Wednesday, 20 December 2006

Ho! Ho! Hoe :)

A Very Merry Yuletide to all!Just to remind everyone…this Thursday the 21st is the annual discount bonanza at Best, with a whopping 15% off just about everything…..
We've got new gear from PAM, the latest Arkitip, "Now You Know", the amazing new book from Tony of Alife fame. Mike Giant, Matt Sewell, Astek, and more limited edition screen prints. Mimoco artist hard drives, fab new Clara Francis jewellery, limited edition tees from those cool cats at Real Gold… I could go on…

Not forgetting this will be our last Christmas in the present space… so what are you waiting for?!

Hope to see you there…

N & K

5 Back Hill

Thursday, 14 December 2006

Quick Quick Quick!

Get over to INSA’s Blog to pick up one of these beauties…


INSA’S first official print.
Limited Edition of 50.
Signed and numbered giclee print.
Released at the show last thursday evening.
All but 9 sold on the night, get one while you can!

Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Hampstead Design Show

This should be really good... go check it out!

Hampstead Design Show

Best Afterparty Ever

Be there or be rectangle my friends…
Best Afterparty Ever

Oooo eeeee… what a par-tay…

Well... what can I say - you just had to be there. Thanks to Boomer for organising the aftershow party, and to spinning some wikkid tunes like! Kate for playing some top toons too. To everyone that showed up to the Sneaker Fetish show, and to those who queued around the block, big up! To INSA who yet again proves that his artwork is worth all the hype. Emma for taking some great photo’s which will be up here as soon as. To Dan for being the super doorman. To Will and his other half (nobody introduced me sorry!) for being amazing behind the bar, and being print sellers extraordinare. To lovely Lady Eleanor for doing just about everything (as usual). To Mister Matt Pigeon, Ginny and Boggy, Dez and Batty (sorry I didn’t have a lot of time to speak to you!), Michela and all the tattoo crew. To all who signed our guestbook... particulally one person who signed on the first page who I wanted to talk to being such a fan (yes, I said fan - I’m not ashamed!) - but was too shy…ahhhh:)) you know who you are.. (if you don’t everyone else reading this will... right Dave?!:). To all that showed, and have showed in the past - we salute you!! - watch this space for pics, and what’s happening next…
Yes! There was a queue…
Thanks to Emma for the photo’s and to INSA for letting me steal them off his blog… plenty more photo’s to come… :)

Monday, 27 November 2006

Sneaker Fetish

As promised here are the details of our extra special Christmas show - extra special as not only is it INSA, but our last exhibition in Best’s present location. Yes indeed... after three lovely years at 5 Back Hill, it’s time to move onwards and upwards. We will be going global as it were, please watch this space for more details and don’t forget to come down and celebrate three years of amazing artists that morphed our humble little space into an amazing art gallery. Thanks to all the people who have supported us over the years, to all talented and even the not so talented! I could name everyone, but I’d be sure to leave someone out - and then there’rd be trouble!

To Tiger Beer for their amazing support throughout - we’ll get those bottles done some day!

Special thanks go to TKB, Danny “The Danimal” Sangra, Fi, Kate, Grover, Jack Parmesan (OG!), Guy, The Pigeon Boys, Bert, Ray, Fanheater, Pete, Omar, Baby Jane, Joe, Emma, Claire, Dan, El, Ben, Kasey and her Baps, Jay to the BIzzLe, Neal Duffer, Auntie Ronnie and Auntie Anna, Harry, Suzie, A Bird, Mike R and the two Kates, Ellie and Mr.Grant, Nate, Jonty, Jonathan and Andrea at Bite, Ruthie, Bullet, and of course the liggers for always making the place look full.
And last but by no means least, our lovely lady Eleanor, who is as much a part of Best as we are, and who without - Best just simply wouldn’t be Best.

Insa Sneaker Fetish Invite
Kindly refreshed by Tiger Beer

Friday, 24 November 2006

Now Then

As promised photo’s from Matt and Pinky’s amazing exhibition - we still have a couple of Pinky’s paper cuts left for sale, and a couple of Matt’s screen prints, not forgetting the Now Then screenprint from the show - email for orders. Many thanks again go to all who helped; Miss Bird for the photo’s and of course to Tiger Beer for the refreshements.
An excellent night was had by all!

Now Then
Now Then
Now Then
Now Then
Now Then
Now Then

Sunday, 19 November 2006

Lovely Lovely Indeed

I do like a nice tea-towel... don’t you? @£9.00 email to purchase -


New Titles from Concrete Hermit

Got four new titles in from the Concrete Hermit stable - Ian Stevenson and Andrew Rae amoungst others… you get 22 postcards in each book - lovely stuff @£7.99

Ian Stevenson
Andrew Rae

Thursday, 16 November 2006

Lucid Union

That Danny Sangra is at it again… get yourselves down there, it should be an amazing show.

