Friday, 31 December 2010
Hello out there
here is my last blog of the year
so goodbye 2010 its been
a interesting year and lets hope
2011 is a good one
here some drawings we are working on
Sunday, 26 December 2010
HELLO AND HAPPY XMASS
33 YEARS ON THIS DAY
A BOY WAS BORN IN A FAR
OFF LAND THAT BOY IS
NOW A MAN AND IS AS
I TYPE OUT AND ABOUT
TOASTING HIS BIRTHDAY
SO PLEASE LIFT A GLASS
TO MR PAPPA BINCHI
BELOW IS SOME OF HIS ARTWORKS
CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE
Saturday, 25 December 2010
Hello and happy xmass
the highlight of the day has
been the john huston film the man who would be king
that was on tv today what a great movie
and its also the name of nice little song by
the cute little libertines
bye for now
Thursday, 23 December 2010
Monday, 20 December 2010
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Hello my bumcakes
British Fashion Awards 2010 illustrations by Le Gun.
the images on the blog are some
that they did not use god knows why
but hey thats fashion honey
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Hello out there
heres a photo of me
and kermit we found
each other at a car boot
fair he is soon going to
become part of a new artwork
of mine that is a homage
to a dead german artist
watch this space for more info
bye for now
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Come Dine With Me: Ken Morley disgusts and offends former cast mates in Coronation Street special and i loved it
OMG last nights come dine with me
blew my mind it was the best thing
i have seen on my tv box for years
pure tv gold Ken Morley is a god
to me he needs his own tv show
pure out and out god
if you missed it 4OD it
ken morley i hope one
day are paths will cross
and we can miss behave
till then i live in hope
Sunday, 5 December 2010
When? Saturdays 4th, 11th and 18th December from 1-6pm
Helllo alll we LE GUN and i
will be selling prints and stuff
with are dear dear chums THE HERTICS
come down and have a look around
theres lots going on
The Social, 5 Little Portland St, London W1
The Social’s Christmas Market
if you like reading
heres lots of words
about whats going on
This Christmas The Social presents a weekly market in the upstairs bar each and every Saturday daytime with stalls from Rough Trade Shops, Caught By The River, Faber, tattoos from David Shrigley, prints, toys and more from Pete Fowler (Monsterism), Le Gun and Heretic, PostCarden and other still TBC. As well as Christmas gifts, shoppers will be able to catch signings, poetry readings, live performances and talks, DJ sets, a fully stocked bar and The Rose Kentish Kitchen pop up cafe.
Saturdays 4th, 11th and 18th December - 1-6pm - The Social, 5 Little Portland St, W1
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or press enquiries - www.thesocial.com
Rough Trade (Every Saturday)
Rough Trade Shops bring their legendary store to The Social. Every Saturday in December you will find a boutique selection of perfect stocking fillers from the carefully selected vendors taking part in the upstairs bar Christmas Market. All are invited to pop in and browse through the vinyl, cds and Christmas gifts on sale whilst sipping on some mulled wine and nibbling on a mince pie. Rough Trade will be joined by some friends playing records upstairs on Saturday 18th including The Boy Least Likely To playing their favourite Christmas records.
Caught by the River (Every Saturday)
The Caught by the River shop leaves it's home on the wwweb to get physical at The Social this December. Expect to find the ideal gifts and stocking fillers for those family members with a penchant for the wild, the rural and the rock 'n' roll.
Faber (Every Saturday)
For beautiful literary gifts and stocking-filler humour visit Faber and Faber’s Christmas stall at the Social.
Join us for readings from Faber New Poets Joe Dunthorne and Jack Underwood (December 4, 2.30pm) and a special guest appearance from Helen and Olly, presenters of award-winning comedy podcast Answer Me This!, who will be entertaining shoppers with their unique mixture of pointless knowledge, reckless opinion and a dash of filth (December 4, 3.30pm)
David Shrigley (4th Dec)
Following the success of his project at Frieze Art Fair 2010, modern artist David Shrigley is offering free temporary tattoos to all comers. He will also be signing copies of his new launched collection, What the Hell Are You Doing? (Canongate).
Pete Fowler (18th Dec)
Pete Fowler's Monsterism will be setting up a stall that will include monstrous vinyl toys, screenprints and limited edition lino cuts. Maybe therein lies the ideal gift for the beasts in your life?
Heretic (11th Dec)
Heretic is an illustration and experimental screen printing collective from London. With an unorthodox approach they have carved out their own unique aesthetic. Over the last few years Heretic have exhibited their work in numerous exhibitions around the world.
A selection of Heretic screen prints will be for sale along with some limited edition gig posters for the event.
