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Woebot
26-11-2004, 01:34 PM
back in 2000 in the days before ambitious graphic designers used graffiti as a way to get column inches in style mags (stand up Bansky u twat) there was an artist who used to adorn my local streets around clerkenwell. his boundary was faringdon road on the west, city road to the north and east and old street to the south. a really tiny square mile:

<img alt="area.jpg" src="http://www.woebot.com/images/dissensus/graffiti/area.jpg" width="500" height="334" border="0" />


i just loved this guys work. so much so that i took photos of my favorite pieces, all of which have subsequently been destroyed in our areas perpetual gentrification. i know very little about this guy. three anecdotes only:

1) my old friend mike dfuse had one of pictures on the wall.

2) this was from a "happening" that the dude arranged. the little alleyway that runs between dallington street and compton street was, for one day, filled with pieces of his work. and the rule was you were only allowed to take one home. sadly i found out about this about a month too late (bloody typical!)

3) the guy who used to work downstairs from mike at the artomatic printers lab (artomatic was NEVER going to work out) knew the bloke.

check these pictures out. me, i think theyre divine.

<img alt="01.jpg" src="http://www.woebot.com/images/dissensus/graffiti/01.jpg" width="500" height="748" border="0" />

<img alt="02.jpg" src="http://www.woebot.com/images/dissensus/graffiti/02.jpg" width="500" height="340" border="0" />

<img alt="03.jpg" src="http://www.woebot.com/images/dissensus/graffiti/03.jpg" width="500" height="775" border="0" />

<img alt="04.jpg" src="http://www.woebot.com/images/dissensus/graffiti/04.jpg" width="500" height="757" border="0" />

<img alt="05.jpg" src="http://www.woebot.com/images/dissensus/graffiti/05.jpg" width="500" height="764" border="0" />

anyway, the other night i was staggering home, feeling quite subjective after a few too many pints and

HEY PRESTO!

there on the traffic light by the faringdon road, a few metres from where the monkey graphic was four years ago was this sticker. now correct me if i'm wrong, but that looks like its the same guy's work?!?

<img alt="06.jpg" src="http://www.woebot.com/images/dissensus/graffiti/06.jpg" width="500" height="662" border="0" />

who is this masked genius? why has he switched to stickers? whats the dealio?

originaldrum
29-11-2004, 06:21 AM
great post wobot, his work is awesome and very innocent

many writers have turned to stickers nowadays , easier and quicker, specially when your getting a little long in the tooth and want to stay out of the clink (but still get the fame)

any more pics greatly appreciated

cozen
09-12-2004, 11:27 AM
wow those are really great, esp. the one about love.

gff
10-12-2004, 08:44 AM
where would you get a hold of a usps label in the uk?? certainly adds another layer to the (imagined) story. great great stuff in any case.

robin
14-12-2004, 06:00 AM
could it be pete fowler,the guy who designs the super furry animals covers?
have a look at radiator era single covers,very similar style...

Woebot
14-12-2004, 03:53 PM
could it be pete fowler,the guy who designs the super furry animals covers?
have a look at radiator era single covers,very similar style... good suggestion robin but, nah, it's not him. he's very much a clerkenwell geezer though.

fowler has a slightly baroque twist to his stuff which to be honest i've never been that fond of, a bit, "look i can draw!" you're right about this sfa one though, very pared down.

jd_
14-12-2004, 07:27 PM
Somebody in Toronto's been tagging "Val Kilmer" and pasting up his head shots in alleys. I don't know what it's about but they're funny to see around the place.

DavidD
14-12-2004, 08:56 PM
hmm yeah I have a bunch of pictures i've taken somewhere on my computer; i'll look through and see if i can find some really great ones. Chicago used to be a huge graf city and it still is to a degree but once they illegalized the sale of spray paint w/in chicago's city limits it slowed things considerably.

Here are a couple i already have uploaded though:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v122/djdee2005/paintwall.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v122/djdee2005/DSCF0108.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v122/djdee2005/DSCF0124.jpg



More memories - in high school a bunch of ppl i knew were really into it. They called themselves "1up" and i saw their tags everywhere. Only a couple of them were actually any good as artists, but i do remember it being really big at my high school. I remember my friend ernesto positioning me to block him from view when he tagged up a bus stop. THe woman across the street, a tall, commanding looking black woman would catch them doing it sometimes and she would step out on her front porch and yell at them to ruin their own damn neighborhoods. In my memory I picture her holding a rolling pin but that's probably just my 'magination.

Here's a couple more; i took these around my neighborhood in summer 2003, i think most of them have since been painted over.

http://www.crankhole.com/modules/gallery/albums/Graf/aaa.jpg
http://www.crankhole.com/modules/gallery/albums/Graf/aac.jpg
http://www.crankhole.com/modules/gallery/albums/Graf/aag.jpg

DavidD
15-12-2004, 07:28 PM
I hope I didn't derail the thread there. I'm interestd in how graf is so different in europe from the u.s., like an entirely different tradition.

