Monday, 29 August 2011

PAGE 51 (Team LSD)



Morning, afternoon, evening - wherever you happen to be when this latest dawdle through the world’s more recent error messages reaches you readers , in the best of health I hope for all. Of course you can bank on the subject matter pertaining to recent events in Tunisia and Egypt (doesn’t everything??) I should be sleeping, watching Planet of the Apes on the laptop, or exploring Barcelona’s Fira district about now, but have decided against it for the excuses that follow, and yes, in that order. Air France have robbed me of my shuteye capabilities via 2 different highly compressed tin cans with wings - nobody should have entrusted Tim Burton, Danny Elfman, and that geezer from Nu Kids on the Block with a task of such institutional magnitude. And talking of other magnanimousness, the view from my window of 21st century Catalunya reminds me all too deeply of the unwillingness to be dwarfed and impotized by such architecture, but to embrace it as one would devour the skyline of a Shanghai or Dubai sunset. Add in the absence of cars, bikes or Oxelo kickscooters (for those who don’t know, I swear by them for getting around town), and to top it all off, SOD IT I’M INSPIRED!!!!


First off, Iain Banks, if you are reading this, GET IN TOUCH NOW !!!! You can STOP being like any other author and hiding behind your publishing companies being oh so mysterious, only Gibson gets away with that. The internet is coming for the likes of you, and then, like the rest of us creative media types that have suddenly been done out of a living due to the omnipresence of the world wide web (more on this later) you’ll need all the friends you can get, whatever the social network….




Irony, Irony, the sweet fu*king IRONY! I’ve probably said it before and I will say it again just in case it hasn’t sunk in yet, IRONY IS YOUR FRIEND AND NEIGHBOUR!!! It really seems to be not only what I believe in, but also hanging out on a golf course with its best friend FATE these days (Barca bringing back fleeting memories of Steve Ballasteros and that twat Dickie Davies who repeatedly and without pity or remorse, destroyed the first 10 minutes of my Saturday afternoon right up till when the A-team were on,…sorry) Alright ALRIGHT, I’ll get to the point of all this, as the rest seems pointless for now. ‘Ok Simon why is irony …blah blah blah etc etc’ My other screen is set to BBC World (that’s how good this hotel is- I feel like Hollis Henry from spook country!) and what’s sliding cross dat screen? The revolution in Egypt of course, and all those newly unrepressed peoples dancing in the streets (gotta rethink my dancefloor game plan I reckon, gabber bouzouki with a touch of belly dancer voice anybody?) and how happy they are down in North Africa that yet another president after Tunisia has turned round and gone. Sod this for a laugh, I’m on a Learjet outta here NOW, you want the country so bad, GET ON WITH IT!! I’m off to Berlusconi’s villa for a bit of underage prostitution shenanigans now my principles are shot to fuck and I don’t have a home no more! AWW COME ON….the Catholic Church used to let schoolboys into the clergy, today it’s the OTHER WAY ROUND!!!!


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Push Pony (Team LSD) An Enchanted Portal to the Peculiar


The Bizarre and the Beautiful Well if there’s one thing the beginning of 2011 could not be accused of it’s being boring! To date we’ve witnessed the fall of John Galliano, Gaga went goo-goo over ice cream, Charlie Sheen lost the plot, and the world has had to deal with a huge disaster… yes Britney had another come back performance! Fashion, as always is in sync with the current trend of the extreme, and London Fashion Week provided us with one of the most bizarre international fashion weeks we have ever attended. There were Zombies, Corpse Brides, Dalmatians, a real 7ft inflatable model, and there was an entire show made of human hair!! The beautiful are without doubt becoming more bizarre and as the silly season is about to kick in... sit back and enjoy the ride!



