Art Chess by Inkie 'Silver v Black'
Art Chess by Inkie ‘Silver v Black

Named in Timeout’s Top 100 most influential UK creatives 2012, Tom Bingle, aka Inkie, has emerged as one of the most prolific graffiti writers in UK history. Inkie has painted with some of the most notorious artists in the scene, including Banksy, Nick Walker and Massive Attack’s 3D. His work has been published in books such as Banksy’s Bristol, Children of the Can, Concrete Canvas, Street Fonts, 100 European Graffiti Artists and Graffiti World. His much sought after pieces have gained a celebrity following, as well as featuring in respected magazines such as Rolling Stone, GQ and Dazed & Confused, and graffiti documentaries, including the infamous ‘Bomb It’.

Meet Inkie and tour West London’s graffiti heritage

Inkie’s art is characterised by a unique collaboration of graffiti and figurative imagery. His widely recognised “Ink Nouveau’ style draws on Art Nouveau influences, with an unmistakable urban twist.  Inkie has also worked in the video game industry, notably as Head of Creative Design at Sega, where his work included Jet Set Radio (2000)

Inkie has much association with Bristol – city with a strong street art heritage.  He has murals around the Bristol area and has participated in the annual Upfest in the city, which is deemed the largest free urban paint festival in Europe.  In 2011 and 2012, Inkie was named as the organiser for See No Evil- a major street event, in which the city is turned into Europe’s largest outdoor gallery.

street art chess set in blue and white
Art Chess by Inkie
marine themed green and white chess set by inkie positioned
Bespoke marine-themed Purling chess table hand-painted by Inkie
Inkie tells us about his fascinating career and working with Banksy.

For more information about Inkie visit: @inkiegraffiti

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Bespoke Marine inspired Chess Table by Inkie
Bespoke Marine inspired Chess Table by Inkie
Art Chess by Inkie photo credit Boscolo
Art Chess by Inkie
photo credit: Boscolo
Chess set in silver and black
Art Chess by Inkie ‘Silver v Black’
Chess set in Gold and black
Art Chess by Inkie ‘Gold v Black’
The creation of street artist, Inkie’s Purling London Art Chess sets
Art Chess by Inkie Silver v Black
Art Chess by Inkie ‘Silver v Black

metallic gold and black chess set
Art Chess by Inkie ‘Gold v Black
Inkie in his studio
Inkie in his studio