Series, by releasing two limited edition t-shirt collaborations with Pop-Master, Ron English and the artist he anointed “Rembrandt with a spray can”, Kid Zoom.

Renowned for his subversion of popular culture, through his exploration of brand imagery and advertising, English’s signature style employs a mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, including comic superhero mythology and totems of art history, to create a visual language of evolution.

Having meet Zoom by chance in Sydney, English took the Australian artist under his mentorship in the United States. Zoom’s work has developed to cover expressive aerosol based works incorporating highly detailed photo-realism and aggressive installation work. He is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.

Remaining true to the original artwork and the place where both these artists made their name, these limited edition t-shirts were – appropriately – launched on the streets with heavy poster campaign and this video:
Available at all Grand Scheme stockists and online at


UK Graffiti artist and old friend of Invisiblemadevisible has just dropped a pretty fresh looking mini magazine. It's a Ltd Edition A5 Fanzine with laser cut and hand finished covers. All unique, stamped , numbered and signed. A total of 16 pages B/W and colour of Graffiti, Words and Characters. With a full colour centre spread pullout and stickers as well.

And if all that wasn't enough, when buying this Fanzine you get a 1 in 10 chance of getting a Silver Deluxe hand painted edition! The zine is £6.00 and can be purchased over on the artist's Etsy page here. Don't hang about as the zines are gonna sellout fast!

Brett Amory – ʻWaiting 101ʼ Exhibition

The Outsiders, the emerging art gallery from curator-director Steve Lazarides, presents ʻWaiting 101ʼ a solo exhibition featuring the newest works from Brett Amoryʼs internationally acclaimed ʻWaitingʼ series.

American contemporary painter Brett Amory is widely considered one of the breakthrough artistic talents of the past year. He is best known for his Waiting paintings, a body of work that has spanned the last decade documenting figures and landscapes in the Bay Area. The new collection ʻWaiting 101ʼ debuts at The Outsiders Gallery in Newcastle, UK on April 19th 2012.

The compositions in the exhibition focus on Amoryʼs newfound relationship with technology, and the implicit freedom it allows in his work. Delving into documentation methods which new modes of ambulatory technology offer, Amory experienced a metamorphosis in his painting preparation and application. With intimate, firsthand knowledge of the many ways that technology can affect the lives of those it touches, Amory explores the avenues itʼs opened up for him as an artist in ʻWaiting 101ʼ.

 The Outsiders - 77 Quayside - Newcastle upon Tyne - NE1 3DE

20 April – 26 May 2012 (Private View 6-9pm Thursday 19 April)
Open Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm. Free entry

Beer, Waffles & Nuts by Jiro Bevis

Created by graphic artist Jiro Bevis, the fourth in Art & Sole's specially commissioned series of limited edition screenprints and part of their Art & Sole Cortez iD project. Bevis took his inspiration from the history of the Nike Cortez shoe, as well as Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman's theory that beer, waffles and nuts are vital ingredients to running.

Limited to an edition of 50, each print is stamped, signed, and numbered by the artist. The prints are available either online or, for a limited period only, at the NIKEiD Studio Boxpark, London - to find your edition instore, look inside the drawers of the bespoke shelving unit which runs the full length of the space.

NIKEiD Studio
Units 46-51 - Boxpark - 2-4 Bethnal Green Road  - London E1 6GY

Image via Art & Sole

'Hypnagogia' By ROA Solo Show & Book Launch

Belgium artist ROA is renowned for his unique portrayal of large scale urban wildlife, disquietly cohabiting city streets, hand painted in his distinctive black and white style. ROA has become famous from painting animals on derelict buildings, shutters & walls literally all over the world. He has also exhibited to much acclaim all over the world and was also included in the MOCA exhibition 'Art In The Streets' in LA. 

For his upcoming show 'Hypnagogia' at Stolen Space the artist will be showing work in 2 spaces, one featuring installation work & the other originals on found objects. To coincide with this show opening will also be the launch of ROA's first artist book 'Roa: 'An Introduction To Animal Representation' by Mammal Press.
Roa: An Introduction To Animal Representation by Mammal Press
This, very much hand crafted, book chronicles ROA's art around the world by 3 recurrent themes of his murals last year; through photographs, sketches, and reference material. the book offers an insight into the creative mind of the artist. Each book is a unique edition of 500, hand bound, including two fold out screen prints of ROA, a Bird dissection and lots more... 

The book will be priced at £175, will be sold from the StolenSpace permanent gallery only (not Osborne St), 1 per person  and only 75 of the 500 will be available on the night. 

Show runs from the 20th April 2012 - 6th May 2012
This exhibition will be held in 2 spaces, 
StolenSpace - Dray Walk - 91 Brick Lane - London E1 6QL
The Stone Masons - 17 Osborne Street - London E1 6TD 

Above Blood Dimond Wall

This from street artist Above: 

Africa has had a devastating history of blood diamond wars. Blood diamond refers to a diamond mined in a war zone and then sold to finance an invading army's war efforts, usually in Africa where more than two-thirds of the worlds diamonds are extracted. This site specific social / political word play was painted on the exterior wall of Johannesburg's largest diamond trader Jewel City. Jewel City is a six-block mega-precinct that serves as a base for some 300 diamond traders as well as South Africa’s Diamond Board and State Traders Association. Jewel City is the largest diamond exporter in the southern hemisphere with over R7-Billion worth of Diamonds being exported every year. "I was able to get away with this diamond wall heist because I told the owners I would paint in big letters "Diamonds are a woman's best friend" on the exterior of their building. The owners loved the idea and all quickly agreed. The next day I had started painting but what the owners didn't know is that I lied to them and was hijacking their wall. Like any premeditated robbery, situations are not what they seem and shit can flip from best friends to worst enemies in a few moments.

