The Fairy Goth Mother store stands at the corner of Commercial St and Fashion St in London E1. First the bright blue caught my eye and then the name of the store made me smile. When I walked this area back in March 2016 I saw a lot of graffiti and and street art on Fashion St and I took the following pictures.
below: Why so serious? Joker’s face by Syd, one of a number of pieces (and people) together on a brick wall.
below: Is this Liza Minelli? Or someone else?
below: Wrapped up in Yves Saint Laurent.
below: Another wall in Fashion Street. Close ups of some of the graffiti are in the following 2 photos.
below: Stikki peaches James Dean paste up man, Rebel with a cause. A purple beaver, pistachio shell art, and can you spot David Bowie? Hint, check the telephone.
below: The background of the collage is a page from the ‘Financial Times’ of 27 June 2012. The white strips of paper have words printed on them, the same words over and over again, “UR SO PORNO BABY if you want it”. The small white poster on the right says, “Danger, Community Support in the area: screwing the community and attacking the vulnerable”.
below: A mural on the side of Joe’s Kid Cafe, painted by Jimmy C. It features the owner, Danni as a three year old child with her grandfather Joe. Joe also ran a cafe in East London back in the 1930’s.
below: A person (Michael Jackson?) constructed of other people’s faces. An interesting concept. I don’t recognize all the constituent faces and perhaps they aren’t all famous people, but I can see Mohammad Ali, John Travolta, the Bee Gees and possibly Grace Jones. The printed text on his T-shirt is more “UR SO PORNO BABY if you want it”. The rant in grey on black is as follows: Now you can’t stop me even thought (sic) U think that if U block me you’ve done UR thing and when you bury me underneath all UR pain I’m steady laughing while surfacing baby I’ve got what it takes and there’s no way u’ll ever get me.”
below: Beside #31, Eastco Industrial Wear Ltd. She has been since painted over with a mural by the same artist – another woman’s face but in purple tones.