Illustration, dogs and punk rock

The glorious union of dogs and punk rock is being brought to life at a forthcoming Manchester show, celebrating the lives of the Gravehounds.

Kate Prior
Kate Prior

The exhibition will show work by Brighton, London and Leeds-based collective Skull Paradise, who tell us these badass hounds are ‘a leather wearing, motorbike riding, bad attitude, swearin’ gang of degenerate street dogs.’

‘They have shed their collar tags and leashes to live a life of hedonistic depravity. The corner of Bone Street is their spot, a corner lined with anti-feline, anti-human and anti-everything graffiti.’

Dog
Dog

Skull Paradise is formed of five illustrators and designers: Kate Prior, Pippa Toole, Sophy Hollington, James Burgess and Idiot’s Pasture.

Punk
Punk

So how did the idea for the Gravehounds emerge? Idiot’s Pasture says, ‘We’re all interested in punk music, and that campy teenage rebellion. And we like dogs’.

Butthole Sniffers
Butthole Sniffers

Being based across the county, the collective’s collaboration is mostly Internet-based – according to Idiot’s Pasture, all five members have ‘only ever all been in the same room for about half an hour’.

Knife Fight
Knife Fight

The B-movie-mad bunch last exhibited together at Pick Me Up, where they presented the Bad Trip show.

Black Lips
Black Lips

The Gravehounds of Bone Street runs from 28 August – February 2-15 at Common, 39 – 41 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW. To see more Skull Paradise work visit  http://skulllparadise.tumblr.com/

Bone Street
Bone Street

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