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Pink Pig Sketchbooks

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…

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@oliverlancaster

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@peterotooleart

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@masstuff

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@drybritish

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@dylandraw

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@kwillsofficial

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@aylo_nomad

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@joshparkyart

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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Keep Helping Nepal

Thanks so much to all who have donated, shared and spread the word. The original print is now SOLD OUT – with ALL proceeds going to people on the ground in Nepal.

The terrible news that another quake has hit Nepal is another reason to continue to collect and give generously.

HELP NEPAL
Remaining designs – PURCHASE HERE.

50% of proceeds from the remaining posters in my shop www.bigcartel.oliverlancaster.com will also be added to the total.

The very kind people at Phonehug.co.uk will also be donating £2 from every single and combo pack sale made during the month of May – They make super cool, secure, stretchable phone protection.

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Phone Hug example.

So please, please, please get buying the prints or the Phone Hug; do something charitable AND get a useful product of piece of Art to hang.

Shares etc appreciated…

40% off at Modern Fairytale Club

With Christmas around the corner, we have teamed up with our very good friends at Modern Fairytale Club to offer our readers a HUGE 40% off your purchases!

Working with local Artists and based in ‘The North’, Modern Fairytale Club comprises two  brothers who have been making waves with their unique style and ethos, even taking on the Poundshops in their hometown.

See some of their brand new stock here:

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Or the classic logo tee, in a range of acid-bright colourways…

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To get your huge savings simply visit their ASOS shop here, then enter the code ‘40READERS‘ at the checkout.

You can find out more about Modern Fairytale Club and follow them via their Facebook page here. You can also visit their Depop here.

Wild Style Breakbeats

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.Wildstyle04

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.

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Listen to some of the music on Kenny Dope’s Soundcloud here.

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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.

Wildstyle11 (2)editApart 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.

Sound System Culture

Sound System Culture is a book which documents Huddersfield’s rich history of reggae music, in particular the sound systems and Blues parties/Dancehalls of the 1970’s – 80’s. Featuring a selection of superb photography which gives a rare, insiders look at the people and indeed the beautifully hand-crafted equipment which powered the scene; this book is a real gem.

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The  book has been very well received, with reviews in major publications such as The Independent and in respected culture blogs such as It’s Nice That, and with good reason, the book has been produced with a real reverence and attention to detail, not surprising when Al Newman’s (designer/publisher) previous books include the revered ‘Clarks in Jamaica’.

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Conceived by Mandeep Samra and written by Paul Huxtable (Axis sound system, and Valv-a-tron hand-made valve amplifiers), with wonderfully intimate photography, the book is equally enjoyable to the uninformed and audio-geek alike.

As well as the book the project has featured an exhibition and a documentary film, view the trailer for the forthcoming documentary ‘Sound System Culture’ follow their videos here.

Find out more over on the Sound System Culture blog here, follow more via Twitter or Facebook.


 

As an extra treat for you reggae fans, an interview with the legendary Winston Rodney aka ‘Burning Spear’ after his appearance at Cleopatra’s in Huddersfield in 1980.

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Snuggle City

Okay so everyone loves a good fluffly lovely cuddley set of PJs and these handmade beauties are perfect for chilling on a down day!

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Oatmeal Nighty

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Crazy in Schnugz

Handmade with love, to order by talented individuals and shipped out worldwide to you sexy people! You can purchase the pieces direct from Etsy here.

Model: Nadia Amini
Photography: Olivia Sykes

Really stunning use of pattern on this cosmetics packaging designed by Chloe Galea.

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THRIFT AND SECOND HAND SHOP SURVEY.

Hey guys, i have lots of exciting posts on fashion in the pipe line, which will be with you all soon.
In the mean time, please would you help a lady out. I am calling on all you thrift and vintage shop lovers. I need your help  by filling out a 2 minute survey. Would be so appreciative!

Click here to take survey

Bad is Better

Oliver Lancaster Smith X Modern Fairytale Club

Boys & Girls – Only £14.90 (+P&P)
The T-Shirts are available right now on ASOS.

BUY HERE

 

Design:

Modern Fairytale Club

Oliver Lancaster Smith

Shoot:

Photography: Ben Coletta
Model: Becky
Direction: Sally
Motion Graphics: Sholto Smith