Rick Genest Possibly the most talked about man in fashion at the moment and certainly the most tattoed! Rick Genest aka “Zombie Boy” is taking the industry by storm. Discovered on Facebook by Lady Gaga’s stylist Nicola Formichetti, the Montreal born street performer has since walked the Parisian catwalk for Thierry Mugler, grinded with Gaga in her “born this way” video, and is currently filming motion picture 47 Ronin with Universal Pictures and Mr Matrix… Keanu Reeves. And that’s only the beginning. Designers and stylists are said to be fighting to get their hands on the inked up heart throb, so it’s no surprise Nicola Formichetti went to extreme lengths to secure him as his muse. Reportedly Formichetti paid over $20,000 in outstanding police fines that Genest had for sleeping on the streets, in order to issue him a new passport and allow him to attend Paris Fashion Week. Backstage after the show crowds of women surrounded him trying to get their photo taken and he simply smiled and said “I’m super privileged”, then slapped a journalist on the back and sighed “It’s great isn’t it?”

MORE FROM PUSH PONY IN LSD MAGAZINE ISSUE 7

The Waiting Room by 69DB (Team LSD)




In the waiting room,
People’s coming in,
Peoples going out,
My time ain’t come yet,
So I’m just sittin’ here,
Man been getting crowded round here,
And still its getting more and more,
Natural progression i guess,
I’m just sayin’,
Hope....
Yes that’s all we got,
Guess I’m lucky I got a guitar,
Helpin’ me from hitting the bar,
Anyway whilst we’re here,
so many driven to beer,
Oh I guess you could go chasin’ the money,
But something tells me I done that one before,
But how do I know that?
There’s something familiar in this place,
Or is it the human race?
So easy to turn in circles,
Treading water,
Well....
For some time anyway,
Still don’t dismay there’s a good bit coming up,
Patience is the key,
Tolerance the door,
Life’s not fair if you want a good excuse,
But something tells me I’ve been through that one before,
And what’s more,
It wasn’t as good as they make it out to be,,
Wanna be free?
R.E.S.P.E.C.T !
I ain’t wasting time,
put another dime in the juke box baby,
And maybe,
you’ll fill the floor,
But not sure everyone’s gonna get it,
No worries,
We’ll have a pirate party,
Let the others do their thing,
Lost with Golemn’s ring,
On the way to Mordor,
Or at least that’s one door,
But I’m pitching for a better thing,
However, it’s probably not what you’re looking for,
Well maybe it is but...
It just feels lonely these days,
In this western daze,
Seems like we’re phased,
just check televisions din,
While the advertisers grin,
And the majority of people are getting thin,
Funny place this waiting room.

By 69DB (
Team LSD)



Saturday, 27 August 2011

Laser 3.14 First UK Solo Show (Newcastle)

Laser 3.14 was one of the first artists that we at LSD Magazine got to interview. Since then Team LSD has considered him a friend and pretty much keeps a close eye on his works. A deep thinking linguist that shares poetry and insights with the public at large. this is his FIRST UK SOLO SHOW so please show your support for the visiting Dutch artist. 



'A DECADE OF AEROSOL POETRY'
29th September - 1st November
UNIT 44 - NEWCASTLE









Friday, 26 August 2011

I Know You Got Soul: Graffiti as Therapy

The four pillars of B-boy culture are increasingly being recognised and adopted by the wider culture. The art of the DJ has permeated popular musical forms, while breakdance now shares the stage at cultural venues such as Sadler’s Wells and the Barbican with other dance forms such as ballet. Hip-hop lyrics are studied on English courses alongside Shakespeare and Byron. As for graffiti, well, for forward-thinking councils, it is recognised as the solution to urban problems, rather than a sign of urban decay that needs stamping out at the roots. 
 Graffiti as Therapy
Graffiti artists such as Chor Boogie have long advocated the redemptive qualities of the spray can. Chor is an accomplished international muralist whose art combines knowledge of street culture with an understanding of colour therapy. Chor's unique talent for meaningful expression has been shown throughout the world, including in China, where he was recently commissioned to do a mural for the Olympics.



