1. The exhibition of Liu Bolin at Scream.
Our fascination of Liu Bolins “camouflage” work is never ending. Experience her work that is intriguing and playful yet takes on an unequivocal political stance. Liu Bolin at Scream >>
2. The Village Green Sunday Market in Hackney Downs.
It’s back! The Village Green Sunday Market brings people together and showcase local talent in the heart of Hackneys creative hub, featuring makers, creators, food stall traders and cocktail shakers. A perfect recipe for a fab Easter Sunday. The Village Green Sunday Market in Hackney Downs >>
3. Jean Paul Gaultier, From sidewalk to catwalk, at Barbican.
We're so thrilled to see Jean Paul Gaultier's graphic design work for the first time. Dating from the early 80's the couturier's unique designs for invitations to haute couture and prêt-à-porter, as well as his iconic advertising campaigns. Jean Paul Gaultier at Barbican >>
We la la love this concept! Basically, seven tracks from seven well-known bands and artists are pressed into 700 7" singles, then creatives from around the world illustrate the cover artwork for one of the seven tracks, resulting in a very limited-edition piece of art that you can own, for the very reasonable sum of £45. Secret-7" >>
5. TINAWEASTER by TINAWEEN
If there is one egg hunt to attend, this is the one! Our friends Tinaz are hosting the most amazing Easter egg hunt round the poles of Metropolis strip club and you simply cannot miss out on this party! TINAWEASTER by TINAWEN >>
Spring has finally arrived and The Anti Towers are in bloom. Therefore we picked our favourite spring pieces from the Attention Shoppers! Spring Summer 2014 collection for you. All are available in our online shop!
Don't miss the always toungue in chic Alexa Chung (here wearing our Central Line Pullover) talking at Vogue festival this weekend. She will be sharing her tips and thoughts about personal style and fashion sense. We can't wait!
Pop the fizz, here's the playlist! This is how we celebrate it's finally Friday at Anti Towers. Blast the inspiration to our SS14 collection, whether you're in the office, home, garden, treehouse, tent or pool.
When does a cartoon stop being a cartoon? Our talented Spring Summer 14 collaborator Russell Maurice poses this question in his latest exhibition, Instructional Objects under the Silver Moonlight.
Opening on Friday 7th March 2014 at The Depot, Russell removes cartoon characters from their two-dimensional millieu, transforming flat to sculptural and infusing the lifeless with life.
The traditional comic strip is replaced by ragged materials such as old bed sheets and linen offcuts. Suddenly a vivid new dimension emerges.
Like his collaborations with us, it's alchemic, cartoonish, macabre and above all a fantastical riff on pop culture.
Presented by The Depot and 48HOURS
Opening Friday 7th March, 6-9pm. Then Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th, 12-6pm
38 Upper Clapton Road, London, E5 8BQ
Delight yourself or your someone special this Valentines Day with suggestions from our Lust List.
Avoid heartbreak and order before midnight Friday 14th February (GMT) to enjoy Free Shipping using the code BEMINE at checkout.
Make the boys blush in our Sweet Valley Polo Dress, crafted in sheer peek-a-boo stripes for a flirty feel.
Indulge in something that will last longer than flowers like our sunray pleated Straight Edge Dress in brilliant Aqua.
The double ended asymmetric zip on the Woody Pencil will shock and thrill in equal measure.
A provocative adults-only PVC collar is the perfect accomplice for the playful Cry Baby Dress.
Put a bow on it! Masculine meets feminine with our mini-bow studded Cry Baby Bomber.
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Our Resort 2014 collaboration is arguably one of our most playful collaborations to date. Transcending you into a radiant multicolored alternate universe, also known as The Teddy Boys’ Picnic, artist Russell Maurice and our Creative Director Geoffrey J. Finch have created a one of a kind print not to be forgotten!
Watch as these playful troublemakers cavort their way through the night exploring the wild escapades of teenage revelry. We recently caught up with London based Russell to find out what really led to the creation of the Picnic Print and about the man behind it...
Russell, you received your MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins. What lead you into the crazy world of fashion?
Actually, street wear came before anything for me. I started a skate company back in 1993 when I was seventeen, just making t-shirts. Friends kept asking me to make hand painted tees with my characters on them, so after I'd made about ten of those, I'd raised enough money to start getting them printed and just kept going. Its twenty-one years this year.
A lot of your work has a whimsical naïve children’s point of view with underlying tones of more advanced youth themes. Why do you choose to mix the two, instead of keeping them separate?
The cartoon is just my format, the vehicle for my ideas. It's abbreviated form makes it an ideal communication for kids as they can read it, but at the same time its simplicity of form appeals to adults for the same reasons.
Where do you look for the inspiration for your work? Do you have a process you go through before designing a particular print?
It depends on the project, but for my own work a lot of old comics and cartoons. The older the better! Also a lot of art shows, and a lot of digital trawling too. The process for a print varies per job, but often it starts with a stoned brainstorm and a flurry of sketches...this usually births enough material to make a print.
What was the starting point for the Picnic Print from Resort 14?
Meetings with Geoffrey where we talked about what it should be and chuckled about his source materials. I really enjoyed developing this one, it was a good laugh as well as creatively fulfilling, and I was super stoked with the outcome.
Which bear within the print is your favourite character? Are any of them resembled after yourself or anyone you know in particular?
Ha-ha I resemble the dude zoning out under the mushroom. Really the only one based on a real person is the Geoffrey Bear.
What can Russell Maurice fans expect next?
I don't know if there are any fans! But things are super positive; I'm excited about a certain collaboration that is in process now. Then more new tees from my own label Gasius dropping soon. Art wise I have a show in March at the Depot in Clapton then in May I'm heading to Australia to do a couple of shows with Horfe from Paris, whose work is amazing.
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