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[Art] Smile For London by wearesme
January 25, 2011, 10:03 am
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Whilst jamming at Camden Town station this morning, SME were pleasantly surprised to look up at the big screen on platform 2 and see a visual that well and truly made us smile. This intrigued us. Who was behind this? Why did they do it? Are we the only ones who noticed it?

Well, it turns out that it is part of a campaign across the capital to cheer up us moody Londoners during the rush hour commute. Fair play.

The campaign named Smile For London has been running since last week and will carry on right through to the end of January. It invites designers and film-makers to send in 20 second clips that will brighten people’s mornings and evenings.

You can catch one of the screenings at the following stations: Camden Town, Euston, Holborn, Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Oxford Circus, Paddington, Piccadilly Circus, Victoria and Waterloo. Check below for which platforms to check out.

And remember; smile.

smileforlondon.com

SME x



‘Black Shakespeare’, Akala endorses English language exhibition by wearesme
November 28, 2010, 2:30 pm
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Hip hop as an umbrella genre has finally entered the public consciousness as a craft whose works can be placed alongside any books of contemporary poetry and prose.

With Jay-Z breaking down his lyrics in new book ‘Decoded’ and Kanye often stopping gigs to explain the poignancy of his bars, rappers are no longer seen as simple-minded, angry thugs, but are being championed for their command of the English language.

So it’s no surprise to SME that Akala, one of the sharpest tongues in the British urban scene, is promoting a new exhibition which charts the rise of a language that is spoken by 1.8 billion people. The exhibition, Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices, is the first exhibition to explore the English language in all its national and international diversity.

The exhibition is open now at The British Library, London and ends on 3 April 2011…plenty of time to go make yourself clever.

SME x



Exit Through The Gift Shop DVD Release by wearesme
November 9, 2010, 1:27 pm
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In celebration to the release of the award-winning Banksy documentary ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’ finally being released on DVD at the end of the month (23rd Nov), SME have found this cheeky little video as a bit of a teaser.

It features Invader – a character from the documentary – doing his thing and storming the world-famous Hollywood sign.

Brilliant.

SME x



[REVIEW] SME meet Roll Deep & Florence Welch @ Streetfest October Jam 23/10/10 by wearesme


A cool venue (Brewery Building 33-35 Commercial Road) with three rooms, great DJ’s and live PA’s, live art taking place in real-time and all sponsored by Adidas; this promised to be an epic night, but sadly it was under-promoted and under-sold.

For once we missed the sweat box that is a warehouse rave!

SME still thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had the pleasure of meeting the adorable Florence Welch (below).

There was also a live PA from grime artists Roll Deep including their new single ‘Team’, which you can check out footage of below:


We’re going to bring the entourage next time to fill it out a bit because this has potential to be one hell of a party.

SME x



[SNAPS] DAZED & CONFUSED NOVEMBER ISSUE – DANIEL RADCLIFFE COVER by wearesme

The November issue of Dazed & Confused is out today and features an almost unrecognisable Daniel Radcliffe on the cover.

Dazed reveals a new side of November cover star Daniel Radcliffe, in a shoot photographed by Serge Leblon and styled by senior menswear editor Robbie Spencer, accompanied by an exclusive interview in which Daniel discusses his post-Potter ambitions.

“Daniel was a dream to work with, a true professional and incredibly down to earth and mature for his age,” says Dazed’s Robbie Spencer. “He totally understood what we were trying to achieve, and was really into being transformed into this alter-ego character. He gave a lot of himself to each shot.”

It also features interviews with Roberto Cavalli and actor Danny Trejo.

Dazed is a brilliant mag, one of our favourites; packed full of beautiful photos and great articles/interviews.

SME x



[NEWS] NEW BANKSY IN SOUTHWARK by wearesme

Following the mad hype around his Simpsons opening sequence, a new piece of art has popped up in Southwark by the now world-renowned, Banksy.

Banksy’s newest piece sees a hooded youth with his barking dog; we’ve all seen this stereotype in and around London!

It’s a cheeky take on the Keith Haring dog; Haring was a famous artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s.

SME RELOAD: Banksy does The Simpsons

SME x



[SNAPS] Kim Kardashian Poses Nude For W Magazine by wearesme

The Queen of reality T.V; Kim Kardashian has stripped off for a magazine cover once more.
It started with the Playboy payout in 2007 and was followed recently by ‘Harpers Bazaar’; for which the nude pics were printed without any retouching in a campaign to promote natural beauty. See the results HERE.

But this time she poses in silver body paint for W magazine in the name of ‘art’.

If the above picture wasn’t revealing enough for you, check out the uncensored pictures through the links below!

UNCENSORED PIC 1
UNCENSORED PIC 2

We’re sure that if all ‘art’ were like this, every male would list it as one of their favourite pass times!

WOW. x




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