Alien Gardens, East London

blue sign for Allen Gardens that has been altered to say Alien Gardens, city of London , TOwer Hamlets,

When I first saw the above sign, I thought that the park’s name really was Alien Gardens.

looking across a park, grass in the foreground. A man is sitting on a bench in front of fence covered with graffiti and street art, including a painting of a big blue eye

below: An MCLN pasteup featuring his Plague Doctor character walking old streets.   A lost world of memories?  Or Memories of a lost world?

paper paste up by mcln of memory, characters in black top hats and black coats walking streets of the past

below: The London Overground passes the north side of the park.

train track bridge, brown girders, over a park with a graffiti and street art covered fence below the bridge

below: An unreadable sign.

triangular street sign with red border, unreadable because covered with stickers and spray paint

below: The northeast exit from the park is a walkway that leads to Brick Lane.

a narrow lane, with bollards to prevent cars from driving down it, low buildings on either side, with street art on the right hand side.

below: The northeast corner of the park.

looking across a park, grass in the foreground. A fence covered with graffiti separates the park from buildings, a new glass skyscraper in the distance along with some construction cranes and other new construction.

 

Braithwaite Street, Shoreditch

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Most of Braithwaite Street is under railway tracks next to Shoreditch High Street station on the London Overground.   The south end of the street used to be called Wheler Street and appears as such on google maps.  Photos taken September 2016.

street art paste up of two people, man and woman, that look like inflatable dolls. The woman is holding the leash of a balloon dog.

below: Mssd Connctn, To the one who could have been everything, sorry I swiped left.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street,

below: More of the detailed grasshopper pasteups (previously seen on Grimsby Street) and an old paper pasteup of a Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle…. this one full of skulls.   The perfume bottle is the work of endless.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a grasshopper paste up, an old chanel number 5 perfume bottle

below: Above the grasshoppers is a headless flying horse or pony.  The star on its backside suggests that it’s from My Little Pony.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, paste up of a flying pony with its head cut off, also a dodo bird

below: Portrait of a street artist with spray can, respirator, tattoos, and bling, by Cloakwork.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, mural of a large fat man with gas mask on and spray paint can in hand by cloak work

below: Graffiti under the bridge.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, on the curved walls of an underpass, darkish, with a couple of people walking under the bridge

below: A jumble of facial features.

an arch under a brick bridge is covered with plywood and painted blue. On it is a jumbled face in five pieces. Two people are sitting on the kerb in front of it.

below: A collection of little graffiti pieces high on a brick wall.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, three little pieces on a brick wall behind a wire fence

below: Another chanel perfume bottle by endless, this time Marymee and eau de streetart.  The cat playing card has some tiny words written on the bottom including, @hellothemushroom.  A google search reveals this to be the work of Sara Doucette.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a yellow chanel perfume bottle with MaryMee on the label as well as eau de street art. Also a playing card, ace, with cat face on it, and the words @hellothemushroom

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a woman walks past construction hoardings covered with street art

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, large mural of a woman with back to viewer, lifting up the skin on her back to reveal digital codes

below: A painting by Nathan Bowen.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a painting by Nathan Bowed on a man in yellow clothes (a clown?)

below: A few pasteups including one that resembles Lt. Vincent although it’s a little bearded guy in a snail shell being pulled by a large red cat.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, six or seven paste ups on a wall, including a Lt. Vincent being pulled by a cat

below: Pink, fuzzy and spread eagle on a wall – a large teddy bear.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a pink teddy bear with terry cloth body high on a wall, beside a black and white pasteup of a bomb

below: Rapid.  Mask and goggles. Street art by Someart

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a painting of a man's head wearing balaclava and goggles, with word bubble that says I am Rapid Some Art

below: Shoot the Bank with photos added above and “Not Art” sprayed below.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, black and white piece Shoot The Bank with a picture of a man in mask and with rifle. In red spray paint someone has written over it Not Art. 8 posters above it, with photos

below: ‘Stranger Things’ from the Netflix series.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, mural entitled strange things, man in old fashioned scuba mask waving, in turquoise background.

below: Construction hoardings on Braithwaite immediately south of the tracks around what used to be a car park.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, construction hoardings covered with street art

below: Continuation of the hoardings… the red brick building is Bedford House, at the corner of Quaker and Braithwaite streets.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, construction hoardings covered with street art

below: Another Nathan Bowen work, this time beside a strange drawing by Clancy.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a painting of a Buckingham palace guard with its bushy black hat and red uniform, on a union jack by Nathan Bowen and a drawing of a man sitting on a sidewalk by Clancy

 

Bacon St., Shoreditch

As you can see, Bacon Street is E1 London.  It’s another street that runs east from Brick Lane, this time just north of the overground tracks.

