Mo Wax 21 Urban Archaeology Exhibition

In London findet derzeit eine Ausstellung rund um James Lavelles Mo' Wax-Label statt, und falls wer grade zufällig nicht in London rumhängt: Im September gibt's die Ausstellung auch als Buch, zusammengestellt und geschrieben von Lavelle himself. Toll! Designboom hat Bilder und ein Interview und DJ Food war neulich da und hat Fotos gemacht.

DJ, producer and recording artist james lavelle founded the record label mo’wax in 1993. taking its name from the title of a column he wrote in a music magazine – mo’wax went on to become an icon of independent music, a pioneer of new genres, and the epicenter of a movement in popular culture throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.

mo’wax’s output, from its roster of groundbreaking musicians to the creative artists behind the record covers, videos, and packaging formed a strong international countercultural identity. influential acts such as UNKLE, DJ shadow, DJ krush, la funk mob, nigo, mike D and money mark of the beastie boys, air, thom yorke, ian brown, and richard ashcroft all contributed to its original sound. meanwhile a strong visual identity was forged by graffiti legends futura and stash, graphic designers ben drury, swifty, 3D (robert del naja) and will bankhead.

Designboom: james lavelle interview – 21 years of mo'wax

DJ Food: Mo Wax 21 / Urban Archaeology exhibition, London

Amazon-Partnerlink: Urban Archaeology: Twenty-One Years of Mo'Wax