Thursday, 28 May 2009

Culture Label launch

Culture Label had it's launch night here on the 26th of May. It was a great success with people from all over the culture industry attending. Representatives from the Contemporary Arts Society, Saatchi Gallery and many more came to show their support.

" is the first online platform to show the best artist designed products and limited editions from leading culture brands"

We have now taken down the Monsters Inked show- which is very sad as it will be missed greatly.....but we do have the new exhibition "Hoppy: Talking about a Revolutionary" coming up on the 18th of June- which is very exciting.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Canvas8 launches the Changing Face of Media event

‘The Changing Face of Media’, the first in a series of events, hosted by Canvas8 (, will be held on Thursday 21st May at The Idea Generation gallery in Shoreditch.

Canvas8 has set up this event to review and discuss the increasingly blurred boundaries between film, gaming and graphic novels and where the potential for cross-platform innovation.

Key speakers at the event include:

Pat Mills – Often referred to as 'the godfather of British comics', Pat is a graphic novels writer and editor. His comics are notable for their violence and anti-authoritarianism. He is best known for creating 2000AD and Judge Dredd.

Kareem Ettouney – Kareem is the Art Director of LittleBigPlanet, co-founder of Media Molecule and the former Lead Concept Artist for Lionhead Studios. Kareem was integral to the launch of LittleBigPlanet, the evolutionary console game, and the winner of the AAIAS Interactive Achievement Award for Overall Game of the Year.

To register for the Changing Face of Media, Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 6:45 PM (GMT) please visit

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Hoppy Against Tyranny: Talking About a Revolutionary

Idea Generation Gallery are gearing up for a new exhibition of paraphernalia and photographs by veteran activist and revolutionary John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins, many of which are being shown for the first time.

Encompassing both the grand scale of mass rallies and the squalid intimacy of bedsit and backrooms of freaks, tearaways and bohemians, these electrifying images act as a record of 1960s London on the cusp of a new era, as the city shaped up for the struggle to redefine itself as a modern metropolis.

It was an exhilarating time and Hoppy was both protagonist and observer in the story, at the vanguard of a generation which broke radically with a conservative past. Founder of legendary psychedelic night club, UFO; cofounder of radical underground newspaper, The International Times; and photographer for Melody Maker, The Times and Peace News, he was well placed to record the revolution as it unfolded.