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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.

uchi screen prints now at Etsy

To make room for new screen prints, tees and more, we’re spreading the word. You can now go get that authentic uchi goodness from the uchi clothing Etsy shop.  New products are being added daily, but here’s a selection of what is available at Etsy.com.

Golden Section screen print

Golden section (fibonacci sequence) inspired by the art of Piet Mondrian. Hand screen printed on 300gsm somerset white paper.

From the album – Order Out of Chaos, Track 41.

uchi's Golden Section screen print

Golden Section screen print by uchi clothing

Screen print – Explicitly Stated; not merely implied

A mixture of Islamic, medieval and Japanese references conveying the uchi brand slogan: explicitly stated; not merely implied.

24 limited editions, hand screenprinted in 5 colours. Signed and numbered.

Taken from the album – Soliloquy of Chaos, Track 28.

uchi clothing's Explicitly Stated screen print

Explicitly Stated screen printed by uchi

Screen print – Rules

A tribute to Malcolm Mclaren sampling one of his quotes. Typeset in Benguiat and hand printed in four colours.

From the album – Soliloquy of Chaos, Track 30.

uchi clothing - Rules screen print

Rules screen print by uchi

Screen print – Mountain Top

Mountain Top is the fifth track from uchigothic’s Summertime solo project.

8 Limited editions, hand screen printed in 5 colours.

Mountain Top screen print by uchi clothing

Mountain Top screen print by uchi clothing

Screen print – Clevedon Pier

A very limited amount of 5 of these exist as it was a commissioned piece. Six colour hand pulled screen print.

Limited Edition Clevedon Pier Screen print

Clevedon Pier Screenprint

Limited edition prints

Check out in store these limited edition screen prints from Spam Clothing.

Lmited edition screen prints from Spam Clothing

Lmited edition screen prints from Spam Clothing

Limited edition “Mountain Top” print from uchi clothing co

Mountain Top is the fifth track from uchi clothing co’s Summertime album.

What was meant to be a single colour print tuned into five layers – a  silver wash,  pink, two shades of grey and black. Sometimes problems can work to your advantage and turn out much better than you thought…

Limited to 8 signed and numbered prints. 37 x 60 cm.

Limited edition print - Mountain Top

Limited edition print – Mountain Top


Mens T shirt - Mountain Top - Black

Mens T shirt – Mountain Top – Black


Sweatshirt - Mountain Top - black

Sweatshirt – Mountain Top – black


Womens bamboo T shirt - Mountain Top - Black

Womens bamboo T shirt – Mountain Top – Black