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.