17 March 2011

Somerset House Graphic Art Fair opens

If your into design be sure to head down to Somerset House this week to check out their second edition of Pick Me Up, the UK’s first contemporary graphic art fair. After last years popularity they are back again and open until Thursday for a celebration of graphic art at its finest.

Although mainly an exhibition that features innovative and avant-garde graphic artists, collectives and the UK has to offer, there are also some interesting international artists included in the exhibition who have a special relationship with the UK that is present in their work, and if you are in the buying mood there are some amazing and affordable prints on sale for you to dispense your income on, but only if you want to.

Lots of Love

The janes


UK Rap and Rhyme is Evolving

As a hip hop lover who has spent years and years as both a willing and unwilling participate in debates about Hip Hop I recently stumbled upon some really interesting artists I felt were bringing a new ray of hope for the music scene, and evolving the quality and sound of rap in the UK.

Check the new Gob single by Dels, with some beautiful vocals delivered from Elan Tamara right at the very end of the track. The video and song I must admit has blown me away in an instant

This is Dels - Gob

Let's not forget my brother from another mother, Ghost Poet, who's been receiving critical acclaim and being working on tracks with really distinguished artists such as Kano and Mike Skinner, he's done soo much recently I can't even keep up with him at the moment.

This is Ghostpoet - Cash and carry me home

And Durrty Goodz bars, ohhhhhhhhhhhh my days!!!!!! I think his flow really speaks for itself.

Durrty Goodz - Oi wot u lookin at

Lots of Love

The Janes


19 January 2011

The Beauty of Cigarette Ash!...

A phenomenal installation by Yang Yongliang, which mimics the form of a gigantic burning cigarette. But if you look really close the ash is made up of black and white layered photographs forming a landscape.

Check out more works by Yang Yongliang

30 November 2010

Sarah Young Red Bull Music Class 2010

Sarah Young & Satoshi Minakawa present Music Class 2010, a live exhibition, studio session and soundsystem at Red Bull Studios London on 4th December 2010, at 7.30pm.

The event will feature Mistajam, Swindle, Jammer, J2k, Mz Bratt, Roses Gabor, Toddla T, RedLight and Donaeo.

Music Class of 2010 is a multi-media editorial concept, which includes those musicians and producers who don’t simply top the charts, but create music with artistic integrity. Twenty-one year old DJ and stylist Sarah Young and internationally renowned photographer Satoshi Minakawa are the creative team behind the project.

The event takes place on December 4 between 7.30pm and midnight and will also be streamed live online.

Further details to follow.

DJs playing on the night will be:

Goldielocks / Kashmir Kid / Tanzanite


CJ Beatz

Robbo Ranx

+ Very special guests!

Guestlist registration opens at 10am on Tuesday 30th November. Visit www.redbull.co.uk/musicclass2010 to register. First come first served! Successful registration will admit you plus one guest, you'll receive email confirmation letting you know if you've been successful.

(ps due to too much traffic for the event crashing the red bull registration page for this, you can now send in your request for spaces to sarah young directly at her email address yo@iamsarahyoung.com)

check out the trailer too

MUSIC CLASS OF 2010 @ RED BULL STUDIOS from Music Class of 2010 on Vimeo.

29 October 2010

Visual takeover by artist C.R.Thomas @ the Red Bull HQ...

Last night PJ members Bosola, Hinds, Luke, Jesse and myself went to have a butchers at COPYRIGHT's artwork  (AKA C.R.Thomas) exhibited in the Red Bull HQ

Based on ‘every action has an equal and opposite reaction’, Copyright explores this notion, but in a metaphysical sense. He explores the ideas of karma and consequences, often ending in tragedy.
His graffiti-esque styled 2D artwork sat well within it's enviroment and it was good vibes all round (e.g. free drink= good vibes LOL).



Of course with Red Bull's involvement there was a fully stocked bar with some seriously skilled mixologist (look at the video)


We now figured out this equation Jesse + free drink + in-door swing = 1 JOKE TING! 

Everywhere in the Red Bull HQ as you can imagine was fridges RAMMED with product,  in door swing, creative suites, retro arcade machines, V.I.P styled shower rooms and more.


Jesse's face reads:
"Why has Luke got the same print as me this is a PAR".
The PJ's would like to say thank you to Gabs for inviting us down and hooking us up with goodies.

If you would like to know more about the artist, or reach his next exhibition check out his website by clicking here...

26 October 2010


What better way to get Zombied-Vampired-Mummified-Anything-With-Fake-Blooded-Up than doing so to the absolute KILLA 2010 HALLOWEEN WARM-UP MIX! by

Th DJ/Graphic Designer and PlainJanes member, recorded the mix for our friends over at InFormed London who are teaming up with 6FIFTYNINE to throw an insane Halloween Carnival!!! The night will include a collection of circus performers, a Halloween costume contest and tasty treats if you get down early! PLUS+ A killer line up of DJs. Check out their EVENTS PAGE for more information and to RVSP.