Chor speaks passionately of the power of graffiti to lift the soul through the uplifting effect of colour in an otherwise grey world. He describes colours as a necessity – like air and water – and argues that, if we are surrounded by them on a daily basis and believe in them, colours have the potential to heal the heart, mind, body and soul.
Chor recently commented: “My artwork, creative sense and talent are my spirituality to recovery. My belief behind my work is my spirituality which is the strength, patience, tolerance, abundance, peace, genuine spiritual love; gratitude is attitude, honesty, willingness, humbleness, health, wealth, wisdom, knowledge, trust, truth, faith, acceptance, adjustments, intentions, enthusiasm, and faith.”
Brighton-ing up Your Life
The redemptive power of colour and graffiti is understood not just by Chor but also by forward-thinking UK towns and cities. During the recent Brighton Festival, local street artists organised guided tours round the city’s world-class graffiti murals. The council has set aside walls and worked in conjunction with street artists to beautify areas around the town. Among the sites visited were the sublime murals that range from tributes to Run DMC and James Brown to the recently commissioned homage to Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese freedom fighter who was recently released from detention. The work on display is recognised by the council for what it is: heroic depictions that can brighten an otherwise drab environment. Go check it out – Brighton walls will lift the saddest of hearts.



Rewarding Graffiti
Through the careful application of colour, graffiti artists have the power to redeem otherwise monochrome environments: the spray can has shown it can save rather than destroy. With increasing recognition of the value of street art, it cannot be long before we see a St Georges Cross awarded for services rendered, as opposed to critical opprobrium for those who dare to spray what they feel. 

We've interviewed Chor Boogie in a Past Issue



Good Times @ Notting Hill Carnival Canceled 2011



IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM FRIEND OF LSD MAG
NORMAN JAY

It is with real sadness and profound regret that I am left with no alternative but to officially announce today that GOOD TIMES sound system are unable to participate in this year’s Notting Hill carnival festivities due to a myriad of extenuating circumstances, some of which were simply beyond our control. After endless meetings, countless late night brainstorming sessions and many sleepless nights, we concluded it just wasn’t possible for us this year to present a show worthy of your high expectations of us.

 

So after more than 3 decades of deejaying at the Notting Hill carnival (20 of those at our current location on the corner of West Row and Southern Row) entertaining generations of our fans, the realisation that we cannot be there on August 28th and 29th has been a particularly devastating one for us all to come to terms with. Saying that, on a more positive note, we feel that a one year sabbatical away from carnival and all that it entails will prove to be of real benefit to all concerned in the long run, giving us all a bit of time and space to evaluate what it really means to be part of the greatest street festival in Europe. A precedent has already been set with regard to established UK festivals taking a gap year with even the ‘mother’ of all UK festivals, GLASTONBURY officially announcing a one year break in 2012. Good Times will not be hosting an official after party either this year.

I must stress at this point that the world famous Notting Hill Carnival NEEDS to be supported and needs your continued support. Although it remains the UK’s largest FREE cultural event, Notting Hill carnival continues to offer the visitor unrivalled cultural and musical experiences throughout the weekend which still NEEDS to be supported and needs your support. And even though our GOOD TIMES sound system is unable to be there this year, I implore you dedicated music and party loving fans to still come along on August bank holiday weekend and enjoy more than just the sight and sounds of the iconic red double decker bus.


 
All that remains to be said is that GOOD TIMES would like to sincerely thank you for over 30 unbelievable years of continuous partisan support, not only of our original sound system but of our music events and brand too.

Therefore we very much look forward to seeing you massed around West Row and Southern Row in 2012. So all is not as bad as it at first seems. We will be back!





