Monday, March 31, 2008

RWD Feature...(Snoop Dogg on the cover)

Monorex and Secret Wars done a small interview in this months RWD magazine - talking about "what we do and what we believe in"...Click on the photo to read full article.

Also a nice shot of Barney painting in Tokyo - With his manga inspired characters in down town Shibuya.

Thanks to Hattie and Dwain from RWD

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Relentless Billboard @ Cromwell Rd, Earls Court...Starring Teck 1, Chu

Monorex were asked at the last minute to get involved in a LARGE commission for Relentless energy drink - Painting a wall / billboard that was probably the biggest we have done so far (40ft wide by 12ft high).

Teck 1 and CHU (the chosen artists) took on this monster challenge and rocked it hard! Creating a baroque / energy inspired piece.

The boys were painting live for two days, "David Blaine style" - suspended 20ft above passing traffic in a glass box @ a premiere JC Decaux location.

Some sneaky recon flicks...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

newso takes the brum series 1 crown

hello secret wars fans
excuse my slighty delayed delivery on this here report
we had one hell of a session, its taken me a while to come back to earth ;)

we wanted to go big, and we did..
the rainbow warehouse is THE best venue in brum, a big up to ad and lee from the 'bow and i must also mention that my partner in art crime, mr slobodan (the man that can) did fine work holding together the monster we had created, you the don slobz!

newso v's kungfo
the boys were front page news in the birmingham post, in the days running up to the final and we're both feeling the pressure, and as loads of people rolled in, i could feel their itchyness to begin.. evolucian and the livestock crew kicked off the sounds in the main room with a comedy hip hop set, nice 1 gents! and as they finished we kicked the battle off.. the crowd surrounded the massive 3 panel "plinth" and they artists had 2hrs to do their thing. the beauty of the "plinth" is each artist can't see the opponents panel, unless they go for a look.. made it interesting indeed!

see what i'm saying?
kungfo on the left, newso on the right..

so, as the battle began a frenzy of hip hopwas going off in the main room as dj skunkboy and heartless p had a session on the 1+2's... and the crowd grew and crew, check the main room..

and out the back we had an ice cream van, with a system.. and it was going off!
(inside the ice cream vans marquee)

the actual van (waylin and adamn noize inside..)

the party raged along and as the guardians set came to an end, dan dna annnounced 1o mins left. the crowd hyped for the vote circled the "plinth" for a final view of each side. these are pretty much final pics from that time..
(last 20 mins or so..)



kungfo was on his usual freestyle madness with cats and odd stuff involved, a truly lovely piece of work, but it lacked a battle element. however newso's trademark gorilla was in control of a set of missiles which in a comic book set of boxes ended up blasting the hell out of kungfo's cats. the big gorilla was smashing in the lilttle felines... but how would the vote go down? as you all know, a final is anyones...

so, judges from the defdfires and the guardians (both artists from the 2 crews and completely impartial) called it. both artists got a vote, the crowd was live-o and the we did the crowd vote. uncannily, both of them got exactly 100.4 on the decibel reader on the first shout.. the crowd went even more insane?! and we had to do it again.. this time kungo got 102.2 and newso squeezed in with 103
what are the chances?!!

as i announced the winner the crowd already knew newso had took it and we're going mad. a true hype finish to a true classic secret wars final...

birmingham we thank you for showing out and making it happen, big up.

the mighty defdfires crew then destroyed the venue with a final boomin set, the ice cream van kept rocking and everyone drank the place dry.. thats how we do in big bad burnin'em

congrats to the man newso and unlucky to the man kungfo!

series 2 comes..
if you want in, email us 10 images of your work and a brief biog to if your interested in playing at a round, email (seeds)

here's a few more flicks..

dan from 2pence, evolucian and seeds

goonism and jamfree in the chill out room

eva lazarus (legend) takes a pic of newso's side

the rainbow warehouse IS the best venue in th world, ever. ever.

dj skunkboys view from the stage

n4t4 in the chill out room.. watch out he may well be entering series 2!!
(excuse the dark pic)

kungo at work

newso at work, can you spot el tel in the background? lol

more pics on the secret wars myspace
(and we got loads more to upload, thanks to waylin for the ones above!)