Woebot
15-12-2004, 09:55 PM
I hope I didn't derail the thread there. I'm interestd in how graf is so different in europe from the u.s., like an entirely different tradition.

no dave this stuff rocks. no such thing as a derailed thread in my book.

monkeysblood
08-01-2005, 04:49 PM
that monkey and the matchstick bods are excellent. i don't know what it is that gets me so excited about this type of stuff. the lines are like perfect. were they done with brush and paint or aerosol. looks like brushed on the scans. quite a buzz running round with yr paint pots at night i reckon.

notoriousJ.I.M
15-01-2005, 02:34 AM
Spotted these pieces in and around Sonar (Barcelona) last June. They bear some stylistic similarities to the first photos posted. http://www.aquaticinvasion.co.uk/web1.jpg http://www.aquaticinvasion.co.uk/web2.jpg http://www.aquaticinvasion.co.uk/web4.jpg

notoriousJ.I.M
15-01-2005, 02:38 AM
Here's a few more by a different artist also taken at Sonar. :cool: http://www.aquaticinvasion.co.uk/web3.jpg http://www.aquaticinvasion.co.uk/web5.jpg http://www.aquaticinvasion.co.uk/web7.jpg http://www.aquaticinvasion.co.uk/web6.jpg

Pearsall
15-01-2005, 03:52 AM
Check out the photos on this thread (http://www.harderfaster.net/?sid=7b3212114f8634500e775fdd3d3d61cb&section=forums&action=showthread&forumid=&threadid=69709&pagenumber=1) for more quality Barcelona stuff.

sufi
16-01-2005, 02:34 AM
...from lucidlondon (http://www.lucidlondon.co.uk/graf/graf_index.html)

http://www.lucidlondon.co.uk/images/graf/17graf.jpg

http://www.lucidlondon.co.uk/images/graf/31graf.jpg

http://www.lucidlondon.co.uk/images/graf/15graf.jpg

http://www.lucidlondon.co.uk/images/graf/03agraf.jpg

sufi
16-01-2005, 05:32 PM
iraqi grafitti is apparently resurgent since Saddam's demise
i posted up a load last night on "iraqi resistance (http://www.dissensus.com/showpost.php?p=7198&postcount=68)" thread, as it's mostly not so graphic as what's here

some of is extremely funny, tho:

BUSH THE FATHER LIBERATED KUWAIT. BUSH THE SON LIBERATED IRAQ, THEN SYRIA, THEN IRAN. BUSH THE GRANDSON WILL LIBERATE THE WHOLE WORLD!
:D

Yuri
02-02-2005, 04:44 AM
A couple of related items.

http://homepage.mac.com/kaaawa/iblog/C394583283/E1808607880/index.html


and:

http://pages.eidosnet.co.uk/johnnymoped/isthisthereallife/isthisthereallife_may1968graffiti_page1.html

Woebot
02-02-2005, 08:51 AM
Here's a few more by a different artist also taken at Sonar. :cool:

these are all really lovely notorious

Yuri
04-02-2005, 05:59 AM
"Brocklay" a word invented by my friends child. It means scary but interesting.



Baghdad blast wall art.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/4230505.stm

stelfox
07-02-2005, 01:45 PM
did anyone see phil sherburne's piece on barcelona grafitti in xlr8r a while ago. i was actually with phil, wandering round the city when he took quite a few of the shots? they are great, so i'll try to scan some and post them maybe tomorrow.

noel emits
17-02-2005, 11:38 AM
Seen on a boarded up shop front in Brighton. Wonderful, as in - you just have to wonder what the bleeding heck is going on with this.

Yuri
17-02-2005, 03:54 PM
Austin and New York

http://img95.exs.cx/img95/9510/diein4oq.jpg

http://img95.exs.cx/img95/5036/betherev6rf.jpg

http://img95.exs.cx/img95/2675/libertylost6qj.jpg

http://img95.exs.cx/img95/3522/terraisthidebehindbush4fk.jpg

Diaz
20-02-2005, 02:52 AM
two things done by...uh...me and a friend, actually. we're no good at all, we just started stenciling , but we have a lot of fun and we try to be polite about it. This was for a project we did on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day here- we started under a bridge by moved around and got some pieces up on the road behind a wal-mart, and by a local junior high.

of course, i don't have a picture of the big grinning orc face and the freehanded 'fuck elfs' but that also really brought a smile to my face.

DavidD
20-02-2005, 09:59 PM
i love you (http://briandiazphotography.com/love/)

DavidD
05-04-2005, 09:12 AM
http://somanyshrimp.com/images/nevergoover.jpg

I have a bunch more to put up when i get the chance. I walked around the city (chicago) quite a bit over spring break.

michael
05-04-2005, 09:51 AM
Here's a link to a whole gallery (http://www.flickr.com/photos/flash5/sets/71478/) of collected bits and pieces by Mephisto Jones, Wellington, New Zealand. He does most of the illustration work for Mark De Clive-Lowe's label (http://www.antipodeanrecords.net/), for those nu jazzers who know his material.

notoriousJ.I.M
14-04-2005, 04:24 PM
Here's a link (http://www.picturesofwalls.com/) to a wonderful site called picturesofwalls. It's just a collection of interesting graffiti from all over the place. I particularly liked this piece of billboard subversion.

http://www.picturesofwalls.com/gallerypics/110305/01job.jpg

ambrose
18-04-2005, 03:39 AM
edna/kid acne (http://www.kidacne.com/)
arundel gate sheffield

http://www.imageviper.com/displayimage/397/0/ednapieceSMALL.jpg

DavidD
20-04-2005, 11:54 PM
http://www.somanyshrimp.com/images/whereyouat.jpg

hint
01-05-2005, 04:34 PM
who is this masked genius? why has he switched to stickers? whats the dealio?

