Cockney rhyming slang illustrated

Designer and serial curator Mr Gresty has turned his attention to cockney Rhyming Slang, which is the subject of his latest exhibition.

Tim Easley - Berkeley Hunt
Tim Easley – Berkeley Hunt

Part of his LHR exhibition series, Gresty has turned to his community of illustrators and artists and asked them to create visual interpretations of rhyming slang and “old and new school cockneys”.

This time Gresty is joined by Sarah Underwood, Nathan James Page, Paul Wright, Claire E Hind, Emma Russell and many others.

Livi Whitworth - The Anatomy of the Cockney Rhyming Slang Gentle Man
Livi Whitworth – The Anatomy of the Cockney Rhyming Slang Gentle Man

Our favourite has to be this Livi Whitworth piece, The Anatomy of the Cockney Rhyming Slang Gentle Man, which reliably informs us that the “watch and chain” is the brain, the “fish and chips” are the hips and the Albert Halls are, as you might have guessed, the balls.

Mr Gresty - Would you Adam and Eve it?
Mr Gresty – Would you Adam and Eve it?

There are quite a range of styles and interpretations, which fits in with the LHR Exhibitions ethos – “to bring together a diverse display of talent, all creating work to a very open brief”, says Gresty.

Phil Morgan - Daffy Ducked
Phil Morgan – Daffy Ducked

 Rhyming Slang LHR Exhibition runs from 24 October 2014  – 31 January 2015 at The Lauriston, 162 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London E9 7JN.

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