words on paper, Dircksenstrasse

below:  An old window on Dircksenstrasse covered with paste ups and other graffiti.   The top left pane has two posters with words.

First: ” Nichts andert sich, ausser ich andere mich. Alles andert sich, sobald ich mich verandere” which translates to “Nothing changes unless I change.Everything changes as soon as I change.”

Second (& longer): “Erwartet nicht, dass die anderen euch das Leben, die Liebe oder die Frohlichkeit bringen. Ihr musst zuerst in euch selbst die QUellen des Lebes, der Lliebe und der Freude offnen. Um zu empfangen, muss man mit Geben beginnen”, or in English: “Do not expect the others to bring you life, love or happiness. You must first open in yourself the sources of life, love, and joy. To receive, one must begin with giving.”

four panes of an old window covered with paste ups and other graffiti.

below: A closer look at the bottom part of the window.  On the right is a poster playing on the famous painting ‘American Gothic’ (1930) by Grant Wood.  The red noses means that it’s the work of MIMI the ClowN

On the left are more words.  This time they say “Helft einander. Liebt einander, jeden, alles, jedes, Blatt jeden Lichtstrahl. Vergebt.” or in other words, “Help each other.Love each other, everyone, everything, every, leaf every ray of light.Forgive.”

lower two panes of an old window covered with paste ups and other graffiti

below: Nearby is another old window with more graffiti.   The larger yellow poster says: “Das Universum Liebt dich und hil– dir” or in English, “The universe loves you and helps you.”.

On the right: “Dein schones Herz ist voller Gute. Verschenke diese Liebe und Gute uneingeschrankt an die Geschopfe der Welt.” which translates to “Your beautiful heart is full of good. Give away this love and goodness unrestricted to the creatures of the world.”

paste ups covering an old window, two posters with words, and one with picture of two black women

In both of the above posters the words are credited to #Azmuto.  He is the author of self-help, motivational type books so I suspect that these posters are self-promotion as much as anything else.  I’m not sure how that fits into the “advertising vs street art continuum” but they don’t scream ‘buy me’ so I have included them here.

artist paper paste-ups

Paste-ups seen on Artist Lane, Windsor (Melbourne) this past weekend.

Artist Lane runs parallel to Chapel St. between Green and Union streets, just north of Windsor station.   It has the highest concentration of good street art that I have seen yet in Melbourne.  I have too many pictures for one blog post.  As a result, have divided it up into sections, paste-ups (paper), stencils, and paintings.  Here are the paste-ups.

below: It’s twenty seconds into 11:50 somewhere in the world.
I wonder what time the alarm is set for?

paste-up paper of an old fashioned round red alarm clock with two gold ringers on the top. The face of the clock has a map on it. the time is 11:50

below: A perfect afternoon to sit and watch the world go by.

on a red brick wall, at second storey level, a large paste-up of a white wood bench with a person sitting on it. The person is wearing white trousers and shoes and a pink shirt.

below: Cans inside of cans inside of cans. Tin Babushka dolls.

small black drawing on white paper paste up of many cans inside each other, each can slightly smaller than the one before it.

below: Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing

A red typewriter stencil by wrdsmith over a poster for False Idols paste-up on a wall. A picture of a man is on the poster along with the words "Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing. But inwardly they are ferocious wolves " A tiny giraffe head is in the top right corner.

below: Spraying on a happy face.

Two paste-ups on a pole, a pink hand on a spray paint can, aiming at a white happy face. Graffiti on walls in the background

below: Flying away.  Spraying only where eagles dare.

three paste ups on a wall with striped spray paint, white, black, red and gold. Small T-shirt, an eagle in flight, and a pink hand holding onto a spray paint can. It looks like the spray is aimed at the eagle.

below: In case of emergency, smile. Put on a happy face.

paste-up in a Melbourne lane of a flat piece of metal screwed to a post with 4 screws, one in each corner and a large round emergency stop button in the middle. The round button has been turned into a yellowish happy face

below: Many words. Many bent and leaning columns at the tipping point.

Many paste-ups on a part of a wall that has been painted orange.

below: Hammer and sickly cover the globe.

Paste-up of two pink hands, one holding a large hammer and one holding a large sickle. A blue globe (map of the world) is behind the hammer and sickle

below: This one is signed, by barek

small cutesy drawing of girl, abstracted a bit.

below: Every T-shirt tells a story, of sailing ships and volcanoes about to blow.

High on a pole, a paste-up of a white T-shirt on which there is a large black and white a detailed bdrawing

below: Watching paint dry, or maybe just thinking about it.

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below: The snail is printed on scrap paper?  or is there significance to the fact that the original purpose of the paper was information about Julius Baer, a Swiss private financial company, and EMA Partners, a company that matches executives with international companies, also based in Switzerland.

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below: with a sigh and a shrug.

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below: Stop on red signal.  If you look closely, you’ll see that there is more to it than that.

A skateboard shaped white paste-up with a drawing of bin Laden overlayed with the words An Eye for An eye blinds us both.

A lot of the above art was done by Phoenix, a Melbourne street artist.
More information about him can be found on his website