? (http://www.fotolog.net/all_photos.html?user=chimp243)

hint
01-05-2005, 10:56 PM
here's (http://www.fatbombers.com/public/wp/index.php?p=40) an interview with him

Woebot
03-06-2005, 09:46 AM
here's (http://www.fatbombers.com/public/wp/index.php?p=40) an interview with him

wow HALLELUJAH!

this is exactly why i love this forum.

bless you hint!

here's a great link to Dave the Chimp's PhotoLog:

http://www.fotolog.net/chimp243

and here's a photo i took last night;

hint
09-06-2005, 12:06 PM
no problem

I was in two minds about whether or not to ruin the mystique for you :)

daren
10-06-2005, 08:34 AM
<img src="http://www.picdump.org/albums/graffiti/2005_05_22.jpg">

I found this while walking in the woods for a photo project. For some reason it immediately conjures up Bruza's Freestyle track on Aim High Vol.2.

Woebot
21-06-2005, 09:45 AM
One more Dave The Chimp picture. Scraping the barrell now.

I actually established contact with this bloke, and was really disappointed to find he was of that insular kind of arrogant Hip-Hop mindset I think. You know that self-sufficent circuit of Graffiti/Skateboarding/OldSkoolism. That was really disappointing in itself, i thought the blokewould be as charming and open, bright and warm as his splendid art.

Got into this bizarre (franky unpleasant) email exchange in which I felt I had to prove my "credentials" to him. But equally had me down, I think, as a media whore. We also got into a weird debate about Banksy (I dunno am I supposed to be interested or even care about this twit?!?) OK meeting people off the net isnt everyone's cup of tea, and i'm sure as far as hes concerned who the fuck am i? Indeed who the fuck am I?

I was keen to hook up with him, I was wondering whether he'd do some character designs, and he basically told me fuck off. Pointed me to some uncharacteristically poor work he'd done at the (you guessed it) http://www.scratchperverts.com/ site. We left it that i might drop by and see him when he's working here http://www.outsideinstitute.com/ (which someone Gerard knows runs) but I just told him to forget about it.

Really depressing as a matter of fact. And probably not an experience for sharing online but WTF.

Woebot
21-06-2005, 09:46 AM
Thread closed!

Woebot
27-03-2006, 02:25 PM
nice

sufi
20-05-2007, 10:33 PM
3 from Andalucia

sufi
20-05-2007, 11:11 PM
http://www.space-invaders.com/images/MBSA_01.jpg
mombasa from rewch :)

hundredmillionlifetimes
21-05-2007, 01:03 AM
http://www.wallspankers.com/reonegraff_forweb/reone10.jpg

Interesting images, Sufi.

The uneasiness and ambiguity I've always had with most [not all, but most] Graffiti is its, perhaps unwitting, political regressiveness: most Graffiti tends to be confined to public spaces, with the frequent result that such spaces become further ghettoised, no-go areas, eventually becoming cheap pickings for property speculators to move in - with full local authority support - and privatise those same spaces [a socio-economic process that has been occurring almost everywhere for decades].

Like this, by Banksy:

http://www.artofthestate.co.uk/photos/banksy_pulp_fiction_bus.jpg

"A mural of two Hollywood actors toting bananas instead of guns was widely considered to be one of London’s finest examples of graffiti art by the artist Banksy.

But not everyone, it appears, recognised the artistic merits of the portrait of John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson - a reworking of their roles in Pulp Fiction - near Old Street Tube station in east London.

The mural has been painted over by cleaners believed to be working for Transport for London. A TfL statement said a “tough line” had to be taken on graffiti because it created an “atmosphere of neglect and social decay which encourages crime”. The statement continued: “We have no intention of changing this policy as it makes the transport system safer and more pleasant for passengers. We recognise that there are those who view Banksy’s work as legitimate art, but sadly our graffiti removal teams are staffed by professional cleaners, not professional art critics." More ... (http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article2465950.ece)

Which is why the best Graffiti is invariably that which instead colonises private spaces ...:cool:

http://www.leicester.gov.uk/sys_upl/departments/pg_2614.GIF

[THIS is hilarious: "Environmental Health Officers have however recently been given powers under the Antisocial Behaviour Act 2003 to serve Defacement Removal Notices. These Notices give the owners or occupiers of private property 28 days to remove graffiti. If the Notice is not complied with, the person commits a criminal offence, and it allows the Council to remove the graffiti in default, and reclaim the costs in doing so (http://www.solihull.gov.uk/section.asp?catid=3226)."]

Graffiti Walls in Baghdad - young Iraqis write graffiti on an American barricade. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXy9wCnyIWA)[youtube video]


http://www.glassgoo.com/images/Glass_Graffiti_pic2.jpg "Store owners in Chicago are outraged over a new, more destructive type of graffiti in which vandals use acid to burn images into their buildings and windows.Police said “acid tagging” has appeared on a number of stores.The acid is so strong that it etches the glass, the report said.Unlike regular paint, which can be power-washed or painted over, there’s really no way to get rid of this acid except to replace the glass.”And you can see if you look at it and feel it too, it’s like really burnt into the glass,” store owner Phil Angotti said. “You can actually feel with your finger. It’s actually etched in deeply into the glass.”Steve Lipshutz has already replaced all the windows on his hardware store once this year and the vandals came back.Lipshutz says police couldn’t do anything about it because nobody saw the vandals in the act.3M plans to offer a new Scotchguard film to protect windows from acid tagging.Lipshutz is considering the treatment because replacing the glass at his store costs almost $1,000."