I assume the owners were too busy trading diamonds inside the mega centre they never took the time to come out and see I was painting a controversial word play about the diamond trade and how it's fueled so much bloodshed in wars making it one of man's worst enemies." Image via Above.

Olympic Inspired Street Art in Islington

I took a visit over to Islington yesterday to have a look at this series of three street art pieces created to celebrating the London Olympics 2012 Games by Czech artists Point and Pasta Oner and UK artist Inkie. The three pieces of work are on displayed on the wall along the Regents Canal footpath leading to Stratford, the site of the London 2012 Olympic Park.

This is a rare opportunity for you street art lovers to see the innovative world of Czech graffiti culture up close and in tandem with one of the UK’s most prominent street artists. The artist have been creating the work over several days and members of the public were invited to come along and watch the artists at work which began on Wednesday, 11th April and is set to finish today Friday, 13th April. The results of this exciting Czech – UK collaboration will remain in place until the end of the London Paralympic Games in September 2012. The event is part of the Czech Open 2012, a Czech cultural season in Islington. Here are a few pictures we took yesterday afternoon.

LOCATION: City Road Basin, Islington, London
Wednesday 11th April to Friday 13th April 2012 (creation of art, open to public)
April 2012 to August 2012 (art on display)

The guys at the Czech Centre will be posting updates on twitter as the work progresses. Follow them here: @CzechCentreLnd 

RONE x Tom French London Show

26th April 2012 will see two of the most exciting artist to emerge in recent year’s link up to put on a joint show with Zero Cool Gallery in London.

RONE's  posters are some of the most iconic in Australia, hiding under overpasses throughout Melbourne. He is renowned for the stylised images of ‘girls’ faces – it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that he has had more posters in Melbourne’s streets than any other artist in the city’s history.

Tom French progresses his distinctive skull images, with the addition of previously unseen oil paintings, to be shown alongside his characteristic charcoal pieces. These new works combine photorealism, abstraction and surrealism with a suggestive narrative, treading the fine line between the beautiful and the unsettling, focusing on the reflection of the conscious and subconscious mind.

The show will see both artists producing new pieces to be shown for the first time in this London exhibition. With new original oils, charcoals, collages, HPM’s, screen prints and linocuts this show cannot be missed!

Zero Cool - 155-171 Tooley St - London Bridge
The show will open on April 26th at 6.30PM

Protein presents The Daniel Johnston Show

Protein are super excited about hosting legendary singer, songwriter and visual artist Daniel Johnston’s UK solo exhibition. He has  been on their dream list for shows to put on since they opened 18 Hewett Street over a year ago, they are very proud to announce the opening of The Daniel Johnston Show tonight Thursday 12th April, 2012.

In the run up to his sold-out gig at the Union Chapel, They’ll be showcasing 20 original, never before exhibited pieces, including personal notebook sketches and full colour works. The Daniel Johnston Show is open from the 12th - 22nd April, with everything available for sale. For the opening night, they've invited Let’s Wrestle and Dark Bells to play DJ sets, and there will be Daniel Johnston inspired burgers by F.A.T. as well.

Thanks to Beck's we'll also have free beers! Doors open at 7pm, hopefully see you then. The show is curated by Freddie Janssen and Helen Ralli from Protein.

18 Hewett Street - Shoreditch - London - EC2A 3NN

Alexandros Vasmoulakis London Solo Exhibition at Gallery Nosco

"It Felt Like A Kiss" is the title of a new London solo show presented by Gallery Nosco and featuring the work of super talented Greek artist Alexandros Vasmoulakis. Many of our readers will know Alexandros Vasmoulakis for his impressive large scale outdoor mural work.

This is from the press release:
‘Whatsoever it may be, thou shalt receive it. My treasures belong to thee. What is it that though wouldst have, Salomé?’. This passage by Oscar Wilde brings us to the heart of Alexandros Vasmoulakis’ new work. Ferocious attractive women who cunningly exploit men are drawn out from the cosmos of Jeudo, Christian and ancient Greek mythology, and become central subject matter. Moving from his previous depiction of vigorous and dynamic reclining nudes that haughtily look back at the male viewer, the artist once again unleashes the forces that control the conflicting relationship between men and women and enhances the infamous personality of a femme fatale.' 

Gallery Nosco - 50 Redchurch Street - E2 7DP -London

"It Felt Like A Kiss" opens with a private view: 12th April - 18.00 - 21.00.
The exhibition Runs: 13th April - 28th April 2012
Artist Talk: 21st April 3pm

55DSL Roma Instagram Competition

We previous featured the short film ROMA which was produced by Los Angeles based David Altobelli for 55DSL back in late March. To celebrate its launch, 55DSL  have launched a competition on Instagram with the winner receiving a trip for two to Rome!

All you have to do to enter the competition is take a photo of what Rome means to you, upload it to Instagram and tag it #55DSLRomaFilm. The competition is being run from the 55DSL Instagram tab on Facebook where you can see all the other entries as well as the T&C's for the competition.  Get snapping and who knows you could be going to Rome!!