Friday, 24 December 2010
Krampus is a mythical creature recognized in alpine countries. According to legend, Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children.
In the Alpine regions, Krampus is represented by a demon-like creature. Traditionally, young men dress up as the Krampus in Austria during the first two weeks of December, particularly on the evening of 5 December, and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Monday, 20 December 2010
Friday, 17 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
'25 YEARS OF INK! PART 2!!
In Association with Flying Eyeball & Weapon Of Choice
Due to the outstanding public demand we will be restocking the 25 Years of Ink show with more graffiti based work as well as some classic Ink Nouveau ladies!
Please come and join us on Thursday 16th December from 6-9pm for free hot mulled cider & mince pies the new show will run until Sunday the 9th January.
"I will also be launching 2 new prints. One based on my recent
painting at Arnos Vale cemetery and the other a classic Inkie
Wildstyle print. Once there gone... there gone."
We will also be selling raffle tickets with a chance to WIN an original Inkie piece to take home at 9pm, all proceeds will be going to Bristol Childrens Hospital Cochlear Implant Unit.
@ The Bank Of Stokes Croft
Look forward to seeing you there.'
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Monday, 13 December 2010
'New screenprint Krypton is available now in a limited edition A2 screenprint of only 50
signed and numbered by the artist complete with certificate of authenticity
£100 - a special price until 31 December
£150 from 1 January 2011'
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Heres the crack from POW:
'Due to the inexplicably high level of demand for Banksy prints each release comes complete with some rather over-complicated instructions. ‘Choose your weapon’ is available in an edition of 100 on grey, plus a smaller edition of red, blue and green (25 each). To purchase one simply click on the box below and register yourself. Please pick one colour and stick with it, as multiple reservations are automatically voided. On Monday the computer will randomly pick 175 people to have first refusal of buying the print. We will contact you via email.'
'Each print is £450.00 but if it's any consolation Banksy is donating all royalties to the VOINA artist cooperative in Russia, two of whom are currently residing in a St Petersburg jail. VOINA are the people who drew a giant penis on a road bridge opposite the KGB headquarters and protested against police corruption by overturning eleven patrol cars in one night. Find out more about them here...'
Mr Wolfs is a successful independent bar in Bristol (where Backyard Record Emporium once stood). They serve noodles, beer and promote good music. With one simple yet awsome idea, they turned a dream into reality.
'At first, all we wanted to do was serve healthy food to late night people, offering stir fried noodles and fresh fruit smoothies. We all loved the film BladeRunner….and tried to capture that same feel in the bar…in BladeRunner, it always rained and Decker enjoyed his noodles..' Written by Mr Wolf, taken from the Mr Wolf Website
Friday, 10 December 2010
Thursday, 9 December 2010
'All of us at Weapon of Choice would like to wish you a Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year! And also to invite you to our massive Christmas group show opening this Friday 6-10pm. With Mulled wine & Mince pies!!
In this advent calendar style exhibition, artwork can be taken on day of purchase, revealing more of the painted walls behind. So get there early or you might miss out on seeing the work! '
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2005 with a degree in Illustration, Rupert Morley has since lived and worked in Bristol, part time as an Illustrator and part time as a print technician.
Rupert’s work explores aspects of urban and rural life. Often starting with random compositions from ink splatters, he then builds the image around what is on the page, getting a sense of the images theme from the way in which it grows. This enables him to work quickly and therefore keep the images energy intact.'
Monday, 6 December 2010
'Released this week, LP/CD/digital: self-titled debut produced by Geoff Barrow of Portishead. Out in North America on Stones Throw Records.
Anika and Beak> (Geoff Barrow, Billy Fuller and Matt Williams) went into the studio to begin recording material just a week after meeting. The resulting album was recorded in twelve days, live, with the four together in one room. Dub with no overdubs. The collaboration is political, trashy, dub, punk, funk ... a cohesive sound, and experience in uneasy listening.
Anika is scheduled to play at this summer's All Tomorrow's Parties in London. Other tour dates TBA.' LINK
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Friday, 3 December 2010
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
MF DOOM - 28x28 INCH HOE CAKES POSTER EXCLUSIVE Extra large poster of the painting by Jason Jagel for the 2005 MF DOOM 12-inch single “Hoe Cakes” on the Rhymesayers label.
At the request of Doom himself, San Francisco-based painter Jason Jagel and Stones Throw art director Jeff Jank created the artwork for MF DOOM's MM FOOD album in late 2004 on the Rhymesayers label. Lesser-known is the “Hoe Cakes” single, issued only on vinyl, around the same time as the album. Here we see Doom running a hoe cakes stand (you didn't know about his day job?) with his short order cook Count Bass D.
Jason Jagel & Jeff Jank are also designing the definitive reissue of Doom's Operation Doomsday, set for 2011 release through Traffic Ent. '
We are delighted to welcome West Country legend, Rowdy back to these shores and to Art-el where there is new work available to purchase. As most of you probably know by now, back in the summer Rowdy's home and studio were burnt to the ground and he was left with nothing but the clothes on his back and his pushbike, EVERYTHING else was lost to the flames.
After some time out and a period of reflection it's fantastic to be able to bring you some new and original work.
Here is what he had to say to the guys at Steal From Work recently, about this new work:
"Once I got back on it after the fire, I began to produce work whilst I was wandering around Europe, often working out of the back of the van, sometimes up a mountain, on a cliff edge or in a quarry. As a result my new pieces have taken on a transient quality, for example, what may have started on a rooftop in Barcelona could only be completed at a gate crashed artist residency near Turin".