Stussy’s 30th Anniversary rooftop BBQ in Montmatre, Paris
Ill let the photos do the talking.
Last night Northern Graffiti crew OTP completed their descent down south and their ascent over ground with a kick ass party for an exhibition that totally kicked ass…….
ITS GRIM UP NORTH
All photographs courtesy of the wonderful and talented Olivia Rose http://www.oliviarosephotography.co.uk/
For more on OTP and their antics check out their myspace http://www.myspace.com/onetrickponydesign
Not literally. Although there is nothing wrong with escaping up North. I went to Manchester once and it was pretty good. York has a street that looks exactly like Diagon Alley and I’ve yet to experience better bass than I did at Exodus at the West Indian Centre in Leeds. Far more convenient for the lazy Londoner however, would be if the north were brought down to us……and luckily in December it will be…….
Having battled it out and established themselves as pros on London’s underground scene (and my, what a spectacular battle it has been,) on December 3rd notorious northern graffiti crew One Trick Pony will take their artistic talents overground for the first time for their aptly titled debut exhibition “Its Grim Up North.”
In an exhibition that promises to be brimming with Northern attitude and street style, the seven OTP boys will be taking over The Reebok Lounge in Shoreditch to deliver an array of contemporary artwork and illustration, digital print, motion graphics, animation and 3-D installation as well as other surprises.
In celebration of the exhibition OTP have joined forces with iconic streetwear label Stussy to produce 100 special edition T-Shirts that will be available for purchase from HIP, Leeds www.hipleeds.com and The Hideout, London http://www.hideoutstore.com/
My first shoot that I have worked on for The Hideout came out in a German magazine called StreetWear last week. For “Here Come the Heads,” Graffiti artist TEK 13 www.optdesign.com, and I collaged our office walls and floor with old posters from the store. We invited friends and family of the Hide Out (boys only,) to pose for us and photographer Neil Bedford www.neilbedford.com combined forces with stylist Stephen Mann www.theonplace.com to pull together a distinctivly relaxed, black and white set of portraits that reflect the Hideout vibe down to a T. I’ve chosen a couple of my favourites here. To see the full 10page shoot check out StreetWear July/August/September, Issue 29. www.stw2d.de