London street sign, Bacon St., E.1 with its Arabic counterpart below it. Also, a PANIC sign that is supposed to look like a street sign under that.

below: Two owls, mirror images of each other; “You know the day divides the night and night divides the day.  Try 2 run, Try 2 hide, Break on through to the other side”

street art mural of two owls with text, one owl is black on white and the other is white on black. They are mirror images of each other. The text says You Know the day divides the night and night divides the day

below: A portrait, a tribute to Charlie Burns 1915-2012.  Charlie, The King of Bacon Street, was the oldest man on the street.  He used to sit in the backseat of his daughter’s car and watch the world go past on nearby Brick Lane.  The car was parked in front the family business, C.E. Burns & Sons, a second hand furniture store.

large mural portrait of Charlie Burns 1914-2012

below: A pig on Bacon Street!  How apt.  It seems to have an admirer too!

black and white paste up of a pig below a window, looks like its sleeping on the sidewalk

below:  A collection of paste ups on a wall including a life sized young woman with long flowing orange hair by Saki & B where B is for bitches.   This piece is tamer than some of their other art as seen on instagram.  The greenish woman’s portrait is by georgie, another London based artist.

pasteups on a wall, a tall life sized girl by Saki & B, with long orange hair, yellow tights, black boots and a red dress, a woman's portrait in greenish tones by georgie artist, a phoebe, and a black and white pig,

below: A cat on the phone by d7606.

top part of a paste up by Saki & B along with a dagog cat upright on two legs, holding a phone and receiver.

below: In the bottom corner, a small ‘Rebel’ Phoebe New York

phoebe from new york pasteup with rebel sticker on her

below: Did you know that a serving size is 2010 skulls?  A poster left behind by Arrex when he visited London from Portland Oregon.

poster by arrex, or rxskulls, from Portland, Poison, and the nutritional content of it, e.g. calories,

below: I am not sure who painted the long necked white birds, but the portraits on the door are by Paul (Don) Smith and they were featured in a previous blog post.

a mural of long necked white birds in foilage, around a window and beside a door. On the door are two other pieces of street art, a portrait of two different people, a woman on the top and a man below.

four or five pieces of street art beside and above a store front where there is a lot of activity going, moving items, delivering items.

Photos taken September 2016

Woodseer, Shoreditch

Woodseer Street is one of the many little streets that runs off of Brick Lane.   In September 2016 I saw quite a few little stencils and paste ups here (with a few other things).

below: A large Plin face at the end of the street.

painting by street artist plin of a black and white face that is mostly mouth - a large rectangular mouth with a lot of little teeth, two eyes and only a small bit of black hair. On a brick wall by a sign (street sign) that says Woodseer St. E.1. It also has the name in arabic.

below: Another red headed woman by C3 beside a wrdsmith typewriter that will always wonder. Period.

three pieces of street art, a poster with drawing of flower in pink and red with blue background, a red wordsmith typewriter with a page that says I will always wonder. period. and lastly, a girl, standing, almost life sized, with red hair and a red heart on her cardigan.

below: Expect Resistance bomb

coloured paste up of bomb with wings and on the wings is painted a cityscape with river and people in lifeboats, life jackets washed up on the shore

below: On gold coloured paper, two male heads by Mayu_ LA_, one with checkered horns and one with a crown.

two street art paste up posters on gold paper, both drawings of male figures, one with black and white checkerd horns, the other with a crown.

below: Sidewalk stencil, “Find them” by drsc0

sidewalk stencil of mountain, moon and stars in white on blue and purple background, with words, find them, drsc0 '16

below: A simple hand print.

graffiti made of a handprint, hand on brick wall, spray with red, leave make of handprint. SOmeone has written, back to basics above the hand

below: D7606 bottles in primary colours below a two faced man by drsc0 and a skull.

