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 press@lazyoaf.com.
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: zerocool@zerocoolgallery.com

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', Hurtyoubad.com 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! vimeo.com/53741871

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.


If you happened to miss this years edition of Nuart then check this film which documents the festival featuring works from Aakash Nihalani (US), Dolk (NO), Eine (UK), HowNosm (US), Jordan Seiler (US), Mobstr (UK), Niels Shoe Meulman (NL), Ron English (US), Saber (US), &The Wa (FR).

Louis Masai solo show - AfroFabRicatiOn‏

Louis Masai has an incredible love and respect for nature and his place in the world and that passion shines through in his work. Louis is famed for his large-scale street pieces depicting animals adorned with human attributes.

His work currently focuses on African fabric patterns and animals, this concept has crept seamlessly into this exciting new collection in the form of the Pencil Case Thieves.

 Louis recently told Slanted Mansion “I paint for people to see it. That’s why I go and paint on the street. I want people to see it.”

Come along and meet Louis Masai and all his creepy friends and crawl home with painting or a print on 15th November from 6pm at Nancy Victor Gallery. RSVP.(RSVP to ruthpenfold@me.com)
Private View: Thursday 15th November 2012, 6pm to 8pm
Dates: 16th November to 7th December 2012

Nancy Victor Gallery - Charlotte Place - London - W1T 1SG

Old Norse — A new short film from Andrew Telling

Another fantastic clip from filmmaker Andrew Telling. His latest project Old Norse is a short film documenting Irish artist Conor Harrington's trip to Vardø, Norway for this years Komafest festival.

Cinematography & Edit - Andrew Telling
Grade - Chloe Hayward
Musical Score - Lucinda Chua
Guitar & Musical Production - Andrew Telling
Titles - Chris Thompson

FIN DAC "KIller Instinct" Print release

Pretty Portal has just announced the release of a new screenprint from stencil artist FIN DAC. The print is set to drop on thursday, 15th of November at 4pm (CET). It's a handpulled Screenprint with painted colour splash in acrylic and additional spraypainted splashes on Somerset 300g/m, signed. (Every print will be slightly different and unique)
The edition will be released in two colourways:
Turquoise Edition: 76 × 56 cm / Edition of 35 / 150 €
Gold Edition: 76 × 56 cm / Edition of 15 / 180 € 

Both editions will be available via the Pretty Portal website on Thursday 15th November.

Gimme Five's Big Winter Sample Sale

Gimme Five Presents: The Big Winter Sample Sale

Friday 16th November 15:00 - 21:00
Saturday 17th November 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday 18th November 12:00 - 18:00

Brands at the sale will include... STUSSY / WTAPS / NEIGHBORHOOD / ORIGINAL FAKE / HEAD PORTER / HEAD PORTER PLUS / STUSSY DELUXE and many more..

£1 Entry to sale and it will be cash only.
Shop 14 - The Old Truman Brewery - 15 Hanbury Street - London E1 6QR

James Kalinda and Centina London Book Launch

Get Up Get Down is proud to present Italian artists James Kalinda and Centina in their first ever UK exhibition.

Join them for a one-night only exhibition in east London to mark the release of 'Atroce' - a 96 page photobook which charts the duo's explorations of abandoned buildings across Europe. 

A small selection of original drawings and sketches will also be on display, whilst James Kalinda and Centina will be transforming the basement of our chosen venue with installation-based works. More details can be found over on the Facebook event page here.

Power Lunches -  446 Kingsland Road -  London E8 4AE

URBAN MASTERS at Factory 7 Launch Video

URBAN MASTERS is an intense urban display in a former Victorian factory in London’s trendy yet subversive Shoreditch area. The show opened it doors yesterday and features the works of 33 of the world’s best street artists of the moment: Rone (AUS), Risk (US), Shepard Fairey (US), ROA (BE), Mentalgassi (DE), Sweet Toof (UK), Lek (FR), Gris1 (FR), Kan (FR) to name a few....

Check out the video from the show opening above and if you are in London get over to FACTORY 7, 13 HEARN STREET, LONDON EC2A 3LS

PUBLIC EXHIBITION : 9 - 18 November 2012
Free admission
Open Monday-Saturday 11am - 7pm & Sunday 12 - 5pm

Burn After Reading Book: RomanyWG

New book Burn after Reading has just been launched and features the photography of the super talented RomanyWG.

Legal or illegal graffiti. It’s sometimes beautiful, sometimes ugly, but given time it can be breathtaking in it's skill of execution. Mural graffiti, although it may be unfashionable to say so – is impressive at least in part because it's really bloody difficult to do it well. Sadly these murals take too long to create for the illegal stuff to proliferate. So, until the revolution of consciousness when our leaders will simultaneously attain enlightenment and put up or shut up, budding muralists need to find legal walls. Collected here in this new book are a selection of the best.

