little things on Barcelona walls

Barcelona Spain, April 2018,
 pasteups, stickers, stencils and other little pieces of graffiti.

below:  The green creature (with Ore on its tail) seems to want to eat the heart.  The tiger appears on walls in many Spanish cities although sometimes he’s just a black and white head.  He’s the creation of Bloo.  Last, an orange crab with eye lashes on one eye.

some pasteups and other small pieces of graffiti on a concrete wall. A tiger, a heart, an orange crab.

below: RAF Urban, young boy

paste up of a boy's head and shoulders by raf urban

below: Another face, this time a woman looking up.  She’s not quite obscured by the paint around her.

yellow arrow, pointing to a pasteup of a womans face on a wall

below: Pointed

a stencil on a wall, a hand with index finger pointing, points to a metal door that is covered with a mural

below: “Lo importante esta en tu cabeza” on empty cans. As it turns out, this the name of an album by the group La Gran Orquesta Republicana.  Rough translation is: The important is in your head.

empty cans covered with black and each with a blue letter on them, the cans are put together on a wall so the letters make words.

 

below: More cans on walls. This time they say “mensajes de amor en tiemps de guerra,  mensajes de paz con la mente  guerrera”. [messages of love in times of war, messages of peace with the warrior mind].   This can art is the work of an anonymous couple.   Many examples of their work can be seen on instagram with the hashtag #llaunesbcn

empty cans covered with white, with black letters, one per can, on them. The cans are mounted on a wall in with letters forming words that say mensajes de amor en tiemps de guerra, mensajes de paz con la mente guerrera

below: Funny Bone and a little hairy chested, hat wearing, tattooed fellow with love on his tummy (or lower).

stickers on a door that has a red tag on it.

below: Güelcom was an Argentinian movie, a romcom from 2011.   Because of my poor Spanish as well as the rip in the paper, I can’t tell what the second word is. 

pasteup of a woman with blue hands reaching out for her face, also the words, guelcom

below: A black and white paste up.

pasteup of a man's face, wearing black sunglasses, also his face is covered with black lines

below: Mowcka “uniendo tus partes” and others

stickers and paste ups on a wall

below: Very, very with symmetry, as a red rose lies on the sidewalk.

stencil, in purple, words mucho mucho with the second one being uder the first, and upside down, also a stenciled red rose lying under the words, arranged such that the flower looks like its lying on the sidewalk,

below: Smile! Anthropomorphic rabbit photographer in blue

blue rabbit with a camera

… and red

red rabbit with a camera

below: somiatruites, Catalan for daydreamer

small painting on a gold coloured wall, exterioe, six green arms with fingers stretching out from a central reddish face
below: Utility box.  JERC = Joventuts d’Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (Young Republican Left of Catalonia).   They support independence for Catalonia which is the part of Spain that includes Barcelona.

utility box with painted political statements graffiti

below: The Hulk.  Even he is locked out.

The Hulk

below:  Watering can and plant pot faces.

2 small pictures on white board on outside wall

below: Another collection of small paste ups on a wall.  There’s that tiger again.   A blue unicorn and a very large insect share the upper left corner.  That little black and white figure in the bottom left is a flying peanut, a character by Hadsawit that really gets around.

graffiti pasteups on a wooden door

many pasteups on a wall

below: The Raven, or at least a large black bird

stencil, black bird eating something

metal utility box on a sidewalk beside a stone wall, drawing of the upper part of a man, in black line drawing.

old wood door covered with blue tag and a sticker with a red flower

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.

Fishers Lane, Fitzroy

Photos taken of the graffiti and street art in Fishers Lane back in February.

below: Welcome to Bali, vol II by BMD, being drawn with a pencil, and it comes complete with a pink earthworm crawling through the mural and the building.

muralby BMD on the upper level of a red brick building. Cigarette box shaped box, front is green with a picture of an little island with one little palm tree and a large earthworm coming out of the sand. a large pencil is seen drawing the picture

below: Garfield gets in on the act too. He’s writing on the walls “Nothing but Trouble”

street art mural of Garfield the Cat holding a marker and writing on the wall, Nothing but Trouble

below: A mural by Drew Funk, Deb and Monkey the roller derby women.

a mural showing two women ready for roller derb

below: Part of the alley, with another mural by Drew Funk in the foreground.

view of a lane with graffiti and street art on both sides

below: Even though this paste up is fraying at the edge, it still looks interesting. The interaction of two people in blank masks.

fraying paste up (large) of two people in blank masks. One is seated. The other is reaching out to him or her, on a brick wall in an alley

below: Four square pieces of wood, each with an insect – or at least I assume that the one on the left once had an insect on it.  The mosaic piece looks like something invader would make, but as far as I know he hasn’t been in Melbourne.  It may also be a character from a video game?

four square pieces of wood mounted on a wall, each with a picture of an insect. Above it is a creature, walking on two legs, made of black and blue mosaic tiles

below: Paste up, a woman in profile, on the open hand of a woman – herself?

small black and white paste up of an open hand holding a round shape with a woman's head in profile in it.

below:  A suited man with a bird in a birdcage instead of a head, at the rear of 285 Brunswick.  It is signed javer.

paper pasteup of a black and white drawing of a man's torso with a birdcage instead of a head. One black bird in the cage. It's on a door with lots of scribbles graffiti and a sign that says 285

below:  Two more javer pasteups.  Another man with a replaced head as well as a misfit woman.

2 paste ups on a boarded up space on a wall. One is a person with a black t shirt with the word Misfits on it. The other is a man sitting on a stool but instead of a head he has the speaker part of an old gramophone

below: One more javer paste-up.  This time it’s all about water, water falling from the sky and small puddles below.  The words written on the background paper are definitions of scientific terms dealing with liquids, terms such as dew point and absolute humidity.

paste up of a black silhouette of a man holding an umbrella and walking through large rain drops.

below: A bird by Sugar, a street artist who likes to paint murals of animals.

mural of a large bird head, light grey head, blue and black beak, brown body feathers, sign by sugar, on a white wall in an alley

below: At first I thought the title of this piece is Lost the Plot, but that’s actually the moniker used by the artist who painted this.

street art in teals and magenta, with words written small in the corner 'Lost the Plot' signature seems to be NCWB

below:  Unfortunately I can’t figure out who the artist is for this one.
a large text street art piece in black, white and red, on a fence,

below: He looks at the world through a different set of lenses.

graffiti and street art on a wall, some scrawls and scribbles but also one man's face, wearing glasses with red and white concentric circles instead of lenses

below: This sad looking girl was hiding in a very narrow space.

paste up of a black drawing on white, a girls head with very long hair looks over the top of a group of high rise buildings, cloud ans round sun behind her

below: A little hummingbird hovering on the wall.

a stencil in teal and black of a hummingbird hovering

below: Another view of the lane.

the backs of buildings in a lane. An old wood fence, with a tree behind it. A taller white building among some shorter buildings. sunny day, blue sky, Melbourne Australia.

below: Babushka dolls paste up

2 large paper paste ups of babushka doll shaped women. One with eyes open and smiling and the other with eyes closed.