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    Thumbs up wonderful graffiti

    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?

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    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
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    wow those are really great, esp. the one about love.

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    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.

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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin
    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.

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    Default graff & dereliction...


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    Default guerilla geraniums...

    ... with obscure slogans have taken up positions surrounding brixton police station, & are just coming into bloom...
    Last edited by sufi; 21-05-2007 at 05:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    ... 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.

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    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...

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    nice

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    the cave on mount hira!

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    you lot will probably enjoy this

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

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    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










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    Wow, are you actually tox? You're a tag legend.

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