Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

If you wanna busta blood vessel...try this

In the past I've tried buying an Obey print online. It was such a major hassle that resulted in nothing, but harsh words and frustration!

How often would you wait around by your computer anxiously awaiting the availability of "blank?" The blank in this case was a book design Obey did for Penguin book's re-release of "Animal Farm."

Instead of the internet being the consumer's friend and ally, today it became a nightmare: server crashes, constant browser refreshes and web administrator passwords to stop the barrage of hits. And then when you finally got to your shopping was empty! After numerous attempts and more foul language I just decided to close my browser tab and write an email to the Obey team to tell them how bollocks the website is. They wrote back. Bollocks to you all!

House of Pain? So, when I saw that Shepard Fairey was releasing "Iconic", billed as a 24×36″ limited edition print, signed and numbered, priced at $500.00. Limited to one set per person/household I just sniggered and thought..."who you calling a sucker?"

There will be plenty out there waiting patiently for 11am PST on January 23rd to roll around. I won't be one of them.

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