Burn After Reading, published by CarpetBombingCulture, is the end result of a unique meeting of styles when high end professional photography meets cutting edge graffiti. The past 10 years has seen an explosion of interest in graffiti. RomanyWG, compiler of bestselling photography book Beauty in Decay, is this time found behind the lens breaking new ground in bringing to life both the craft and creativity of modern day urban painters.

The book is available online from Amazon and directly from CarpetBombingCulture.

Hiro Kurata Solo Exhibition At Ivory & Black‏ Soho

Next up at central London gallery Ivory & Black Soho is a new solo exhibition titled "This Land was your Land" featuring the work of Japanese artist Hiro Kurata.

This exhibition presents the artist’s interpretation of the traditional Western approaches to portraiture and still life – two of the most prominent genres of painting throughout the History of Art. In his paintings, Hiro is particularly interested in the symbols of wealth and power – two essential features that he uses both in portraiture and still life, from the ancient Rome to the contemporary age of celebrity. His imaginary heroes – the “Baseball sluggers” – are figures embodied of symbols that reflect the cultural and racial conflict in the modern Western Society, and his confusion between the concepts of race and culture in America.

Private reception with the artist: November 9, 6.30 – 9.00PM – RSVP at rsvp@ivoryandblack.com
Exhibition: November 9 – December 7, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 2-8 PM

Ivory&Black Soho - 94 Berwick Street - London - W1F 0QF

Protein launches in-house magazine store The Shelf

Our friends over at Protein have recently launched The Shelf, their in-house magazine store dedicated to some of the world’s best food and art publications that they love and want to share with us all.

From now on, when visit them at 18 Hewett Street for a cup of joe from their Protein by Dunnefrankowski coffee shop you'll be able to read, drink and shop their stocked titles.

They also have the UK exclusives for ACQTASTE and Wilder Quarterly too, which you won't be able to pick up anywhere else.

The Shelf is currently stocking:The Gourmand (UK), ACQTASTE (CA), Wilder Quarterly (US), Lucky Peach (US) and Gather Journal (US)

The Shelf at Protein - 18 Hewett Street - London EC2A 3NN
Opening Times:
Mon - Fri: 08.00 - 17.00
Sat: Closed
Sun: 11.00 - 16.00

The White Canvas Project Exhibition — Part 3 London 2012

EndoftheLine, alongside clothing label SupremeBeing hosted the recent event & exhibition 'The White Canvas Project Part III' that ran for a week last month. It was a great event featuring the famous t-shirt printing Hit + Run crew as well as live painting from artists: Jim Vision, Guy Mckinley, Stendec, Will Barras & Sheone.

Artists featured in the project included; Sheone, Jim Vision, Guy Mckinley, Sandra Dieckmann, Chase, Bue the Warrior, David Walker, Will Barras, Blaine Fontana, Memuco & Mr Penfold. If you missed the event check the above video to see exactly what went down during that week of the project.

The Photocopy Club At Beach London

Thursday November 22nd will mark Brighton based The Photocopy Club’s last ever open submission exhibition…

The Photocopy Club hosted their first ever London show at Beach back in February of this year.  Known for hosting monthly photo exhibitions which feature Photocopied/xerox photography that photographers from around the globe have posted to them, we are looking forward to seeing the photos here in London as well as enjoying some lovely free rum courtesy of Sailor Jerry! See ye down there.

Show opening night, Thursday November 22, 6 - 9pm
BEACH London - 20 Cheshire Street - Off Brick Lane - London

Black Rat Projects Museum of Curiosity

Later this week sees Black Rat Projects open it's Museum Of Curiosity, a pop up museum with one simple mission; to fuel curiosity in those who have it, and to reignite it in those unfortunate enough to have forgotten they ever did.

The Museum of Curiosity is inspired by the ‘Wunderkammern' of Renaissance Europe; collections put together by wealthy, well-travelled patrons that sought to represent a microcosm of the world by drawing together diverse and wonderful objects from natural history, religious relics, historical and archaeological artifacts together with works of art. The influence of such collections has been immense; the Wunderkammer of celebrated British curiosity collector Sir Hans Sloane when bequeathed to the nation on his death in 1753, became the founding collection of both the British Museum and the Natural History Museum.

It is in this tradition that they have created The Museum of Curiosity; their own 21st century Wunderkammer, replete with their personal edit of 'weird shit' from the natural world (a human skeleton, a Walrus’ penis bone beautifully carved with thirteen human skulls, the tusk of a woolly mammoth, a selection of early medical instruments, a hippopotamus skull) alongside specially commissioned works by artists.

So, among the skeletons and mummified animals, we see works such as Dream Reliquary, by US artist Swoon, in which transcripts of dreams collected from worldwide contributors will be printed and stored in hundreds of tiny drawers within her sculpture. Also, the mixed media works Intertwangleism by Alabama sculptor inventor, designer and folk artist Butch Anthony whose home on an 80 acre compound in Alabama filled with curiosities, has become a folk art destination.

