The night went tremendously well.whilst waiting for Mich,i was wondering round Brick Lane to see any new graff that may have been done.i swear im getting into the whole urban/street art scene alot.i can't seem to think of anything but graffiti or vinyl toys or anything thats art related.i have no clue how this art enthusiast streak in me started. if only a few years ago it was active whilst i was a "once before" illustrator.
So i did get to see Alex (HiCalorie) and Matt (Lunartik) in the end.i couldn't have this chance wasted before i left the gallery.Alex actually noticed me first and didnt realise who he was coz he did indeed look different in his fotos.saw the custom made Leftys done from a number of urban artist including Alex's and Matt's,along with few including Jeremyville, Julie west, Jeremiah Ketner, DGPH, Mike Burnett, Mr Jago etc. Also there were a few other people from the art world there,no matter where i went,there was someone who was from the industry so kept in touch and they gave me their business cards.
more fotos of the night can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=68400&l=ee63c&id=773980252
i was glad to notice Matt Jones and he was such a decent dude.even Alex said that Gavin Strange knew of my existance.i guess being a enthusiast does have its advantages. I decided to buy the HiCalorie original Lefty.eventually i also got it signed and ALSO customised by the man himself. Tahir came down as well so it was good to see him.He gave me the pink Cardboy sneaker that i wanted...it was so nice of him.what a good night it was.Mich also gave me a late birthday gift which i wasnt really expecting, She ended up giving me the London Street Art illustrator book.
so then i got home and realised my vinyl toy collection is slowly growing....
Pink Cardboy Sneaker Series 1
All marked up and customised personally from Alex aka HiCalorie
Proud owner of my very own Lefty!yay!!!