Following the runaway success of the ‘Return of the Rudeboy’ exhibition 2014 that threw the spotlight on the UK's international Rudeboys and girls Dean Chalkley and Harris Elliott are set to launch Return of the Rudeboy the book at a 2 day event 'Rudeboy Salon'. The collaboration with British electronics brand Goodmans is the next installment in the Goodmans Series – a series of collaborations that support the creative individuals of British culture. Rudeboy Salon opens to the public on the 5th & 6th June at The Hospital Club London.
Aside from supporting the creation of the coffee table book of photographs of over 60 sharply dressed individuals from across the UK, another unique aspect of the event will be the unveiling of the “Return of the Rudeboy x Goodmans Sound Installation’. Artist and ‘Rudie’ himself Andrew Ibi has created the art and sound installation made of an impressive stack 90 Goodmans heritage radios, designed and appropriated with his distinctive hand-drawn artwork. The imposing tower will also play a soundtrack of tunes and spoken dialogue that capture the sound and soul.
As a brand that has spanned decades and is ever immersed in music, Goodmans is well placed to look back and champion British heritage. That said, in a cultural climate that is more diverse than ever, it is ever more important to look at contemporary subcultures and those who are creating it today. In the same vein, the ‘Rudeboy Salon’, will pay respect to the heritage and importance of the past, but focus on the present and future Rudeboy.