Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Peter Kennard’s G8 Protest Posters

Peter Kennard and I have been doing a thing around the G8 this year. He had some images. I suggested sticking them on the t’interwebs, open sourcing them and then pasting them up on the street. They ended up in Enniskillen – the town nearest to where the G8 Summit was being held. Here, the […]

Monday, September 17th, 2012

brandalism [random acts]

…where I follow two men and a van around five cities in the UK across five days putting up nearly forty pieces of artwork [subversively, of course] – all as a comment on advertising, commercialism and the great white hope that is buy buy buy. More info on http://brandalism.org.uk/ Viewers outside the UK can use […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

brandalism

documenting this project has been a little baby of mine. i was invited by the brandalism crew on a road tour – mostly nestled in the back of a blackened van with tall ladders, buckets of paste, artwork and a clutch of hi-vis vests. they’d try to put up over thirty billboards in five cities […]

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Sky News reveals fire extinguisher suspect

On 10 November 2010, over 50,000 students and lecturers from across the United Kingdom marched in London against the coalition government’s plans to increase university fees. The march eventually reached Millbank Tower – once the Labour party’s headquarters – now home to the Conservative party. Some people managed to get to the roof. One person […]

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Inside the Doctor’s Surgery: Dr D (and them billboards what he does)

Billboard vandal and drinker of tea Dr D plies his trade in a West London warehouse nestled in a landscape of railway lines, telephone poles and refrigerator graveyards. When we meet, he is ankle deep in cut-out letters, spraymount and a scattering of UK election campaign propaganda. He’s recently finished a two-storey high paste up […]

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Cut and Fade Out: Juxtapoz Feature on Miss Bugs

My latest piece for Juxtapoz Magazine is a feature on London’s Miss Bugs. It’s strange because although I really like them as people, I know they’re capable of better work than what’s being produced. I wish they’d shake the fear of being labeled political and actually embrace that element in their work – collage and […]

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Dr D: UKIP Me Hanging On

Dr D‘s swipe at this year’s election campaign continues unabated. This time it’s on a billboard at the M4/A312 junction in London. Of his latest stick ‘em up he’s said: “I never thought I could cram in a reference to WWII graffiti, a has-been chat show host and a suspect political party on one board […]

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Silly Lazarides

Oh dear oh dear. A silly man at London’s Lazarides Gallery has just sent an email cc’ing everyone on their client list. I won’t reprint the list but suffice it to say some of the people on there have A LOT of money. A bit of background – photographer Steve Lazarides founded LazInc many moons […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Kindred Times and Future Goodbyes

A few weeks ago, I went to an abandoned shell of a building in Tel Aviv to cover a show called “Kindred Times and Future Goodbyes” for Juxtapoz Magazine. It was put on by arguably the best artists in that town’s street art scene – Know Hope, Klone, Zero Cents, and Foma. Know Hope put […]