LE GUN (11th Dec)
Le Gun is an art collective and magazine established by graduates from Londons Royal College of Arts department of Communication Art and Design. Since the 2004 inception of LE GUN, the groups core Neal Fox, Matthew Appleton, Bill Bragg, Chris Bianchi, Alex Wright and Robert Greene has produced four issues of the vibrant, over-sized publication, not to mention countless projects in London that have garnered attention from media outlets like Eye and i-D.
We will be selling prints and artworks by artists from LE GUN and some bespoke artworks
PostCarden (4th + 18th Dec)
PostCarden is a mini garden you can send in the post and has been featured as the hot new product for 2010. Designed to be more playful, curious and interactive, PostCarden combines a gift and greeting card that can be enjoyed by all ages. In a short amount of time your card transforms into a mini green gift, evolving daily in beauty and charm.
Mr Jones Watches (4th + 18th Dec)
Mr Jones Watches design and produce exceptional watches that do more than divide the day into hours, minutes and seconds. They are a London based company whose primary aim is to reconsider the age-old technology of the wristwatch for the 21st century. We have watches that help you make decisions, watches that encourage or undermine you depending on the time of day. Our most popular watch reminds you of your own mortality whenever you check the time. The Mr Jones Watches brand is defined by the innovative and exciting designs that experiment with the idea of time keeping. The range thinks of watches as portable artworks as well as practical devices.
The Rose Kentish kitchen (Every Saturday)
The Rose Kentish kitchen pop up cafe will be serving up some tasty, seasonal, sweet and savoury treats and some delicious hot winter warmers for weary shoppers. Including the customary mulled wine and mince pies of course but with a little twist! Expect some exquisite cakes and handmade savouries all freshly prepared each morning by Rose with organic, free range ingredients, love and lots of Christmas cheer!
Saturday, 4 December 2010
heres an interview
with neal fox
for iD online
about new le gun for beginners
Le Gun for beginners
London based art collective Le Gun pulled the trigger on graphic art and illustration in 2004 when they created a platform to showcase exciting new talent in their same name publication Le Gun magazine. If you haven’t seen it, open your eyes.
United by the same niche taste in art, the founding members of Le Gun, Neal Fox, Matthew Appleton, Bill Bragg, Chris Bianchi, Alex Wright and Robert Greene met while studying at Royal College of Art. Democratising the process of publication, Le Gun considers all submissions, edits down and scours the pen marks for raw talent, printing those special few who “draw pictures like nobody else”, Neal Fox. Having produced four issues of Le Gun, garnering a cult following of art and graphic fans, the collective are tonight launching a pocket sized manual titled Le Gun for beginners, a group sketchbook of sorts. The book coincides with an exhibition of works by Le Gunners at Material Gallery, London. i-D Online caught up with founding member and total underground graphic celeb Neal Fox to learn the origins, influences and ambitions of, the explosive, Le Gun.
What was your intention when you first started Le Gun? Did you expect it would become as established as it has? We all met at the RCA in 2004. It was an unusual group of people who really clicked and were excited by similar things. I had always loved Raw magazine since I was a kid, which was a cult graphic art magazine published in the 80s in New York by Art Spiegelman. I hadn't met many other people who were into the same things as me before and all of sudden there was a whole gang of us. We raised money to print the first issue by having parties in the college bar, where we'd do collaborative drawings. Gradually more and more people have got involved and it seems to have taken off. It’s still very chaotic trying to get each one made because as well as the magazine we do a lot of other exhibitions and commissions, and we all have our own stuff going on aside from Le Gun.
What people, places or things inspire your work? At the moment, I’m really into the writer J.G. Ballard – I’m doing drawings based around his ideas. I like the iconoclasts too; right now I’m making loads of big stained glass windows of modern saints - Ballard, Francis Bacon, William Burroughs, Albert Hofmann, Johnny Cash, Jean Genet etc, for an exhibition at Galerie Daniel Blau in Munich.
What makes a submission stand out? We like people with their own take on things. We get sent a lot of generic stuff but now and again you come across someone who draw pictures like nobody else, like James Unsworth and Emma Rendel. We also chase after people we like and in the next issue we’ve got work from Charles Avery, Hernan Bas, Stanley Donwood and Laurie Lipton.
What is the creative process involved in the curation of each issue, and how has that differed with Le Gun for beginners? Each one takes a long time to make, editing down submissions and chasing after people. We stick everything on the wall in the studio and work hard at trying to make images flow together and make interesting connections between things. Someone described it as being like a long visual poem. Le Gun for beginners is a much more spontaneous thing, more like a group sketchbook. It’s published in Sweden and it’s a bit of a smorgasbord!
Le Gun for beginners opens today and runs until 18 December 2010.
Text Sarah Raphael
Thursday, 2 December 2010
hello one and all
le gun have a book
launch from 6pm
at material gallery bookshop
first floor kingly court
if about pop in
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