Take a bit of gum, make a nice friendly face. Bob’s you mother’s….
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
Yet another Eastend Graf art tour….. but some good designs an d a cool space…. until it becomes a gourmet burger joint
Summer sunshine on the walls of Hackney Road
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
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
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.
More to follow shortly….
Now it is a case of avoiding being knocked off the bike
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
Counter Cafe has a mini gallery and art work shops, and does a killer breakfast as well. Plus they have a fat pissed Spiderman
Just a few random shots from the Eastend. As always the walls of Brick Lane change on a weekly basis so here are a few old and new pieces.
Broken Fingaz Crew do Rainbow Puke
Brasilian flavour from Flip. A Jellyfish with a cat, of course
Cose Monkey…. no idea here? Can you help?
Could only be Paul Don Smith
Unknown Bethnal Green Road
Mooching around the city I call home has become rather difficult in the last 3 weeks, being as I was knocked off of my bike and bust my shoulder and cut my face open…. and then had my bike stolen while I was unconscious… but that is another story
So here are a few piece I have spotted on my hobbles around Londres….
Pez is a cute artist, his stuff adorning the walls and trains and sometimes even galleries in Barcelona, London, NYC, Amsterdam and beyond since 1999. On my recent trip to Barcelona to dance my ass off at Sonar his fishy pieces were everywhere, a bit like our friend Sweet Toof in London. He is the signature of Barca for me.
Then something I have seen more and more of recently in the Eastend…
Couple of quick additions from around the Hackney Road area.
Found round the corner from a Sweet Toof piece, by regular collaborator Paul Insect. Nice cool and simple piece of a super hero-esq mouse character. Vivid colours, sharp lines and a creepy cyclops style eye.
No idea who this is by but love the mixture of two styles, classic B+W and the firey word work. Any suggestions for who this then hit me up
I have said before that not everyone in London and especially the Eastend is over the moon about this thing called the Olympics. Some are dead against it. I was one who was nonplussed but after some campaigning by my good friend I started to feel the excitement. I am even going to the games… I am a guest of a rather large brand…. but I fear the tickets are for women’s beach volleyball… nothing could be more inappropriate for my goodself.
Another reason for liking the idea of the Olympics is the rise of streetart based on the biggest event to hit these shores in anyone’s living memory. Here is another cute and curt piece.
Random things SF has seen over the weekend just gone….
This was outside a sex shop off Great Eastern Street
Off Brick Lane
Think that is a Roa piece….
East London is awash, that is no breaking news but I was wondering which road is the best, in NYC you have 5Points, Berlin has many areas but Kreuzberg is pretty shit hot, East London has numerous places such as Redchurch Street but for me it has to be Christina St. The whole area is wall to wall paint, some a little out there, some looks like it might have been commissioned but some is just plane ridic.