Whilst in Freiburg, in the south of Germany, we cycled through narrow roads, small villages, green reserves, up mountains, through vineyards (as seen here), past villas, down S turns, and through the ancient city with a hotel that dates back to the 1200′s. Freiburg was pretty sweet.
STOP MAKING ME LAUGH, DAMMIT. it’s my kryptonite.
oh yeah, see the sumptuous ornate historical village behind us? YOO-ROPE, bitches.
In Basel, we got a little giddy at this find. Case in point, LET gone bonkers.
This was across the street, but we’re not sure if it’s a real Vader.
But nonetheless, SPACE INVADERRRRRRRRRRR!
He’s like space invader, just not as good.
SHUT UP BENDER.
Betty Boop’s just doing the doo when you are through, and there’s nothing you can do with Betty Boop.
found these Waldo pieces in Nancy, France
Near Shoreditch High Street, London
In Metz, France
Photography by LET, copyright remains with him
We found these little white sticker people in Metz, France.
what a metz!
(see what i did there?)
LET has a good eye, even I walked right by these without noticing!
Always pay attention to exposed pipes, munchkins. #TheMoreYouKnow
I found this mural by international graff superstar Herakut in the Ehrenfeld area of Cologne (on Venloer strasse). Then German saying on the left translates to (I think) “Without you, i would not trust me.” … this is me exercising my German skills, I’ve been learning it on my own since January because I can’t afford the classes right now …I think I’m doing okay but progress is slow.
EDIT: LET tells me that it really either translates to “without you, i wouldn’t dare” or “without you, i wouldn’t have the heart.”
DAMMIT! so close.
Oh Luxembourg City …. you filthy sick piggie.
PEOPLE IN LUXEMBOURG ARE PERVS!
pics by LET, copyright remains with him.
All photographs by LET, copyright remains with him, you right-clickers.
LET is that handsome fucker there, in case you be wonderin’
All the dreams we held so close seemed to all go up in smoke
Me too! OMG I adore Irgh!
there was a running Pirate theme in a lot of the street art we found in Hamburg.
hey fellas, watcha lookin at?
look at all the fucks i give! (in the corner that my thumb is pointing at)
I photographed some of Alias’ stuff on Rue Denoyez in Paris
I’also previously photographed that middle child with the spray can in Paris on Rue Denoyez
Boondock Saints with nom nom ice cream!
This looks EXACTLY like the wheatpaste I photographed in Chiang Mai, Thailand. See for yourself.
Street Art macht mich glücklich!
ha ha ha
narf the banksy rip-off
me and narf
ZOMG I PHOTOGRAPHED FITSCHEN ON SPRING STREET IN MANHATTAN TWO YEARS AGO!
Ah Germany…. you are the star of the urban art dream.
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.
I once found a beat-up looking Roa in Cologne back in December, as you can see here. Since moving to Cologne, I haven’t found another until the boyf did some digging. We hopped on our bikes and zoomed through the city, zigging and zagging until we finally found a second Roa!
It’s creepy as fuck! I love it!
Roa always does murals of things dying or in decay. This hanging skinned rabbit is something one would find most readily in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia … or, you know, the West about 120 years ago. But what the boyf and I noticed right away was, were it not for the rabbit head, tail and legs …. doesn’t the body carry the same musculature as that of a human?
Check out my Roa category for more of his work that I’ve photographed all around the world over the past few years!
These LET pieces were all found around Dusseldorf… I’ve blogged LET’s work before, a mural of a child I found in Cologne (I will never say what you want to hear). LET is bringing the house down.
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.
Found in Basel, Switzerland
We went backpacking across Europe recently (Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany) and only got up to three important things:
Planking on the stairway to heaven. MMMMM, Sacri-licious.
#2: Statue Fuckery!
#3: And Most of All, Taking Really Awkward Photos of Me When I Wasn’t Ready!
Never stop travelling, my delicious munchkins, even if it’s only across your backyard with a very light carry-on.
Soon I’ll be posting some of the graffiti and street art we found on our journey Watch this space!