Fashion Street, Shoreditch

The following pictures were taken in September 2016.   This was my second visit to the area and I have already blogged about my first visit in March 2016.  See ‘People of  Fashion Street’.  A few of the works from the spring still remained in September but there were also a number of changes.

below: The musculature of a man as he walks amongst the skulls and bones of other men, a pasteup by drsc0

pasteup of a man showing his musculature, like a standing body with the skin removed. He is standing in front of rows of skeletons. A pasteup street art piece by drsc0

below: A mural of a woman’s head (she lasted all summer) by Mr. Cenz

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below: A wall with graffiti as well as a painting by neoh of a ballerina whose multi-faceted face appears to be in motion.

wall with lots of street art and graffiti, paste ups and posters

below: Pirate, Jolly Roger bombs falling from the sky and a partial Poison pasteup.
If consumed, plan funeral.

street art, red bombs with black skull and crossbones wings,

below: Bill Murray keeps an eye on that marshmallow guy while Freddie Mercury sings along with the help of a collage of people and images.

graffiti and street art on fashion street in shoreditch east london, paper paste ups of actor Bill Murray's head looking upwards with the marshmallow guy from the movie Ghostbusters above it, a paper paste up of Freddie Mercury singing with his body made of a collage of other pictures and peoplr

below: Freddie Mercury again, this time with a starry eyed tiger.

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below: Another street art collection on Fashion Street.  The top pieces are the same as seen in March but there have been changes on the bottom.

a brick wall on Fashion Street in Shoreditch that is covered with a lot of paste up pieces of graffiti and street art

below: The top part of the wall above.   Still here – Stikki peaches James Dean paste up man, Rebel with a cause.  A purple beaver, pistachio shell art, and a drawing by costah complete the picture.

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below: Additions to the lower part of the wall.  Face the Strange and Endless coca cola cans with visual innuendo.   Also, someone is trying to tell us that they are well and they are happy although they look quite blue and empty.

pasteup on a wall, collage of overlapping layers of pictures, jumbled up together,

below: Face the Strange lego headed man and a partial City Kitty face

graffiti and street art on fashion street in shoreditch east london, paper paste up from face the strange of a man in suit and tie with a red lego brick as a head. little yellow lego heads in a pattern in the background. Also part of a cat head elaborately drawn and colored with the words city kitty mows 510

below: Syd’s ‘why so serious?’ Joker was there before as was the image of Liza Minnelli in the red and white top.   Unfortunately the paper has been torn from wrdsmith’s typewriter so the words can’t be read anymore.

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below: An endless woman, a dog and a man with a green tie.

three large pasteups on a brick wall, a woman in an orange skirt and jacket by endless, a large growling dog who is running - head and front part of body are complete, back part of body is just the skeleton, and last is a man with longish hair, a multicoloured suit and a green tie.

below: Under the watchful eye of a surveillance camera, a taosuz poster warning you about the harmful effects of icons.  Can you name the people?

graffiti and street art on fashion street in shoreditch east london, a poster with black and white pictures of mens heads with the words Icons seriously harms you and others around you

below: You see things and say why?…. but I dream things and say why not?  The sunset mural is by Low Tech Designs, a group of artists who work with youth to teach them graffiti skills and to promote the positive side of graffiti.

two murals. on the left, a large white cloud with yellow eyes and three white upper teeth is spitting out a rainbow that someone has written pride on the top of . The other mural is a sunset scene with a palm tree and beach in silhouette in the foreground, purple sky and water, yelloish orange sun and reflections in the water.

below: No Banksy no cry

on a black wall, two small stencils, one is a white ghost head with big black oval eyes and the other is the words: no banksy no cry

below: A mural painted in the memory of Muhammad Ali who died June 4, 2016.

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below: The many abstract faces of Costprice.

a photo of a costprice store, an off licence beer, wine and spirits merchant, as well as food. A painting of multicoloured colourfuil abstract faces covers all surfaces.

below: Two between the doors.

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below: Gava?  Oui, gava.

graffiti and street art on fashion street in shoreditch east london, paper paste up of a drawing of two insects with large globe like tails, one is asking gava? and the other says oui gava

below: A soldier on horseback, and a targeted mother and kids.

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below: Black and white drawing of folded paper – a sculptural forms of a rabbit nipping at the tail of a fox.  It’s the work of Annatomix.

graffiti and street art on fashion street in shoreditch east london, paper paste up of a drawing in black and white that looks like folded paper rabbit nipping at the tail of a folded paper fox

below: A child in motion.

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below: The last two photos were actually taken on Commercial Street but close to where Fashion Street joins it.

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below: Gold Dragonfish = endangered, and E D of London.  Both closed.

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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.