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Mo Salah – street art from New York

Posted in Art, football with tags , , , , , , , on May 30, 2018 by dc

Mo Salah, New York street art

New Psychedelic music icons portraits from Dunstan Doodles

Posted in Art, Culture, illustration, manchester, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2018 by dc

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Slacker Shack regular Dunstan Doodles has uploaded his new psychedelic music icons portraits onto his site. The twelve new pieces were recently exhibited in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and prints are already starting to sell well off the back of the show.

The portraits feature music icons from the golden age of psychedelia. Here’s the list in full – Grace Slick, Arthur Lee, Jimi Hendrix, Roky Erickson, Syd Barrett, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Mama Cass, Donovan, Steve Hillage and Jerry Garcia.

Dunstan’s style involves combining illustration and collage techniques and layering individual elements of the portrait onto mountboard piece by piece. He works on commissions and sells a number of prints of icons from the worlds of music, film, tv, literature and sport.

All giclee prints from his new Psych Icons collection come in A3 size, printed on top quality FS Platinum Etching paper. There’s also an option to get your print mounted and/or get it framed.

You can take a peek at all twelve icons here

New Manchester art exhibition celebrates the golden age of psychedelic music

Posted in Art, Culture, Exhibition, manchester, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2018 by dc

Slacker Shack regular, Dunstan Doodles is launching his new exhibition of psychedelic music portraits three weeks today, on Thursday 10th May.

The free exhibition features twelve portraits of icons from the golden age of Psychedelia, including legends such as, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Syd Barrett, Janis Joplin, John Lennon and Grace Slick alongside four new psychedelia-inspired collages.

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Dunstan has been specialising in portraiture for the past few years and the idea for his new Psych Icons exhibition came straight after finishing a series of Manchester Icons portraits early last year.

Fans of acts like Love, The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors and the Grateful Dead and those ears deep in the swathes of new psychedelic music that’s currently back in vogue, will love the show.

The event is being held in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter in the slick and spacious FOUNDATION COFFEE on Lever Street. The evening starts straight after work at 6pm and features DJs, acoustic sets from Control Of The Going, Cold Water Swimmers and The Cornelius Crane, and a well-stocked bar and cafe. It’s free entry and runs till 10pm.

Original portraits and collages will be available to buy on the night along with unframed and framed limited edition prints. Dunstan’s work can be viewed here.

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‘Manchester Icons’ collected – a new print

Posted in Art, celebrity, Culture, Design, Film, manchester, Movies, Music, Pop Culture, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2018 by dc

Between 2013 and 2017 I sporadically worked on fifteen portraits of cultural icons from the city of Manchester. Late 20th century men and women who’d made a real cultural impact on not only the city itself but the world at large.

With lots of help from friends and acquaintances (and lots of arguments later) I came up with the chosen fifteen icons. Stars from the worlds of music, film, TV and comedy. There were notable absentees like Morrissey, Ian McKellen and Liam Gallagher, but hey, you’ve got to stop somewhere, and fifteen sounded about right!

The final fifteen were as follows – Tony Wilson, John Cooper Clarke, Victoria Wood, Lemn Sissay, Mark E Smith, Shaun Ryder, Caroline Aherne, Danny Boyle, Ian Curtis, Johnny Marr, Maxine Peake, Les Dawson, Steve Coogan, Ian Brown and Noel Gallagher. You can view them all individually (and order prints) here.

Anyway, late last year, as some of the prints were getting snapped up as Christmas presents, I thought a nice way to conclude the project would be to collate all the icons in one print. Something for people who like my style and want to celebrate all the icons from across the series – so, here it is…

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Low price A4 and A5 giclee mini-prints are currently available (mounted or unmounted) with a limited edition A3 print coming soon. You can order yours here.

Dunstan Doodles’ Manchester Icons slideshow

Posted in Art, illustration, manchester with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2018 by dc

A slideshow I’ve put together featuring my Manchester Icons portraits…

All available as A3 sized giclee prints over at Dunstan Doodles.

Dead Captain – The Fear – new video

Posted in Art, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2017 by dc

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Tameside duo, Dead Captain released a Halloween themed tune earlier on today.

The Fear‘ is a spooky bit of garage rock from the duo and can be downloaded or streamed for free here.

They’ve also released a new lo-fi video to go with it – check iot out below:

Film & TV icons ART SALE

Posted in Art, Film, Movies, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2017 by dc

Over on the Dunstan Doodles website right now there’s a 25% discount on all Film and TV icons art prints.

There are around fifteen limited edition prints to choose from, including, The Big Lebowski, David Lynch, Stranger Things, Michael Caine and much more.

Check out the sale here.

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