(Photograph of artwork kindly provided by Urban Klothing/Maurice Henry)
have all seen art in some form - from Da Vinci's paintings; Warhol's commercial
pop art; children's finger-paint pieces; jewel art on Iphones, nails &
makeup; and graffiti art on the streets - art is everywhere, and it is no
surprise that art takes its form on t-shirts too.
That is the very fibre of Urban Klothing
- from draft sketches materialised into creative and unique drawings, to then
be imprinted onto clothing - 25 year-old Maurice Henry has brought his
art designs to life (and sales!). Armed with stationeries and a sketchbook,
Maurice draws and designs his way into entrepreneurship. Jessie Jing meets the brilliant,
young artist and has an insight into his life.
Would you drop me if I was a glass ball? Would you touch me if I was barbed wire? Would you look this way if I was a hideous display? Would you love me if I was acquired? Would you water me if I was dormant? Would you leave me till the last? Would you travel for miles if I was an emptying tank? Would you miss me if I have passed?
Words by: Jessie Jing | Photographs by: Jessie Jing and Nisha Lall
From the sunny days of Chance to Dance at the Peace Gardens to the very first Mass Jai-Ho Bollywood dance for Sheffield Music City Festival 2009 – Nisha Lall has been involved in Sheffield dancing for a considerable amount of time.
(Photograph taken at Mass Jai Ho dance 20009, Barkers Pool Sheffield)
In a world dominated by generic supermarket giants and the increase of mass production cum consumerism– accessibility and convenience are most likely to be the top priorities for food shoppers. I, for one, and as a student, live on what I’d like to call: ‘tear, dip & munch’ food – tear it from the packet, dip it in a sauce (from a packet, of course) and munch away. Even when I do cook, the groceries that I buy are from Tesco, Tesco, Tesco, and the occasional Sainsbury’s.
Yet, at about a similar walking distance as my trip from home-to-Tesco, is the local market. Fresh fish, local meat and independent food stalls – all of which are dwindling away in presence, as the reliance on supermarkets are on a constant rise. Wouldn’t it be great if that balance is shifted towards independent, local brands that are more likely to guarantee you good, hearty food; rather than mass-manufactured products – and yet still be accessible and convenient to you?