PS - Check out the formidable tag-team of LUKEY and SeeOhSay going by the name of SUPERFLEX on their new weekly show that airs on Shoreditch Radio next week, going to be GNARLY!

14 October 2010

PJ's love MATHS!...

Here is a little exercise for you:

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have *** with a person that you fancy (more than once but less than 10 FOR THIS TO WORK)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5...
4. Multiply it by 50

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1760  OR If you haven't, add 1759..

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born. You should have a three digit number The first digit of this was your original number (i.e., how many times you want to have *** each week).

The next two numbers are YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!) 

Then if you add all the 3 digits together = the amount of times you think of the person in a week!

(I just made that bit up LOL)

12 October 2010

Clement Marfo & The Frontline - CHAMPION Single Release

Clement Marfo & The Frontline release the limited single CHAMPION!!! It’s available to download on iTunes, so go get your copy NOW!!!. After multiple plays on Radio 1 with Zane Lowe & Jo Whiley, and making the XFM playlist, to celebrate this occasion the single launch gig will take place on Tuesday the 12th of October @ Hoxton Bar & Grill from 8PM with support from Young Fathers & Them Changes its going to be an awesome night. Back home in London as the tour continues, nothing more like home sweet home. SEE YOU THERE!!!

12th October (Tuesday)
Hoxton Bar & Grill
Old Street, London (Nearest Tube station – Old Street)
Doors 7PM
£7 ADV & £8 on the door

9 October 2010

Theres form, function and victorinox...

I got invited to a Bloggers evening at the Victorinox store on Bond Street, music was provided by Casper from Bloggers Delight along with the FREENESS of cocktails and canapes.

BUT...  I totally forgot that Victorinox are the pioneers of the Swiss Army Knife and only when you arrive into the basement of the store you get to see the vast collection of knifes on display.

The best part of the night was that you got a Swiss Army Knife made from scratch in front of you and customised with your name on it:

But the whole point of the night was to show the world that Victorinox was not just about the innovative pocket knifes, they also had a new Fashion range (mostly menswear with some womenswear). 

We had a stylist who worked for Elle magazine and the Guardian talk through her best picks in the store and a brand rep showing you the various functions of the garment. From SKI gear jackets with flash lights and GPS in them to gym bags that can turn into dress/suit carriers.

Overall I can say that the products all demonstrate innovative, multifunctional craftsmanship, but from what I saw it didn't look like they were aiming at a young target market. It was more for the older  male consumer who has money to splash on a Prada trench coat and instead wants a Prada trench coat that is reversible, secretly hides his pocket knife and turns into a bag.

Take a look at the site and make your OWN verdict:

4 October 2010

Already on my xmas shopping List MARTINI Gold

So the new MARTINI Gold drink is currently out now to buy in Harvey Nichols, it's only £35 and available here: (click here)

It's so blatantly one of those presents you can buy for your mum but deep down know it's really for yourself.

They were kind enough to send me an advert bursting at the seems with hot male models, (sorry male PJ members for my objectification of the male form but I simply had to go there for the ladies.)

Lots of love



9 September 2010

Playstation Gamerunners

Earlier this month PJ's were luckily invited to be one of the first to view some new games being developed by Playstation as part of their new gaming project 'Game Runners'.

Gammer Runners is an experimental project in which PlayStation have invited young people and members of the public from diverse backgrounds to come together to create social games.

Whats really exciting about the project is that shockingly these are not console games but social outdoor games that merge a whole host of different elements such as physical movement, orienteering, problem solving, drawing on traditional game features, as well as new game concepts such as alternative reality gaming (which really got me hooked as we're currently working on an ARG project ourselves.)

The project has been developed by PlayStation and Hide & Seek with a team of 8 initial Game Runners PlayStation have picked to train as game designers and mentor. The teams developed three games: Flags, Blocks & Hoops.

After all the Games got tested the Game with the highest number of votes was then made into a real Game produced for future launch. Here's the winning game we had loads of fun playing.

Lots of Love



2 September 2010


I have to say TIPPEX got my attention for more than a 30 second AD on YouTube, with this interactive channel.

Have a go by clicking here!

1 September 2010

Remember Michael and Truce from speed drawing

See if you can spot them in here!!!!

Love the janes


PJ's Pon Di Floor at CARNIVAL!...

The PJ team reached carnival to EXPERIENCE another year of EPIC MAYHEM!

Captured by Quincey and Laura!