Thursday, 25 August 2011

Futuro Primitivo - Helsinki Comics Festival 4th - 24th September




Futuro Primitivo (em finlandês Primitiven Tulevaisuus) vai sujar o Centro de BD Finlandesa entre 4 e 24 de Setembro, no âmbito da26ª edição do Festival de BD de Helsínquia. No fim-de-semana de 16 e 18 de Setembro, Marcos Farrajota e Joana Pires irão representar a Chili Com Carne, MMMNNNRRRG e outras edições independentes portuguesas. Para este evento preparamos novos cartazes em serigrafia que foram feitos com as imagens das bds publicadas no Futuro Primitivo que remisturadas por André Coelho e Bráulio Amado e impressos por Lucas Almeida. Ainda estão disponíveis os do Miguel Carneiro / Arara.
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Futuro Primitivo exhibition (Primitiven Tulevaisuus in Suomi) is going to dirt the Finnish Comics Society between 4th and 24th September, during the 26th Helsinki Comics Festival. In the weekend of the festival (16th and 18th September), Marcos Farrajota and Joana Pires will be in a table representing Chili Com Carne, MMMNNNRRRG and Portuguese indie comix books.


For this event we'll have new silkscreen posters made of Futuro Primitivo skrewed & chopped comix book. The poster images were remixed by André Coelho and Bráulio Amado and they were printed by Lucas Almeida. The older posters by Miguel Carneiro / Arara are still available.




por / by
ANDRÉ COELHO

por / by
BRÁULIO AMADO






Phil Maxwell ~ A Retrospective (Photographic Journey 1970s - Today)



Mercadito Productions presents
Phil Maxwell
Forty Years On - A Retrospective
30th September - 30th November 2011
PHOTOMONTH EAST LONDON launch at
Bishopsgate Institute

29th Sept 6-9pm (invitation only)

Bishopsgate Institute Library / Rough Trade East London
 FREE ENTRY TO BOTH VENUES  

“As a visual artist photography facilitates my exploration and interpretation of
class, culture, human relationships and society… I try to capture and
celebrate the reality of life as it is for the majority of people… ” Phil Maxwell

Phil Maxwell ~ A Retrospective
Forty Years On: A photographic journey from the 70’s to the present.
Launching PHOTOMONTH EAST LONDON International Photography Festival.



Celebrating 40 years of Phil Maxwell’s work and its archiving for public use by the Bishopsgate Institute, the exhibition takes you on a journey through his youth in Liverpool to his later life in the East End of London. Housed in two venues - the Bishopsgate Institute and Rough Trade – you can walk between the two buildings and experience the vibrancy of the East End first hand.

This is the East End seen through Phil Maxwell’s lens - his backdrop and canvass against which he’s captured sketches of life, documenting an instant in time and the social conditions and history of his community.

“The area where I live is a kind of microcosm of the world - not only because of the different ethnic groups or the many languages spoken here. You’ve also got the rich and the poor very close together; you’ve got the dynamic between the City and what is the poorest part of the UK. I find this really fascinating. It’s a market which brings together the different and I’ve got this passion for photographing the people: what they are wearing, the way they walk and the way they interact with the environment says a lot about them. It’s like a theatre that resonates the cultures of the planet and I think this makes it even more interesting. “Phil Maxwell

At times subtle, at times explicit, Maxwell’s photographs carry a weight of context confirmed by his awareness of the political and social history of the East End and its people. His enduring images have been exhibited all over Europe and as far away as Bangladesh but here, they are showcased in the community they chronicle. The decision by Bishopsgate Institute to archive his body of work for public use marks the creation of a local legacy which, however, transcends the boundaries of the locality.

“The Bishopsgate Institute is absolutely delighted to be hosting the retrospective of Phil Maxwell’s photographs and to be working on the project to archive and make available Phil’s wonderful archive. His work is a incomparable and seminal resource for understanding the culture and life of the East End of London in the late 20th and early 21st Century.” Stefan Dickers – Chief Librarian Bishopsgate Library



Phil Maxwell Photography - www.philmaxwell.co.uk




The Art & Sounds of Lyken - Friday 26th August - Free




The Art & Sounds of Lyken
6.30pm, Friday 26th August 2011 @ XOYO London

Lyken's layered & gestural work captures turbulent events & cycles along the timeline of a living cosmos. These are worlds within worlds, chemical universes revealed at a microscopic level. His music reflects this same detail, decayed sounds and transmissions shimmer in space, a melodic sea of scientific musical patterns that chime with that certain univers...al emotion.

