London Sunshine and Paint

Always rains in London right? Not this bank holiday it was hot, it was sunny, there was a festival and it was hot.

In addition to this the sun remained long enough for the bicycle to come out and to spot a little bit of paint on walls. A mini taster now, but a lot more to follow, the summer floodgates have well and truly sprung.

Sokar Uno, a German artist of some note, typically using quite a real surreal style has been spraying in the Eastend. This is not to far from outdoor Hipster mecca that is London Fields.

PT I

PT I

PT II

PT II

 

Plus another....

Plus another….

More to follow shortly….

Now it is a case of avoiding being knocked off the bike

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Czech Out Art

Child of Prague

Child of Prague

A StandardFact trip to Prague, well the architecture is amazing and gothic and dark and religious and old full of statues, more statues than Czechs. Also more Germans and and Yanks than Czechs come to think about it.

Few points to make:

Very beautiful but not for raves.

Loads of places to eat but you better want a lot of meat

Loads to drink but bloody hard to find a Bloody Mary (head to Chilli Bar)

From a  distance

From a distance

There was very little to note in the way of street art except for the best known Czech artistic street export, Pasta Oner. His playful colourful pieces have the air of an advertising style from days gone by, something a little Lichtenstein about the style. One such wall in Pargue 1 displays some of the vibrant art that Pasta Oner is known for. SF Likes a lot

Here are a few snaps

Hardly an....

Hardly an….

Big ‘like’ this…..

Religious building stencil

Religious building stencil

The Dude Company stencils

tri shade stencil

tri shade stencil

Shady sheep

Shady sheep

Then this weirdness….

See we said it was thin on the ground for street art

See we said it was thin on the ground for street art

Nike – some hits and misses from the world favourite kicks co.

Nike, the king of trainers in the humble SF opinion, obvs Adidas gets a honourable mention.

HIT – Simple, classic, fit

Nike Air Maxim - APC x Nike 2013

Nike Air Maxim – APC x Nike 2013

APC high top

APC high top

HIT….. just. It has fluro soles

Nike Air May 90 EM Fluro Grey

Nike Air May 90 EM Fluro Grey

MISS – WTF? This time you just got it wrong your Airness

Nike Jordan XX8 Black / Bright Citrus Cool-Grey Deep Royal

Nike Jordan XX8 Black / Bright Citrus Cool-Grey Deep Royal

Why would you?

Why would you?JUSR

THE JURY IS OUT – ?!?!?!

Nike Air Jordan 8 Retro Black / Bright Citrus-Cool Grey Deep Royal

Nike Air Jordan 8 Retro Black / Bright Citrus-Cool Grey Deep Royal

HIT – A classic with summer colour

Nike Air Max 1 Purple Suede

Nike Air Max 1 Purple Suede

HIT – The top draw, number one, tennis style, velcro summer kick.

8FIVE2SHOP x Nike SB Stefan Janoski

8FIVE2SHOP x Nike SB Stefan Janoski

All spotted on HypeBeast

 

Daft Punk – another teaser

More Daft Punk teasers, this time a short sharp piece directed by long term Kanye collaborator Nabil Elderkin. The rather dreams clip is yet another example of how DP are releasing and hyping their new album through small, short, punchy soundbites and visualclips, creating just the right amount of expectation and buzz before unleashing the next stage.

Elderkin is clearly a talented guy (well he worked with the bat-bollock-crazy-shy-as-a-kid-with-ADD-on-a-sugar-rush-legend we know as Kanye) as well as Nas & Damien Marley and Seal and brands like Coca-Cola, Nike, Adidas and Oxfam

SF is looking forward to seeing the full film…. and the next release technique from our Gallic robotsĀ