SARM STUDIOS

For more than 40 years, Sarm Studios has been a pillar of the world music industry. Sarm Studios has seen the creation of a number of legendary albums from start to finish, from the making of the music down to the recording process. The cultural importance and incredibly rich past of Sarm Studios is this year been celebrated by the redevelopment of this building and the opening of new offices under the name of Sarm Village in Ladbroke Grove.

To capture this rich history of Sarm Studios, London based creative agency Anysurface produced this installation created by artists, Tweshone and Will Vibes. Working closely during the creative process with Sarm’s directors, managers and architects, selecting the most iconic and representative artworks. The Timeline installation represents a journey through Sarm life over the last 30 years. From one of the first albums recorded – Queen “News of the World’’ 1977 – to the latest great success – Paolo Nutini “Caustic Love”- recorded in 2013. All imagery is accompanied by a small explanation and keynotes about the album recorded, to help go through the history of this amazing place!

Sarm Studios has welcomed the world’s finest international talent through its doors from all genres of music. In 1973, Sarm Studios played host to Bob Marley & The Wailers, and The Rolling Stones who were both in the building at the same time. Bob Marley was a resident in Sarm’s apartments above the studios for over a year at the end of the 70s. Together with Sarm’s owner Trevor Horn, Seal spent a long time at Sarm to produce and record most of his albums while living in Basing Street just across the road from Sarm Studios.

Since 1984, Sarm has been home of ZTT Records who is this year celebrating their 30th Birthday. Sarm is also home to Stiff Records, making it a cultural hub and unique meeting point for different artists and managers.

This new chapter which is about to begin for Sarm Studios represents a new era of musical history.

 

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SAVE THE CHILDREN

 

Living & Giving is the charity concept that Mary Porta developed for Save the Children following her 2009 series Mary Queen of Charity Shops. We were asked by Mary to create an eye catching mural that would bring public attention to the makeover of her most recent shop based in East Dulwich.

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Working alongside The Outside Collective we were asked to create a “live” hand drawn piece of artwork for Microsoft’s head office in Reading

 

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HARINGEY ARTS

Signage project in conjunction with Haringey Arts. The first of a series of murals in the borough to highlight the positive growth of the local artistic community.

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One of a series of promotional murals painted in London for the launch of the new Nokia Lumia 1020.

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PAESAN

 

Interior artwork for the basement cocktail bar at the new Paesan restaurant based on Exmouth Market, East London.

 

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B@1 BAR

 

Interior hand painted mural for B@1 Bar in Old Street, London. Created over 2 days with the intention to open up the back area of the bar and create the nightlife mood of Old Street. The artwork was based on local street scenes painted with a sepia based colour palette to blend in with the existing furnishings.

 

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E4 teamed up with Anysurface to produce a paint by numbers fun day involving 32 lucky competition winners to personalise their own E4 themed canvases.
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KangaROOS and Rarekind LDN collaborated with Anysurface recently to deliver an international brand campaign. Bringing a new and contemporary look to the original trainer with pockets.

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Canvas commissioned by Soho Estates

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