So pleased to announce a number of our friends at Dirt Cheap are now representing Pink Pig Sketchbooks!
High quality, artists sketchbooks delivered direct to your door in a variety of paper weights and in economy and ecologically sound ranges.
Some members of the team you should follow…
The quality is truly great and many of the artists (including myself) have been using these books for over 10 years before becoming a member of the team. Stay tuned for much more content and exciting projects coming soon from the team.
You can purchase Pink Pig Sketchbooks and papers on their website here and also on Amazon here.
Get 10% off your order by entering the code ‘OSmith10’ at the checkout!
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Some fire from Burgundy Blood featuring some real homegrown graffiti talent too. This video features the killer styles of Tizer.
Vinyl LP available at Heavy Crates.
Burgundy Blood – Triumph
(King P Pete Remix)
Burgundy Blood has been smashing it recently and its great to see some amazing collaborations with artists and musicians, big up the Heavy Crates team all day.
Some more of the promos here…
Burgundy Blood – Splash Gordons (UK version ft Lunar c)
BURGUNDY BLOOD – OUT THE BOX (MONGRELS REMIX FT KID ACNE)
Don’t sleep, See the full playlist here.
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Tagged 42 crew, aroe msk, burgundy blood, graffiti, Heavy Crates, hiphop, kid acne, lunar c, suede crates, ukhh
Trippy ‘Through the looking glass’ type work from York based artist Tom Sledmore, love the bizarre forms and layering techniques.
You can see more of Tom’s work on his Flickr here.
Okay so originally this blog started as a free PDF magazine, and now we have all the issues available for you to download, for free.
DOWNLOAD HERE – its half a gig so be aware!
It’s 6 years since these were released, and they really show their age (terrible!) but there is some great content please enjoy and feel free to share!
The Dirt Cheap Team.
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Event this Saturday for all you Yorkshire heads!
Our events group Fresh Kids has teamed up with local event/clothing company Mad Fresh for an all day and night event. Live graffiti art, and music ranging from funk to hip-hop to jungle, PLUS a BBQ… What more could you want?!
Eclectic mix of dope sounds coming from some great northern talent. Get down!
For more information view the Facebook event here.
Flyer by Oliver Lancaster Smith.
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Tagged buddha bar, buddha bar huddersfield, drum n bass, fresh kids, graffiti art, graffiti jam, hip hop, huddersfield events, jungle, Mad Fresh, nanny banton, oliver lancaster smith, wy, yorkshire music
It’s a journey and I don’t think there is a tangible ‘aim’.
The great guys over at Jung Katz interviewed our editor Oliver Lancaster Smith. Check it out here.
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Tagged art blog, artist interview, huddersfield artist, huddersfield design, jung katz, mon53, oliver lancaster, oliver lancaster smith
Some of you may have heard of or seen the seminal Hip-Hop movie Wildstyle, now comes a new project from super talented Kenny Dope (one half of Masters At Work) & his label Kay-Dee, the first in a series of forthcoming publications; if this first edition is anything to go by then the series will be highly coveted by music and book aficionados alike.
With the correct background and respect for the genre, Kenny Dope has done an excellent job, the music and the surrounding book both bring ‘new’ elements to the audience, with the songs being re-EQ’d from the original tapes, instead of rehashed from what was currently available, and the times and music recounted by people who actually made the genre: Fab 5 Freddy and GrandWizzard Theodore among those interviewed.
Listen to some of the music on Kenny Dope’s Soundcloud here.
The book features the following elements:
• 13 songs total, spread out over seven “big hole” 45s (each with a different label color).
• Re-EQed audio with re-edited / extended audio versions of each song, modified from original source tapes.
• Extensive liner notes in a 28-page book, including dozens of images – from “Wild Style” director Charlie Ahearn, among other sources – as well as interviews with Fab 5 Freddy, Chris Stein and GrandWizzard Theodore.
• The 14th side (the B-side of the seventh 45) features unique etchings with different “Wild Style” graphics.
• Unique “Kay-Dee Casebook” packaging – all seven 7-inches fit into a book as self-contained pages.
Apart from being a great resource and well researched piece this is clearly going to be an item you will keep, display, enjoy for years to come – Just the cover is enough to get any Hip-Hopper excited!
This is a piece of Hip-Hop history, presented in the way that befits the culture.
Purchase it in the UK here, In the US you can buy it here.
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Tagged fab 5 freddy, grandwizzard theodore, hip hop, hiphop, kay-dee, kenny dope, masters at work, wild style, wildstyle
Okay so here are our top 5 Instagram accounts this week…
Why: Amazing character designs
Why: Very funny short videos by the English/Brooklyn rapper
Why: Super cute Japanese signage and typography
Why: Dope illustrative graffiti
Why: Sexy girls and apparel
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Tagged big narstie, character art, Disney, instagram, japan, japanese design, jester jacobs, tank girl, van styles, who to follow
Submission from new Leeds based group ‘Dead Rebel Team’.
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Tagged band, cheap, dead rebel team, dirt, freestyle, hip, hop, leeds, mag, magazine, mc, music, new, rap, rapper, Rapping, track
Oliver Lancaster Smith X Modern Fairytale Club
Boys & Girls – Only £14.90 (+P&P)
The T-Shirts are available right now on ASOS.
Modern Fairytale Club
Oliver Lancaster Smith
Photography: Ben Coletta
Motion Graphics: Sholto Smith
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