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.

Friday, July 27, 2012

London Olympics...Let the graffiti begin!

As I type, the London Olympics is in full swing. The Olympic torch has made its 70-day journey to London to light the Olympic cauldron. 

Many (8,000) Brits had a chance of holding the historic torch, witnessed by the 1000s of Facebook pics posted.

To commemorate this great (marketing) event, Lazarides launched a limited-edition box-set of London Olympic-themed prints by French graffiti artist, Zevs. The $3,750 collection of 14 prints capitalize on over-used drips, aka his "Liquidated" series.

Liquidated London 2012  I hated the "double C" Chanel drip painting when I first saw it. It was so obvious and hackneyed for a kid like me who's been through the 80's bootleg logo hype (i-D magazine, Dapper Dan's...) Does this "Liquidated London 2012" say anything more or new?

You decide...Liquidated Omega, Liquidated Adidas, Liquidated Coca-Cola, and Liquidated McDonalds. The workmanship is second-to-none. The Pop appeal is clear. But, scratch the surface and what is the Arches 88 300gsm archival paper actually saying that's worth listening to? Zevs iconic images are logos with drips, both which existed before (and after) him.

Global domination  U.S. fans will have to wait until 7.30pm Pacific or Eastern timezone on NBC Friday 27th July to see the wonders of British film director, Danny Boyle. He created the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony over the past few years. Reports say 15,000 are "acting" in a staged version of the great British countryside, including farm animals! Inspired by Shakespeare's "The Tempest," the theme is "an hour of culture." 

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