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NEW TEE OUT NOW!!

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New “MONOCHROME CHROME ” t-shirt in the shop now!!!

White halftone print on black shirt, comes with sticker and postcard.
Available in S, M, L and XL

£25.00

>>>>CLICK HERE TO BUY<<<<

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Girls On Bikes part 5

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Last week i was in Ghent, Belgium. I had a spare morning so had to get something up! I managed to pull off this spot in the center of town!

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Also hooked up with local artist BUE who is doing some awesome stuff with TOYKYO. <<CHECK OUT THERE WORK.

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And also asked the lovely Miss Mary to take part in the current ‘Girls On Bikes’ thread………

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Not bad for a spare few hours!

Thanks to CITY KINGZ for the links and intros!

Matching Leotard and 90’s- Revisited

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BIGGEST GIF-ITTI YET!!!

Painted up in sunny Newcastle at HOULTS YARD as part of UNIT 44’s WHITE WALLS project.

Gif-itti magic on a grand scale:

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TO SEE A LARGER VERSION CLICK HERE!!!

“The beauty of INSA’s GIF-ITI is that it only truly lives when viewed online, where these days most street art ends up being viewed, and it exaggerates the ephemeral nature of graffiti as each layer is painted instantly over the last. Mixing retro internet technology and labour intensive painting, INSA creates slices of infinite un-reality, cutting edge art for the tumblr generation.”

Watch the nice time-lapse below to get an idea of the scale and amount of work that goes in to the 600 pixels above>>>

Thanks to Danny and Steve for hooking the whole thing up! Billy for photography. And Dan, Ali and Amy for the extra painting hands!

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Towards the end of last year RedBull asked me to design an installation for the London Head Quarters.

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‘Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places’,

Black, White, Mirror, Frosted Vinyl on glass screens.

Photographed by: Alice Peperell

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Making of the ‘Exterior Gloss’ sculpture

Occasionally i like to show a bit of behind the scenes and making of action.
So here i thought i would show you the steps involved in making my recent sculpture shown in ‘MORE’ at Fifty24SF.
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First up i needed a willing model:

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Here is Vicki braving the first layer of freezing cold Alginate being spread over her, after that we built up a solid case from plaster bandages,

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then with a lot of care and gentle wiggling we managed to get the mold off in one piece!

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then mixed up enough silicon to brush into every part of the mold,

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once the silicon had dried i had to fill the mold with an expanding foam to reinforce the silicon skin, after that the mold could be cracked off and the final positive revealed!!

This is what i used to carefully pour a mixed resin over. This was a case of very precise timing, pouring the resin just as it was at setting point to catch the motion of dripping liquid.

This resin piece could then be pulled off the silicon chest and mounted ready for painting in several layers of candy pink and lacquer!

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And there you have it!!

Painted Camper van for sale….

So about 6 years ago i painted this camper van. The owner just contacted me to tell me they are selling it.
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its on EBAY HERE

What got swaped!!!

Thank you to everyone who got excited by the SWAPSHOP and wrote in with an offer.
I got over 300 offers in the end!! Way more than i expected and goes to show i’m not the only one who likes the idea of taking money out of the equation.

So choosing my top offers to get the shirts was a very tricky process and i’m still not sure i made the right choices.
I had offers for all kinds of things! Admittedly about a third were people offering a t-shirt swap- but i mean come on that’s not really very exciting. And i had lots of people offering me nice commercial goods- i could of hooked up a nice new wardrobe for myself- but then that wasn’t really the point of this experiment. I wasn’t just looking to hook myself up.

My criteria for choosing winners was roughly along these lines:

a) Extreme offers> anything above and beyond the expected.

b) Anything that was to help more that just me.

c) Anything that could be added to the winners packages and shared amongst the larger group.

d) Stuff that benefited my artwork or gave good content for the blog.

e) Then just anything that i liked.

SO HERE ARE THE WINNERS!!!

1) Haley- USA, Offered her first born’s name:

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2) Daniel-UK, Got tattooed- Thanks to Xty at KidsLoveInk for the good work and photo:

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3) Mike- USA, Getting tattooed- work not done yet!

