Wanna find out what happens when one of our very favourite female reggae writers, Erin MacLeod, interviews another sister in mind, Suze Webb a.k.a. The Large? Then head over to Large Up and read about the importance of design for Suze’s zine »No Ice Cream Sound« as well as the story behind her Shimmy Shimmy T-shirts.
I spend my whole time talking to designers. My motto for them is »no weed signs and no red, yellow and green.« I’m so bored of it. I know people like that kind of stuff, but it is just so clichéd and there is another side to it. And I think there is a whole corner of design there that people haven’t tapped into that goes beyond red, gold and green. I wanted to stick with using bright colors and making sure it was fun and represented that bright side of dancehall culture. (via Large Up)
In the interview, Suze also mentions SEEN as one of the labels that influenced Shimmy Shimmy which makes us very happy. Keep doing your thing and hope to be able to link up at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival!
PS: Shimmy Shimmy shirts as well as issue 1 of »No Ice Cream Sound« are available at www.shimmyshimmy.co.uk. No Ice Cream Sound issue #2 will be out on August 22nd.