Lucid Union

Wednesday, 27 September 2006

Not Bad for A Girl

Which I think is an understatement… don’t be so shy! Just got the new collection in and it’s looking mighty fine let me tell you. At last some fresh stuff for the girls! Will add pics of the other designs sometime today (busy busy busy) retail is @£25 sizes small/medium/large


Monday, 25 September 2006

Selector Magazine

Interesting giveaway that popped up at NYC Fashion Week.
Selector Magazine
Selector Magazine

Nathan Nedorostek

Sunday, 24 September 2006

Pinky and Matt Sewell “Now then"

Coming up in the next couple of weeks is our new show entitled “Now Then”; it’s all about words this time, and should be a stonker! More details soon…


Watch this space for the new Perks And Mini collection about to drop any day soon. Will get shots on the blog, if you don’t live in fair old London town, and you’d like to get your hands on some nice new things…

Friday, 22 September 2006


Sorry to all those who were looking forward to the Best Car Boot Sale Ever… sadly we’ve had to put if off for a few weeks. Watch this space for more info as soon as we know more…

Tuesday, 22 August 2006

The Age of Aquarius

Or Cancer, Aries, Capricorn, Libra whatever your sign girl… check out these classy earrings all the way from NYC from those lovely girls over at Glitter And Twisted, the bigger the better I say! - @£25 per pair at

Glitter And Twisted

Saturday, 19 August 2006

Say what you like...

These nameplate necklaces are solid silver and can be made to order with any name/word - 3-5 working days to make @£40 plus P+P... nice.


Thursday, 10 August 2006

Bert’s Scary Friends

Make sure you check this out... should be really good...


Wednesday, 26 July 2006

Home made is where the heart is.

Home Made Tattoos Rule

Home Made Tattoos Rule. It’s a book by a dude named tom (Thomas Jeppe to be precise). Some of the illest shit you’ve ever seen. If I was some sort of insane, mentalist, criminal-lunatic type I’d be covered in home made tattoos. Tom says “when the assumptions of professional tattooing are forgotten, freedom reigns”. Oh, word? Seriously though, this book contains pics of some of the most amazing tattoos I’ve ever seen. Really. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, it’s available at Best.

No bookings, no waiting, no payments.

p.s. Sorry about the quality of the pics… I’m rubbish.

Home Made Tattoos Rule

Saturday, 22 July 2006


Mimobots - the one and only line of designer toy USB flash drives, truly a marriage of art and technology (I stole that line from the mimobots press release... just sayin’)!
We’re talkin 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB USB flash drives designed by various artists. They come preloaded with removable character-related bonus content (music, animation, games, videos, etc.) and they’re produced in editions of 100 to 1,000, and they are now available at Best!


Saturday, 15 July 2006

Best Baby Ever

Sorry for the lack of store updates… but been a bit busy with the arrival of Noah Laing - born the 8th of June 2006 - we will resume normal service within the next week… lots to tell!
N & K
Noah Laing

Thursday, 13 July 2006

Pics of Astek Show

Thanks to all of you that made it down to the show!
Here is a glimpse at some of the fantastic work and the evening.

Astek Show

If you didn’t make it to the opening the work is up till August 4th - come and check it out.

We also have a BEST ASTEK print available. They are signed and numbered out of 50.

These will be available online soon.

More pics after the jump…

Astek Show
Astek Show
Astek Show
Astek Show
Astek Show

Wednesday, 12 July 2006

URGH! A Music War

URGH! A Music War
I guess the copyrights on this movie are all fucked so its unlikely to ever be re-released on DVD.

Nathan Nedorostek

Monday, 26 June 2006

London legend ASTEK comes to the Best Gallery next week!

The Pigeon Consortium and Best are please to annouce that new works by London graffiti legend ASTEK will be on show at the Best Gallery from 7th July-1st August. In his first solo show despite thre decades as one of London’s most influential writers. Entitled Beauty and the Beast, the Private View, in association with our chums at Tiger, is from 7pm on the 6th July. See you there!


Friday, 9 June 2006

Wednesday, 31 May 2006

Mike Giant Original Art

Here are the ink on paper original pieces of art we still have for sale from the show - if you’re interested there are more photo’s and at the end of this post…

Happy Phone

All the artworks are Sharpie on Strathmore drawing Paper
420 mm x 594mm


Happy Phone - @ £325.00

Huge - @£325.00

A Little Death
A little Death - @£325.00

MBL - @£325.00

Diary of a Madman
Diary of a Madman - @£325.00

Hell on Wheels
Hell on Wheels - @£325.00

If you are interested in purchasing any of the above art works, please email at the usual address - - don’t forget, if the budget won’t stretch to the original pieces we still have a few of the screenprints left @£40.00 signed and numbered.

Thursday, 25 May 2006

Mike Giant Screenprint

We only have a few of these left, size A3 signed and numbered /100, they come in their own screen printed bag on high-grade cotton paper. If you’d like one they are @£40 at the usual address - - we’ll also be posting photo’s of the artwork we have left for sale from the show, ink on paper all original drawings @£325.00 framed, so keep your eyes peeled…

Diary of a Madman


This beautiful cloth bound hardback embossed book is a must have for any Barry McGee fan. Produced in conjunction with the Rose Art Museum, if you saw his recent show in London you’ll find some of the photo’s bring back some good memories!
£25.50 order at the usual address


It’s all about the Benjamins

Direct from the US-A these hard wearing vinyl stickers are perfect to put places, as no amount of rain, and removal will work. £5 per pack, contains 20 stickers. Order at the usual address


Tuesday, 9 May 2006

Mike Giant Show

What an amazing evening. A big thanks to all who came out - thanks to Tiger beer, who kept us all refreshed nicely, and of course a massive thanks to Mike himself - who made the whole evening such a great time for all of us!

Mike Giant Show
Mike Giant Show
Mike Giant Show
Mike Giant Show
Mike Giant Show
Mike Giant Show