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below: Double yellow, eye beneath.

a small square paste up in yellow with black drawing of an eye
below: A Voxx Romana poster

black and white poster by Voxx Romana, Join the Resistance, a woman's face with elaborate head dress

below: Skating on the crack; boarding on the wire.

little yellow stencil of a person skateboarding, on a brick wall

below: Soldier silhouette by Ben Naz .  He was born in Strasbourg, France in the late 70’s, the son of a Filipino father and a French mother.   His street art career lasted for more than 20 years but sadly was recently ended when he died of cancer.

street art in black of a silhouette of a soldier with weapon on back, looking down at the precipice that he's standing on as it starts to crumble

below: An electric creature, four legs and a tail.

street art paste up of a drawing of an electric plug that has been made into a four legged creature.

below: The layers of interaction.  First there was a man painted on a wall who was standing on the sidewalk.  Now a torn poster covers his mid-section, a poster that is torn, peeling, and written on.  He was a two headed man but that’s not in the photo.

a man painted on a wall, with feet at pavement level, standing, no clothes, then a torn poster on top of it, the someone has written Syria in red on the poster which is torn and peeling off. In the bottom corner there is a small graffiti of a woman's head in profile

below: There was one mural on this street and this is it.  Unfortunately, the signature has been tagged over and is very difficult to read but I’m fairly certain that it says Bicicleta, a Brazilian artist.

mural by bicicletas on a low brick fence on a street, low rise apartments in the background, a bike parked in front.  Bright and bold colours, red, blue, green and orange mostly, abstracted nature scene

below: Broken man on a black pole, even all the hands can’t keep him together – or maybe they’re tearing him apart?

sticker on a black pole, torso and head of a man, looking upward, his body is covered with hands.

below: Another sidewalk stencil.
sidewalk stencil of a young man draped in leopard print fabric

below: Pink eye.

graffiti drawing of a pink eye

below: There are so many people in his head, a paste-up.  At first I thought that it was by Motormannen but they are a music group, not an artist …. and if you look closely that’s actually a sticker that’s been placed on top of the poster.

a brick wall beside a metal gate, behind the gate is a motorcycle, on the brick wall are two street art paste ups, a warning poison label and a poster by M. Torannen of a man with the top of head opened up and four people standing inside.

below: I started this post with a face and I’ll end with one too.  There’s a bit more colour in this one and the mouth’s not quite as big 🙂

street art painting on a brick wall of a large face in red and blue with some whites in the eyes and some white teeth.

Jerome Street graffiti, Shoreditch

Just east of Commercial street in Tower Hamlets, Shoreditch is Jerome Street, one of many little streets in the area.  The old home of Godfrey Phillips Ltd, tobacco and cigarette manufacturers is at the corner of Jerome and Commercial.   The lower level with the red brick and large windows is now a restaurant.

a view up Jerome street, old industrial brick buildings.

below: It’s a bird, it’s a plane…. no it’s suit wearing mallards with proper footwear.   Face the Strange.

three face the strange stickers, men with mallard duck heads and wings and wearing suits, are flying

below: Go fly your kite with this cute teddy bear by unify.

a teddy bear paste up or stencil sits on the sidewalk. he is holding a kite string in his paw and the kite is above him on the wall. A green sticker says go fly your kite. The signature says unify. the word unify is written many times in the kite in different colours to make a design on the kite.

below: An assortment of stickers and paste ups.   A man with Mickey Mouse ears – Magic Kingdon, Join the Club.   Three of the posters are in Italian – one is mostly obscured by the skull, the one below the skull translates to “I have the memory of a goldfish” and the one above Mickey ears is a longer description of how this person can’t describe is love for another.  The poetry is the work of Movimento per l’Emancipazione della Poesia.

many pieces of street art, including a man wearing mickey mouse ears, a large grinning skull in yellow and orange, and poems written on posters in Italian.

below: A tribute to Prince

a paste up street art piece in tribute to the musician Prince, his head in profile in a heart with purple accents

below: Another assortment of stickers and paste ups.  Another Join the Club, Mickey mouse based paste up – this time with “Where dreams come true”.  Also, more Face the Strange but instead of flying ducks, we have fruit portraits.  Do men look better with grapes or oranges instead of faces?  I like the matching gloves on strawberry man.   Lastly, I think that’s Queen Elizabeth in the pink and blue poster, along with I made you a moron.  Think of it what you will.  I suspect that the Rebel Rabbet sticker was added later.