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/132/415159592_f54fd19cbf.jpg

mistersloane
21-05-2007, 01:05 AM
Acid tagging sounds interesting, where's that last image from hundredmillion? The one that looks like a totally graf covered estate?

hundredmillionlifetimes
21-05-2007, 01:45 AM
Acid tagging sounds interesting, where's that last image from hundredmillion? The one that looks like a totally graf covered estate?

Queens (en route from Flushing to Times Square (http://fraudwasteabuse.wordpress.com/2007/03/08/amazing-graffiti-covered-building-5-pointz-in-new-york-city/)), New York.

Address: 5 Pointz, Jackson Avenue at Crane Street and Davis Street, the whole block, Long Island City, NY 11101

"'5 Pointz, the Institute of Higher Burnin'. Not a museum or gallery, 5 Pointz is a living collage of graffiti art covering a converted warehouse full of artist studios. The art of famous and novice graffiti artists covers the building's facade, all done with the encouragement of the building's owner. It's a well-known sight from the elevated 7 subway, which runs behind 5 Pointz. "

http://z.about.com/d/queens/1/0/W/1/art_5pointz.jpg

mistersloane
21-05-2007, 01:57 AM
wow that's fuckin great, never knew about that, cheers! Looks wicked.

sufi
21-05-2007, 05:08 PM
... with obscure slogans have taken up positions surrounding brixton police station, & are just coming into bloom... :)

mistersloane
21-05-2007, 05:33 PM
... with obscure slogans have taken up positions surrounding brixton police station, & are just coming into bloom... :)

any idea who's doing that sufi? There was a whole bunch of stuff on the green outside the Ritzy a while back as well, it made it feel well Manhattan-ny, I hope Lambeth start to pay them. if they aren't already lol.

sufi
21-05-2007, 06:05 PM
any idea who's doing that sufi? There was a whole bunch of stuff on the green outside the Ritzy a while back as well, it made it feel well Manhattan-ny, I hope Lambeth start to pay them. if they aren't already lol.none at all ... but i'll ask around my lambeth hortikultural contacts :cool:

rewch
03-06-2007, 03:35 PM
schizophrenic city of waters & centrally produced goulash

bassbeyondreason
03-06-2007, 06:43 PM
Never got a picture of it (something I will regret 'til the day I die), but someone once painted "G.G. ALLIN IS FUCKIN AMAZING" in 4ft tall letters on the side of my local community centre...

sufi
03-06-2007, 08:45 PM
from al

HMGovt
04-06-2007, 10:44 PM
http://images.scotsman.com/2007/06/04/2007-06-04T153749Z_01_NOOTR_RTRIDSP_2_OUKTP-UK-BRITAIN-OLYMPICS.jpg

swears
04-06-2007, 11:07 PM
Why does the London 2012 look like some "80s retro" design on a £9.99 t-shirt from Topshop?
Should have got Peter Saville in for some stylish classical typeface action...

HMGovt
04-06-2007, 11:21 PM
80s in this context would be a stupid animal character. This one grows on you and is possibly aimed at an Asian TV audience - I don't know, it resembles a pictogram.

Here's the Beijing one http://www.inbeijing2008.com/logo_beijing_400.gif

That running figure can also been seen as the character 'Jing' which translates as 'capital'.

Chef Napalm
05-06-2007, 05:04 PM
http://www.sportslogos.net/images/Olympics/Winter/VAN-2010_6936.gif

It's meant to be an inukshuk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inukshuk), an inuit (eskimo) directional monument.

viktorvaughn
15-06-2007, 02:08 PM
Hackney wick
http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/229/n507506751245815534of4.jpg

http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/3888/n50750675130489711wb5.jpg

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/9297/n50750675114810271ty8.jpg

sufi
21-10-2007, 05:02 PM
http://dunia.gebnet.co.uk/428241287_4464b6d9dd.jpg
http://gebnet.co.uk/dunia/428241042_c4777ba6f8.jpg
courtesy cch (http://www.cottoncandyhammer.com/)

robin
22-10-2007, 05:10 AM
i've been travelling around a fair bit this year and have a few graffiti photos,i'll try and dig up the rest but in the meantime here's a couple.

prenzlaeur berg in berlin

http://lh3.google.com/robinlacey/RxLEFKN4RAI/AAAAAAAAArc/RxbTbrw0GNc/2007_1010berlin30027.JPG?imgmax=512

http://lh4.google.com/robinlacey/RxLEGaN4RBI/AAAAAAAAArk/DZia7GOFhYY/2007_1010berlin30028.JPG?imgmax=512

robin
22-10-2007, 05:15 AM
vegas

http://lh4.google.com/robinlacey/RqUaKElm9uI/AAAAAAAAAQU/cS2Fo0GLXoY/vegasetc%20225.jpg?imgmax=512

http://lh4.google.com/robinlacey/RqUbuElm-UI/AAAAAAAAAVE/jral-ibLMQQ/vegasetc%20264.jpg?imgmax=512

robin
22-10-2007, 05:19 AM
dublin

http://lh3.google.com/robinlacey/Ros7naa2ptI/AAAAAAAAABc/GVguHoRO2cc/first%20batch%20110.jpg?imgmax=512

