Love a bit of Wick, loads of paint, stickers, stencils and even toad stalls. It also has some cool little galleries, art studios and painfully east london cafes. Plus of course a lot of Sweet Toof
In the shadows of the Olympic village there are ever changing walls, apparently untouched by redevelopment for now. For those non-Brit readers amongst you, we are currently experiencing a little bit of a rape and pillaging of our memories and childhood in something to do with a creepy old TV presenter. Hence this piece
Now then now then
Counter Cafe has a mini gallery and art work shops, and does a killer breakfast as well. Plus they have a fat pissed Spiderman
It is usually 2D, might look 3D but usually it is paint on walls. That is how graffiti has always been, but it is the most flexible of art forms and as such the idea of making it into a 3D sculpture piece is one that is probably natural and it certainly a brilliant one.
A certain Evan Roth took the idea of creating a sculpture through the form of live graffiti artists, using the 1983 documentary Style to then map tags and then create a physical object form. The sculptures are finished in chrome dipped ABS thermoplastic
Going to a night called London Calling when you are abroad may seem a little brit abroad for your pallet. Fuck the local culture i’ll take a pint and some pork scratching, listen to Oasis, speak only English when ordering, get a kebab on the way home etc etc etc.
Mehringdam on the London Underground
Firstly none of the above really happen for me abroad… cept the pint, but the London Calling night worked for me, full of indie kids, mixed crowd, a DJ from Panorama Bar, free shots on arrival, couple of drag queens, good company and also quite weirdly….. a projection on the wall of Maggie Thatcher on the wall with a pair of tits.
Music swung from Madge to MIA to what sounded like Peppa Pig but with some rather dirty drum beat accompanying it. Funny, fun, loud and dutty.
It is an addiction, simply put, there is no good reason for so many, yeah they are pretty, sure some of them even work, some of them work but are not set correctly, some are literally a bracelet masquerading as a watch. But each and everyone looks pretty damn good in my humble opinion.