Hackney Road is hanging on to it’s few street art walls, before all the nice new flats are built and the road gets a Starbucks, and M&S, an All Saints, etc etc.
Before these disappear SF thought it a good idea to document a few that we have not featured. These are easy to find so no sign posting required
Colour of Rolling People
Yet another Eastend Graf art tour….. but some good designs an d a cool space…. until it becomes a gourmet burger joint
DMNK & KEFT
Summer sunshine on the walls of Hackney Road
Is this Lennon and the Stones?
Innocent stencils on Hackney Road, a commentary on how easy it is to make money? How it is child’s play? Somehow think not, SF like to think it is something more menacing with the sharp scissors and the blurred face
$ Dollar bill y’al
Funnily this is found right by a gay bar. Gays like a bit of trash.
And an old friend. We haven’t seen him for a while and this is not a new one so it was probably about time that our friend Sweettoof dropped by SF
Two artists seen all across the Eastend and are possibly the most recognisable. Finding a new and hidden gem is quite a feat and something SF enjoyed this week during brisk walks around the sun baked streets of London.
Many a street art tour has sprung up showing the usual well trodden pathes so it is nice to be able to seek out some lesser seen pieces. Canals, high rises and general shit holes are the perfect places to find these
We give you Phlegm found not a million miles from Old Street roundabout
And a personal SF fave, a certain Stik a cheeky lil number, well hidden and just off of Mare St. You will have to work a bit to find this gem
It isn’t just the public walls that are covered in rich German humour and educating messages, the public toilets are the places to find some of the best and most interesting things for the eyes to feast upon. Just a few examples below.
Flash carefully hiding some of the modesty
Pet Shop Bears
The toilets are where you can learn about feminism too
Porn for all…. and Frodo
Spot the naughty
Is that a willy and some spunk?
Simple and to the point
1 in 10 apparently
Then we have this….. not only is it what we would now call vintage but it shows the young man at his most uber gay, and possibly his least attractive.
Berlin weekend that featured deserted house clubbing in Homopatik, all day brunches, numerous Berliner Beirs in Roses served by the scary lesbian owner, Warehouse clubbing at Berghain, a bit of culture at a photography exhibition in a shopping center (no link found), and a first viewing of Berlin Calling to get in the party mood.
Blu graf artist
By Urban Spree where there are bars, food places and ‘hipster’ markets
SF is not really sure how to feel about Nike bringing back every classic trainer they have ever made with a remix. They did it with Huarache and we were over the moon because it is officially, statistically, unanimously agreed as it is the greatest shoe ever created. The Air Max has seen a big comeback in recent times and now it is available in every colour you could ever imagine.
Now it is the turn of the Pegasus. A classic old skool trainer, you probably owned one growing up and you probably liked it’s simplicity and style, it was never going to be an Air Max or a Huarache but it was that nice everyday shoe like a Waffle or a Cortez. Three styles have grabbed the attention at SF. Vidie this droogs
The Pegasus 83/30 Team Red / Atomic Red = Massive Hit
Nice ass too
Pegasus 83/30 Blue Hero / Flash Lime = Still a hit but less so
Berlin is the city that the gods decided should be a canvas for all. You are positively encouraged to tag, scribble, doodle, spray, stencil, splash, paint bomb, scrawl, stick, tear or smudge any surface you like. It might not be everyone’s cup o tea but tis very much to the liking of SF.
Wondering around Schlesisches Tor SF spotted a couple of familiar stylistic scrawlings, ones that are oft seen adorning walls, bridges, vans and anything else you can imagine in London and in particular the the Eastend.
The very recognisable owl of a certain Dscreet, with a peeping Stik in the background. Tis sometimes nice to see a little bit of home when you are on your travels we feel.
Stik being Dscreet
More to follow very soon featuring Berlin artists, posters, toilet art and the beautiful architecture of the city of the canvas.