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Mr Bingo’s retrospective Hate Mail: The Definitive Collection



Mr Bingo entered the final week of his fundraising campaign for Hate Mail: The Definitive Collection. The book is planned to be the ultimate retrospective of Mr Bingo’s popular Hate Mail project that started back in 2011.

Since the beginning of the project Mr Bingo has sent 928 vintage postcards skillfully emblazoned with offensive messages to (mostly) willing recipients. The book will be showcasing 156 artist’s favorite postcards created over the years on some 300 litho print pages. The book will be printed and bound to the highest standards by a renowned art book printer in Italy. Clothbound, foil stamped and comprised of the finest German book paper, the production and design of the book will be handled by Darren Wall, a London-based art director and publisher with over a decade of experience in design for print.

Although the artist already reached the first and second campaign goal, it’s still possible to support this project and win one of the rewards that range from copies of the book itself, receiving a personal hate mail on the internet, in a book or on a postcard, to getting drunk on a train with the artist himself.


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Style Wars….the Outtakes

I really don’t need to explain what “Style Wars” is but suffice to say none of us would be here writing about this stuff without it. Well fans are in for a treat as Henry Chalfont has hours of additional archive but he needs your help take the original analogue footage and digitise it, in order to preserve what he captured.

We’re talking all the big hitters here – more scenes of Rock Steady Crew and Dynamic Rockers, more interview footage with  Skeme (and his mom!), Kase 2,  SEEN, Dondi and all the other characters that made the original cut such a stunning piece of work.

In Henry’s own words:

“The original footage is damaged and fading. Fortunately, it will be possible to repair using digital technology. It will cost $28,000 to save and restore the outtakes. Saving the best outtakes is an important component of our overall project to restore the entire negative of the film and make an HD master which will preserve the record of the first painted trains in their original vivid colors.”

So  far around $18k has been raised with only a week left to raise the funds…if you can spare a little cash do it. There’s no risk, if the $28k isn’t raised the money isn’t taken from your account. But if it is, you’ll get your name in the credits and much more.

Pledge here