http://lh6.google.com/robinlacey/Ros8mKa2p6I/AAAAAAAAADE/RaLW9XAM2Dg/first%20batch%20140.jpg?imgmax=512

http://lh4.google.com/robinlacey/Ros-Aqa2qUI/AAAAAAAAAGU/x0y9MCUZqL4/first%20batch%20193.jpg?imgmax=512

robin
22-10-2007, 05:25 AM
barcelona (unfortunately the ones someone else posted upthread of barcelona are no longer there,and nor at the original photos woebot posted about,but if i remember rightly the first one of these looks like its in a similar style. also,the last one was in the hall of an apartment some friends of mine were renting,it looks like it might be by the same guy)

http://lh6.google.com/robinlacey/RxwagaN4RuI/AAAAAAAAAzQ/dtDTF5zAJc8/2007_0904barcelona10046.JPG?imgmax=512

http://lh6.google.com/robinlacey/RxwahaN4RvI/AAAAAAAAAzY/yOiLU7s5kT8/2007_0904barcelona10048.JPG?imgmax=512

http://lh3.google.com/robinlacey/RxwadqN4RsI/AAAAAAAAAzA/TscxXi7guYI/2007_0904barcelona10044.JPG?imgmax=512

http://lh5.google.com/robinlacey/RxwapKN4R4I/AAAAAAAAA0k/lq92NzKYfwY/2007_0904barcelona20082.JPG?imgmax=512

http://lh5.google.com/robinlacey/RxwaSKN4RiI/AAAAAAAAAxw/p3G8WmM9E-c/2007_0904barcelona10011.JPG?imgmax=512

http://lh4.google.com/robinlacey/RxwaN6N4ReI/AAAAAAAAAxM/E-4hVzLjRqk/2007_0904barcelona10005.JPG?imgmax=512

sufi
22-10-2007, 10:06 AM
thanks robin those are lush :D

monkeysblood
22-10-2007, 02:36 PM
yeh nice one robin - i should go back to barca

sufi
03-01-2008, 03:08 PM
New Years Eve i spotted a geezer just off Green Lanes painting the double yellow lines with black paint :p only in Harringay

Mr. Tea
03-01-2008, 03:54 PM
New Years Eve i spotted a geezer just off Green Lanes painting the double yellow lines with black paint :p only in Harringay

I don't get it: what do double black lines mean?

rockypoppy2
04-01-2008, 07:14 PM
New Years Eve i spotted a geezer just off Green Lanes painting the double yellow lines with black paint :p only in Harringay


absolutely briliant

Pestario
05-01-2008, 02:20 PM
I don't get it: what do double black lines mean?

I think he was just trying to cover up the yellow lines so he could park there.

Mr. Tea
05-01-2008, 04:34 PM
I think he was just trying to cover up the yellow lines so he could park there.

The fact that you've failed to spot my joke is (annoyingly?) funnier than the joke itself. ;)

crackerjack
14-03-2008, 11:21 AM
Apparently there's at least seven of these around the constituency.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/contrabland/2254924725/

Has banksy been reading Hitchens?

Mr. Tea
14-03-2008, 01:25 PM
Apparently there's at least seven of these around the constituency.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/contrabland/2254924725/

Has banksy been reading Hitchens?

Haha, awesome. The moustache, the teetotal(itarian)ism...it all fits.

crackerjack
14-03-2008, 04:02 PM
Haha, awesome. The moustache, the teetotal(itarian)ism...it all fits.

I wonder if it's related to this?

http://hurryupharry.bloghouse.net/archives/2008/03/14/galloway_still_shills_for_iranian_gallows.php

The man really is an utter cunt.

Mr. Tea
14-03-2008, 04:12 PM
Linked back to this:

http://hurryupharry.bloghouse.net/archives/2007/10/30/would_the_stwc_have_applauded_apartheid.php

Fuck. Ing. Hell.

STN
14-03-2008, 04:20 PM
Don't have a pic but there was this legendary graffiti in Isleworth which proclaimed 'Dean is bad. If you didn't know, now you know'.

Who's this Harry character then?

crackerjack
14-03-2008, 04:24 PM
Who's this Harry character then?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry's_Place

STN
14-03-2008, 04:25 PM
It looks a bit boring. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII'm going down the pub!

Mr. Tea
14-03-2008, 05:29 PM
No graffiti needed:

http://www.toytowngermany.com/forum/uploads/post-16-1203501953.jpg

http://www.toytowngermany.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=89383

sufi
14-03-2008, 06:00 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3069/2317643499_4e8d39c739.jpg?v=0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2143/2251392428_001dba8f63.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3133/2326946983_3d867f525e.jpg?v=0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2138/2281973001_d455a1d7dd.jpg?v=0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2350/2288723172_e9ebf80944.jpg?v=0

wonk_vitesse
24-06-2008, 01:42 PM
http://www.dface.co.uk/upload_files/image/1214219673_Dface_D_Face_0177.jpg



