Monday, 25 June 2012

See No Evil 2012: Urban Festival

See No Evil is returning this year as part of the London 2012 Festival!! This promises to be a spectacular event and one that I'm really excited about as I couldn't attend last year. This year it's taking place over three days in central Bristol between Thurs 16th - Sunday 19th August. The event is part of the summer-long arts festival throughout the country to celebrate the Olympic Games. Here's a brief outline of what's going on from the festival website:

Curated artists will paint Nelson Street, to reinvent a selection of urban spaces, with some jaw-dropping images expected to be added to the Bristol street.

The event will be accompanied by Hear No Evil, organised by Team Love and featuring a series of music events throughout the week and a FREE New York style Block Party on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August, on Nelson Street.

A visual spectacular will open the weekend’s music on Friday 17 August when 3D Projection experts AntiVJ create a unique installation in the Passenger Shed in Temple Meads. This FREE ticketed performance will be arranged with music by musicians Adrian Utley from Portishead and Will Gregory from Goldfrapp.

The best of Bristol’s music culture will set the backdrop to live street painting and outdoor stages on Saturday, while buskers will be chosen to take up a number of pitches throughout the festival site and lead the street party on Sunday 19 August, while artists put the final touches to their creations.

30 of the world’s most prolific street artists will paint the streets, including abstract expressionist Remi Rough, Lyken, Nick Walker, alphabet painter Eine and Portuguese artist Vhils. The artists are being curated by Bristol bred graffiti legend Inkie, who inspired the event’s first outing last year.

More information will be coming soon via

Friday, 15 June 2012

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Summer Issue 2012

I'm a bit late with the update of this one but the latest issue of the Friends' Newsletter was completed by Graphic Bubble last month. It is an A5 quarterly publication which is 32 pages in size. See below for the designs from the Summer issue.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Manna: June 2012 Issue

The latest issue of Manna is now available to view online, this is a 24 page quarterly publication produced for The Diocese of Bath & Wells. To view a digital version of the magazine click here or on the below animation.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Upfest 2012

Last weekend I attended Upfest (, an urban art festival said to be Europe's largest event of it's kind. The event attracted over 250 graffiti artists from all over the world to paint live for three days. They created over 20,000 square foot of artwork along a two mile stretch of North Street in Bedminster / Southville, Bristol. I've been in previous years but it felt like the guys at Upfest really pulled out all the stops this year, they even managed to get a New York City train carriage involved!!!

It was a fantastic event for the local community to be part of and there was a great atmosphere throughout the whole weekend. The festival helps raise funds and more importantly awareness for the Bristol based charity NACOA, who work to address the problems children have growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism. Hopefully lots of money was raised for what is a very worthy cause.

Now I don't pretend to know a vast amount about graffiti but here are a few of my favourite pieces from last weekend.