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Illustrator Matt Blease: stay eclectic, stay weird

In Culture, Interviews, London by Claire

Matt Blease is an illustrator in London who draws fun smart and weird things that are frequently about cycling. He’s done work for local London bike shop SBC Cycles and Brother Cycles, through to Rapha. I asked him about how skateboarding and comic books have influenced his style, going from …

ClaireIllustrator Matt Blease: stay eclectic, stay weird
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Felipe Buigues: drawing, tattooing and surfing the streets of Paris

In Interview, Paris by Claire

Felipe Buigues lives in Paris as an architect-turned-courier-turned-tattoo-artist. Paris is where he learned, developed, changed and feels belonging. The COURIIER messengers first spotted Felipe’s drawings when he was riding for them and immediately gave him a tattoo machine and skin. Now his art’s no longer stuck in his book, but …

ClaireFelipe Buigues: drawing, tattooing and surfing the streets of Paris
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Jenni Gwiazdowski of London Bike Kitchen: do stuff and fix shit

In Interviews, London by Claire

Jenni Gwiazdowski is Director of the London Bike Kitchen, a DIY bike space where people can learn how to fix bikes, meddle with them and be part of a community. They come in a bunch of forms, often with kitchen-based puns. She talks about starting hers in East London and …

ClaireJenni Gwiazdowski of London Bike Kitchen: do stuff and fix shit
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This is not Brooklyn, this is Dresden: U-Lock Justice Crew

In Dresden, Interviews by Claire

Dresden is definitely not Brooklyn. The city is bang on the cusp of the German-Czech border and to the east are the Instagram-friendly Saxon Switzerland hills – as a result, it’s got a pretty small fixed gear scene. But U-Lock Justice Crew host the crit ‘This is not Brooklyn’, which …

ClaireThis is not Brooklyn, this is Dresden: U-Lock Justice Crew