Summer 2020

Studio Blup: Remixing the here and now

Dines’s Studio Blup represents a radical challenge to the monoculture that still dominates current design [EXTRACT]

Pop music in the UK has always fed from the cultural diversity of our inner cities. Pirate radio, warehouse parties and acid house paved the way for musical genres that wear urban DNA on their sleeves. Drum ’n’ bass, jungle, garage and eventually grime and drill are defined by a uniquely British energy and vitality.
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Black Kate Moss, 2017, remix based on a photograph by Nick Knight. ‘I’ve always created what I wanted to see,’ says Dines. ‘We recognise Kate as an icon, and I wanted her to be an ebony queen in the centre … to celebrate the beauty of this woman.’
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Remix (digital collage) by Studio Blup founder Dines.

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Derek Yates, Course Leader BA Hons Advertising & Brand Design, Ravensbourne University, London

Read the full version in Eye no. 100 vol. 25, 2020

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