For Secret 7” 2018, I chose to create a cover for Coda for the Clash song 'I'm Not Down' from the London Calling album.
It's a portrait of the Coronet in Elephant and Castle. A former cinema turned music venue and nightclub, it's been a centre of life on the Elephant for many years. But now shut up, ready to be demolished to make way for a new shopping centre and housing, through plans that are being fought vehemently by local residents and activists. I hoped to find in it's story a symbol of resilience, although this is a time when things seem to be falling, there is hope.
But as the song says, 'I'm not down'. Vector artwork incorporating elements of photographs taken of the walls of the Coronet building.