Friday, 28 March 2014

Last night Laws.


Went to this last night. It was underground, packed to the gills and about 100 degrees. The bits of painting I could see over the shoulders of the young and mostly beautiful crowd were enough to make me want to go back another day when no one is there so I can take it all in. Frank's been working with kids from the Pembury Eatate on some artwork and they were all there having a laugh.
See more Laws HERE.

Old friends.



Chris Bianchi played me this tune about 12 years ago, along with the sausage & pea pasta and falsified stories about scuba diving qualifications it was the beginning of a long friendship.
This is for him and Steph von Reiswitz  and their baby girl Lucia.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Stop being so serious & dude, where's my memory?














In an attempt to remember how to blog I was looking over some old posts this morning, it was an interesting exercise. Seemingly years ago I did some drawings for a book humorously titled 'Does Anything Eat Shit'? I had forgotten all about it so I went on Amazon to find the book. Judging from the cover image I was a little distracted at the time.

One reviewer who enjoyed the book (he's in a minority) is asked by another, (the founder of a literary festival in the Wirral) if he is having sex with the author. Ha ha.

The reviews all contain phrases and words like, this book is a waste of paper, prosaic, cruel, nasty, to be avoided, pointless, a waste of money and the old childish chestnut. One review discovers his family hate him. (Every cloud) I was a bit disappointed to find no mention of my lovely drawings, until I saw this review from an obviously intelligent person whose name is a bit like mine, weird huh? 

It's a bit like these people think they are literary critics or something. I bet they go on Trip Advisor and say things like, 'well I found the service at the Long Stratton Happy Eater well below Michelin Star standard, I mean really do they want my continued custom'?




Thursday, 6 March 2014

Working for the man.

I've just done this job for a bank. 
It's a local bank so at least that's something. The client was very specific and didn't pay me. He said it'd look good in my portfolio. Sweet. 


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The film about Maltese buses.

Vimeo link so you can watch it in the comfort of your rented property. I was going to put 'own home' but that's something of the past unless you live where I do or are a millionaire. Like I am.

WATCH HERE


Filmed by Duncan Bone, Emma Mattei and Harry Malt (me) about the end of the traditional Maltese Buses, the old bus system and the people behind it. Additional footage by Mark Mangion and Bettina Hutschek. Edit by Adelina Bichis. Original Soundtrack by Robert Bonello. Sound Design by Mauricio d'Orey. Colour Grade by Simona Harrison. Executive Producer Simon Mizzi. With a special thanks to Vincent and Keith Bone, Mario Borg and Nico Engelbrecht.

Produced by these lovely people.

UNSHORED

The boundary between inability and deisre.


Commission for Q Magazine March 2014
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One blog post a year.
Thirteen years to set up a website.
Not bad so far.
Watch me go now.
There'll be no stopping me.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Having had a good hard think about what it is that I do, I have decided to become an underwear model. 
I will start a band and take photos of my photogenic friends for my new look blog which is going to be titled, 
'Reflections of a prosthetically chiseled jawed button presser'.

I might not bother.

 

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The nightmare continues



Next on the list, Tesco pyramids, Tesco hanging gardens of Basildon,  Tesco Atlantis Metro, the whole of  Tesco Tibet, North Korea have 5000 million Tesco already, special limited edition Adidas Tesco, mini Tescos inside big Tescos like Russian dolls. I'm getting a Tescos in my shed.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Monday, 5 March 2012

Value Drawings.





In the increasingly unlikely event that any living soul upon this planet may not know the 'every little helps' supermarket.
Here is some
information.
My favourite reason for not liking them apart from their rash like omnipresence on British high streets and major UK tax evasion is this woman. Dame Shirley Porter.
If you fancy making yourself feel annoyed you could look up 'Homes for votes scandal', it's quite interesting/sickening, watch your backs Ethiopia, Congo, Afghanistan, Iraq, the moon, they're coming for you.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Dee and aigh dee 2011


Here's a video about the singular genius of Neville Neville Brody. See major names in the field of art & design gush about his boundless skill and originality..

http://www.dandad.org/awards/professional/2011/president-s-award-5

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

5 months later. 2012 NY res.1.1.0







Being a young dynamic urbanite with a desire for nice but essentially pointless stuff, I went to a shop called Urban Outfitters. They stock an expansive range of books, compact discs, clothes, shoes and plastic skulls. The staff are lithe & sexy, full of youth and very helpful in the way that a modern retail environment demands. I got some paint and some masking tape and an assistant called Sandy Fanny, we cracked out this muriel in a couple of days. The mini project will include some screen prints based on the mural which will be sold in the Oxford Street shop.

Interestingly all of the shop fitting is done in house. There is a fully functional workshop underneath the shop full of wood and people making things. There was also a room full of young girls giggling and eating tomato soup.


I was employed by employee of the month. Bingo! Good ol' boy.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Frank Laws Show Coming Up, Keep eyes peeled.


Frank Laws has spent the past 5 months in his studio, he only moves from his chair to refill his Le Crueset mug with milky Earl Grey tea, or to go outside and talk on the phone for ages.
He now sports a fully trendy beard which cutely houses a family of freelance mice who help him with web design and his internet passwords. Occasionally he'll wear headphones. It really is something to behold, a master at work. He used to be a bricklayer, y'know. So he's like, totally authentic, yeah. With an appreciation of things that are built with care & attention he has produced some new paintings which are based on and around housing estates in East London.
They actaully are rather good. If one owned some money one would purchase one for one's hise.

