16 November 2011

Say hello to Prefab 77

Prefab 77 are creators of fast, hard-egged, stripped down art work, mainly screen prints and the collective believe their work has never seemed so relevant as now, with a country united by frustration and unease. With a heritage steeped in a volatile history or unions, struggles and movements, Prefab 77 is recognisable for being political, sometimes anti-establishment- yet always beautiful.

Prefab 77, by their own admission, aren’t interested in being named individually, but this much they can share. There are 3 of them in the collective, all from Newcastle Upon Tyne, one who spent 10 years working in LA and New York, and they have worked as a collective for the last 7 years.

The trio work closely together on more than just Prefab77, dividing their time between running a design studio, and their own creative shop come gallery, constantly dreaming up the next Prefab77 screen print idea or waiting to get inspired. Even if its just scribbling or generating ideas the guys are always working on Prefab 77, generally producing around 4 brand new prints a year, alongside one off pieces on steel, wood, canvas, whatever they can get their hands on.

They site such inspiration as coming from far and wide, with a fondness for all things relating to England and its staunch heritage. Combine this with a dose of 70’s music memorabilia in the shape of vintage NME magazines and you have their anarchic, bold style, which has become their calling card.

If you'd like to see more examples of Prefab work then click here to view their portfolio of highly impressive work.