We caught this Ben Slow portrait one evening back in October on the side of the Tina, We salute You coffee house in Dalston. Tina's are into the idea of promoting the local artistic talent they are surrounded by and various artists work has graced their walls since they opened including that of Pochoir and Stinkfish to name a few.
For Ben, this is his second piece at this location having previously painted a mural here back in 2012 and it would appear with this recent portrait he has collaborated with Antique Clothing on a limited edition t-shirt featuring a photo of the piece above. Here's what Ben had to say about the collaboration:
“I am always interested in looking for new ways to get my work out there and collaboration has always been something I have always enjoyed. Rather than do it all yourself, I have always been very open to teaming up with others and seeing what can be achieved.
I wanted to create something that was interesting, not just the simple idea of putting a design straight onto a t shirt and I see this as being a nice way to sign off on a certain style of work that I am known for as I continue to move forward with my art form” — Ben Slow
Part of the collaboration saw Antique Clothing documenting Ben at work while he was painting the mural at Tina's and have released this short film below, produced for them by Fifth Wall TV. The limited edition T-shirt featuring Ben's work is available to buy online from the Antique Clothing website here.
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