stickers and paste up street art on a metal box and wall on a street corner including 6 posters by Face the Strange where men's portraits have fruits instead of heads, orange, grapes, strawberry, banana, and apple. Two other paste ups as well.

below: Stick figures with something to say, even if it’s things like “Danger is only safe in pairs”, “Once all this was just a memory” and “You can’t paint a hen”.

black outlined stick figures with white word bubbles, two people and a dog.

below: The whole wall (fence)

brown wall with barbed wire across the top, covered with graffiti

below: Another view of the street

looking down a short narrow street with three or four storey brick buildings on either side, construction of a building at the end of the street, covered with green netting on the bottom, and white plastic on the top

below: London beach on construction hoardings

construction hoardings covered with street art, a Road closed sign is in front.

Photos taken in September 2016

Grimsby Street, Shoreditch

Graffiti and street art seen on Grimsby Street in Shoreditch, East London, September 2016.  Grimsby Street runs off Brick Lane, immediately north of the overground tracks.  It is a short street that ends at Chilton Street.   In this blog post I have included the little bit of street art that was on Chilton Street between Grimsby and the next street north (Cheshire).

a wall of graffiti and street ast, the central piece is a nude woman, one knee bent up to cover herself, with large words on bright red background beside her that say There's no budget but it be great exposure.

below: Yo! It’s a red stencil signed by Malot.

a man's head, stencil in red, someone else has given him a black Hitler moustache and a word bubble that says yo! Signed malot.

below: A stencil of a man’s head on page 272 of an old dictionary, entries between Carinthia and Carlos.  Signed by Oddo.

A stencil of a man's head on a page of an old book, pasted on an exterior wall.

below: A wrdsmith stencil with the now iconic paper in an old typewriter.  “Smile.  It’s an old school status update.”  A paste-up of woman and child, decorated with pink and blue yarn is on the same wall.

wrdsmith stencil of iconic typewriter and the words on the page says Smile, it's an old school status update. Above it on the wall is a pasteup of a woman holding a child.

below: A 3D bunny rabbit carrying a hand grenade.  The piece is signed along the edge of the grenade.  Chima–? Tile.  Sorry but I haven’t been able to find any more information than that.

3 dimensional, (3D) bunny rabbit holding a hand grenade, graffiti on a wall

below: Amazingly detailed pictures of grasshoppers and one colour bubble tree… that’s the name I gave to these trees as I saw them around Shoreditch this afternoon.  I’m not sure what the artist calls them.

two stencils of setailed insects on a wall, grasshoppers perhaps, also a graffiti little tree where the leaves are made from colourful circles,

below: An MCLN plague doctor character in black coat and top hat.
More examples of his street art pieces on his website.

Spy guy figure in long black coat, black tophat and carry black bag. In other hand has a stick that is either a light or a magic wand. Triangular object above the stick. Signature is mcln. drawn on old book page, and pasted on a purple wall, outdoors.

below: Le Touquet Paris Plage, or Le Touquet for short, is a coastal town in France. It has a reputation as the most elegant holiday resort of northern France, the playground of rich Parisians.  The same plague doctor character by MCLN appears on two of them.

three posters, mock magazine covers of a publication called Le Touquet Paris Plage

graffiti stencils and paste ups on a wall, a woman's head in profile, a couple kissing, red spray scrawls

 

below: Little 3D animals are stuck to many walls in East London.  I think this one is a cat but I’m not sure.  He was quite high up on the wall.
a tiny green 3D animal graffiti stuck on a wall up fairly high, with the word love painted on it in white

below: Two of many of these biplanes that I saw today.  These ‘thieve the world’ stencils are by L.A. street artist Megzany who must have visited London lately.

two red stencils of biplanes, with a paste up of a person's body, white sneakers on feet, but with muppet head.

black outline drawing stencil of a cat's head, with added yellow eyes and red tongue

stencil of woman with pet, drawn like a Japanese anime girl, beside her is a line drawing, in black of a woman's head and shoulders in profile, 2 red pentaon shaped stars

below: On the left is beach scene that only ‘face the strange’ could have created.  Men in suits out of context and with their heads replaced with strange things – a striped candy stick, a horse’s head and a yellow bucket, and something red and flattish.   In the middle, a woman with a red rose in her hair by artist KIN MX, aka Kathrina Rupit.