If you are on FaceFook you can check the event HERE.

If you are some sort of social pariah you can go on his web site HERE.


Wednesday, 29 June 2011

From the rock.






Uncommon is a guide book to Malta & Gozo. It has extensive lists of all the best places to get a full english breakfast whilst being comfortingly surrounded by fellow English nationals & ex pats. Useful maps, detailing all the best hotels with swimming pools and tour bus trips for the truely unadventurous, laid on holiday.

Oh no, hang on that's not right.

This book is about all those other places, where stupid foriegners don't go. The secret secuded parts of the island. Let's hope the book doesn't get too popular or the whole island will be spoilt.

I drew a picture of (elephant) Man United. The Maltese love 'em.

Bloody English.

Anyway Emma Mattei & Jon Banthorpe have produced this lovely book.
It has some really great stuff in it.
Buy a copy and then burn it.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Slow Internet. Resisitance.



I can't watch this because the internet in our studio is soooooooooooooooooo slow, but it's bound to be good, not just cos it's got me in it. Obvs. Chris B Hanky was supposed to be in it too.
You'd have to ask him why he didn't turn up. He doesn't get out of bed for less than 50 quid.
Directed by Michael Oswald produced by John-Paul Pryor.

Here's the rundown,

GENERATION OS13: THE NEW RESISTANCE CULTURE.

The film explores the mood of the zeitgeist, the notion that our economy is based upon a system of kleptocracy and the idea that radical financial reform is key to overturning the current debt-based monetary system, which effectively ties the common people into slavery from the cradle to the grave.

It features interviews with cutting-edge musicians such as Anika, Gaggle and Saul Williams, the leading economist Nicolas Shaxson (author of Treasure Islands), artist, author and legend Billy Childish and the editors of burgeoning alternative media Bare Bones and The Quietus, not to mention some pivotal figures in the student activist movement.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Over Due. Blog Up.




Trying to get back into drawing some pictures. Weird.
Can't remember the last time I actually drew something that wasn't a job.
Oh yeah, I remember it was a picture of a bungalow in County Kerry.

Monday, 16 May 2011

The Maltese Connection






In the edit at the moment, Bus Terminus, a film about the passing of time, the vandalism of history, craftsmen and heterotopias. A portrait of a week in Maltese culture. The wonderful idiosyncrasies of the buses, the man who decorates them and the drivers.
The city gate built in the 60's was demolished during his week adding to the sense of change.
Time passes around us.
Aiming for July release and screenings.
Keep eyes peeled.

Monday, 11 April 2011

The creative super highway.


Spotted here in their natural environment, Neal Fox and David Mullet display the look and sartorial correctness of people who conduct their business from the inside of the Perseverance.
Style cannot be learned, it is inherent. Right lads?

These Bare Bones t shirts will soon be available on our website.
Proudly sponsoring 2013


Friday, 25 February 2011

Birth Death and the bit in the Middle/Muddle.



As St Agustin said, "Inter urinas et faeces nascimur."
In between piss and shit we are born.

The first challenge is geting out and about into the world,
it's not your choice so make the most of it while you can.

The middle bit is up to you if you're lucky.

The end is taken care of.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Post Match Analysis.





I did a drawing of a singing family in the first issue of Amelia's magazine. That was about six or seven years ago. I like the way when you do a screengrab it names the image you're capturing. The pony one said Harry Malt horse. Obviously not such a good drawing, one guy walked passed that picture and said, "oh look at the nazi cow," he must have grown up in the city.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Thirstday,




There were so many people in the Print House Gallery on Thursday you couldn't see the work.
Well, I wasn't wondering around looking at it but that was the impression I got from my garden gnome vantage point. Mega thanks to Lottie, Taylor and Django.
Luke Heretic put some more pictures up on Facefuck. Merci Luke.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Two Morrow.




Here's a sneak peek of what I've been doing for the last month and a bit. GCSE style colouring pencil drawings. Some form of catharsis, leaving something behind. On now to the next thing, I'm thinking bus drivers in Malta. Good to be busy, also good to spend a bit of time on one image rather than racing to get it done. Hmmm, patience.

Scrumpy from Burrow Hill in Somerset turned up today, five gallons of soon to be heated up top grade cider. It's a leg wobbler.

Until That Day I Love U anyway.
Thursday 10th Print House Gallery,
18 Ashwin Street
Dalston
E8 3DL

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

I'm doing a show. 10 Feb 2011.



Tales from the bus stop. The bus stop centric universe, the focal point for everything that happens. People leaving, people returning, some people never buy tickets, travelling to the next town, or the capital or away to foreign countries. Escapism on physical and metaphorical levels. Self medicating. Confusing lust for love. The importance of transportation, a scooter, scrambler or even a car. A desire to be somewhere else, a constant feeling and fear of missing out. The grass is definitely greener. Curiosity never killed anyone who stayed here.

10th Feb 10 March
Print House Gallery
18 Ashwin Street
Dalston
E8 3DL

Opening Thursday 10th Feb 6pm.


Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Scuderia Bare Bones Presents....


A teaser from BB5 show reel.
Updated last night by the multi-limbed-one-man-bandit Matt Lambert.
There are some brilliant short films and animations up on BBVimeo.

At the inception moving image wasn't an intention of BB.
Over the past few months it has taken a life of it's own from the mega contributions
and hard work of it's contributors.
Hopefully a BBDVD soon.

Here's a shot of some of the content, go have a look.