“My morning coffee tends to be looking up some sort of bit of slang from somewhere and drawing it”
Bristol-based Striker slayer 45RPM has developed an (un)healthy obsession with creating impromptu scrawls based around nonsense verbiage informed by cockney rhymes – a type of English slang which originated in the East End of London. Many of the expressions have passed into common language EG: money = bread = bread & honey. It developed as a way of obscuring the meaning of sentences to those who did not understand the slang (often the police).
Travel with us to Bristol to gain a quick insight into part of British culture which from the outside appears insane.
Artist: 45RPM. Instagram: @45rpmwhat
Shot/cut: Selina Miles. Instagram: @selinamiles
Music: Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – I’ll Cut You Down
Electric Wizard – Electric Wizard
Mogwai – I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead.
About Ironlak Strikers:
Ironlak Strikers come with premium quality Japanese made nibs in broad (8mm chisel) and fine (1mm bullet point) sizing dimensions — along with high performance Japanese alcohol-based inks that enable versatile blending and various stroke combinations across 160 vibrant colours.
Featuring a completely re-designed durable Poly-Propelene Tri-grip barrel and an air-tight lid that protects the marker from drying out whilst offering the user a more ergonomic experience.
The markers are packaged in a high quality canvas bag that doubles as a stand while drawing. Ironlak Strikers are also available individually.