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Dead Leg, Best Ever, Dotmaster painting at Cordy House

Well, happy new year all crew – hope the vibes were right and you didn’t kill your parents. As 2010 commits itself to the annals of history we remember the good times – Glastonbury, Newport, Chu’s World First hand painted 3D Graffiti installation, the Whitecross Street Party… and many more moments, to many to mention. Now, 2011 shows a terrifying amount of promise. Deep in the jungle something is mutating. The natives are getting restless. So much so that Bleech, Zadok, Dotmasters and Best Ever battled abominable snow conditions to add a new lick to the front of Cordy House: Teddy Baden has also been active, dreaming of dog sausage: Meanwhile we’ve had a whole heap of bombing action inside the building as part of Don’t Watch That.tv and Trailer Park events:

PS – just watched THIS short film on dontwatchthat.tv – a brilliant piece by Director Sean Dunne about the collector with the world’s largest archive of vinyl. Do watch it.

IN RESIDENCE… STEPHEN POWERS AKA ESPO

Stephen Powers aka ESPO is in London. The crew have been cold chilling at Cordy Heights in prep for an upcoming show and its a true pleasure to host and hang out with such talent! If you don’t know his work, read on to find out more – with humour and hand styles for miles and miles, his fresh approach and dedication to graffiti ensures he is still regarded as one of the finest and his work since crossing over to public murals and community commissions alongside exhibiting work in major galleries has maintained the grade! In the words of the man himself “Adore n Endure” here are some photos and sneak peek at some of the pieces for the exhibition.

In 1984 Steve Powers started climbing rooftops in his neighborhood and painting his alias ESPO as a dues paying member of the ICY graffiti club. 25 years later he returned home to Philadelphia in the summer of 2009 to write a love letter across the same rooftops facing the Market-Frankford line. The letter, meant for one, with meaning for all, encompasses 50 walls on a 20 block stretch of market street. Drawing input, inspiration, and work from the community Powers created a letter to and from west Philly. This unprecedented public art project was a collaboration of Powers, The Mural Arts Program, and the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. It required 1200 cans of spray paint, 800 gallons of bucket paint, and the skilled hands of 20 of the finest spray painters in America, who Powers put into the legendary ICY club.

HIT+RUN London Launch party

When – 11th March / 8pm-2am Where – The Book Club 100 Leonard street, EC2A 4RH RSVP ESSENTIAL Email – [email protected] HIT+RUN was created in 2005 by Southern California artists Brandy Flower and Mike Crivello. Inspired by the contagious enthusiasm from small screenprinting parties in their homes, friend’s studios and local gallery spaces. Working with a constantly ¬†evolving network of designers and artists
HIT+RUN’s live screenprinting crew can now be seen at music festivals, parties, launches, exhibitions, events and happenings around the world. At each HIT+RUN event a collection of exclusive single-color silkscreen designs are available for guests to personally select their own combination and placement of the designs.
featuring artwork to select from artists including… SHEONE / OTWO / CHARLIE SHAZER / MARK WARD / ALFA Music and vibes provided by DJS FROSTY (DUBLAB) / CHEERYSTONES / Y&P / SESSION &¬† VERY SPECIAL GUESTS FROM LA (Not to be missed) www.thehitandrun.com