Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Streetfest 2011 - 29th May

Following three successful years, and with a rep to contend with, STREETFEST is back on Sunday 29th May with a one-day urban powered extravaganza!

Purveyors and supporters of urban culture in the UK, Streetfest uniquely combines a kaleidoscope of interactive entertainment through
music, live performance art, film, fashion and sports all under one roof.

This year, Streetfest will be hosting a very special Secret Wars event, pitching Monorex against Bristol's Weapon of Choice in a battle of Wit, Skill and Awesome. We'll be kicking off at around 4pm on the Adidas Stage, so come early and have a look around - as well as Secret Wars, Streetfest will be showcasing live hip-hop dance battles, skating, in-line and BMX competitions, live music and plenty of street art to grab your attention.

Tickets are on sale for £10 - get yours at TicketWeb!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nando's xPERimental Sketch - This SUNDAY

Nando's Sketch - 22nd of May 2011
@ OXO Tower, Barge House

We're inviting young people between the ages of 12 and 18 to come and learn 4 skills. This will be a fun-fuelled day of Drawing, Printing, Spray-painting, and Prop Building with some free chicken courtesy of Nando's.

Event breakdown

Please visit for more info and to reserve your place! or turn up on the day from 9.30am to get involved.

T-shirt Printing with Hit + Run
This hands on course will teach people the process involved in T-Shirt screen printing.
Every participant will print and keep their own t-shirt

Prop Design with Jiggery Pokery
Each person will be taught the basics in set and prop design from two extremely talented professionals.

Spray painting with Stika and Jamie Brown
These two outstanding Spray-can artists will be teaching their class everything they need to know to create their first piece or character.
Each participant will paint their own word from start to finish on their own personal board.

Pen Drawing with Jimi Crayon and Mr K
Jimi and Mr K are more than handy with a pen. This class does away with paper and gives participants the opportunity to draw on a huge scale with fat paint markers in a black and white team battle. Think 8mile but with drawing

Saturday, May 14, 2011


We Survived!!

The Scandinavian Secret Wars team joined 1800+ party people and 300 DJs, artists, organizers and performers for the 25 HOUR PEOPLE Club Festival.

It was on a boat and it was crazy and yes, we are happy to still be alive..

The Secret Wars battle took place on the way back from Finland…the boat crowd gearing up for a new day with good-morning-beers and some live art!

The guys from the Shitxfaced blog supplied the music and their own rather more explicit pics can be found here..

Thanks to the organizers (Well done!), AOD, Riksteatern, Shitxfaced and everyone who supported and screamed!

(Pics by Patrik Wenner, more can be found here!)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Monorex x Nandos Xperimental Sketch

Stika recently taught Radio 1 DJ Reggie Yates Spray-Painting in preparation for the Nandos Xperimental Sketch event. Make sure you come down to the Bargehouse on May 22nd. The day will be filled with Pens, Spray-Painting, Sculpture, T-Shirt Printing, and best of all Chicken.

For more Details Visit HERE and HERE

Date: Sunday 22 May 2011
Opening times: 9.30am - 6pm
Admission: FREE
Venue: Bargehouse

Monday, May 09, 2011

New Designers 2011

We are very happy to announce that Monorex & Secret Wars will be taking part in this years New Designers kicking off June 29th - July 09th @ The Business Design Centre, London. Keep an eye on this space as we will be dropping hints closer to the date about our collaboration.

For those that aren't familiar with New Designers please follow the link and you can sign up for tickets! We highly recommend people checking this out as its a great platform - showcasing the very best in graduate design.

Fresh Stika "Don't Hate On Kate" prints - Limited set of 20

Limited run of 20 Stika "Don't Hate On Kate" prints! Hand signed by the artist and 10 have already sold...

£60 (inc postage)
Email - LondonHQ@monorex.com to purchase.

Who wants one?

Friday, May 06, 2011

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Remember this? Classic Nigo interview

Classic interview with the Japanese legend NIGO, the mastermind behind A Bathing Ape.

Love the weird translator and the awkward chemistry between Nigo and Jonathan Ross.... Makes me laugh every time :)

Pimpin house but not sure if he is as rich now though (since the recent collapse of BAPE)?!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Monorex x Nando's xPERimental Sketch

Below is a little project we are currently curating with Jimi Crayon and Nando's..

Come check out the main event at the Oxo tower on the 22nd May - http://bit.ly/dXZ6tP


Example being taught a few tricks by the illustration master Jimi Crayon

Nando's also have the largest collection of South African artwork in the UK and will be inviting a couple of the main artists over for the event... Check them out below!

Rasty Knayles

Kudzi Chiruai

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Classic Twinings infusion ad - Waterfalls

Featuring our old friend Tom

Monorex Music Tuesday

In early 2009 I heard this song for the first time, I totally forgot about it and have been playing if for a few weeks now. Animal Collectives 'My Girls' is a epic song. Weird sounds, weird visuals. It's all very left of center. If you haven't heard this song take a listen. Oh and as for the video DAAAMMM its Dope. press play and kick back