Tuesday, March 29, 2011

John Michael Biscuit x Lafayette

Some of the team have just got back from Dublin, Ireland after painting a new cafe/bar called Lafayette in the city center. Not your typical brief - artists Jimi Crayon and Stika were asked to produce Jean Micheal Basquit inspired art throughout the venue. To be given the freedom to paint excessivly infusing both Basquits work and the artists original style was a rare opportunity indeed - But a job well met. A few days later, walls, canvases and toilets all done!

Club opens tomorrow, but in the meantime here are some production photos. If your around Dublin go check it out..

Monorex Music Monday

It's 1970 and Curtis Mayfield takes time away from his group (the impressions) to record his debut solo project 'curtis'. This album is great each track delivers a story, backed by drums and trumpets. Curtis Mayfield sings in a falsetto that later became the basis of numerous Hip-Hop tracks in the future. From the 17 tracks on this album 7 of them have been sampled, from Kanye West to N.W.A, from N.W.A to E.P.M.D, from E.P.M.D to Lil Wayne, from Lil Wayne to Redman. by now you must get my point. This album is important, his voice is important, across his whole career his voice was sampled 153 times....just amazing.
Curtis Mayfield – Curtis!(spotify)
Curtis Mayfield - The Makings of You


Saturday, March 26, 2011

5 Pointz in Danger!

Back in 2009 when Secret Wars was hitting New York properly for the first time some of the boys took a day off and went to paint at the legendary 5 Pointz in Queens. Amazing place!

Unfortunately some redevelopment tycoon now wants to turn the entire area into a shopping centre!?
A good time to make a stand. Please go HERE and sign the petition!

Some mobile phone pixkz..

Good times! Let's help MeresOne & Co.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monorex Music Monday

Gonna keep it short today, if you like what you heard last week click the image above and download 'The Weeknd' mixtape if not move along nothing to see here.


Friday, March 18, 2011

You know you're a designer when...

So I just found this website called 'you know you're a designer when' and the above three images pretty much some up my life. The funniest thing online tells you how it is.
Visit: http://youreadesignerwhen.tumblr.com/

p.s I need to go and re-think my life

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


The new buzzer is here finally, and we have new neighbours RJDJ they make really dope apps check em out.


Converse Visuals

As you may or may not know we recently did a big campaign with Converse that spanned across the whole country. Here are some new videos showcasing the process that went into just some of the walls. Props to 'La Furnte' on the video and shout out to Big Balls (the production company)


Monday, March 14, 2011

Monorex Music Tuesday

I know nothing…..about this group that is. I clicked a couple random links and i have come across this. A song called Wicked Games by a group called The Weeknd. It's weird, it's distorted, its just sick. This could be the birth of a new era R'nB, a new genre, a new sound. It's like a mix between some early 2000's R'nB and some old portishead. Play this along with some Jame Blake, a bit of The xx, and some Toro Y Moi and you have a genre of music which has no name but an eclectic variety in sound.

Listen: The Weeknd - Wicked Games


Monday, March 07, 2011

Monorex Music Monday

It's Monday and I'm here bearing 'Treats'. Treats is the new album by American duo Sleigh Bells and it's pretty epic to say the least. Andy has been playing this in the studio and it's great. The electric guitar, the drums, the way the vocals crash in on the track is a recipe for disaster but they somehow pulled it off. click the link and have a listen
Sleigh Bells – Treats


Saturday, March 05, 2011

Detroit adventures...

Thought I would update you on my USA travels as I have lots of stories to tell - but one of the more important ones is Detroit!

I flew over here from NYC for a short weekend and have met some great creative people, who have been the most wonderful hosts and drove me to all the hots spots within the city + taken me out to some of the coolest local hangouts....

DON'T read and believe all the "bad" "dangerous" stories you see in the news! As this city is on the up and is such an exciting blank canvas for any young or old entrepreneur / creative looking to realise their dreams...

Check this documentary out by Johnny Knoxville "Detroit Lives" - give you some good insight on the history and future plans.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Blue Thousand and One

This is great watch this in Fullscreen in HD


Beer and Design

When you talk about packaging design, beer isn't first thing you think of. The book called Beer shows a collection of amazing beer cans from around the world all collected by John Russo's, the collection was found hidden in his basement by his step son Dan Becker and his friend Lance Wilsonand the pair photographed over all 2000 cans of Beer that dates back to 1975 All of them show what some may call a better period in Design when Illustrator and InDesign definitely weren't around. The colours, the logos, the illustrations the names all very nostalgic. Here are some of my favorites from the book. Which you can purchase Here and take a look at 163 images from the book Here. just amazing.