The Museum of Curiosity, features works by artists including Swoon, Butch Anthony, Oskar Rink, Giles Walker, Delaney Martin, Taylor Shepherd, Jessica Harrison, Tessa Farmer, Candice Tripp and Nancy Fouts. A preview evening will be held on Thursday November 8th from 6pm until 9pm and stay open until Christmas.

Black Rat Projects - 15 Bateman Street - Soho - London - W1D 3AQ

SoShowMe III Photographic Exhibition

SoShowMe III is the third annual exhibition created entirely from theprintspace's social media interactions. Together with their long-standing partner Lowepro, they are delighted to provide this opportunity for undiscovered photographers to take their art from the pages of Flickr and Facebook to the walls of an East London gallery and onwards to the international photography scene.

This year's colourful and exciting show celebrates a wide range of photographic styles and features talented artists from around the world as well as a fine selection of home-grown talent.

SoShowMe III opens at theprintspace gallery at 74 Kingsland Road on Thursday, 8 November from 7pm - 9:30pm with drinks provided.

The exhibition then continues from 9th to 30th November, Monday-Friday 9am-7pm.
Admission free! 

Jonathan Darby 'CONGO' Teaser

Jonathan Darby is currently in San Francisco working on the exhibition, which was inspired by 7 months working in The Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique. With children’s charity AptART, Darby ran art workshops for street children, orphans and former child soldiers, witnessing the effect of the socio-political climate on the youth of the area firsthand. While there, Darby also experienced a resurgence of violence in the east where he was running projects, sparked by the DRC rebel activity. CONGO responds to his time spent in such an environment, highlighting Congoloese children Darby worked with, through mixed-media paintings and floor to ceiling installations.

A portion of the proceeds from the show will be donated to AptART.

Jonathan Darby Solo Show - CONGO - 10 November 2012
White Walls Gallery, San Francisco

Foundations Rug Addicts Collection Launch Event

Last night we headed over to Dray Walk in the Old Truman Brewery to catch a glimpse of Foundations Rug Addicts Collection. We arrived pretty late, so late they had actually closed but the guys were nice enough to let us have a look around and grab some photos.

Mark Hanlon and Nick Hartwright are behind the concept which has seen them challenge their favourite artists and designers to work within the textile medium. The full collection on show includes rug designs from Anthony Burrill, Paul Insect, Pete Fowler, Present, Tomato, Alexone, Jack Teagle, Natasha Law, No Days Off, Si Scott and Yann Brien.

 Each of their designs made their way onto the looms of a traditional mill housed in a beautiful 19th century palace in Cairo. This mill has been owned by the same family for generations, who oversee the time-honoured hand-knotting craft whose products adorn some of the world’s most beautiful interiors.

The collection will be displayed at the Dray Walk Gallery at the Old Truman Brewery from the 2nd to the 6th of November. If you can't made the show be sure and have a look over o their website for more info.

The Modern Craft Project with Wallpaper*, Vice and Ketel One

Are you a modern contemporary craftsman? If the answer is yes then keep reading this post and find out about the The Modern Craft Project .

Partnering with global creative magazine Wallpaper*, VICE and Ketel One are on a mission to find contemporary craftsmen and women who bring traditional skills into the modern day. They are searching for modern craftsmen like you, who want to take their work, their careers and themselves further. People keen to establish a legacy of their own.

So up for grabs is the chance to be included in the Modern Craft Exhibition as well as a listing in the Modern Craft Directory. Plus if that wasn't enough you will also get coverage in Wallpaper* magazine and the extraordinary levels of international exposure that go with it. They will also be helping selected craftsmen to take their work to the next level and to an even wider audience by giving you the chance to win a share of the Ketel One Legacy prize fund of £30.000.

All UK candidates work will be evaluated by a local and a global panel of experts. The local panel will define a shortlist for the global panel and will host the multimedia exhibition in 2013. The Local Panel includes a representative from Wallpaper, VICE magazine (Milene Larsson / European Managing Editor) and an independent industry expert (Duffy Jewellery). The global panel of experts includes Bob Nolet, 11th generation distiller of Ketel One Vodka, Tony Chambers, Wallpaper* editor in chief and a represantive from the Diageo Global Design Team. The multimedia exhibition will showcase the work of the candidates at the beginning of February 2013 in London.

If you think you have what they are looking for and want to be involved in the project, click here now for full details of how to get your entries in before the closing date of the 30th November 2012.

Kiwie's Steel Me Exhibition

Last week saw street artist Kiwie stage an exhibition titled STEAL ME! which was held in streets of Riga. The exhibtion of works of on canvas was displayed not in a gallery but in the streets and people were encouraged to steal all of the artworks and take them home for free. Check the clip above.