HVW8 Reggae

If you’re into reggae vinyl at all, you’ll love the art opening at LA’s HVW8 gallery this Friday. They’ve collaborated with One Love Books to bring In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious, the first West Coast solo exhibition of work by iconic and prolific Jamaican illustrator Wilfred Limonious (1949–99). At the same time, they’re opening Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London, which relates to another upcoming title from One Love Books. After researching various reggae LPs and twelve-inches from his record collection, photographer Alex Bartsch has shot fifty sleeves in their original London locations, holding them up at arm’s-length so that they blend in with their surroundings, decades later.

TSOTW: Iced Out

Is Reykjavík in the house? Without a doubt. The weirdos at Stay Weird Forever have been busy staying weird, and now they’re back with another great T-shaped garment for your weird consideration. It says “Iceland” and features the country’s most famous export on it too.

A Common Wonder

This seems like the sort of audio project I’d post about – I’ve certainly posted a lot of the Soul Mates / Amerigo Gazaway mashup/remix albums in the past. This latest one pairs samples from the talented Steve Wonder, with lyrics from Chicagoan rapper Common.

TSOTW: Phife Dawg

LA’s own Bleu & Cream mash up some iconic Keith Haring style artwork, with the classic ATCQ red/black/green pattern, for an incredible T-shaped tribute to the Trini Gladiator, the gifted emcee Phife Dawg, who unfortunately passed away last year. Hutch Exclusive!