Saturday, May 31, 2008

R.I.P. Taku Sato aka Professor Robo

After checking out the Ex-Gokin post in more detail on Toybot's blog, I found out that the designer of this and many other incredible toy robots in the Getter series had passed away suddenly last August. Taku "Professor Robo" Sato & Fewture have produced some of the best die-cast heavy-ass robots there are in existence.
A serious RIP for the brains behind one of the most inspirational mecha designers ever.

You can find a great interview with him HERE.

ExGokin Boss Borot Is Amazing

I'm going to let the pictures do the talking. Heavy, die-cast metal robots that cost a fortune but are worth every penny. Fewture's Ex-Gokin Boss Borot comes with the most insane detailing ever. Check the three pilots out in the following pics! Amazing!!!!!

These images came from the beautiful collection over at the Toybot Studios team HQ.

Delta Show and Interview

Wicked 3D maestro Delta has a show coming up at the Elms Lester Painting Rooms in Central London. Here's what the gallery has to say:

June 6th - 28th 2008
Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 6pm, Thursdays 'til 8pm

The first solo UK show of The Netherland's most exciting contemporary artist, an inspirational pioneer in the European graffiti scene since 1983; BORIS TELLEGEN aka DELTA

Accompanying the exhibition will be a 42 page hard back catalogue with over 60 full colour illustrations and inlcuding an essay by KODWO ESHUN.

DELTA will bein the gallery between 12 - 1.00 on Saturday June 7th to sign catalogues.

Delta - Interview from alex deforce on Vimeo.


Terratag X Tokyo Plastic

Terratag has done a nice collaboration with Tokyo Plastic on these tees. You can nab one from HERE.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hang Drum Solo

Wicked vid of a guy playing the hang-drum in a very Aphex-Twin sounding drum solo.

Vid [VIA]

JR Hits Up Truman Brewery

Streetartist/photographer JR gets a nice spot at the Truman Brewery in East London to show his work. It's actually an enormous piece and needs to be seen in flesh to realise the sheer scale of his paste-ups.

Image [VIA]

DFace gets defaced

I know this old news for all you seasoned Brit bloggers/readers but I am suffering from no internet connection at the mo! Poor D*Face had his website hacked into a couple weeks ago by a couple of "ironic" streetartists/webheads known as Dicky & Smif.
Poor D*Face! Oh well, I guess all publicity is good publicity.......

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Tate Modern Afterparty

Was invited on Friday afternoon by Mysterious Al to come and paint with him for the Tate Modern's "StreetArt" Afterparty in East London. Apparently, there was to be a party to get all the artists together for the Saturday and so they needed heads to paint it up a bit the day before.

As you will see, the Brits present (me & Al) at the gig painted some pretty dark shit. (The weather in the UK perhaps?) compared to all the other colorful works around us.

As we had to leave early, i didn't have a chance to get pictures of all the finished pieces but I imagine, it all looked pretty good for the Saturday.
Thanks again Al!

Chelsea Flower Show X Childrens Society

Woke up last weekend to find some people outside my flat arranging real flowers whilst a group of 7-8 papparazzi were milling about. The weirdest thing was, they all looked so guilty as if they'd just done something awful.
"Ermm, excuse us, do you mind us doing this to the billboard?" one guy asked me....
"It's not my billboard, do anything you want to the way, the flowers look great! How long will it be there for?" I asked
"Oh, we're gonna take it down straight away after the shoot, cos it's illegal"
I burst into laughter....

I thought it was the best bit of billboard liberation I had seen in ages and they were worried that they'd get in trouble for it. I mean, pretty much 80% of all poster ads are illegally put up but are then tolerated as it has been going on for approx. 100 years in London.

Their loss. The roses looked great in a vase in our flat later that day. So cheers Children's Society for brightening up my tiny road for about 2 hours....Next time, just leave it there cos I dont wanna see Usher everytime I come out my front door.

