This June we welcomed the opportunity to paint a mural at Coney Art Walls amidst other fantastic artists and to the backdrop of rollercoaster rides, excited screams, and a seaside atmosphere. The fact that we lived off Nathan’s hotdogs and our vegetarian assistant nearly died of malnutrition deterred us not. Nor did the roasting New York sun defy us as we artistically marched onward day by day to produce some of our best work to date.
The London Police started in 1998 when big English geezers headed to Amsterdam to help rejuvenate the visually disappointing streets of Holland’s capital. They were part of a small group of artists at the end of the last century that helped pioneer a new street art movement.
After a few years of mixing traveling and making art in the street TLP began to receive worldwide recognition for their contribution to the graffiti/street art movement. They were included in many of the books documenting the scene and invited for shows and live drawing performances all over the globe.
Eighteen years on TLP have amassed more than 100 shows and events in over 35 countries and their street work continues to pop up everywhere they go.
Since 2009 TLP has concentrated on more intense canvas work, on bigger solo shows and large-scale mural projects.
TLP are Chaz Barrisson, who draws the iconic ‘LADS’ characters, and Bob Gibson, whose tight portrait and architectural illustrations help marry the two styles to create an endearing, exciting fantasy world.
The current duo have managed to form a partnership more cohesive than Han Solo and Chewbacca in Star Wars and are continuing to produce slick artwork that is tighter than a butlers cuff. Never be scared, don't be a hero and let the good times roll!!