“My morning coffee tends to be looking up some sort of bit of slang from somewhere and drawing it”

Bristol-based Striker slayer 45RPM has developed an (un)healthy obsession with creating impromptu scrawls based around nonsense verbiage informed by cockney rhymes – a type of English slang which originated in the East End of London. Many of the expressions have passed into common language EG: money = bread = bread & honey. It developed as a way of obscuring the meaning of sentences to those who did not understand the slang (often the police).

Artist: 45RPM. Instagram: @45rpmwhat
Shot/cut: Selina Miles. Instagram: @selinamiles

Music: Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – I’ll Cut You Down
Electric Wizard – Electric Wizard
Mogwai – I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead.

45RPM

SELINA MILES

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