Heavy Manners Art

Prints And The Revolution

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Anyone who knows me well, knows you're never far away from a music related pun ;-) So when it came to naming my Art Print collection, Prints & The Revolution was top of the list (Scroobius Pip beat me to The Fresh Prints...) I got a stamp made to print the reverse of the prints using recycled materials, and stamped them using environmentally friendly vegan ink. Now, I'm not a vegan, but before the militant haters start on me, why would I not use a vegan alternative if I can? Progress, not perfection, my friends. View my Art Prints here...

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Public Hero Number One

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I created this picture three years ago. I'd intended to make my own "stamp" to print on the back of postcards instead of the Queen. And the choice of who was to appear on the stamps was obvious to me. I had no idea how timely it would seem when I sent the postcards to print four weeks ago. #BlackLivesMatter Lyrics reproduced without permission. Because they matter. Elvis was a hero to most But he never meant shit to me you see Straight up racist that sucker was Simple and plain Motherfuck him and John Wayne 'Cause I'm Black and...

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Lockdown creative inspiration

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  The story behind this one; Whilst in the corona virus lockdown, I took a cycle for my daily exercise into town, where I was expecting deserted streets and clean air, just like the previous six weeks. I was shocked to see the bridge over the Thames full of cars; the whole town centre locked down with traffic gridlock. Why? The McDonalds drive-through had reopened that morning. Clean air or dirty burgers, I asked myself? Online chats reveal people are really excited about the thought of being able to go “leisure” shopping again soon. What have we collectively learnt from...

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Extinction Rebellion October 2019

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I think it's safe to say I've just had one of the most emotional weeks of my life. I've slept on a wooden floor, on the concrete of Whitehall outside Downing Street, a plastic mattress in a Forest Gate police station cell, on grass and then mud in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and, hopefully tonight, an electric blanket on board my old wooden boat. I spent 10.30am Monday to 6.30pm Tuesday locked and super glued through a steel pipe (Peter) onto this beautiful wonderful lady above, Molly, who I have now got to know very well, funnily enough. I have laughed...

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Hard Core Pawn's Rebel Songs Spotify Playlist

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Hard Core Pawn has made a Spotify Rebel Songs playlist, the ideal accompaniment to enhance your reading pleasure. Listen to it here Will be regularly updated. Enjoy. Fuck calm and get angry.    

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