Thursday, 28 October 2010
Le Gun Special Brew
Le Gun issue 1 was a sell out and, to our dismay, we all thought that was it but - NO! Available (once again) while stocks last is Le Gun no 1 Special Brew featuring an array of additional pages.
Le Gun Special Brew
Recipe for Murder
Allow yourself to be lured into the kitchen by the great gourmet- villains of popular literature, from Lady Macbeth, to the Marquis de Sade and Hannibal Lecter. Don't be afraid- if truth be told, their signature dishes are as scrumptious as they are easy to make so roll up your sleeves and light up the oven, it would be a crime to pass up such a diabolically delicious invitation!
Hardback, 144 pages
Drawings From the Gulag
A truly gruesome book, Drawings from the Gulag features over 130 drawings and texts by Danzig Baldaev – author of the acclaimed Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedias – and describes the history, horror and peculiarities of the Gulag system from its inception in 1918.
Baldaev's work as a prison guard allowed him to travel across the former USSR where he witnessed scenes of everyday life in the Gulag first-hand, chronicling this previously closed world from both sides of the wire. The drawings, made during the Communist period, form a devastating document, a haunting echo of the works of Varlam Shalamov and Alexandr Solzhenitsyn.
205x165 mm hardback
psst... also check out the Russian Criminal Tattoos Exhibition 30 October to 28 November 2010
4 Wilkes Street, London E1 6QF
Thursday to Sunday, 11am-6pm
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
After a manic phew days followed by a moment of recovery which usually entails my working at 50% rather than a hefty 200% (no rest for the wicked as they say), I have finally got round to putting up a few pics from the private view of our Ashes 57 exhibition which opened last week.
The exhibition is created in association with PUMA 365, curated by Gabrielle Stojolon and Fatsarazzi and designed to support and publicise emerging artist of various backgrounds and disciplines.
In this instance, the chosen artist was Ashes 57 takes her roots in the buzz and lights of cities, urban landscapes and the music that accompanies them. Inspired by New York’s early 80s cultural scene and Downtown81, the exhibition presents a series of black and white drawings that tell a fantastic journey through the 57 boroughs from Brooklyn to Manhattan, from Queens back to London.
Having previously worked with Shepard Fairey in his Los Angeles design studio, collaborating on a number of Obey projects, Ashes 57 is now art director of COOL’Eh Magazine, LAVA Collective and SWAMP. Ashes also produced posters and flyers for the legendary Dub War parties and she was invited by The Wu-Tang Clan to illustrate the cover of their 2009 album Enter the Dubstep.
The exhibition will run until 12th November so, for those of you who didn't make it in joining us with a bevvy at the private view, there is still time to hot foot it down to Kingly Court to check out the work and pick up an Ashes unlimited screen print- an absolute snip at £15, while stocks last.
Photographs courtesy of Fatsarazzi
Check out Ashes 57 website here