British Telecom is Satan

I'm sorry for the lack of posts recently but I have been done up the bum by BT. I have been witing for the stunts with a C to set up my new landline and internet connection for almost 6 weeks now. I even had to have the "Are you a robot or human? " question with the Customer Service team. Apparently, computers rule their lives and they cannot go against it. Sounds like a bit of Space Odyssey 2008 to me. HAL has returned to fuck with all us puny humans' lives.

FUCK BT and all that they stand for............

Get raedy for a barrage of posts after the 29th MAy....I've been gagging.

Monday, May 19, 2008


On my return from a large Sunday Roast with my Fiancee and some friends in Brighton yesterday, I came across the Doritos Ad Competition website. Doritos have given the UK public the chance to make their own 29 second Doritos Ad...and if yours wins the competition it will be put on TV and you could scoop £20k..yup..20 large ones!!!!! As we are getting married in September we thought..this could be handy!!!! SO....

We checked out the rules and regs and realised that all videos had to be uploaded that Night(sunday)to the Doritos website before 23.59. The time was 22.00 and we thought what the we unpacked our camera and tripod, bought a few bags of Doritos and shot this as quickly as possible so we could edit it and upload it in time. We did..just..with 7 minutes to spare.

Given the crazy short time frame we were pretty happy with our effort. Click on the link to give it a vote, it's just a bit of fun...and check out the site cos there are some truly clever ads.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Beauty of Power Sprayers

I met up with ARE from the DIELOOTED Crew & MEKA last weekend for an extremely fun evening in East London. ARE had brought his Power Sprayer and filled it with some white emulsion. It was my first time to try out large-scale tags and I tell you now, it did not disappoint! I am gonna have to get one of these for myself.....The empowerment you get from doing tags on that scale was great!

I apologise for the quality of the photos, they were all taken on my shitty mobile phone camera.

Friday, May 16, 2008

QUIT Anti Smoking Charity: X-Ray lungs

A new medium called adbins for Quit, the stop smoking charity, shows a set of lungs, transparent in the middle so you can see all the discarded cigarette ends inside the bin.


The Literature Doner Kebab

"The literature doner is created and solely works with processing. Users can use a range of functions to get closer to the literary elements of the doner: excerpts can be extracted, subject fields can be searched, authors found, selected sections printed out or sent etc. Not to forget: users can acquire books selected via, the publishing company’s website"


Alex Trochut

Spanish graphic designer Alex Trochut's new works.

Graphic City

Graphic City is a pure typography animation which involved with the exploration of typography and also the personal feeling of the modern cities.


NEOPROJ's new visual installation project "VIDEO MAPPING SYSTEM".

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU

The new short film by Blu: an ambiguous animation painted on public walls.

Undersatand the Real Value of Money

In this print campaign, JWT Sao Paulo shows that the newspaper makes deeper analyses of the financial market and informs readers on political and social events exercising influence on the world economy. On Dollar, Euro and Yen notes, some of the most important events of the last century.

Product : Gazeta Mercantil
Agency : JWT, São Paulo
Country : Brazil
Illustrator: Pedro Izique


Monday, May 12, 2008

Word To Mother Show

‘Til The Hot Runs Cold…’ opening at the StolenSpace Gallery on the 22nd May will showcase new works by the artist Word To Mother. This much anticipated solo show, his second at StolenSpace, will feature paintings in spraypaint and acrylic on wood, canvas, found objects and installation pieces. This show will also see the release of 2 new screen prints hand pulled by the artist.

Definitely an artist to look out for in the future. If you remember, I asked Word To Mother to paint Cafe 1001 a couple months ago as I love his stuff.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Friday, May 09, 2008

Derailed Show 2008

All City Style have just finished their latest Derailed show and I have to say that some of these trains were absolute beauties.

Jim Koch "Death Train 6" $400

Motorbot "Trainapillar" $400

Jesse Hernandez "Aztlan Train Steez" $420

Downtimer "Six Speed" $140

Dez "You Are Here Again" $300

Betso "Loko-Motive"

See the whole collection HERE.
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