Inkie is one of the most notorious and prolific graffiti writers in UK history to emerge out of the 80’s Bristol scene. Painting alongside 3D, Crime Inc, Nick Walker and Banksy, in 1989 the ‘Kingpin’ was arrested as the head of 72 other writers in the UK’s largest ever Graffiti bust, Operation Anderson and went on to come 2nd in the 1989 world street art championships.
Inkie has since worked as head of design for SEGA, Xbox, Jade Jagger’s in-house designer as well as running a West London design studio creating prints, illustrations, clothing and with his trademark beauty on large-scale pieces, the globally respected artist, whose diverse inspirations collect Mayan architecture, William Morris, Mouse & Kelly, Alphons Mucha, The Arts & Crafts movement and Islamic geometry, has exhibited worldwide, been denounced as Banksy’s right hand man by The Daily Mail and simultaneously lauded by The Times, his art published in the books Banksy’s Bristol, Children of the Can, Graffiti World, Street Fonts and magazines GQ, Rolling Stone, Computer Arts, Huck, Graphotism and Dazed & Confused.
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