It’s hard to find any new Space Invader‘s that I haven’t already photographed around the world (check out my Space Invader category), although this week we’re going to Bonn (former German capital) to try and find more of his work. Anyway, I found this Space Invader sticker on a rubbish bin in Mile End, London. It looks like The Real McCoy to me.
Found these in Dusseldorf.
Not sure who the artist behind them might be, but they are awfully similar to the work of Clet Abraham. Speaking of whom, I found some more of Clet’s stuff in London a few months ago:
Sorry for the grainy Blackberry pics but, you know, sometimes I forget the camera at home. This was just north of Oxford Street on a parallel street.
Sigh. Blackberry is shit.
Check out my Clet Abraham category.
This was just off of Hackney Road in London. You know when you fold up paper and take scissors to it and cut out heart shapes or people shapes? This little stencil has a girl who has cut out dollar signs
The style here looks like a Banksy but I don’t think it is, because this stencil wasn’t there the last time I went graff hunting up Hackney Road, so this is new. Banksy hasn’t done any new stuff lately, as far as I know …. amirightfolks?
Found this near Shoreditch High Street, London. Because of the binary colours, it took me a while to figure out what it was exactly I was looking at. I recognized the legs. Then I saw the undies. Then the purse on the floor, which at first I mistook for an empty kleenex box (and then I thought, is she masturbating?). Straight ahead, I couldn’t tell that was a door, I thought it might be a television. But then the floor revealed itself to be tiled, and she must be in the loo, I figured.
Yup, that’s what I see.
The unknown artist chose a great spot on the wall for this wheatpaste.
Near Shoreditch High Street, London
HAW HAW HAW!
Not too far away from the above work of genius was this stencil of the original:
Compare and contrast.
I previously blogged London street artist Icon‘s work here, so it was nice to find a new batch of work in Shoreditch recently, all transforming children’s favourite Thomas the Tank Engine into an instrument of war.
The first Alo piece I found was a few months ago on Bethnal Green Road and Brick Lane, which I blogged about here. Now, this dude is everywhere, and I am really impressed! I like these fluorescent humanoid images. Really creative and emotive.
This was on Diss Street.
As you can see from my C215 category, I’ve found so much of the Parisian artist’s work after his recent Blightey visit … and the hits just keep on coming. How did I miss these the first time around?
These were all on Brick Lane, and some of them had already been put behind plexiglass to protect them!
Pussy snuggles! I’ve actually photographed this one before, back in November, but whatever, double your pleasure.
Kitteh wants his snuggle bum.
Check out my C215 category for more of his work that I’ve photographed around the world
I dunno, that was the best title I could come up with right now. Don’t give me that look. You laughed.
Anyway, I found more of Stik‘s work whilst in London last week. Check it!
this one i’d seen before, it’s near Old Street and Rivington… but every time I walked by it before, it was dark or there were other things obstructing my view. yay for unobstructions…. is that a word?
Cool! this was just off of Hoxton square, and i’m sure these have been up for quite some time, but i never noticed them. i know, i know, BAD ESTIMA.
they fly through the air with the greatest of ease, the daring young Stik on the flying trapeze.
As you can see, this Stik had previously been obscured by scaffolding and construction, and finally was revealed! This was just north of Shoreditch Street Station.
Check out my Stik category for more of his work that I’ve photographed!
See what I did there?
Anyway, I came across Kid Acne‘s stabby-women by accident. I was on Bethnal Green Road at a cash point withdrawing some money, when I saw one of his stabby-women wheatpastes on an adjacent door. Then, I couldn’t swing my camera case without knocking into 5 more stabby women.
I gotta say, I really fucking like them.
Women should be stabby all the time.
I know I am.
YOU HEARD ME.
As an added bonus, the Pulse of the City is right below the stabby woman here!
The other thing I noticed about these stabby women is that they are all topless …. just like Eleanor of Aquitaine. She rode into battle pregnant and bare-breasted. FUCK YEAH ELEANOR.
A confession: I’m not exactly a fan of Shok-1. Yes his stuff is all over London, yes it’s clever and bright and well-executed and it brightens up any dreary wall …. but it just doesn’t really move me. I’ve found most of Shok-1′s stuff, even the new stuff before the major blogs were onto it, and refrained from blogging about it because I just can’t get excited about it.
But this …. I will give him this.
Only because the addition of the man cutting his nails improves the mural by tenfold …
I’ve photographed street artist Gaia before, as you can see here in Brooklyn, but I heard recently that he was in London, prepping for his exhibit called Show of Hands. It was then that I realized that all of the hand-themed wheatpastes I’d been photographing all throughout Shoreditch were his!
I found this at the bottom of Brick Lane, the hands depicted are counting a wad of bills.
these were further up Brick Lane.
And these were on Chance street, just north of Shoreditch High Street station.
I think these are my favourite.
I found this early one morning, walking on Bethnal Green Road, London.
I’m sorry, but this is fucking adorable.
Nice work, anonymous street artist. Uda man.
Remember a few months ago when I was still living in London and I found this “buff” piece by Mobstr in Shoreditch? Basically what had happened was, he had put up a piece, the owners of the building had blacked it out, so he went up there again and wrote BUFF BUFF BUFF all around the removal sites.
Well, I was back in London briefly this past week, and what do I see?
They had blacked out his BUFF parts, and so he returned AGAIN, being the awesome shit disturber he is, and put HERE HERE HERE all over it!
I can just imagine the building owners walking outside in the morning, looking back upon their beautiful exposed-brick façade and suddenly exclaiming GAAAAAAAAAH! DAMN YOU MOBSTR. YOU’VE WON AGAIN.
Anyway, as I wandered away from Shoreditch towards Brick Lane, I found another Mobstr piece where he bombs the same wall that he previously had hit, poking fun at his removal.
This probably won’t be available on canvas later.
What’s the arrow pointing at?
The original spot on the wall he had placed that, only to be tagged over.
Shut up, I had to.
Check out my Mobstr category for more of his pieces I’ve photographed around London!
I last time I visited Postman’s Park in London was way back in 2007 when I was living there… London, not the park.
What an interesting time in my life that was.
Yet, what an interesting time of my life now this is.
But only to barf bricks at you.
Found on Hackney Road aka the Horrortorium.
Ah, Graffiti Shawshank Redemption… eases the pain….
At first glance, this just looks like a smattering of black paint, like someone just sploshed his paint can at the wall and let it drip, but when you stop paying attention to the black, and actually look at the negative space, a Unicorn appears.
I first saw this on a wall in the Dalston Kingsland area, but didn’t photograph it because I’m a raging idiot. This one here I found in a car park in Shoreditch.
Do the Stewy voice! (Wait… wrong medium).
I found all of these in November 2012 on the Essex Road in Angel, and never blogged them. Here’s to remembering what was forgotten.
I think this originally looked like this.
I believe in Angels.
This is faint but you can barely make it out…
… it says “Ball Dog.”
“diamonds are a girls best friend.”
a jab at the london olympics here