Protect Ya Neck - Wu-Tang Clan Pop Art hand screen print

Pop Art inspired Wu-Tang editioned Art Prints and T Shirts

Protect Ya Neck screen print

20 Limited Edition Screen Prints
(16 three colour prints and 4 two colour prints).

Printed on 300gsm Somerset Satin acid free paper. Print size 42 x 42cm.
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Also available as fine art paper prints and T shirts.

Ohhh…Alright… So a Pop Art parady, then?

During the 1960s, Roy Fox Lichtenstein, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, David Hockney and Peter Blake and others, became leading figures in the new postmodernist Pop Art movement. Drawing inspiration from mass media, advertising and commercial imagery their work defined the premise of pop art through parody and critique.  One of his most famous paintings Whaam! is currently on permanent display at Tate Modern.

Ohhh...Alright source

This particular piece is a parody of Roy Lichenstens’ “Oohh Alright” painting. However as I am a bigger fan of comic books,  Lichtenstein’s  original inspiration, the June 1963 edition of Secret Hearts #88 was the reference for this image.

Protect Ya Neck detail by uchi

Because I also love typography and print and to add that extra twist, the traditional Ben-Day dots, used for the mass printing of comic books and mimicked in paint on “Ooh Alright”, have been replaced with the “Protect Ya Neck” song lyrics.

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You best protect ya neck

Protect Ya Neck” is the first official single from Wu Tang Clan’s critically acclaimed first album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Produced by The RZA, it features eight of the original nine group members.

Enter the Wu-Tang

In 1993, when the Wu-Tang Clan first emerged, Hip Hop as a whole was not considered Pop culture. The Wu-Tang Clan’s distinctly New York underground sound was far too ‘radio unfriendly’ to be commercially mainstream, at least not by today’s standard. At that time, production values were giving Hip Hop a more polished sound that appealed to a broader audience. In contrast the Wu-Tangs’ stripped back sound, choppy samples and rhyme flows didn’t allow for formulaic radio play and was definitely underground.

Despite this, the Wu-Tang Clan helped pave the way for a ‘back-to-basics Hip Hop’ wave of new artists and crews. Their first album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) sold 30,000 copies in the 1st week, achieved Platinum status within two years and is widely regarded as one of the most influential Hip Hop albums of all time and one of the most significant albums of the 1990s.

Parody, irony, satire?

The Pop Art movement raised questions about mass consumerism and western values. It was a revolt against traditional views on what art should be. Hip Hop was born from the revolution of marginalized communities, giving expression to the political and socially unheard around the world. Both challenged the status quo and were rejected as art by critics and the mainstream.

Today, Pop Art is one of the most recognizable styles of modern art and Hip Hop is the most popular genre of music.  It may or not be ironic that Pop Art and Hip Hop culture have had such a huge impact on the commercial world despite their revolutionary roots of anti-establishment expressions and cynical views on mass consumerism.

Mens T shirt – Looking for the Perfect Beat – CMYK Edition by uchi cothing

We may have found for the Perfect Full Colour uchi T shirt Over Here

Latest to drop Over Here is a classic T shirt from uchi clothing remixed and given a full colour makeover. Looking for the Perfect Beat is the 34th uchi release appearing on uchi’s fourth album Soliloquy of Chaos.


The year is 2034. The last dejays on the planet search the vast wastelands of the earth’s vinyl looking for the perfect beat that will save humanity… Have you found yours?

Based on the 1983 track “Looking for the Perfect Beat” by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force.

Buy Looking for the Perfect Beat – CMYK Edition

Mens T shirt – Looking for the Perfect Beat – CMYK Edition by uchi cothingLooking for the Perfect Beat – CMYK Edition T shirts and art prints by uchi cothing

Bob T shirt by Mild West Heroes

Meet Bob – A Mild West Heroes T shirt

Bob is big, bold and he doesn’t mess about. He’s big and red now but one day he might just turn green! So watch out.

Original design by Dixon Does Doodles.
Hand printed in Bristol by Mild West Heroes on Fairtrade organic cotton T shirts.
Bob is available in store OVER HERE!

uchi x numbernine - Star Wars London Bridge limited edition screen print

Star Wars v London – Incident at Tower Bridge

Star Wars meets London Tower Bridge over the River Thames is the third screen print collaboration between uchi clothing and Number Nine.

 

Three  Imperial TIE Fighters are on a sneak attack mission to destroy a key Rebel Alliance stronghold situated along the River Thames. Will the Miillennium Falcon and an X wing prevent them in time?

Incident at Tower Bridge – Limited Edition Screen Prints

A limited edition of 12 four colour hand pulled screen prints produced by uchi clothing for IX T shirts.

uchi x numbernine – Star Wars London Bridge limited edition screen print – Yellow

uchi x numbernine - Star Wars London Bridge limited edition screen print - Yellow & Magenta

uchi x numbernine – Star Wars London Bridge limited edition screen print – Yellow & Magenta

uchi x numbernine - Star Wars London Bridge limited edition screen print - Yellow & Magenta & Cyan

uchi x numbernine – Star Wars London Bridge limited edition screen print – Yellow & Magenta & Cyan

uchi x numbernine - Star Wars London Bridge limited edition screen print - detail

uchi x numbernine – Star Wars London Bridge limited edition screen print – detail

uchi x numbernine - Star Wars London Bridge limited edition screen print - detail

uchi x numbernine – Star Wars London Bridge limited edition screen print – detail

uchi x numbernine - Star Wars London Bridge limited edition screen print - detail

uchi x numbernine – Star Wars London Bridge limited edition screen print – Detail

uchi x numbernine - Star Wars London Bridge limited edition screen print

Hand screen printed on 300gsm Somerset Satin acid free paper.

Signed and numbered by the artist.

Star Wars vs Tower Bridge T shirts

Screen printed by hand on 100% cotton T shirts

uchi clothing x Number Nine  T shirt - Star Wars v London - Incident Tower Bridge detail

uchi clothing x Number Nine T shirt – Star Wars v London – Incident Tower Bridge detail

uchi clothing and Number Nine  T shirt - Star Wars - Incident Tower Bridge detail

uchi clothing x Number Nine T shirt – Star Wars v London – Incident Tower Bridge detail

uchi clothing x Number Nine  T shirt - Star Wars - Incident Tower Bridge T shirt

uchi clothing x Number Nine T shirt – Star Wars – Incident Tower Bridge T shirt

uchi clothing x Number Nine  T shirt - Star Wars - Incident Tower Bridge T shirt

uchi clothing x Number Nine T shirt – Star Wars – Incident Tower Bridge T shirt

uchi clothing x Number Nine  T shirt - Star Wars - Incident Tower Bridge T shirt

uchi clothing and Number Nine T shirt – Star Wars – Incident Tower Bridge T shirt

What is the fixed point of the wind? Explicitly stated; not merely implied