Category Archives: street art

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…










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!

Jung Katz interview – Oliver Lancaster Smith

It’s a journey and I don’t think there is a tangible ‘aim’.

'Red Stripes' Please Come. Exhibition photos. Oliver Lancaster Smith (5)

The great guys over at Jung Katz interviewed our editor Oliver Lancaster Smith. Check it out here.

Dead Rebel Team


Submission from new Leeds based group ‘Dead Rebel Team’.

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Don’t Panic

As mentioned earlier (here), last Thursday the Dirt Cheap team took a trip down to the Bench NQ store in Manchester for the launch of the Don’t Panic exhibition…

Mural in the Bench store, the store itself is pretty nice looking with some interesting displays.

The event took place in the Self Made Gallery, below the store. A nice, fairly large space with plenty of white wall space!

Video from the launch night.

As well as showcasing some of the best Don’t Panic posters from over the years the Private View also had live Life Drawing and music. A half naked model posed with Samurai sword, fans and feathers whilst some of Manchester’s finest, including Hammo & Benjamino drew quick sketches. The DJ, Rich Reason, played some pretty dope tunes all night with a mix of Hip-Hop, Funk and Soul.

The artwork was displayed with plenty of space and the room was nicely lit, it was good to get a look at some of the work I had never seen before… particular favourites were Hammo’s and Eelus also French artist C215 who was featured in a past Dirt Cheap Mag.

Their was a great turn out from local artists, students, and photographers and a well stocked bar! I can’t wait to get down to another event there, as there promises to be an exciting and varied program in the future.

Shamefully I even came home with spare drinks tokens… Am I getting old or something?

If you want to see the actual artwork you will have to get down there and see it in the flesh!

The exhibition runs from 19th of October – 12th November. At Bench NQ, Manchester.

Bench Homepage.

Don’t Panic Homepage.


Big Trouble in Little China – DJ Yoda Ft. Action Bronson & Alice Russell

Dr Syntax & The Mouse Outfit feat. Sparkz & Kosyne

Brand new, check it out! Download it for FREE here.

M. Craft – Views From A Rooftop [Free Album]

Submission from 19 year old up-and-coming NYC Artist, M.Craft.

Free 9 track album – cool beats, good rapping….check it!

Grab the full FREE album here.

Latest single – ‘Ooh La La’

Follow him on Twitter.

James Gilroy


Love these very British photos by friend of Dirt Cheap, James Gilroy. Check out more here.