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I was commissioned to make a couple of records for Canterbury Museum as part of their RISE street art show that is currently on until March 23

Rise poster infoIts been pretty awesome to know that I’ve got work in the same show as Banksy, Rone, ROA, Anthony Lister and BMD… So when I was creating the records, I wanted to make sure they were on form.  As a result I actually created  a set of nine, so the Museum could pick out the two they thought would work in best for the show.

Anyways, here are the two they selected  :

Of what may come - Gouache, ink and resin on 325gsm Stonehenge paper, vinyl record supportOverspill  - Gouache, ink and resin on 325gsm Stonehenge paper, vinyl record supportRecords with their acompanying covers for RISE

You can see the rest of the set in the post below.

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This is the first set of nine records I’ve created for my new series Rise of the Fukushima Monsters 

Rise of the Fukushima Monsters - Set of nine

They’re the next step on from my Fearsome friends series, bringing in new characters and an underlying dialog to do with mutation caused by radioactive waste and what is happening within our oceans at present …And what may come in the future if we don’t just manage to kill everything off first.

New OrderFive

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Recently, I was given a stack of cast-off scratched, or just really bad House records – Yaya… Talk about score!

So here’s my newest work created using one of said records as the support :

I really wanna do a series of these now… Just got to find the time/ motivation between the moving and sorting out the mess which is my life of late.  They’re about all I’m up to creative wise – A bit of bright, slightly warped colour to take me away from it all.

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I like the last Fearsome friends record so much I thought I’d have another go :

This one however, is done using a different method.  Where I painted directly onto the last record, using a base layer of acrylic before adding the gouache and resin topcoat; This one is painted on 245gsm Stonehenge print paper.  I then cut out the image – And all the little blank spaces between the tentacles, and applied it onto the record.  I still need to add the resin to give it a high gloss finish.

This is the method I used when creating my skate decks, trading in the vintage paper for 30″ Vinyl record as support.  Its meant I can add more detail than painting directly onto the record – Which offers no absorption, resulting in bleeding or cracking and flaking with the gouache once dry if you add too many layers.

Will post up the finished result when the poured resin is dry.

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I’m supposed to be working on a new flock of cut-out swallows as a commission for a close friend of mine.  But they’re tedious and slow going, cut out by hand and all… And I’m a bit over all the black dust created when sanding them at finishing stage.

So I took a wee break and re-purposed one of the extra records I’d picked up.  What with all the brightness I painted up for Magic beans, I thought I’d keep on the same theme and create a gathering of Fearsome Friends.

And ya know what?  I think the two fit really well together!  I cant wait to paint up a couple more …Once I’ve finished those Record Swallows and all!

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Satchmo’s Den is a kick ass little cafe located at 57 Lonsdale Street, at the rear of Punch lane, recently opened by a mate of mine James and his friends Nat and Tom. Its a super cute little space packed with loads to look at – From the vintage tea tins and succulents on the shelves, through to the record covers plastering the walls.

Last time I was in there I may have accosted James and talked him into agreeing to let me add some artwork to the mix. Here’s what I painted up for him last week :

I pulled their logo stencil for the first record to work in with my swallow silhouettes. I’m quite taken with the idea of music taking form as birds.

If you’re in Melbs go check them out – James makes a mean coffee too btw. Don’t believe me? Well Coffee Supreme, Broadsheet and Milkbar thinks so too. Do it. Just go already!

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