Tuesday, 5th Nov 2013
Artist Horace Panter will feature as part of new exhibition The Writing Is On The Wall, hosted at London's Strand Gallery from today. Also known for being the bassist with The Specials, Horace's bold Pop style paintings come from a belief that "anything or anyone can be idolised or placed centre stage" and achieve their look through "a lightness of touch and a palette favouring primary colours".
The exhibition will take place from the 5th - 10th November, and is presented in collaboration with Sheaffer penmakers, who are celebrating their 100th anniversary.
For more information, visit: www.thestrandgallery.wordpress.com
Tuesday, 29th Oct 2013
Some of the latest additions to our Authentic and Laurel Wreath Collections were spotted in London, Moscow, Saint Petersburg and New York this month.
This winter weight bomber jacket has been made in the UK, using wool cloth created at the Abraham Moon mill in Yorkshire. Spotted near our Laurel Wreath Collection shop at Seven Dials, London, the British Wool Tennis Bomber has been layered over this season's Textured Military Knit Shirt.
See our latest collections online now, or visit our Shop Finder to find your nearest store.
Wednesday, 23rd Oct 2013
The London College of Communication is proud to present a new exhibition called: Where Have All the Bootboys Gone? Skinhead Style and Graphic Subcultures. Running from Wednesday 23rd October to Saturday 2nd November, the exhibition explores the skinhead movement from it's 1960s British roots to contemporary global interpretations of the lifestyle.
The show focuses on visual manifestations of skinhead style, with items including clothing, graphic design, photography and publishing on display. Evolving from the 'hard mods' of the 1960s, original British skinheads were influenced by Ska, Rocksteady and Bluebeat music. The exhibition features covers from many of the D-I-Y fanzines developed by skins to share music and styles tips amongst their groups, which remained largely underground.
Where Have All the Bootboys Gone? makes links to the cultural elements that surround the moment, exploring music genres, football, politics and class. By covering the full history of the subculture, the exhibition addresses the darker interpretations associated with the style, as well as 'Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice' or S.H.A.R.Ps. Speaking of the exhibition, Creative Director Russell Bestley says: "the (skinhead) subculture retains a strongly close-knit and largely underground identity, away from the cultural mainstream. This exhibition looks at the graphic language and visual communication of Skinhead identity, from its roots in the late 1960s to today”.
To find out more, visit the LCC events page here.