Saber: The Ugly American at The Outsiders, Soho

En garde for one of the biggest names in international urban art, when Saber’s The Ugly American exhibition starts the 2014 program at The Outsiders London gallery. The enormously well-received show was unveiled at The Outsiders Newcastle in late 2013, and travels to the capital by popular demand.

The swashbuckling American is noted for his success in making traditional graffiti styles relevant to a fine art gallery context – and his effortlessly provocative executions. The latter have included the world’s largest piece of graffiti, interpretations of the usually sacrosanct Stars ʻnʼ Stripes, and using skywriting planes to daub politicised slogans above major US cities.

The exhibitions predominantly abstract works in spray paint, oils and charcoal also include both Saberʼs trademark Stars ‘n’ Stripes flags on stained wood – his “OldMath” series – and depictions of the UK’s Union Jack flag too. The artist’s on-going “BaseElements” works in an abstract graffiti style are also represented. The pieces come in the large-scale format Saber utilises regularly, and more manageable sizes.

“My work is a continuation of certain graffiti styles developed in Southern California,”
says Saber by way of description. “However, I have always been fascinated by how to adapt it for a gallery.” His unique form of abstraction is the result of a 22-year journey as a graffiti artist, and consists of multiple layers of fragmented names, hand-styles, marks, shapes and movements woven into deep layers of urban texture.

Friday January 10th – Saturday 15th February 2014 
Private view: Thursday 9th January 6pm-9pm

OBEY Clothing UK Winter Sample Sale

The OBEY Clothing Sample Sale returns to East London just in time for Christmas in The Old Truman Brewery.

They will be rammed to the gunnels with great pieces of Men's and Women's OBEY clothing and accessories.

Opening Hours:

Thursday 19th December 11.00-20.00
Friday 20th December 10.30-19.00
Saturday 21st December 10.30-19.00
Sunday 22nd December 10.30-18.00

Come down, say hello and pick up a bargain... It's going to be the biggest Winter Sample Sale Event they have ever had! There are also more details of the event on their Facebook page where you can RSVP and invite your friends as guests.

The Old Truman Brewery - 91 Brick Lane - London - E1 6QL

100 Beards book launch

London based, Scottish photographer and Men's style blogger at - Jonathan Daniel Pryce will be launching his book NEW 100 Beards book at the Red Bull's London space along with an exhibition of images from the new publication. The photographer will also be conducting a live photoshoot of bearded men who attend the launch.

The new book features photography of over 200 bearded gents plus outtakes and qoutes. It also includes an edited version of the first 100 bearded men taken over 100 consecutive days in London, plus an additional 100 new portraits. Copies of the book will be on sale at the launch or for those of you not in London you can grab yourself a copy online via the photographer's online shop here.

Wednesday 18th, 4-10pm
Red Bull Studios, 155 Tooley Street London SE1

Fun Factory's This Is Not A Xmas Show

East London based Fun Factory is back with an end of year pop-up group show : This Is Not A Xmas Show opening later this week in Stoke Newington.

The group show will feature a selection of works from over 20 artists including 6I6 * Abalon * Aida * Alo * John Atherton * Bailon * Rodrigo Branco * Brk * Cranio * Dibo * Goms * Hin * Anna Laurini * Mjar * Bob Motown * Pakal * Alex Senna * Otto Schade * Silkey * Nick Sheehy aka SHOWCHICKEN * Snoe * Stinkfish * Natalia Subiri

Music by: Joanna Rabeson * Emperor Yes
Opening party : Thursday 19th December 6pm – 11pm
19th – 22nd December; 12noon – 6pm

Stoke Newton Studios - Unit B - 3 Victorian Grove- London - N16 8EN

By Bus: 149 (from Liverpool Street), 243, 276, 67, 76, N76 Stop at Stoke Newington Police Station By Rail: Rectory Road

Sickboy - 'All Or Nothing'

All Or Nothing is the latest print edition from Bristol based artist Sickboy which goes on sale today at 2pm GMT via

The edition is an Archival Giclee, finished with additional 1 colour silkscreen print using oil-based archival spot varnish inks on Cold Press smooth Textured Natural White 315gsm paper.

Editions Standard: 25 -£185
Special editions: 5 -£285
Signed, numbered and embossed with the temple logo by the artist.

Announcing Viral Art - a new ebook

Coming later this month: A new ebook on street art, graffiti and the internet. Viral Art: How the internet has shaped street art and graffiti, is a new ebook by Vandalog editor-in-chief RJ Rushmore. Starting December 16th, the entirety of Viral Art will be available to read for free online at

From flick trading to zines to books to movies to the internet, Viral Art examines how the histories of street art and graffiti have been shaped by communication technologies and why the future of street art and graffiti may lie in digital interventions.