The first 30 attendees will receive a limited edition artists pack that includes a signed Giclee print and hand made soundtrack.

This is a free event, everyone is welcome. Let us know if you're coming on Facebook or by emailing events@gammaproforma.com

Gamma Proforma Presents

GP2011 - Dual Channels

Exploring duality in Art & Music, Gamma Proforma’s GP2011 events feature three distinct UK artists with a common thread, they operate on Dual Channels.

Three events at XOYO London during August/September 2011. Each event launches a set of Giclee prints and a soundtrack album by the featured artist. The artists will be in attendance and will perform works at the event. The first 30 attendees will receive a limited edition artists pack that includes a signed Giclee print and hand made soundtrack. Support from DJ’s Noel Watson & Nate Thompson plus guests.

More About Lyken

Mark Lyken is a leading artist in the abstract graffiti movement. He recently curated the ‘Rudimentary Perfection’ exhibition in Glasgow which brought together leaders in Graff-Futurism including Augustine Kofie, Poesia, Mr Jago, Matt W Moore, Morten Anderson and many more. His work has recently been exhibited by the Atom Rooms at the Royal Festival Hall’s ‘Evolutions in Graff-Futurism’.






Buenos Aires Street Art Tours on Now



Buenos Aires Street Art is launching a new street art tour and we need some volunteers for our first tour. If you are interested in coming on a free tour around BA on Saturday 27th August, please drop us a line at buenosairesstreetart@gmail.com. Tour is in English. 











Tuesday, 23 August 2011

5Pointz NYC - Petition to Stop Demolition (ASAP)

The old skool and new skool graffiti heads of New York are seeking your help and signiture to rescue the world famous Hall of Fame 5Pointz in Queens. If your up on the history of graffiti then you already know this spot but if your new to this HOF then 5Pointz is the mecca of New York graffiti. Today they find themselves in a David and Goliath scenario as big business move in to demolish the site. They've created a petition and since your all avid internet heads why not go along and sign your name out of love for history but more so the love of graffiti. We interviewed MeresOne in a past issue of LSD Magazine he has been a key figure there for many years 


Here's a few videos...






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Californian Graffiti - August

Friends of LSD Magazine Nuclear Winter have been out on the prowl as per usual armed with cameras and lots of batteries. These were taken merely days ago...


 Bella Ciao
 Broke
 Deadeyes
 Just Bcuz
Ras Terms

Check Out Their Profile for More of the Same
Nuclear Winter @ Flickr



Monday, 22 August 2011

LSD Magazine interviews Activist John Jackson (issue 7)



As the proverbial winds of change sweep afresh through the geopolitical status quo and fan the eternal flames of liberation, John Jackson and Steve Crawshaw have, with a sublime sense of timing published a truly unique book that scythes through the miasmas of the macro and illuminates the core of revolutionary movements. Refreshingly free of anaylsis, commentary and opinion, this seminal book sidesteps the paternalistic and offers up an astonishing array of stories and resonant anecdotes detailing the courage, the symbolism, the raw imagination and the indomitable essence of the human spirit breaking out of the physical and psychological bondage of institutionalised repression. Laden with poignancy, mischief, humor, and profound insight both into the fabric of resistance and the unsung communal heroism of peoples finding their voice despite all the controlling odds, Small Acts of Resistance is revolution from the bottom up.




Can you tell us a little about your campaigning background and some of the projects that you’ve been involved in...