More the artist here (http://www.dface.co.uk/news)

sufi
29-03-2009, 12:22 AM
http://dunia.gebnet.co.uk/grF/untitled1.jpg
http://dunia.gebnet.co.uk/grF/3350570715_00d0d2447e_o.jpg
http://dunia.gebnet.co.uk/grF/435.jpg
http://dunia.gebnet.co.uk/grF/boksmati graffiti2.jpg
http://dunia.gebnet.co.uk/grF/434.jpg
http://dunia.gebnet.co.uk/grF/untitled2.jpg
http://dunia.gebnet.co.uk/grF/untitled3.jpg
http://dunia.gebnet.co.uk/grF/untitled4.jpg
http://dunia.gebnet.co.uk/grF/untitled5.jpg
http://dunia.gebnet.co.uk/grF/untitled6.jpg
http://dunia.gebnet.co.uk/grF/untitled7.jpg
http://dunia.gebnet.co.uk/grF/boksmati graffiti1.jpg
http://dunia.gebnet.co.uk/grF/truck-calligraphy.jpg

inspired by the return of the stelfox

Slothrop
10-08-2009, 01:05 PM
Seen by a drinking fountain at a climbing wall in N London:

Printed sign: "THE WATER IN THIS FOUNTAIN IS FILTERED"

below that in biro: "through seven layers of volcanic rock"

and below that "and some socks."



Also, on "The Pavement" in Clapham, the street sign, which sticks up out of a pavement, has had "No Shit!" written on it.

sufi
23-11-2009, 12:12 AM
http://www.vimeo.com/6704105
#
Serge Gainsbourg - animation des graffitis sur 5 ans du mur rue de Verneuil

Mr. Tea
23-11-2009, 12:44 AM
I love the street sign for Varndell Street, just off Hampstead Road near Euston, which someone has helpfully and appropriately altered to 'Vandal Street'. See also: Pilldrop Crescent, formerly Hilldrop Crescent, in Holloway.

I've never been to Manchester but it gladens me to hear that the first letter in the sign for Canal Street gets painted out with predictable regularity.

viktorvaughn
23-11-2009, 10:04 AM
Sometimes its just anal treet :D

STN
23-11-2009, 10:53 AM
'Dean is bad, if you didn't know, now you know'.

sufi
24-08-2010, 05:23 PM
http://www.woostercollective.com/4875301246_b8a25981b8_z.jpg
havent actually seen this but recognise the location

boyalive
26-08-2010, 11:20 AM
on the overground line between new cross and london bridge someone has done a big 'Peggy Mitchell' piece in pink. Next to that someone added a big 'Pat Butcher'. I will try and photo it from the train window some day.

boyalive
26-08-2010, 11:23 AM
also there is a river on the way to Brighton called the River Uck. They had to shorten the sign to stop jokers adding an F but people still sneak one in
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2543/3938915660_9e2ac995c5.jpg

mistersloane
26-08-2010, 12:49 PM
on the overground line between new cross and london bridge someone has done a big 'Peggy Mitchell' piece in pink. Next to that someone added a big 'Pat Butcher'. I will try and photo it from the train window some day.

wherebouts? that sounds wicked, is it on the train from new cross to ldn bridge, or the overground from new cross to dalston? might take a trip to have a butchers lol

boyalive
26-08-2010, 03:19 PM
the train line that goes london bridge-new cross-lewisham, not the east london line. I'll try and photo it if the train ever slows down enough past it.

Sick Boy
26-08-2010, 07:08 PM
I love the street sign for Varndell Street, just off Hampstead Road near Euston, which someone has helpfully and appropriately altered to 'Vandal Street'. See also: Pilldrop Crescent, formerly Hilldrop Crescent, in Holloway.

I've never been to Manchester but it gladens me to hear that the first letter in the sign for Canal Street gets painted out with predictable regularity.

One of the main roads in Montreal is named "St. Denis" and despite there being a generous amount of street signs that run up and down it, of all the many times I've been to Montreal I have not once seen one of them defaced by the most obvious alteration just a single line of paint could provide.

sufi
28-08-2010, 01:40 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4808579994_a7414be75d_b.jpg
the cave on mount hira!

computer_rock
29-08-2010, 09:11 AM
you lot will probably enjoy this

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mercyfulfate/

tox
21-03-2011, 10:56 PM
I'm not much of a photographer, but been taking lots of pics of tags and trackside graffiti round London/West Midlands/Bristol over the last few months:

http://illegallybombed.tumblr.com

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5014/5544698846_5089b4e061.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5044/5272289974_a8ba0677e8.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5045215174_0f0c729c49.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5203/5271691513_f077ba9ec8.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5211/5495631576_371b4f73db.jpg

mistersloane
21-03-2011, 11:07 PM
Wow, are you actually tox? You're a tag legend.

mistersloane
21-03-2011, 11:15 PM
Actually that was a really stupid question, don't answer that. Respect regardless lol.

sufi
22-03-2011, 11:08 AM
spotted some tox & 10foot tags in paris recently, felt right at home!

Mr. Tea
22-03-2011, 11:51 AM
That 'GAT' (or is it 'TAG'?) monogram that's all over London - it's all over Barcelona too. And there's a sort of cartoon spider character I know from London that I saw a few times in Geneva when I lived there a few years back...I really like spotting international graffiti.

tox
22-03-2011, 10:14 PM
Wow, are you actually tox? You're a tag legend.

