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26 February 2018

London History X 80's Edition

London History X is the idea of an unofficial history of London, a lot of which involves crimes and so is not documented or revered in the same way as 'official' history.

The first T in the collection features a glimpse into some of the iconic pieces that ran through the London Underground in the late 1980’s.

As a nod to the unofficial history from over the pond (NYC), this shoot was inspired by a photograph in Subway Art of Lady Pink, a true icon nicknamed the “first lady of graffiti” as one of the first women active during the 80’s subway graffiti culture. As Lady Pink says, "It’s not just a boys club. We have a sisterhood thing going.”

In 1984 the groundbreaking book Subway Art brought graffiti to the real world with photographic documentation by Martha Cooper of the movement in New York. Thirty years later, graffiti still runs throughout cities all over the world.

Chrome and Black is a graffiti and areasol art store in Bethnal Green, it started on a shoe-string budget in 2008 by two prolific London graffiti artists who started out in the 80's/90's.

The shop was originally created to supply London with the many emerging brands of spray-paint and graffiti materials. Chrome and Black is now a recognised brand. The Apparel draws its inspiration from the depths of the London train and bus graffiti movement and the colours that made it so vibrant. 

The London History X 80's edition is available to buy here.

Shot By: CJ Gordon-Jemmott
Creative Direction: Frankie Noller
Model: Sofire

9 October 2017


Today with THE LONDON VAGABOND, a London based photographer and good friend of ours. Himself and his little sidekick are wearing the Chrome & Black Embroidered Hoody in Grey (Left) and a Chrome & Black Roundel Crew Neck in Grey (Right). "His interest in photography stems from being a prolific graffiti vandal, during this time he began to keep a visual diary of his travels and the characters he encountered along the way. More recently his public work has been focused on nudity and fetishisms although he continues to shoot the overlooked, the avoided, the lurkers and the people that society purposefully likes to ignore." 
We welcome in people of all ages and are glad to see the younger generation take a shine to our culture and clothing. You can see the rest of our Autumn / Winter 2017 collection here.

6 October 2017


Yesterday with PHU$$Y wearing our Chrome & Black Embroidered Hoody in Navy. PHU$$Y is a model / film photographer in London who flew by our shop yesterday whilst she was working in Bethnal Green. She picked up a few markers and the latest hoody released in our Autumn 2017 collection. This is a part of an ongoing project documenting the old and new members of the Chrome & Black family who support us. If you like the clobber then check out the rest of our Autumn 2017 collection here.

26 September 2017

Chrome & Black Apparel launches it's own website!

Chrome and Black started on a shoe-string budget in 2008 by two prolific London graffiti artists.
Originally created to supply London with the many emerging brands of spray-paint and graffiti materials. Chrome and Black is now a recognised  brand but not only with graff, we are currently stepping in to the world of street fashion. The Apparel draws its inspiration from the depths of the London train graffiti movement and the colours that made it so vibrant. 

We have recently launched a Chrome and Black Apparel website showcasing all of our garments that are out this season and available to buy in store and online. You can also access the "Writers Block" or "Smokers Paradise" for the more specific accessories... 

At the minute we have a re-release of the classic 'Crack Head' T-shirt first designed by Zomby in 1996 / 97 as a part of his "Tunnel Vision" clothing brand. The design has been re-worked and mastered over the years and this Autumn we have brought it back after 20 years onto our T-shirts in a range of statement colour-ways. Zomby's 'Crack Head' is one of the most recognised characters across the world, it was up in London from the late 80's through to now which is what makes it a nostalgic collectors piece. 

Original 'Crack Head' Tee in the late 90s' (above). 

 We have a range of other royalties available on the website but we'll leave them up to you to find out. 

8 May 2017

Have a flick through our latest photoshoot...

Today we are showcasing the Chrome & Black Canbag modeled by a young female writer and artist from West London. We're now down to the last few first wave Canbags from this shoot and are about to drop our second wave in the upcoming months... just you wait!

This handy-bag has been our biggest Chrome & Black seller so far in 2017, catering for train writers, artists and skaters in the UK. They are now also available to buy in Slick Willies, the oldest skate shop in London who have shown us support since day one. Stay tuned on our Instagram for more shoot pic releases, upcoming clothing drops and the second wave of the C&B Canbag coming real soon!

This shoot was directed, styled and shot by Frankie Noller in Bethnal Green, our local area.

29 March 2017

Chrome & Black Spring Look featuring The Canbag...

Yesterday we was with the lovely model Sydney, originally from Ibiza and currently living in Peckham. The focus of the shoot was on the Chrome & Black Canbag which is available to cop here or in our shop down at the Bethnal Green railway arches. 

This spring, our Canbags are also available to buy at Slick Willies Skate Shop in Kensington. Slick Willie's have been supplying skate gear since skating was kicking off in the 1970's, making them London's oldest skate store. Their humble beginnings saw them open their shop in the heart of the city, right by Hyde Park, where you can still find them today.

17 March 2017

CHROME & BLACK TV - March 2017

Tune in to the second episode of Chrome and black TV here, watch us enjoy the beginning of springs sun and see what else goes on behind the racks.

15 March 2017


Watch this interview with one of our guys over in Paris! 
(Also available to watch with English subtitles)

1 March 2017

An insight into Chrome & Black Apparel's latest photoshoot...

Yesterday we was out shooting with model Auden Woodall in the back streets of Bethnal Green. A young writer from South with a passion to make a difference in the world of tagging. This shoot felt nostalgic like a little time warp back to "Style Wars", a film produced in 1983 which was and still is very influential to us.

This shoot features our heavy duty Four Nozzle Hoody in Black, designed and produced in England, along with the renowned Canbag and reversible bucket hat blue side up. Whilst shooting we chatted a lot about graff and visions for Chrome and Black Apparel. Our brand has a strong history behind it with roots running deep into London's Underground and we feel that we are currently on a stepping stone closer to our fashion breakthrough. From painting London to designing and producing our own garms? Who would have thought it.

We ensure that all of our clothing is of top quality that will last you, whatever the mission. The Canbag is specifically designed to hold 3 standard spray cans and allows you to carry your small essentials in style. In a simple colour-way this bag features a top-zip main compartment with multiple pockets and a back pouch... complete with our soft touch NYC Fat Cap rubber zip pullers.

All of the items worn in this shoot are available in store and online here. Be sure to watch our Instagram page @chromeandblack for further pic releases! Peace out.