In researching for this project, RJ interviewed over 50 members of the street art and graffiti communities. In Viral Art, you'll find never-before-published interviews, quotes and anecdotes from Banksy, Shepard Fairey, KATSU, Poster Boy, Ron English, Martha Cooper and many more.

The cover of Viral Art is an animated GIF by General Howe, featuring artwork by Diego Bergia and Jay Edlin as well as photographs by RJ Rushmore and Martha Cooper.

Jana&JS - Orticanoodles Print Releases

As the final releases for this year, Pretty Portal comes with a double release on the 12th of December. They will drop the latest stencil prints from Orticanoodles and Jana&Js, which come both in very low limited editions.

The editions will be availaible 12th of december at 4pm (CET) in their site here

Jana&JS — "Something good made me forget"
Edition of 12. 48x31 cm / 180 €
Stencil/ Spraypaint, acrylic and Indian ink on old music paper.
Each on is handpainted / -sprayed and on varying music paper

ORTICANOODLES - "Lust for life"
Edition of 15. 50x70 cm / 250 €
Stencil/ Spraypaint, Fedrigoni (220g/m)
Each on is handpainted / -sprayed with a different colour scheme, so each one is unique (these are 6 examples of 15)

X-Rainbow Shok-1 Solo Show

Pictures on Walls are hosting a new exhibition at their Commercial street space featuring the work of the super talented SHOK-1. The show entitled "X Rainbow" will see new works from the artist and the release of a new X Rainbow edition.

The show opens with a private view the 5th December from 6pm and the exhibition will run at the space until the 19th of the month.

 Pictures on Walls - Ground Floor - 46-48 Commercial Street - London

BWGH for PUMA - Bluefield

David Obadia and Nelson Hassan founded French label Brooklyn We Go Hard back in 2010, however their love of PUMA dates back to their youth. For the first collaboration, the ever-popular R698 gets a unique makeover that combines BWGH’s Parisian style with PUMA’s rich heritage. A technical backpack, taken from the archives, is reworked to compliment BWGH’s sophisticated look while maintaining PUMA’s sport element.

For Obadia and Hassan, BWGH encompasses all things that define them. Obadia has an innate passion for art and fashion and has been exploring urban culture from an early age. His experiences translate into everything BWGH do. 

Obadia directed the creative process of the collaboration and in the design it is clear to see his obsession for intense and pure colours. Obadia takes inspiration from the American painter Mark Rothko, famous for his work in the Colorfield Painting movement. Rothko believed that colours were a true language and that is evidently imagined in the graduation of the deep blues for the BWGH x PUMA R698, which is aptly named Bluefield. 

The R698 is an ode to the harmony that emerges from the canvas of Rothko. The balance of the materials used pays tribute to both PUMA and BWGH, with signature elements of each brand incorporated. Suede, mesh and bouclé knit flow amongst the tints of pure blue. The mottled laces highlight each carefully selected shade of blue. Obadia’s meticulous touch combined with PUMA’s aesthetic makes this partnership truly unique.

The BWGH x PUMA - Bluefield will be available from Hanon, End and Footpatrol from 7th December 2013

The Advent Group Show

The Graffiti Life Gallery in Shoreditch is all set for their December exhibition 'The Advent Show', which will feature original works by 24 incredible artists in their celebratory Christmas special.

This show is their take on the Advent Calendar format. Each artist has created an original piece and a design for their accompanying door. Throughout the month of December they will be unveiling the works daily to online audiences, though gallery visitors get a sneak preview of the entire show…
The Graffiti Life Galley will be holding a private viewing of the new exhibition this Thursday 5th December at 6.30pm.

To attend the private viewing please RSVP
Graffiti Life - 26 Cheshire Street - London, E2 6EH.

a number of names* SAMPLE SALE

a number of names* head to West London having already host their East London SAMPLE SALE last week.

The West London edition opens on Saturday 7th and run until Monday the 9th December.

Once again their will be up to 75% off brands including aNYthing, Mr. Bathing Ape, Bee Line, Rittenhouse, Chevignon, Silas, Billionaire Boys Club, Icecream, Bedwin & The Heartbreakers, Human Made and more. Full details and location on the flyer above.

Jocks & Nerds Winter Issue Launch Party

Jocks & Nerds magazine are about to launch their Winter issue at the newly opened Ace Hotel in Shoreditch with Dr Bob Jones and Snowboy playing a selection of groovy tunes to get everyone in a cheerful mood on the launch night.

The evening is open to all-comers so please pop along where you can also be one of the first to pick up a copy the new issue.

No need to RSVP. Just turn up!! Thursday, 5th December 2013 8pm-1am

Downstairs at ACE Hotel London - 100 Shoreditch High Street - London E1