graffiti and street art on a wall, including a beach scene by face the strange, a woman, and two twin men.

below: Red headed woman by C3, an artist whose drawings are often women, and usually red heads.

paste up graffiti by C3 of a woman with red hair, short white skirt and fishnet stockings, drawn on page of old book

below: Some potty humour, by matlakas

graffiti drawn on a grey wall, two toilets, with words that say I loo you

below:  And another…. Just press the button

graffiti drawn on a yellow wall, a toilet with the lid up and words that say Just press the button
below: A wise man turns change into good fortune.
graffiti stencil of an older man's head with the words A wise man turns change into good fortune

below: Or, a wise man once said nothing

stencil of a bald man with a beard and one hand on his head, words that say A wise man once said nothing

stencil, black on red of a face of a person wearing sunglasses.

below:  Stormtrooper buddha by minty beside a small green buddha amongst other things.

graffitii on a wall, a small green buddha, a large buddha with a storm strooper from Star Wars head by minty,

below: Three realistic looking bird heads.  Birds with feathers in an awesome shade of blue.

paste ups, three birds heads in blue, dark maroon and white,

below: A pasteup by Voxx beside an abstract sort of drawing with an eye in the middle.  The latter pasteup was a fairly common sight in Shoreditch.  Voxx is short for Voxx Romana, an artist currently based out of Portland Oregon.

a poster pasteup of a person by voxx beside an abstract drawing with an eye in the middle

below: Five more paste-ups, all people in one form or another.  The woman in the center with the large flower on her hat is by Mr. Fahrenheit.  He is responsible for the street art with the slogan “U R so porno baby”; if you’ve read some of the other London blog posts here you’ll have seen his work. If not, the next image includes one of his pieces.

five graffiti pieces,

 

below: U R So Porno Baby with Star Trek characters in funny shades of green and brown.  Boom! Spock and Captain Kirk look a little off colour.   The RX Skulls beside it are the work of Arrex, another Portland Oregon based artist.

U R so Porno baby star trek figures street art with a piece of Rx skulls beside it.

below: This hand is looking at you.  Bright blue eye.

street art, paste up of a very large hand, palm facing frontwards with a large very realistic looking blue eye in the center of the palm.

below: A little lightning bug?  Jake.

a little creature by Jake Vogt, hat on its head, hands in front almost touching with sparks and lightning being created

below: High on a wall, an upside down elephant with its trunk entwined with a pink elephant, a mural painted by Cerresto.

an upside down elephant painted on a wall by cannesto, with a pink elephant entangled with it.

below: King Elvis.

a paste up head of Elvis with a gold & jewel crown on his head

below: Crouching beside the front door for a smoke and a chat.

a paste up of a man and a woman squatting on one knee beside the front step of a door. They look like theyare talking to each other.

below: Street art on the brick fence between Grimsby street and the train tracks.

a view of the south side of Grimsbystreet, with a wall of graffiti between the road and the train tracks.

below: “Protect children: don’t make them breathe your crystal meth.”

a paste up of an owl and two deers that is starting to peel, it partially covers three poster pasteups that are even more frayed.

below: Two stencils, a little surdude who says that only little people pay taxes and a stencil by SSOSVA.  The latter is an acronym for Secret Society of Super Villain Artists.

two pieces of street art, both stencils, First is a person with something in front of their face with the letters SSOSVA on it. The other is a surdude stencil of a little guy with the word bubble that says Only little people pay taxes.

below: An electrical plug comes alive, signed by Ted Flip.

A black line drawing of an electrical plug that has been made into a living creature with little legs and face

below: A paste-up by TeneT, a serious looking woman, Emma Goldman, with “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.”  TeneT is a Melbourne Australia based street artist.  Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist and a feminist amongst other things.

a paste up by Tenet of a woman with glasses and the words If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal

below:  An abstracted face-like painting by widyz, a French artist.

a street art painting of a head abstracted, squarish, with 4 eyes by widyz and another little white character saying hello beside it.

below: A cute little furry animal with a musical background.

street art pasteup of the head of a little furry animal, painted on a piece of sheet music

below: Looking north up Chilton Street.

looking up a street, Chilton St., two buildings and a fence with a lot of street art on them.

below: Screaming at the doorway of 20A.

very large painting of two stick figures with white bodies, standing over the doorway of a building, and screaming at that doorway.

