“Bottled Bee” 1/25 | CUTE
This is a limited edition Giclee art print. Printed on Decor Smooth 210gsm acid-free, museum quality paper, featuring a natural white finish and slightly textured surface. Signed & numbered by the artist & complete with certificate of authenticity.
THE ARTIST | Introduction
CUTE is from London and started writing his name on walls and trains in 1988. Going to school in Nottingham, he was heavily influenced by the work of POPZ100, CRASE, ALERT, SHOK1 and PULSE. He also associated with the AMP Syndicate who gave him his first real taste of proper graffiti.
After more than a decade of figurative fine art and cartooning, CUTE decided to tentatively return to graffiti n 2004. His recognisably cartoony style In 2012 he co-launched his first graf jam with WhoArtNow at the Strawberry Fields Festival in Leicestershire, boasting the talents of NOIR, HUSH, GNASHER, BLAVOE and BRAVE1.
“I started out by writing my name on walls, trains and anything that was or wasn’t nailed down. Slowly, my work turned from chaotic scribble into something vaguely coherent and worth looking at.
My work is now largely populated by colourful, cute but morally ambiguous creatures, often living alongside heavy machinery.
I do still occasionally paint using tins of pressurized colour, but only when I can bear to brave the English weather..."
MONOKROME creates an arena that is compelling for the veteran graffiti writer, the newcomer and the outsider alike. The best artists, the funkiest art and the grooviest design all make MONOKROME a must have book for anyone interested in graffiti.
MONOKROME is about taking a whole bunch of graffiti writers from around the world and giving them a platform to air their considerable skills. Because we also interview all our artists, you’ll learn more about them and their process too. This makes MONOKROME a great book for the aficionado, the budding enthusiast or the absolute beginner.
GICLEE ART PRINTS
We offer a wide range of papers and select them according to each edition, our "go-to" media is an acid free archival / museum grade, Decor Smooth 210gsm paper, it features a natural white finish and slightly textured surface. Superb print quality, an excellent colour Gamut with a matte coating that meets international archival standards.
HIGH GRADE CANVAS PRINTS
We offer a range of Canvas options to but the one we keep going back to is a coated 330gsm, matte, bright white, cotton rich canvas. The coating gives a wide colour gamut and good water resistance with pigment inks and can also be protected with a waterbased varnish. We have been using this canvas for years now and it really is the best for both art projects and stunning photography canvsases.
MADE BY HUMANS
Every piece of art that leaves our studio is handcrafted, finished and packaged by a human being.
LET'S DO IT BETTER...TOGETHER
We want to get meaningful, amazing art onto your walls. We'd like to push the boundaries of what can be achieved – offering a superior service and a better quality product that is still affordable. We will continue to use a combination of traditional methods but take advantage of the very latest tech. We ensure that wherever possible, we use local, ethically sourced, sustainable and eco-friendly products.
Every print that leaves the studio includes a Certificate of Authenticity from Graffio Arts.
This certifies that your new piece of art has genuine provenience. It will state whether the print run is open edition, limited edition or an orignal, it will either be signed and validated by one of our printers or the artist themselves and will include all the relevent edition size, name and numbering information.
Our standard frame range is a high quality painted wood, made from sustainably grown Norwegian fir. We add a metal hangar and taped finish to the rear of each piece and finish with a lightweight and shatterproof 2mm Acrylic "Art Glass". We use a custom cut mountboard and select the colours to suit each range or edition.
The current range includes black, white, light grey or dark grey frames. Premium, deeper frame options are available in each colour. We will be adding new colours to this range soon.
Print only orders are usually dispatched within 48 hrs. Framed items in 72 hrs, from then it depends on which shipping method and where you are as to when you will receive your order!
Everything that leaves our studio is hand finished, we will keep you informed at every stage however If you have any impending deadlines – it’s best to let our #ArtSouls in Customer Services know. They will do their best to assist you.
Why is there a shipping charge?
We send out our prints using a part tracked UKMail service to ensure that customers know when items are dispatched. It's then over to Royal Mail who deliver via the First Class service.
We want to get art prints into your hands and onto your walls. We want to promote the artists, designers and photographers that we collaborate with. We're not a charity so there's a small charge that covers our costs to hand pack and post out the prints, it's as free as we can get it!
We get your attention, you see the quality of our prints. You see the creative's work. You've made a purchase from us. That's a great starting point and something we'd like to build on. We hope that this could be the start of something beautiful. We hope that you'll come back to us and next time buy something you normally wouldn't, buy something you've not seen before, buy something you can't get anywhere else. You'll see the value in collecting art and stop buying generic, mass produced by factory shit that just ends up in landfill.
Discover something new, buy something meaningful, buy something personal and help support creatives at the same time. Feels good doesn't it?
It's simple. Grab a free print and let's see where it goes...