i found this outside Java House on Queen Street West (or as I like to call it “Java the Hutt”). this is by artist Uber 5000 who is responsible for some of the most popular murals in Toronto.
i don’t know if Uber 500 is the “simple” guy, but the two wheatpastes are awfully similar and seem to employ the same style. no way to be 100% sure really.
many of you are probably familiar with Uber 5000’s work and don’t even know it.
every Toronto graffiti 101 photographer/blogger/enthusiast starts with a stroll down graffiti alley, taking photos, inevitably, of this wall:
i took this photo over a year ago with my blackberry, but the mural is still there.
this is Uber’s work.