Brick Lane, Shoreditch

There is a lot of street art and graffiti in Shoreditch and one of the streets where it is plentiful is Brick Lane.   There is much more than be covered in one blog post.  What follows is a selection of the street art that I saw in that area back in March.  I’ve tried to find the artist as often as possible…  but it’s not always possible!

below: Four people, quadruplets, standing at attention with eyes forward, on a wall.

paste up of four men standing in a line, shoulder to shoulder, on a background of graffiti tags.

below: Letters pasted on a wall, “Expand your comfort zone” but with D, U and Z missing.
A couple of faces looking on.

words on a graffiti covered wall that once said Expand your comfort zone, but some of the letters are missing and others are starting to peel.
below: Posters by agheras73 aka Arturo Garcia de las Heras

a row of posters showing a man in various jumping poses, each with a different coloured background, green, orange, red and blue.

street art of a man with skull face, helmet and googles on his forehead, ammo belt across his chest.

paste up of a woman's head, black sunglasses, with some red details and highlights on her face

below: On the left is a woman in profile by Irish artist Iljin.

three graffiti faces on a wall, one woman in profile painted in blues and two identical black and white paste ups of a young man

street art and graffiti on a wall, a woman in a green skirt suit and some creature's heads

below: Blue head, red head, @ne_illustration aka Nathan Evans.

two large heads by ne illustrations, a blue head and a red head.

below: Love, love bunny-ish paste up and love on polka dots.

a square paste up of a rabbit's head and a circular paste up below it, white polka dots on blue with the word love written in cursive in the center.

 

below: “This being human is a guest house.”

scribbled drawn line drawing of a face with a wide open mouth, amongst other written graffiti on the wall

below: He stands guard by the door while she watches the passersby.

a very small black stencil of a man with a target as a head, standing on a wall, with feet at sidewalk level . Near him is a woman's face painted on the wall of a doorway

below: A likeness of Frida Kahlo sitting cross legged with her hands in her lap, a few scribbles by Elsie and a paste up of Lt. Vincent and his cat  – his red, white and blue character is seen  running all over Shoreditch.

a paste up of Frida sitting crossed legged on the floor, hands in lap,

below: What do a plastic toy helicopter and airplane, a scrunched up foil wrapper, part of a German cigarette package (rauchen mindert ihre fruchtbarkeit = smoking reduces fertility), a pink pencil and a picture of what looks like Richard Nixon (who is it?) have to do with each other?  Not sure, you’ll have to ask artist Mr. Fahrenheit.  He’s the maker of the art with U R so Porno Baby.

street art picture of Richard Nixon's head, with red paint splattered below.

below: Queen Elizabeth over and over again (also the work of Mr. Fahrenheit), along with Pinch Rio whoever he may be.  Do the numbers on the poster have any significance?  The bottom line is a date but the others are a mystery.

many identical paste ups of Queen Elizabeth's head, outlined in different colours, pasted on a wall,

Blackall Street London

Back in March I found Blackall Street, a small street in London EC2  too narrow for cars but with lots of room for street art and murals.

view of a narrow London Street with street art covered construction hoardings down one side, two young women taking photos of the hoardings on the left. New building under construction in the background.

below: “If there is light it will find you” C. Bukowski – a quote at the bottom of one of the drawings by @thunderc_nt aka Gabriela Chojnacki

three black line drawings of the head and shoulders of a woman with multiple eyes, all by thundercunt with #thunderc_nt written on them. Also a quote under one of the women

below: By street artist Mask.  This is only part of a piece that was a collaboration between Size92 and Mask.  A complete picture of the mural can be seen online in London Calling blog. The project was supported by Global Street Art as part of their ongoing Walls Project.

mural in pink and blue of a hand holding a face, by mask

below: Believe in Magic, or at least that’s what’s written on the paper used for this piece of street art.  A page from Heavenly Recordings, illustrated by Hugh Cowling.  I have no idea if this was just a scrap piece of paper that the artist had lying around, or if it has some significance.