Heading way back in time, my first campaign was Cambodia around 1989. I had studied politics, had a keen interest in international relations and at the time there was no real voice being given to the fact that Cambodia was being represented at the UN by a coalition dominated by the Khmer Rouge. What with no internet reeling off lists of options, I spoke to various campaigners and solidarity groups and on discovering that the issue had no representation, I and a couple of friends set up a small group called Friends of Cambodia which subsequently created a network of 22 affiliated organizations in the UK who all got involved in a letter writing action to the British government. John Pilger’s documentary, Year Zero had just come out and of course The Killing Fields was drawing attention to Cambodia’s plight in cinemas worldwide, so there was a groundswell of public awareness about the genocide, but no specific advocacy – a void we immediately stepped into. During this initial foray, I began learning the skills that I went on to use in the Burma campaign which I founded with another group of people. Also, despite being an atheist, I started working for Christian Aid on the South East Asia desk by day while helping to get the Burma campaign off the ground in my own time.

The first really valuable lesson I learnt was how to raise money for campaign groups, not least because Christian Aid was an agency that directed funding to groups like the ones I was busy setting up. And while many might assume Christian Aid to be a conservative organisation because it is faith based, it was actually one of the most radical aid agencies of the 80’s and 90’s. It housed the South Africa Coalition at the time when Oxfam was brought before the Charity Commission for its activities in South Africa, and its 3 main priorities were frontline Palestine, Cambodia and South Africa. So it was an exciting period and I learned a huge amount over and above the political and development issues. Naturally fund-raising was key, but I also got some training in the framework and logistics of developing campaigns and the techniques required to gain both media publicity and force an issue onto the desks of government departments and parliamentarians. I eventually became head of campaigns at Christian Aid for a short while before going on to direct and help build the Burma Campaign UK.




How much time were you actually spending on the ground in these places and how did the realities differ from your perceptions while working the issues from the UK?

There’s a massive difference. I spent time in Cambodia on assignment for Christian Aid in preparation for its landmines campaign. I travelled to Kompong Thom province in the north of the country where the Khmer Rouge were still pretty active. I saw what was happening there, the trail of destruction, the obstacles to development, lack of funding and the desperate need for an international land mine ban. Part of my job was to bring back stories and images for use in the campaign to ban landmines as well as for raising development money to rehabilitate both the land and the injured, including building alternative livelihoods where necessary. The advocacy I was then working on was very much grounded in the experiences I had just lived and the conversations I had just had. Likewise with Burma where I spent time on the Thai / Burmese border, went across to the liberated zone, met with ethnic leaders and refugees and saw some incredible destruction of villages by the Burmese army near the front line - all of which informed the nature of the work I subsequently did on the campaign.




One thing that stands out there is this idea of bringing back images and stories to help promote – and more importantly, emote the campaign. Was this your first introduction to how powerful individual stories – small acts are when set against a backdrop of statistics. Stalin’s famous quote ‘the death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic’ springs to mind.’ 

Absolutely. Statistics and dry facts are very abstract for people who haven’t been in a particular situation – they just don’t translate very well. Statistics have their place for think tanks, policy makers and potentially for politicians, but for someone going about their daily business in a Western metropolis, the bigger the statistic and the more abstract the facts, the more difficult it is for them to have some sense of what the experiences of people on the other side of the planet are actually like. Even with the massive advances in communications technology and social media, the communications which tend to have the biggest impact, that really ignite people’s imaginations and dig deep into their powers of empathy tend to be human stories. One of the biggest issues with Palestine for instance is that people are simply not aware of the daily lives of Palestinians. They aren’t aware of an everyday, ongoing, economically suffocating and brutal occupation. What they do finally see is the reaction to an occupation without seeing the occupation itself. Without context the chronology of events and process is shown in reverse, the victim becomes the perpetrator.





