Monday, July 30, 2007

Secret Wars London report - it went down!

This was probably the most controversial Secret Wars yet - after last month I didn't think we would top it, but we certainly did!

So come last Friday (a day before event) I get an email from Inkie and CHU saying that for various reasons they will not be competing in this year’s competition - A huge loss but the competition does not stop for anyone and the show will always carry on!

So all Friday I was hunting on the phone for 2 budding artists - And by 9pm I finally got some good news, Debug and Blam would take part and go head to head! So out go 2 heavy weights and in come 2 heavy weights...

Come Saturday - Me and Shannon emulsion wall white, prepping for the nights battle. The crowd as usual turned up in there hundreds!

The first battle got underway and Debug and Blam got stuck in from the word go, with some huge black graphics going straight up!

With the final whistle approaching I got the judges in position - Barnsley (The rumour), Woody (Sneaker freaker) and Bex (M&C Saatchi)...

With tension in the air, one by one Debug pulled in all the votes including the crowd vote resulting in a 4 - 0 victory! A little harsh as Blam put in a good effort but to no avail...

2nd Battle started straight up with Reeps and C.Monts introducing the acts...Agent vs. Small Kid

With the crowd floating in and out of the venue for a cigarette, the crowd constantly rotated. Agent found time to take sips on his JD straight out the bottle while Small Kid continued to paint his face totem pole.

This was a very close affair with the crowd rooting on both artists all the way to the finish line..

The judging once again got underway with the crowd chanting "Agent, Agent, Agent", while the other half screamed for Small Kid!

It went 2 - 0 Agent and then 2-2 with final two votes leaving it open for another crowd vote but without a working decibel reader - so un planned C.Monts pulled me on stage to determine who got the loudest cheer, and after much concentration I felt Small Kid just edged it!

A very controversial ending resulting in some of the crowd tagging the wall with rants at the Secret Wars competition...

This is the magic of Secret Wars - Passion and opinions will always run high.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Some cool street art messages appearing across London...

These ads are great! I love the style and purpose of these messages - There is another one that says "Religion is harmful to you and others" - spot on!

Octopus Inc. design for bike seat!

This was designed for a bike seat exhibition...Teck 1 and Nash have also done one!

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Inspired by the Tokyo and NYC at night - a merge of the two


Wow what a night! I cannot believe it - England beat Wales on there own turf.....Thanks to the local crowd vote (including Goldie looking chain). It was 1-1 after the judges so went to a decider vote using the decibel reader, the results were Wales 116d against Englands 117d.

England - Teck 1, Debug, Max
Wales - Mr Shrew,

Both teams smashed it, with England drawing St George the knight jowsting the Welsh dragon with a paintbrush....while the Welsh tried to make the English lion look tame and cute.

The whole trip was jokes with a couple of nightmares en route to Cardiff - Starting off with Teck 1 bending the van key 10 mins into our journey!! But with the luck shining on us, Shannon randomly knew a lock smith 2 mins down the road....who saved the day!! Thanks dude

With the road trip taking 5 hours rather than 2.5 we rocked into the venue at around 8pm - ready to go straight in to battle with the Welsh boys..And then to add further insult to injury we were fed WKD blue all night rather than beer, awful drink!

Through out the night we threw in some little extras with Fozzy and Reeps going head to head on the beat box mic! This got the crowd going for what I feel was the best Secret Wars on tour to date...

After our victory we decided to stagger off and finally grab some dinner (at 3am), ending up in City Kebab where we spent £30 on fast food delight...

Thanks to the huge turnout from the city of Cardiff and a massive shout out to Rough styles & Tom for hosting the event....Also thanks to Mr shrew and the boys for taking it to the wire...

Setting off on tour - Teck looks shocked that Shannon is already on the booze!

After hours of traffic we finally get to Cardiff bridge - Weather turns grey

The cheeky welsh toll booth - £5 to enter the country!

Kick-off, Debug plans his teams route to victory

The huge crowd that came and witnessed...

Shannon after 5 beers - pointing to the diss at the welsh for using pencils

Teck puts up the British Knight jowsting the Dragon

Welsh team get into gear after 3o mins of pencil planning

Reeps 1 exploding on the mic

Fozzy on the mic doing what he knows best

Max grabbing his stall and the next generation of fans in the front row!

Teck 1 in full flow

The finished wall - a complete masterpiece

England team rolls with ice on the wrist - Thanks to Gav at Ecko

Obi 1 and Shannon

The boys back on the blue stuff

T and Shrew

The Welsh vote in two languages

T on the decibel reader

Teck 1 summoning the force.....

The Road trip home! Fresh

Obi dropping a sticker on the M4 near Hammersmith - while we are stuck in traffic!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007



-------------REPORT FROM THE SUN

PAGANS have pledged to perform “rain magic” to wash away cartoon character Homer Simpson who was painted next to their famous fertility symbol - the Cerne Abbas giant.
The 17th century chalk outline of the naked, sexually aroused, club-wielding giant is believed by many to be a symbol of ancient spirituality.

Many couples also believe the 180ft giant, which is carved in the hillside above Cerne Abbas, Dorset, is an aid to fertility.

A giant 180ft Homer Simpson brandishing a doughnut was painted next to the well-endowed figure today in a publicity stunt to promote The Simpsons Movie released later this month.
It has been painted with water-based biodegradable paint which will wash away as soon as it rains.

Ann Bryn-Evans, joint Wessex district manager for The Pagan Federation, said: “It’s very disrespectful and not at all aesthetically pleasing.

“We were hoping for some dry weather but I think I have changed my mind. We’ll be doing some rain magic to bring the rain and wash it away.”

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Marc Ecko commissioned Monorex to design a exclusive tee for the UK market...Teck worked the magic and smashed it as usual!

Thanks to Gavin for linking up the job!