This is war.
Naomi arrived in traditional Skinhead inspired garb, a pair of brogues and skinny fit Union Jack Tee, if she weren’t so adorable she would have looked pretty threatening. We sprayed the MTV logo onto three TVs and stacked them outside. Settling for a standard hammer and lamenting the lack of serious firepower we tooled Naomi up and talked her through the scene. MTV first aired in 1981 with the words "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll!" Stuart and I were still babies. We’ve watched it mutate into an uncompromising corporate monster, defining youth, talent and musicality for over two decades. They stopped showing us stuff and started telling us stuff; now mostly they sell stuff to us. I have no idea how to get on or be involved with MTV, which is partially why AYCE TV exists. All the good shows and videos and idents have gone. Whatever.
So Naomi (BomBom Suicide) smashes those tired old screens to bits. It’s war. Whilst all this destruction was going on Stuart was inside painting; he’d been requested to design a bag for the goodies at London Fashion Week. This collaborative project with supreme bag designer Jas M B was a new commission only finalised that day. The Fashion Council gave Stuart a deadline that left him less then 24 hours to come up with a design…Brutal. We would have to send his artwork by courier the next day.