Haha, I wish. Just a namesake! Was impressed to see he's still up, even in 2011 (not my photo though):

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5529959876_68bc2531cd.jpg

This is an impressive act of Parisian vandalism utilising plenty of paint and a fire extinguisher (...if you can make it past the cheesey intro - damage starts at about 2 minutes 30 seconds):


http://vimeo.com/20413542

luka
15-05-2011, 01:56 PM
today i was at an old abandoned shipyard and took som photos of the wonderful graffiti i saw in the latrines. i think you will like it vry much as i am a very good photographic artist and the graffiti itself is wonderful.
http://totalinformationawareness.tumblr.com/
it is a monument to a vanished past. it is in the form of an educational yet entertaining slideshow. i hope vry much that you will enjoy it.
http://totalinformationawareness.tumblr.com/

luka
16-05-2011, 09:42 AM
look at my fucking photos you horriblee cunts

Mr. Tea
17-05-2011, 08:52 AM
look at my fucking photos you horriblee cunts

I looked! Very nice. The artists must have studied for years to bring off that naif look so convincingly.

luka
17-05-2011, 09:50 AM
bless your heart mr tea. im so very proud of them.

sufi
10-06-2011, 08:22 PM
tox in the shit

I should like to defend Daniel Halpin (or "Tox") against the charges of certain establishment figures – police, popular artists, and prosecutors – that his work amounts to nothing more than trivial but pervasive vandalism, lacking in skill or merit (Tox tagger faces prison, 8 June).

I have enjoyed Mr Halpin's work since I started to travel to London extensively and would see "TOX 06" emblazoned on mile after mile of train carriages, railway sidings, bridges and buildings. Its ubiquity, regularity and apparent pointlessness is what makes the work a powerful critique of the monotony and triviality of the many signs and notices put up by the state which bear instructions, prohibitions and statements of the obvious.

When I walk down a street and see in the space of half a mile 20 metal plaques bearing all manner of petty injunctions – "No drinking in this area"; "No parking on matchdays 6.30pm–8.30pm"; "Dogs to be kept on leads in the park" – I feel, to borrow vocabulary from Detective Constable Livings, the state has committed a selfish vandalism which scars the environment and contributes to a sense of oppression, anxiety and lack of personal agency.

As artist Ben Flynn says, Mr Halpin's work is indeed "incredibly basic" and lacking in "style". I think that's the point.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/jun/07/tox-graffiti-artist-criminal-damage

eine twists the knife

sufi
11-06-2011, 03:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNSexu4CNII&feature=share

computer_rock
12-06-2011, 11:44 PM
tox in the shit

eine twists the knife

eine was called as a defence witness in order to support the assertion that tox's tag can be easily imitated.

predictably the people in the comments section have not only got the wrong end of the stick, but also have no fucking idea what they are talking about. saying eine is a 'street artist' and not a writer or that he only paints shutters is so off the mark it's unreal... the guy has been up in london for about 20 years - tags, throwups, pieces, trains, walls the lot.

Mr. Tea
13-06-2011, 12:03 AM
I don't mind seeing Tox's tag, it's just an integral part of the London environment. In any case, making a fuss about something like that in London is like complaining that the weather's often a bit grey and the tube is shit at weekends.

luka
15-06-2011, 03:44 AM
eine swtiched to being a 'street artist' ten yeas ago. almost all london writers are in thir mid to late thirties come from places like leighton buzzard and are as middle class as radio 4. i preferred the early 90s. dds pfb and rcs. no one trying to be an 'artist'. much more destruction.

Dr Awesome
15-06-2011, 11:42 AM
Dunno how.... if it's real.

http://decapitateanimals.taokitamoto.dk/81/tumblr_ll4toczJiC1qbgpnko1_500.jpg

benjybars
15-06-2011, 02:36 PM
someone off holloway rd has graffed up a hedge.. just an everyday domestic hedge with a nice big black and chrome tag!

i've lived in london all my life and never seen that before.

Jezmi
26-06-2011, 09:45 AM
Banksy's comment on the case against Tox:
http://www.ryanboden.com/banksy-tox-camden/
Not sure if it's pro or anti Tox.

luka
26-06-2011, 09:55 AM
unambiguously pro

Mr. Tea
26-06-2011, 10:25 AM
someone off holloway rd has graffed up a hedge.. just an everyday domestic hedge with a nice big black and chrome tag!

i've lived in london all my life and never seen that before.

Ha, when I lived in Geneva a few years ago there was a fair amount of grafitti around by people who were clearly trying to imitate stuff they'd seen elsewhere. I also saw a tagged hedge, which to me indicated a failure to grasp the basic concept of tagging (leaving a semi-permanent signature on a building or public vehicle).

sufi
14-07-2011, 02:36 AM
Cairo Street Art After the Revolution

http://suzeeinthecity.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/8lr.jpghttp://suzeeinthecity.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/7lr.jpg
http://a.yfrog.com/img737/8593/lv8ay.jpg
streetfighter vs cop
http://a.yfrog.com/img735/9892/l97ys.jpg
ismail yassin
http://suzeeinthecity.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/graffiti-081l.jpg?w=640&h=410
the banana - let it eat you
http://suzeeinthecity.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/lr.jpg
http://suzeeinthecity.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/2lr.jpg
in the name of egypt

http://suzeeinthecity.wordpress.com

luka
22-11-2011, 10:21 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66019512@N03/6202811085/in/set-72157627586391268/
plaistow. i like keen and i like plaistow

luka
22-11-2011, 10:40 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamdek/5006109016/
daim has painted there
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamdek/5005433851/
mode 2
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamdek/5007025935/in/set-72157624891556971
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamdek/5007633726/in/set-72157624891556971
shine and quest
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamdek/5005432229/in/set-72157624891556971
skire
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamdek/5005522499/in/set-72157624891556971
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamdek/5007022853/in/set-72157624891556971
skore

i used to walk past it everyday when i was at NewVIc.

its keens gallery tho
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamdek/5007640598/in/set-72157624891556971

Mr. Tea
22-11-2011, 11:22 AM
Amazing. Some of that shit is up there with the Book of Kells, no jokes.

slowtrain
23-11-2011, 12:02 AM
You see trees tagged all the time... well, not here, but at home you did.

