Those who frequently check this blog will know that Pete McKee has been one of our favourite artists since we first caught site of his 'Casuals' painting in about 2005.
His work focusses on a Working Class Life that resonates with us all and inspiration comes in the form of 60s, 70s and 80s Youth Culture as well as the characters of his childhood. Collectors of Pete's work include Noel Gallagher, Damien Hirst, Paul Smith and The Arctic Monkeys.
Since those early days of his career Pete has gone on to have numerous exhibitions and has worked with many luminaries. He has designed a Desert Boot for Clarks, Bags and T-Shirts for Paul Smith in Japan and Tour Posters for Oasis to name a few.
His latest venture is the opening of a Gallery 'A Month of Sundays' in his home Town of Sheffield.
As part of 80s Casuals plans for 2012 we are delighted to have permission to use one of Pete's 80s inspired paintings. It will be incorporated into our latest Swing Tickets which we will use over the next few months. The painting depicts a group of lads on their first venture onto the Continent in search of the latest sportswear unavailable in the U.K.
The Swing Tickets form part of our 'Grafters Collection' for this Spring as we build up to this Summers European Championships.
Check the Pete McKee site for Limited and Open Edition Prints as well as other items including T-Shirts, IPhone Cases and Keyrings.