paste up graffiti of a woman's head with words

stylized painting of a woman's face, street art piece, with long braided hair wrapped around her face in red and blue

below: It’s pointless, dirty mind

a group of pasteups on a wall. the largest one is of two guys in their underwear pulling their shirts up to reveal their stomachs and chest. One man has 'dirty' written on the shirt and the other has 'mind' written on his.

below: Half man, half wolf.  I haven’t been able to decode the web address in the bottom right corner so I don’t have any more information on the artist at this time.

abstract portrait, half man and half wolf face

below: Aboriginal man, street art by Dale Grimshaw.

paste up of the head and shoulders of an aboriginal man with Donald duck cartoon characters running across his forehead.

below: Close up of Donald Duck, his nephew and a superhero.

close up of donald duck characters, as well as another cartoon superhero with the words "Rick wake up! You must free me to fight before it's too late"

street art picture of a woman in browns and blacks, long hair, amongst other graffiti

street art on construction hoardings on Blackall street in Hackney London. Light blue background. A young woman with hat all in dark pink, half of a woman's face (large) with bright red lips, blue eye and a multicoloured word London

graffiti on a brick wall

paste up of a large pink mask

realistic painting of a woman's face in profile on a wall, long blond hair

street art picture of a woman's face partially obscured by a brown tag

little bits of graffiti, marilyn munroe like sticker, a pasteup of a squid, a little girl in pink bra and panties, a yellow parody of a chanel perfume bottle

below: by Gary Alford

Man's face and the head of a blackbird, street art painting by Gary Alford

pasteups on a wall. one is a large beetle, one is a woman's head printed on a newspaper page (by porno baby), two are men's faces with the words "The Whealdstone raider has a posse". A picture of Warhol's Marilyn Munroe with dark glasses add has been stuck on one of the men's faces.

stencil of a man holding an umbrella, It is raining under the umbrella but not outside of it. Man is holding hand out to see if it is still raining.

below: Three telephone booths as windows into something.

street art, three blue British style phone booths behind bars, with a creature in front of them

below: A mural by Giusi Tomasello, an Italian born artist now living in London.

street art painting of a face with David Bowie like makeup and hair, although it doesn't really look like David Bowie

stickers and paste ups on a wall, faces,

street art portrait of a black man's face, with the word fame written above it and a small pink crown drawn on the side of his head

below: The Humble Magnificent and Hala Gurl amongst other paste-ups including a mash-up of Marilyn Munroe meets Dali meets some Asian guy.

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paste up of a skull, old mailbox broken, spray painted yellow and stickers on it

below: “If badgers could cull 70% of politicians, it may reduce ridiculous countryside policies but there’s no proof of that”  Street art by clancy aka Clancy Philbrick.  #clancyart

street art painting of a hunter in red jacket but with badger face standing over a person who is lying on the ground, one leg of badger person is on the other person's back

in an old window, one pane has a picture of a soldier and the other pane has the words Do you feel safer?

 

 

endless street art

Or rather, the street art of endless.  Whenever I see, or think about, his street art, the song ‘Endless Love’ as sung by Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross comes into my head.  Not quite the vision that should be inspired by his work especially since a lot of his images involve weapons, big weapons.

below: No sign of guns in this one though… Queen Elizabeth with hard hat on, ready to work.

street art piece of head of Queen Elizabeth, wearing a hard hat with endless written on it, as well as a yellow scarf with Yves Saint Laurent logo on it.

street art piece of a person squatting beside a building, shooting an automatic weapon towards the edge of the building. A trash can and car are beside the building

on wood construction hoardings, a paste up by endless of a newspaper boy holding up a newspaper

street art piece of a person squatting beside a building, shooting an automatic weapon towards the edge of the building. A young man is taking a picture with his phone on the other side of the building.

a person standing with a white bandana on his face and a large gun in his hand

black stencil on wood of mickey mouse holding a revolver

Another image that endless uses a lot is a coke can.

a coca cola can painted as an endless classic where the words end less are written in the same style as coca cola on the iconic red can

A coke zero black can is turned into a can of spray paint in this street art paste up. Instead of coca cola it says end less

below: I don’t think the wonderful picture of the soldier on horseback is by endless.

two vertical street art pieces on a black building, with windows on either side of them. one is a soldier on a horse and the other is a white drawing by endless

below: This paste-up was on a wall on Blackall Street.

large black and white paste up of a woman in high heels and long flouncy dress