The Daily Mail reported earlier this year about a triple arson attack as revenge for not acquiring planning permission! A man allegedly set fire to council offices, funeral parlour and cottage after row over building consents and asa result three major fires tore through council offices, cottage and a funeral parlour. Oxfordshire Fire Service said at its peak 27 fire crews were battling fires and Thames Valley Police confirmed gas canisters were found at all three sites…
Shoreditch Skyline Collaborations at the Howard Griffin Gallery featured: John Dolanwith 2501, John Dolan with Broken Fingaz Crew, John Dolan with Cityzen Kane, John Dolan with EKTA, John Dolan with Gold Peg, John Dolan with Ian Stevenson, John Dolan with Thierry Noir.
These artists have collaborated with John by working directly onto the walls of his cityscapes, creating unique pieces, bringing together one of the biggest group shows, depicting an ever-changing area of the city.
The Gentle Author chronicles over on Spitalfield’s Life Val Perrin’s superb pictures of Spitalfields taken between 1970-72 with “his atmospheric photography of the deserted streets recording the sense of abandonment and dereliction which prevailed at the time”.
The scurrilous, global cult comic Modern Toss is the work of Jon Link and Mick Bunnage. As writers, cartoonists, and animators they’ve taken Modern Toss in many different directions- from challenging late night television to cutting edge advertising, and from international design magazines to greeting card racks. This year a Kickstarter campaign for their 10th anniversary book ‘A Decade in the Shithouse’ became the UK’s second biggest ever comic crowdfunding success, exceeding their target within 48 hours of going live. The book ‘A Decade in the Shithouse’ is out now. Their work features regularly in The Guardian, Private Eye magazine and The Sunday Times Style Magazine.
On Tuesday 9th December 2014, Jon and Mick dedicated their Planning Permission comic to the former Shoreditch Station.
From the EastEnd Preservation Society…