4) Josh- USA, Got tattooed:

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*DISCLAIMER*
Please note getting tattooed is a serious commitment and something that should only be done with proper thought and consideration. I explained to all offers of tattoos that i did not want them to do this just for a t-shirt swap and only if they were going to get it done anyway outside of the giveaway!

5) Rik -UK, from RIPE DIGITAL offered 750 printed postcards:

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All winners will be getting some!

6) MIRS1- USA, offered several hundred vinyl stickers:

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All winners will be getting some!

7) GUERRILLASNAKE- USA, offered a couple hundred vinyl cut decals (Not pictured) All winners will be getting some!

8 ) Francesca- UK, From DIGIMURA offered a full room digital wall covering of my artwork printed and installed:
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9)Wayne- Netherlands, offered £100 charity donation to charity of my choice:

10)Christina- Germany, offered £50 charity donation to charity of my choice:

11)WESTONE- USA, offered £30 charity donation to charity of my choice:

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12)Glyno – UK, Offered a pair of kids sneakers and a £25 charity donation

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13) JP- UK, Offered to give me a tattoo by him at his shop CUT ABOVE THE REST- happening this week.

14)LA TACO -USA, Offered $50 on Kiva.org (micro lending in 3rd world), some stickers and a ripe avocado.
I chose this shoe seller to lend the money too:
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15) Emma- UK, Offered 3 good deeds related to INSA artwork:

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1st good deed: A pair of 6 inch patent platform peep toe heels and Insa sticker given away to a random girl (Sarah 26 from London).
2nd good deed: A pair of Nike dunk trainers and Insa sticker given away to random boy (Dan 30 from Brighton).
3rd good deed: A picture of my ass in a tight leather skirt (with Insa sticker!) for your delectation! (Em London 28).

16) Bram Styles- UK, Offered to make INSA fetish calling cards to put in telephone booths around Soho, Central London. And then keep me informed of any callers that ring the number looking for some INSA fetish. Lines open now!!
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17) Dave- Australia, Invited me to his wedding in the summer as the invite is INSA inspired:

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18) John- Australia, Dedicated some vandalism as his offer:

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19) Drisk- Uk, Offered to do a sticker campaign of the INSAxNIKE logo:

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20) Tammy- Australia, Offered to try and recreate my ‘Exterior Gloss’ wall in LA:

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21) Guillaume- UK, Offered one of his beautifully designed lampshades:

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22) Dionne- UK, Offered commitment to the cause with her Tea Cup and Heels (It was the fur rug that swayed it for me):

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23) Dominic, Offered a hand drawn screen printed bootleg of the INSAxNIKE bootleg tee.

24) Sarah, Offered a home cooked multi-course Iraqi meal delivered to my studio.

25) Charalambos, Offered a kilo of real home made Greek Halloumi

26) Mario, Offered a box full of authentic Puerto Rican ‘Chichaito’

27) Ben, Offered 50 Stella Artois

28) Mattie, Offered a dinner out for 2 including wine etc

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So all in all not a bad experiment!! As you can see i had to extent the number of winners to 28 from 20.

Thanks to everyone that emailed in offers and took part- the INSALAND SWAPSHOP will be back again sometime in the future!

And remember there is more to life than MONEY!

INSA X NIKE T-SHIRT SWAP SHOP??

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The extremely rare INSA x NIKE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG SWOOSH TEE can not be brought!!

It has been highly sought after & gifted around industry insiders- and here is YOUR only chance to get one!

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Here is the deal:

We have 20 of these to giveaway.
We will swap one shirt per person.
We will consider swaps for anything you would like to offer!
We will NOT accept money!

You have until the 20th March 2011 to email in your offers. EMAIL US HERE
Then we will pick our 20 favourite swaps and they will get a shirt in exchange for their offered item.

THE OFFER DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A CONSUMER GOOD- IT CAN BE ANYTHING FROM INSA INSPIRED ARTWORK, PHOTOGRAPHY to ALCOHOL or DEDICATED VANDALISM.