gotta big up - el tel (and his lovely lass), slobodan the don, all the artists, kungfo, newso, phill blake, n4t4, jamfree, goonism, 2pence.. everyone who gave us hand, the cloak room girls, the bar staff, my man carlos and the bouncers, the rainbow crew, didi and waylin, adamn noise, eva and all crew, nerdlinger and zeit, skunkboy, the gaurdians fam, livestock, defdfires... anyone i forgot!

get ready for series 2
go bigger or go "back a yard"!

rock on

Monday, March 10, 2008

Teck 1 x Reebok ERS kaleidoscope stand @ Untitled, Barcelona

Thats Teck's voice in the background by the way...;)

Thierry Henry repping his true colours...:)

Secret Wars are pleased to announce the latest signing....Thierry Henry!

Thanks to John (Reebok) for linking this up - made my week when I saw this...:)

Monorex were asked to customise two t-shirts for Thierry's latest front cover shoot, for the upcoming Dazed & Confused - Big up to Teck 1 who produced the football / Secret Wars inspired artwork.


Monday, March 03, 2008

Secret Wars Grand Final Series 2 - Odisy vs. Wen

Wen beat Odisy 2-1....A true classic Secret Wars battle!

This was the best Secret Wars event so far in our 3 year history...Everything about the night was banging! The music was on point, the crowd were electric and the artists both put up a worthy fight! In my eyes both are winners...

I have also never seen so many people at a Secret Wars gig - this gives me great hope for the future...we are still growing and support like this is key to this creative competition expanding.

Thanks to all that helped out - Greg, Rich, Dark Daze, C.Monts, Sessions, Cafe 1001, Jay, Andy (Edding), Wen, Odisy, Gabriella, etc etc so many I have missed!

Thanks to Edding UK for the juicy marker pens and Ecko for the oversized watches...

Also big up Suso for filming event

Wen left - Odisy right


Southampton Secret Wars Semi Final 2 - Reeps 1 vs s0bac

Well, it’s finally drawing to a close and it’s getting extremely difficult to not quote from the movie Highlander, but, there can only be one….winner and that winner will either be Gustav or Reeps 1 after he defeated s0bac in the last semi.

Little is known about s0bac; in fact he’s the Secret Wars equivalent to Top Gear’s ‘Stig’ only more illusive. One thing we do know, he can definitely hold his own against any opponent. So this was always going to be an interesting battle.

The night got off to a good start, it always helps to have the artists turn up on time and the crowd were ready to be entertained. I have to say it wasn’t the best battle we’ve had. Don’t get me wrong Reeps and s0bac worked hard, but when it all ended it left people wondering what they had drawn. S0bac’s illustration was clean, detailed and nice, but I didn’t get it. Reeps again had covered his board with interesting and very abstract pieces, but again failed to deliver a killer blow. In the end the words, “s0bac…so what’ went in his favour and helped tip the balance as he was declared the winner by both judges.

Reeps did say afterwards he was in his own little world up there, but will be putting a lot of thought into his next piece against Gustav. He looks set to deliver a special move straight out of Street Fighter 2…Turbo edition.

As for s0bac, he was pleased to have come this far and it was a shame his final piece didn’t do him justice. Looking at his previous work, he looked like the possible winner. But it just wasn’t his night. However I’m sure it’s not the last time we’ll see or hear of him. But then again, he is the ‘Secret Wars Stig’

Watch out for the Southampton Final between Gustav and Reeps 1 on Thursday 27th March @ Soul Cellar…78 West Marlands Road.


Pete Fowler vs Jon Burgerman

A charity Secret Wars battle with Non-permanent, hosted @ The Custard Factory...

Southampton Secret Wars - London vs Southampton (Last year)

A short edit by our friend Badger (Undergrowth crew) in Southampton...

This was last years team battle (London vs Southampton) @ Orange Rooms, a really good night with another electric atmosphere...

Teams featured:

London - Agent, Inkie and Zadok
Southampton - Gustav, Chris and Cpt Buckioe

A commission for BIG BUOY MEDIA

Featuring Teck 1, Petra and Superflie...

A sneaky mobile video of Secret Wars Series 2 London final..

found on youtube - a bit raw but still gives you an idea of how roudy it was in there..

official video edit on the way!

Sunday, March 02, 2008


Secret Wars are selling pieces of the past battles wall from Southampton Series 1..