Rebel Reel Cine Club x 6876 Screening

Rebel Reel Cinema & 6876 present “Bronco Bullfrog” 

A tale of teen angst and disaffection in London’s East End at the tail end of the 1960s, Barney Platts-Mills debut feature Bronco Bullfrog (1969) is beautifully photographed snapshot of its era.

The mostly improvised drama follows Del (Del Walker) and his mates as he gets into trouble around his native Stratford. He mills about, breaks into places and flirts awkwardly with girls and falls in love. In the same week, troublemaker Jo Saville , alias Bronco Bullfrog, has just got out of borstal and has a job lined up to steal goods from a freight train wagon. He recruits Del, but soon the pair end in bother and the law is fast on their tails.

Platts-Mills’ film is a wonderful social document of Stratford and London’s East End. 

October 13th Archway Tavern London : DJ Jeffrey Munday & a slide show from Gavin Watson

Complimentary Comb from Kent Brushes Established in 1777.

 

Six Eight Seven Six T-shirt & Book Bag.

Six Eight Seven Six and  Rebel Reel Cine Club commemorative T shirt & Tote bag. To mark the screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s Film “Weekend” on May 5th 2022 at the Archway Tavern London.

In an interview with Alain Jouffroy in 1966, Godard explicitly summarized his use of blue-white-red and the significance he intended to give it: “I believe a little in nationalism, but in a nationalism of poetry, not at all political: I like that Delacroix is French and Beethoven is German…”. And “Do you believe in the soul of a people? ” asks Jouffroy.“I can’t express it that way because it sounds a bit too big, but it is a bit that.” 

The imperfect and handmade look of the letterforms, the bad kerning, the large gaps between letters and words, the justified blocks of text, the awkwardly dotted capital I’s. Even when he used an existing typeface – like Antique Olive in ‘Week end’ (1967) – the letterforms look as if they were cut out with an Exacto knife.

Rebel Reel Cine Club x 6876

“Weekend” is about violence, hatred, the end of ideology and the approaching cataclysm that will destroy civilization. It is also about the problem of how to make a movie about this. Movies about The Bomb are almost never effective; the subject is too large. So Godard abandons any attempt to show us “real” war or destruction. Instead, he shows us attitudes: the casual indifference to suffering that saturates our society.

On the 5th May in collaboration with the  Rebel Reel Cine Club we will be screening this film at the Archway Tavern London, tickets will include a complimentary Another Magazine and Tote bag. The evening will feature music & also slideshows.

6876 x Clarks Originals Film

 

The dérive is the first step toward an urban praxis, a stroll through the city to understand the ‘psychogeographical articulation of the modern city’.

A project to mark the release of our project with Clarks Originals which brought together the Film making of Brian Sweeney and the thoughts of Scott King.

Filmed on location at the Camley Street Nature reserve in London’s Kings Cross.

Editor: Jamie Vincent Gillespie

Soundscape: Brian Docherty

Art Direction: Co-ordinate

Twitcher: Josh Thompson


Black project #5 Film

As part of the Black project Arco jacket release with C’H’C’M & Harris Tweed we decided to shoot a film in Glasgow with Brian Sweeney who has worked with the brand for many years.

Brian was also instrumental in introducing Mike Donald from http://thecroft.wordpress.com/ and in turn Mark Hogarth from Harris Tweed to Six Eight Seven Six.

These connections were formative in our understanding that we as a label could work with such a traditional supplier and that we could create a unique garment that still felt like a 6876 item.

New York & Glasgow: Two cities built on a grid system,both with a stand alone uniqueness and to this day when i visit Glasgow it always strikes me as a city yearning to the west and beyond.

6876 x Regent

Film by Donald Milne & art directed by Kenneth Mackenzie of 6876 portraying the Classic and hand crafted nature of the Regent factory in Northampton which manufactures Rsix. Music Fete in the rain (6876 version) by July Skies © A.Harding/R.Glover 2011. www.julyskies.com