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The second Pick Me Up show at Somerset House is coming to an end and it was pleasure to have visited it on the opening night. Billed as a contemporary graphic art fair - the emphasis was on graphic designers and illustrators who produce and...

In January 2010, I was contacted by an artist known as BooksIII who told me about a mural he had painted at the Mia Art Fair together with Typoe and She Kills He. BooksIII is from Miami, Typoe is Cuban and She Kills He is from...

Titifreak is a long-standing friend and collaborator, we've shared times in Birmingham, London, Brighton, Berlin, Sao Paulo and Rio and it was a pleasure to finally feature his work in depth in the last book Street Sketchbook Journeys...

Further to my continuing interest in Chicha posters comes news (via Vandalog) of an American artist called El Celso who spent time researching, collecting and producing his own Chicha posters in Peru. Finally resulting in an art show at Brooklyn based Pandemic Gallery. The press...

News from friend and fellow writer Caleb Neelon (who co-authoered Graffiti Brasil with me) - that finally the book he has been working on with Roger Gastman is out. After five long years of work and research - this looks like it going to be...

Roa is one of the artist's who appears in my latest book and one who I enjoy following - so I've been looking forward to seeing photos from his Mexican Adventures. There is a nice book connection too, as Roa was keen to paint with...

I'm the very proud owner of an amazing new photo edition by Mark Vessey (archival Fuji print - edition 25). The print is called "Haring" and its self-explainatory in that's its a still life tribute to the man himself. Still-life photography is Vessey's forte.To steal a...

I'm very pleased to have in my hands a copy of this month's Juxtapoz which features an interview I made with its cover star - Escif. I've been lucky enough to have followed his development over the last five years so it was a pleasure...

One of my favourite artists from the recent Street Sketchbook: Journeys book is Saner. Hailing from Mexico City - he conjures up strange worlds of masked characters painted with great skill and imagination. Here's a preview of a new film being made featuring him and...

This Friday 21 January 2011, 10am–5pm I have been invited to address a conference at the RCA entitled Brazil: The Cultural Contemporary. Looking forward to meeting my fellow speakers as the itinerary looks very interesting.The free one-day conference is chaired and convened by Martina Margetts,...