READ THE FULL INTERVIEW FREE
LSD MAGAZINE ISSUE 7





Saturday, 20 August 2011

I am Braziliality @ Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery - Until 30th August



I am Braziliality 
Exhibition @ Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery

Admission Free
NOW UNTIL 30th AUGUST

Inspired by the arts of and from the streets, Braziliality and Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery present this major exhibition featuring the work of over forty international artists showcasing visual arts including graffiti art, illustration, painting, photography, video art & documentary, installations, live performances and music. The show will explore critical aspects and aggregated meanings of the Brazilian cultural roots of artists living around the world. The exhibition opened on the 29th July with a first weekend full of activities, participating in Hackney Wicked Art Festival. The event is created, curated and produced by Braziliality formed by Alicia Bastos, Bianca Turner and Pier Tosta in partnership with Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery. The Forman’s Restaurant will be collaborating to create an original Brazilian menu. The Brazilian Embassy in London and ABC Trust and Abelha Cachaca are also partners of ‘I am Braziliality’.

I am Braziliality from Braziliality on Vimeo.


Visual Artists 

Milo Tchais * Narcelio Grud * Karin Janssen * Pedro Vicente * Gabriel Silva * Marina Fae Claudio Luiz Lima * Lucas Faria * Ben Neuman * Edgar de Camargo * Azul Serra * Athos de Oliveira * Daniella Baptista * Bruno Figueiredo * Rafaela Miranda Rocha * ABC Trust archive * Introducing new species (Milo Tchais, Bianca Turner & Raphael Franco)* Grupo Acidum 

Moving Image 

Jared Levy Documentary Graffiti Fine Art London premiere Exquisite Corpse Project - 3 volumes (Coordinator Kika Nicolela) Festival Visual Brasil - Barcelona Gabriela Dworecki aka Duodromo Vj




Banksy v Highways Agency



The Highways Agency has publicly stated that they have no plans on reinstating a sign designed by local lad Banksy. It was said the sign was 'torn down by police' who were a tad disjointed by the local's remarks. The sign said: "Welcome to the West Country, please don't laugh at our accent" A spokesperson for The Highways Agency, Turpin said "Don't take the mick out of our accent is not one of our key messages," Turpin also stated he was pretty dam "sure they didn't realise" when the sign was removed in a robust manner by law enforcement. Which begs the question on whether they would've having known it was their boy Banksy. Though in all honesty it isnt the smartest place for photographers to stop and snap the sign...


MOVE ALONG NOW NOTHING TO SEE HERE

Dont Panic - Poster Design Competition


This year Laurence King is celebrating 20 years of independent publishing and we’re giving you the chance to design some celebratory artwork for the occasion.  The winning piece will become our official 20th anniversary poster that will be distributed in Don’t Panic packs right across the country as well as being shown on www.laurenceking.com and www.grafikmag.com.  There will also be a special event showcasing the artwork at Woodbridge & Rees gallery in September.  In addition to this, there are prizes of LK books up for grabs for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!  To celebrate the anniversary, the theme of your work should be based on the number '20'. You can interpret it broadly, but please try to stay on brief!  

Also, your design must incorporate the Laurence King 20 Years logo - downloadable here.  You can upload your entries starting from now. 

Voting will open on the 31st August and the competition will close at midnight BST on 11th September 2011.









Friday, 19 August 2011

Gamma Proforma’s GP2011 @ XOYO London 19th August




Exploring duality in Art & Music, Gamma Proforma’s GP2011 events feature three distinct UK artists with a common thread, they operate on Dual Channels. Three events at XOYO London during August/September 2011. Each event launches a set of Giclee prints and a soundtrack album by the featured artist. The artists will be in attendance and will perform works at the events.The first 30 attendees at each event will receive a limited edition artist’s pack that includes a signed Giclee print and hand made soundtrack. Support from DJ’s Noel Watson & Nate Thompson plus guests.

Part 1. The Art & Sounds of Elph – 6.30pm, Friday 19th August 2011 @ XOYO London
 

Elph’s art is in a world of it’s own, literally. A man with an eye for style, his quirky cool female characters occupy the hazy streets & substations of planet Elph. His Pilot Nishiko sound works are derived from his paintings, transcribing patterns and strokes to midi signals. The results are hypnotic, serene and flowing with that same atmos that drips off the page...