Some of the UK’s top beatbox talent, Beatbox Collective members Hobbit, MC Zani, Bass6 and Ballze treated commuters to an unexpected performance of their ‘coughing chorus’ routine to mark Lung Cancer Awareness month.
We caught up with the man behind our Dead Ringer design to talk about Hip Hop, colours and life as an illustrator. Continue reading
Streets of Rage (Bare Knuckle in Japan) was Sega’s answer to Capcom’s Final Fight, which at the time only had a console version on the SNES. Sega needed a scrolling beat em up to compete with Final Fight, a triple ‘A’ title and hit in the arcades. There has been much debate about which game is better but one thing Sega certainly won on was the Sound Track. Sega commissioned chip tune music god Yuzo Koshiro to make the sound track which has now gone on to have a cult following. Continue reading
Submotion Orchestra have been known for pushing boundaries with their experimental sound. This podcast is a selection of tracks from one of the founding members and producer/engineer for the project, Ruckspin. In true Submotion Orchestra fashion the track selection draws from many different genres and you can certainly hear some of the music that has gone on to influence their sound. Stream and download the podcast and also read our interview with Ruckspin about all things Submotion Orchestra.
What was originally a blog for toys, art, illustration, posters, prints and film, Streets of Beige (SOB) is quickly making a name for itself as the lowbrow bootleg toy event and exhibition to go to. Their events have featured handmade toys by over 30 artists including our very own Wolf Mask & Mr Penfold. Each artist is tasked with creating a figure that would completely destroy everything around it. We take a look at some of the toys from their latest exhibition ‘Kill Your Shelf’.
We first saw Nathan’s work when it started circulating around design blogs late last year. His use of colour, typography with a hint of graffiti and golden era Rap quotes were right up our street. After some broken promises we finally got Nathan to talk us through the process of putting his Typo-RAP-hy pieces together.
We came across 80s Toys on Instagram and instantly had to follow. The account is run by Luke Yates, who is an avid collector of toys from the 80’s and early 90’s. We aren’t sure if Luke has collected these recently but we assume so as no kid could have resisted the temptation to take these out of the packaging. Continue reading
We caught up with Jonathan Ball, also known as Pokedstudio, to chat about how his school career advisor talked him out of pursuing art and design as a career path, how he can’t quite remember where the name Pokedstudio came from and how, if he were religious, he would be seeing Jesus a lot.
Sweden’s airports have thought of a genius way to encourage people to donate their left over foreign currency to charity. Continue reading
If you checked the Creative Mess Podcast #3 then you should know all about Jon1st. If you didn’t check the podcast (why not?) then watch Jon’s new routine and never be unsure of what Jon1st is about ever again.