Returning for his second musically inspired edition, artist Fil Fury attacks one of a musician’s greatest weapons, a microphone with his Lyric Bomb available exclusively on 1xRUN in two sizes. After tackling the AK-47 in his mash up AK-40 Heaven, Fury returns this time to flawlessly blends a microphone with a grenade in the latest iteration of his Make Art A Weapon series. Read on to find out more and be sure to snag one of these editions on metal before they are gone…
1x: Tell us a little bit about the inspiration behind this piece.
Fil Fury: I’m obsessed by bold graphic form, objects that you can hold in your hand that have a symmetrical design language to them. The hand grenade is such a hit to your conscience. It’s beautiful to look at, but represents such horror.
The first hand grenade was invented and manufactured in a factory in my home town of Birmingham. This Brummie wanted to drop a remix on it. I wanted to reclaim these objects and put my own positive spin on them.
I immediately see the similarities between this device and a microphone. I love hip hop and grime, it made sense to re-purpose this object to become a Lyric Bomb.
1x: Was this piece part of a recent theme, series or show that you had?
Fil Fury: Make Art The Weapon. An ongoing personal project where I like to change the connotations of weaponry to represent something more positive.
1x: What materials did you use to create this piece?
Fil Fury: Camera and a Wacom!
1x: When was this piece created and how long did it take to complete?
Fil Fury: July, this year over the course of a week.
1x: What do you feel is unique about this piece?
Fil Fury: I haven’t seen many Nuemann microphone grenades.
1x: Why should people buy this print?
Fil Fury: If they are a fan of my art, this is a great opportunity to own a piece. This is only being released with 1xRUN.
1x: Describe the print in one gut reaction word.
Fil Fury: Boooooooooom! (Tim Westwood style)
1x: It’s been a while since your last release with us. Tell us a little bit about what you’ve been up to?
Fil Fury: Besides relocating to a new city, starting my own design studio and getting a dog, I’ve been upping my art game and developing my style. I’ve been working on a big collaboration with Philipp Plein over in Milan. I have fun each day now realizing my bigger sculptural ideas. I’ve recently created nine sculptures for the brand and they are in use internationally as a print campaign. Found in the likes of Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair. Lots of new stuff to reveal over the next few months also. I’m having lots of fun lets say, feeling very blessed.