'Fantastic Man' by Mason
Size: 420mm x 594mm
Process: Lithograph on 300g uncoated stock
A tribute to William Onyeabor
Prints are sent in a strong postage tube packed in acid-free tissue paper accompanied by a certificate of authenticity blind embossed with our company seal.
Framing available on request.
Joe Prytherch has been illustrating under the name Mason London since 2008. During this time he's done work for Stones Throw Records, Stüssy, Little White Lies and Print Club London and he currently works full time as Boiler Room's Art Director.
William Onyeabor was born outside Enugu, a small, rural town in Eastern Nigeria, he created his own genre of African electronic funk in the late 70s and early 80s, making music completely unique for his time.
According to various rumours, he left home following the Biafran War and went to study cinematography in the Soviet Union, returning in the mid-70s to start his own film company and record label, Wilfilms. He then self-released eight remarkable records from 1978-1985. He wrote and produced everything on his own, and possibly played every instrument himself. Then, at some point of his life, he became born again and denounced his earlier music, deciding it is something he would never speak about.