We had found online photographs of about 7 or 8 Space Invaders in Bonn, but when we arrived last week, only ONE remained, the rest having been removed or taken down. DON’T THEY KNOW WHO ‘VADER IS?!
All these photos (and GIFs) are by LET, copyright remains with him. When I found this one and only Vader, I did a little moonwalk dance down the street. I’m too much Estima for these Germans to take.
And then I flew off the bridge and into the sky.
Check out my Space Invader category for all of his work that I’ve photographed around the world!
Artist El Bocho is behind this other piece that I photographed a few months ago here in Cologne.
I found this on Vogelsanger Strasse.
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.
All photos by LET, copyright remains with him.
I think this one is my favourite.
ha ha ha
Freiburg was one of my favourite cities in Germany to visit. They have such a beautiful landscape, rolling mountains, lush vineyards, and a gorgeous medieval town centre. They have a hotel there that’s 900 years old. Highly recommended place to visit if you’re in the south of Germany!
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.
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
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
Huge huge HUGE fan of Sam 3, a street artist from Spain, but I’ve never found any of his stuff before! Was cycling through Cologne with my boyf a couple weeks ago, and BAM! Huge Sam 3 mural that dates back to 2011, and it’s still there, unblemished!
Last name Win, first name Epic.
This looks like a blob holding a lady in a bottle. Course it could be a dude as well. The absence of genitalia here makes it confusing.
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.
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 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!