street artists, painters, illustrators
The London Police is an art collaboration between two fellas that started in 1998. This pair of geezers visited Amsterdam to rejuvenate the visually disappointing streets of the drug capital of the world. The artists display their art in illustrative and innovative expression.
They were part of a small group of artists at the end of the last century that helped pioneer a new street art movement. After a few years of traveling and making art in the streets, TLP began to receive worldwide recognition for their contribution to the graffiti and street art movement. They were included in many of the books documenting the scene and invited for shows and live drawing performances all over the globe.
From 2002 onward, TLP started sending missionaries into all corners of the globe. London policemen have come and gone, but founding members are still known to walk the streets of every city in the world spreading the love with pens and stickers. Chaz draws the iconic “LAD”, a little smiley-face guy, that the crew is so well known for. The other half of the duo, Bob, draws a tight portrait and architectural illustrations.
2010 saw the return of Bob to The London Police after five years of touring with the indie band “MOSS”. And so the original founding members re-embarked on their quest to create artwork, travel the globe to better themselves and spread artistic love through the world. This duo has managed to form a partnership more cohesive than Han Solo and Chewbacca in Star Wars, and is continuing to produce slick artwork that is tighter than a butler’s cuff.
“Never be scared, don’t be a hero and let the good times roll.” is the artists’ motto.
As well as painting, the London Police also enjoys making short films and shots, installations, and music.
Their work has adorned buildings and galleries in over than 35 countries of which many can be found in... simply put everywhere around the world.