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).
below: Yo! It’s a red stencil signed by Malot.
below: A stencil of a man’s head on page 272 of an old dictionary, entries between Carinthia and Carlos. Signed by Oddo.
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.
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.
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.
below: An MCLN plague doctor character in black coat and top hat.
More examples of his street art pieces on his website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
below: Red headed woman by C3, an artist whose drawings are often women, and usually red heads.
below: Some potty humour, by matlakas
below: And another…. Just press the button
below: A wise man turns change into good fortune.
below: Or, a wise man once said nothing
below: Stormtrooper buddha by minty beside a small green buddha amongst other things.
below: Three realistic looking bird heads. Birds with feathers in an awesome shade of blue.
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.
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.
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.
below: This hand is looking at you. Bright blue eye.
below: A little lightning bug? Jake.
below: High on a wall, an upside down elephant with its trunk entwined with a pink elephant, a mural painted by Cerresto.
below: King Elvis.
below: Crouching beside the front door for a smoke and a chat.
below: Street art on the brick fence between Grimsby street and the train tracks.
below: “Protect children: don’t make them breathe your crystal meth.”
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.
below: An electrical plug comes alive, signed by Ted Flip.
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.
below: An abstracted face-like painting by widyz, a French artist.
below: A cute little furry animal with a musical background.
below: Looking north up Chilton Street.
below: Screaming at the doorway of 20A.