This Week’s Alternative Guide to London – 25th-31st July!

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This Week’s Alternative Guide to London – 18th-24th July!

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Artist Profile – Dan “Dank” Kitchener

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Street artist, illustrator, painter, animator, art director // Sponsored by DEPHECT clothing

 

From Dan’s Dephect page:

The cartoons I watched as a child and the comics I read still influence me massively now. I’ve stored up all the good bits in my mind and dip in when I need some ideas, quite often I do this without realizing it, like an endless resource. I get inspired now from all sorts of things, being out and about, trains, watching the scenery, moods, atmospheres. I like light and I like the way certain places feel, I quite often base my work on a feeling, usually dark ones! Read the rest of this entry »

Artist Profile – Otto Schade

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Otto is a chilean-german Artist, Architect and Urban Sculptor living in Europe since 2004

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From Otto’s website:

Otto was born in Chile on the 30th October 1971. He initially studied Architecture at the Bio Bio University and Construction and Design Architecture in Concepcion, Chile. As a successful architect, he has been awarded for public and private projects. Read the rest of this entry »

Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 27th June – 3rd July!

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CECAF 2016 – A Gallery of Cartoon and Comic Art

LE - Jun - CECAF 2016 Having missed it in previous years we just had to get along to this years CECAF, the Crouch End Cartoon Art Festival, even if – as was the case – it was one of our classically late arrivals. CECAF, created by Sean Azzopardi, features as part of the Crouch End Festival though is very much it’s own thing and, as we discovered, really is a great mix of creators indie and mainer-stream, all sharing a real love of the scene and medium.
If you weren’t aware of it, couldn’t make, or were just even later than us (!) here’s a look at the books and folk at CECAF 2016 with Web and Twitter details: explore, discover, follow and enjoy!

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Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 20-26th June!

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Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 13-19th June!

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Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 6th-12th June!

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Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 30th May – 5th June!

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Angel Comedy Club review – by Tunde Dudas

CA - Angel Comedy Club It may have been going for six years but the Angel Comedy Club, run by the comedians themselves, still entertains audiences new and old every week. It was an innocent Google search that led me to Time Out, which rated the club amongst the top free things to do in London, and then to the club itself. I was prepared to be disappointed. I wasn’t – at all. Who would have guessed that above the Camden Head pub in Islington was such an incredible and uplifting event happening in their function room?

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Artist Profile: Paul Don Smith

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@dongraffiti
From Twitter: London based URBAN ARTIST Est 1985

 

Paul Don Smith (2) When we released James Mathurin’s article on street art in Shoreditch and Brick Lane, we were introduced to a whole array of astonishing art both of and beyond the creators he highlighted. A few in particular really captured our attention, both from the quality of the visuals and subject matter that was particularly our scene: music and film, especially fantastical characters from the latter, and just brilliantly conceived original imaginative pieces. Paul “DON” Smith was one, DON being his street art name.
So here for you to discover and enjoy as a Profile of Paul / DON is a selection of his work, his pieces that most appealed to us – but there’s plenty more to discover on his website and via his Twitter account (see above). We look forward to more…

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Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 23rd-29th May!

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A Coffee with… Pat Mills at the London Book Fair! Part 3

CA - LBF - PM 3 We were lucky enough to catch 2000 AD creator Pat Mills for a coffee at the London Book Fair and got to chat about so much great stuff we had to split it into three articles! If you want the first it’s here and you can click through to part 2 here. Otherwise read onwards on what we chatted on Slaine, Celtic consciousness and myth, and comics and Scotland!

 

THE FALL AND THE RISE OF 2000 AD

There’s nothing particularly controversial in suggesting 2000 AD went through a problem patch in the 90’s but I mention here only because of something particular Pat says of what went wrong. “It lost a new generation of kids. It became too cool. It’s a reminder that your boss should be a 12-13 year old kid”. Read the rest of this entry »

Artist Profile – Vinnikiniki – Alien Street Art

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Artist from London, obsessed with Alien Life, Graffiti & UV Art murals

 

From the artist’s website: I have exhibited internationally and like to create art on my travels, I look forward to meeting other artists and people to talk about ideas and collaborations.

As most artists, I try to create art that is original and unique. I aim to constantly push and evolve my practice as an artist and enjoy collaborating with other artists and learning new art techniques.

I mostly work on large street art pieces but do knock out the occasional canvas, I use a variety of mediums; spray paint, markers, paint, ink but I also create purely digital pieces. Black light reactive graffiti art murals being a speciality, I’m also very partial to painting aliens and spray cans amongst other twisted and odd looking characters.

 

Check out our selection of Vinnikiniki’s pieces from London, Bangkok and elswhere with some choice videos as well…

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A Coffee with… Pat Mills at the London Book Fair! Part 2

CA - LBF 16 - PM2 We were lucky enough to catch 2000 AD creator Pat Mills for a coffee at the London Book Fair and got to chat about so much great stuff we had to split it into three articles! If you want the first it’s here… Otherwise read onwards on what we chatted on Slaine, Celtic consciousness and myth, and comics and Scotland!

 

SLAINE!

We’d just been chatting on ethical concerns and subversive writing. With no diversion from this we move on to what is undoubtedly my favourite of Pat’s comics and characters: Slaine. Read the rest of this entry »