29 June 2006
the london police - amsterdam
The London Police started when big English geezers headed to Amsterdam in 1998 and started rejuvenating the visually disappointing streets of the drug capital of the world.
The characters known simply as “LADS” soon held an iconic presence in the city.
Electricity boxes became their home and between 1998 and 2003, over 1000 LADS were drawn in the city.
From 2002 onward, The London police started sending missionairies into other cities around the world and soon there were LADS on the streets and in shows in London, Manchester, Brussels, Barcelona, Berlin, Munich, Milano, Torino, Copenhagen, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai and beyond.
London Policeman have come and gone, but founding members are still known to walk the streets of every city in the world spreading love through pens and stickers. Never be scared. Don’t be a hero.
see works at go gallery
For the past year, Abner has been living and working in Amsterdam. "Most of my work has been public based, I try to impress as many people as possible, so, my venue has been much more about the public than my own studio. BUT! I am psyched to show a bit of that “studio stuff” as much as possible.”
Performing in the Paradiso, Sugar Factory and any other dive which will let him and "the no champions concept” perform this year has been a big part in the creation of Abner Style (z).
"My work is a combination of History, color, colorful history, today, tomorrow, today tomorrow and process/instinct and material."
Live every day as if it’s your last,
There is no I in team,
And to be healthy:
Eat, shit, and smile.
Kristina Vila (1975, Osijek, Croatie)
After finishing Art school, Kristina studied and worked in Zagreb, where she completed a textile – technology University of clothes and design and worked as a stylist for numerous fashion events, catwalk shows and magazines.
After exploring the fashion industry in both Zagreb and London, she moved to Amsterdam in 2001. With her continued love for fashion and her new found interest in street art, music and character design, she developed new ideas to showcase her work using music shows, the streets and canvas as her medium.
Through her paintings, Vila puts the fashion illustrations in an atmospheric background. Through the fashion born characters she styles the streets and canvasses.
In her latest work she combines all these elements to produce her self-styled female characters
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