A visit to Swifty!
Come take a look at the studio and house of Swifty, the original Mo’ Wax designer.
During my Mo’ Wax journey in London, last June, I’ve had the chance to meet Ian Swift aka Swifty in his house and to visit his studio with two U77 forum mates. It was a very sunny day, so we sat down in the garden, had a cup of tea and chatted a bit about the good old days with Swifty and his lovely wife Janine Dingwall. We gave him a copy of the Mo’ Wax book, which he never saw before, and listened to him commenting it and telling us some very nice stories and funny anecdotes while he was browsing through the pages. A real lesson of history!
We also had a look at Ian’s studio, which is a little wooden hut at the back of the yard, as messy as any artist studio, full of books, spray cans, finished and in progress artworks, skate decks…
The house was also something very interesting to see, with some nice custom furniture, a lot of vintage metal wall signs which inspired his style as an artist, and his famous The Man From U.N.C.L.E. collection, James Lavelle’s initial inspiration for the UNKLE project.
Check out a little selection of photos below, and read this interview with Swifty I did a while ago to know more about his days with Mo’ Wax. Also, watch this space for more infos about the forthcoming new Mo’ Wax exhibition in London, for which Swifty will have some very limited Mo’ Wax prints…
Thank you again for your hospitality Swifty, we had such a great time!