How are you? Did you have a good weekend? I sure hope so. I had a hectic one! Went to a gig, band practice, did my radio show and still had time for a few drinks. Success! On Saturday afternoon, I also had the absolute pleasure of going to our nation’s capital city (London in England) and attending the Ink & Paper event. A brief synopsis of the event is – a whole bunch of talented artists display their gig poster work in The Ragfactory just off Brick Lane with the event being organised by the UKPA.
If I’m honest, before I started working for Awesome Merch I didn’t know much about the world of art. Sure I knew a bit and could appreciate awesome art but didn’t know much about the ethos and the people behind it. On Saturday I got to meet the legendary Drew Millward, Bobby Telegramme, Graham Pilling (Army of Cats) and Luke Drozd. All four of them took part in our Poster Roast series earlier in the year. I have to say all four of them were amazingly friendly and keen to talk to me about the world of art and what the event was about. It’s obviously a way to promote their awesome art skills to the people of London but there was a cool sense of community and camaradarie and appreciation of other people’s work.
The cool thing about working for Awesome is that I get to go to things like this and meet the rockstars of the art world. I really wanted to buy loads of posters and send the bill to HQ but I don’t they would’ve appreciated it. Or maybe they would have! Hopefully something like this will happen in London next year but Screenadelica is happening in Liverpool this weekend for all you art and music fans! I now must also give a massive shout out to Sean Mort. Sean works for AM but also is a very talented artist. His work is minimalist (not basic – he’ll beat you up) and he’s also a top chap. He kept me entertained the whole time I was there. One of the highlights of the day was Sean having a conversation with two girls, which started with him trying to sell them his work and ended up with how much he hated Adele and advice on which famous pizza place they shouldn’t eat at.
So to sum this all up. I know a lot of people who follow us are knowledgeable about the world of art and the skilled people behinf it. If you’re not, then please take a few minutes to click on all the links in this blog and get yourself educated! Please enjoy the Instagram photos below. If you know of any awesome events that Awesome Merch should be at, then let me know. Have an awesome week!
Sean Mort next to his art.
Bobby Telegramme’s piece of wall.
The people of London peruse the art whilst artists enjoy a chinwag.