Mr. Tea
23-11-2011, 08:53 AM
You see trees tagged all the time... well, not here, but at home you did.

Do you mean with spray-paint, rather than the traditional 'Dave 4 Sarah 4 eva' carved on the trunk with a penknife?

slowtrain
23-11-2011, 09:30 AM
Do you mean with spray-paint, rather than the traditional 'Dave 4 Sarah 4 eva' carved on the trunk with a penknife?

Yeah, proper silver/gold 14 year old spray paint tags.

I will take some photos over Christmas.

Mr. Tea
23-11-2011, 09:48 AM
Ha, great. Wish I'd taken a photo of my Swiss hedge-tagger now.

There's actually a tag I know from London that I saw in Geneva, and another I recognised in Barcelona. Funny to think there are these A-list international taggers flying from city to city, leaving their sign wherever they go.

sufi
30-11-2011, 12:15 AM
https://plus.google.com/u/0/107383157816966336384/posts/KEAfGEvKBcC
some of these could also fit the wonderful photos thread

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-RzJZ7ypA8QU/TtUdCFAJ1sI/AAAAAAAAOQk/bqWUWlaSsiw/s512/www.streetartutopia-1.jpeg

luka
30-11-2011, 12:56 AM
There's actually a tag I know from London that I saw in Geneva, and another I recognised in Barcelona. Funny to think there are these A-list international taggers flying from city to city, leaving their sign wherever they go.

this was fairly common even in the pre-internet days as many writers had an international profile due to the influence of magazines like fat cap and graphotism and events like fulhams unity jam which always had international artists.

Tony Flavourmore
02-12-2011, 02:46 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6432373647_b1bf6687e1_b.jpg


mind blowing.

it's all there; good outline, use of colour, galactic theme, brilliant sense of depth.

funny how graf has evolved since montana and belton began making paint specifically for the act/art of graffiti, which has led to pieces like this.

hucks
25-01-2012, 10:04 AM
Eqypt street art set from Gigi Ibrahim on twitter

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gigiibrahim/sets/72157628004373980/with/6759199323/

Mr. Tea
23-01-2013, 07:20 AM
heh

http://25.media.tumblr.com/f37485e4e7bbe482fdcbbfac1b68c632/tumblr_mevo7qQtjA1qfr0gqo1_400.jpg

baboon2004
23-01-2013, 12:52 PM
someone watched Possession a few too many times? :confused:

sufi
15-02-2013, 12:08 AM
http://i.imgur.com/yatt69j.gif

sufi
06-08-2013, 10:33 PM
http://ripleyinthestreets.tumblr.com/

luka
28-09-2015, 09:04 PM
http://m.rockingthecity.com/site/mobile?dm_path=%2Ftubes8587.htm&fw_sig_time=1443451326200&fw_sig_session_key=675274a87f8718205e3102dd7cee637 52687d5e5a69da1224779c6752c6eb542-15283649&fw_sig_tier=0&fw_sig=87e6bceb4bfefbb5dd1edca892cea966&fw_sig_locale=en-US&fw_sig_permissions=none&fw_sig_url=http://www.rockingthecity.com/&fw_sig_access_token=3abfbb5d52b9390a4e64b079b6f3aa 7fd409bf3e&fw_sig_is_admin=0&fw_sig_partner=webs&fw_sig_api_key=522b0eedffc137c934fc7268582d53a1&fw_sig_premium=1&fw_sig_social=1&fw_sig_potential_abuse=1&fw_sig_site=15283649&fw_sig_permission_level=0&fb_sig_network=fw#1132

luka
28-09-2015, 09:05 PM
Including a photograph of George Osborne's brother west London graffiti pioneer Flo 2

sufi
15-04-2016, 01:04 PM
https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/6e6e4edb69871d9c67f2bbf8173fe0e3b67b09cc/0_0_3500_2518/master/3500.jpg?w=940&q=20&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&dpr=2&Eyewitness: Cairo, Egypt http://gu.com/p/4tc9m/stw

luka
02-09-2016, 07:53 AM
https://www.instagram.com/londonvandals/

Nostalgia or history lesson depending on how old you are

luka
02-09-2016, 08:11 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/6xwS1qIC86/

Brother of George Osborne

sufi
07-10-2016, 10:13 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/video/2016/oct/06/stik-shoreditch-new-mural-artist-london-video
load of cobblers, 20somethings reminiscing like old farts about how it's all changed

Wanda
18-11-2016, 04:20 PM
Hey All,

I live in Montreal, which has a vibrant street art scene. I also have a dog that needs lots of walks. So, I've combined the two in an instagram profile here - https://www.instagram.com/littlebitinmontreal/

It's all very current and you can get to know the Mtl regulars as well as visiting artists.

sufi
18-11-2016, 04:40 PM
Thanks Wanda (& welcome onboard!)

sufi
05-05-2018, 10:55 PM
992845145648324608

luka
05-05-2018, 10:58 PM
at first i thought that picture had to be nz but looking at the numberplate there it's actually aus