Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Monorex at JTP

John Thompson & Partners specialise in harnessing human energy to create new places and breathe new life into old ones

basically they're a group of really talented architects who recently won the 2010 sustainable buildings award at the City of London Corporation's sustainable City Awards....Congratulations!!!

To celebrate, JTP invited a number of guests, partners and clients to celebrate. We were brought in to introduce some live art for the event. Once again Hicks, who's been really busy recently for Monorex painted this beautiful 6x6 canvas for the guys to eventually hang in their plush offices.

Well done Hicks!!

South Coast gets some Monorex love

A new style bar in the heart of Bedford Place, Southampton is getting the Monorex treatment. Hicks and the rest of the 54 Crew are working on a Japanese themed bar called Tokyo!!

It's on a huge scale as you can see, so if you're around the area, make sure you swing by and say hi.

Tokyo opens on Thursday 1st July, which means the outside paint work, should almost be finished. We'll have updated pics + a nice little time lapse to show you all very soon

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New Era x Iron Man Launch

Way back when the Iron Man 2 film was launching in the UK, New Era invited Monorex down to add a touch of live art. Alfa was commissioned to paint 2 huge canvases, one of which was done at the store and raffled off to a lucky winner.

It's another great partnership between Monorex and New Era...keep your eyes peeled for future projects

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bulmers Berry Campaign - IRELAND

Cider me this, cider me that, with apple & pear have some new Berry I dare

For those that have been following our previous posts you might have seen our involvement with Bulmers Berry- the latest addition to the successful cider brand portfolio. Having been involved with the brand on a number of areas we weren't done yet! Adding to this huge project, Monorex teamed up with the brand to work on phase 2 of the Bulmers Berry nationwide outdoor campaign. Having already rolled out throughout the country, we wanted to post the seriously fresh "An Undergrowth Movement" designs that artists Disco Teck and Mick Minogue created. The task of designing the ads for both artists was a slightly simpler role compared to phase 1- which saw both guys hit up 2 massive billboards to deliver hand painted images. Nevertheless, it was great to see the finished designs printed and mounted on billboards and buses around Ireland.

From all of us at Monorex- it was an absolute pleasure and joy working with Bulmers Berry and everyone one inolved from start to finish. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to collaborate on a number of different areas and we wish all the best for the brand. X

* Photos taken by Francesco Taurisano*

Disco Teck

Mick Minogue

Also check out this time lapse of Disco Teck hand painting his image onto a 96 sheet billboard. Big shout to Martyn from StitchThat who shot this fine video.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Alife x Umbro - NYC

Monorex went on another mission across the Atlantic recently for a special project with Alife x Umbro - The brief was to paint a wall in the back garden of the Alife store with all the competing teams at the FIFA World Cup 2010.

There was also enough time for a holiday, so the guys got stuck in and partied hard at night while rinsing the credit cards dry in the day shopping....

Good times were had and we met some amazing people along the way...

More photos and stories to follow

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Tailored By England :::: Monorex x Umbro - England 24

Monorex just finished tiring tour of the country, driving to each of the birth places of the England football players - to paint a wall in honor of them getting selected for this summers World Cup.

It was really really good fun and we have many a story to tell from our journeys in the big white transit vans.

More photos and info to follow but check out the collection below: (It featured on the back page of the Metro today)


Wherever you’re from has a big influence on who you grow up to be, and as Fabio Capello’s squad flies out to South Africa, we wanted to celebrate this by created a commemorative wall in the hometown of each player. These are the places that the 23 players were tailored by – the leisure centre in Huyton where Steven Gerrard first played, Wayne Rooney’s school, the famous Wallsend Boys Club where Michael Carrick learned his trade – and which made them them the footballers they are today.

We didn’t forget the England manager either. To celebrate the massive role Fabio Capello has played in shaping the England team, we also created a celebratory wall in his hometown of San Canzian D’Isonzo in Italy. All the walls will be on display for two weeks from today, giving you plenty of time to check them out in the flesh. You can see them all in detail over on Flickr, and you can also take a closer look at exactly where the walls are situated over on

As well as being a celebration of the player who was tailored by this particular town, village or city, each wall also has a great story to tell. David James’ wall in Welwyn Garden City played a key part in his footballing development. ‘I first discovered my passion for football on the streets of my home town,’ James explains. ‘Me and my mates would grab a football and setup a game at any opportunity. I think that is what makes football unique, it is accessible to all and that is why the footballers of tomorrow are just as likely to come from the streets as a top youth academy.’

John Terry’s wall is situated in Barking, close to where England’s 1966 captain Bobby Moore grew up. ‘Barking is where my passion for football started,’ says Terry. ‘Playing on the streets, for my school, district and county, and now representing my country makes me so proud. The area’s got a tradition of producing England players and the legacy of the 1966 team remains strong here. I’m proud this is where it all started for me’.

One of England’s newest internationals, goalkeeper Joe Hart, is equally proud to have his achievement celebrated in his home town. ‘To say I’m tailored in Shrewsbury makes me extremely proud,’ Hart stated. ‘I was born in Shrewsbury, went to school in Shrewsbury and made my professional debut for Shrewsbury Town against Gravesend & Northfleet in 2003. I stand here as an international today due to the upbringing that Shrewsbury provided me with.’

Speaking about how his hometown influenced his playing career, defender Stephen Warnock said, “My childhood in Ormsirk provided me with the perfect basis to learn about football. My first team Rumford Colts were the stepping stone to the Liverpool youth academy, which in turn provided me with the ideal environment to train towards becoming the professional footballer I am today.”

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Mr Hicks at Kicks and Canvas

Here's a couple of snaps from the Kicks and Canvas of Mr Hicks and his landscape mural. Hicks had a couple of hours to paint this, but the really impressive thing about all of this is that I'm using the new apple iPad to post this and it's brilliant!!

Anyway, other artists at the show included insa, inkie and Disco Teck. As well as the wall Hicks also customized a pair of size 15 kicks!!! We'll be posting picks once they come through