July had to man up to follow the excellent street art Shoreditch has seen in the past few months and boy did it deliver. Things cannot get more manly than having Luther on the BBC swagger around in front of street art and graffiti performing miraculous feats of apparent teleporting from one spot to another in a gritty East London TV cop drama. Among many receiving product placement name checks were the TRP crew out on the Wick, Obit and 616.
July sees a double gold medal awarded to Francisco de Pajaro aka Street Art Is Trash for both top new name to Graffoto AND top keeping it real ephemeral street art. NoLions wrote a guest blog very recently about this exciting artist for the scene’s global daily news spinner Vandalog. No sooner did he write “no commercial agenda at all”, the very next day a gallery announces a “Art Is Trash” show. Time to despair!
A name we don’t come across often is Ian Stevenson who is responsible for the “Just Look At THis” mural. Predictably some wag with long arms edited the “HIS” part of the mural to “ITS” but it was rapidly changed back, and we chanced upon Mr Stevenson one day bouncing around behind Leonard St painting big sloppy white grins on dumpsters.
Art Is Trash v. unknown – a nice use of street furniture and modification of an existing paste up:
Another new name working in a Swoon/Elbow toe/Armsrock style is Vytautus:
Alex Dias painstakingly painted this elephant/octopus hybrid on a permissioned wall on Hanbury St, the detail in the ink painting is incredible and it was impressive to see the background be added after the main beast was painted without painting over its edges.
Graff writing has been making a re-appearance in Shoreditch again, here WOT has produced a burn baby burn fill over a Probs aerosol abstract wispiness
More Probs asbtract aerosol spray with a toyist response from unknown
We haven’t seen Jumbo aka Jumboism up on walls around this parish for quite a while so it has been nice to track a variety of stickers suggesting he/she has visited recently
Miss Van’s work is awesome and she lined up with Ciro Schu and Pure Evil to paint a burning wall in Shoredditch and because I think you lot see too much of that kind of stuff on the internet already, I’m not going to show the breasts in this mural.
EINE – still up and it was sunny, only took me 6 months to get this shot.
Classic Zomby character and Fuel letters, perhaps in response to some bizarre accusations on the net regarding certain commercial interests sponsoring the dogging of street art murals
Sheryo and the Yok, New York’s finest were around in connection with the “Above The Rail” show from the White Canvas Project guys, We’re not sure they did anything substantial on the London streets but it was nice to catch the odd sticker or two.
Two cultures cohabiting alongside eachother!
You’d have to be blind to not have seen that Shoreditch has been battered by Above stickers and luckily he completed one nice shutter before he continued his international perambulations to, errrrr, Hastings. All other shutters except the first Brick Lane one were on the coast.