Corbet Place, Shoreditch

Here are a few photos of the graffiti that I saw on Corbet Place, London E1.

below: Into the machine, a MCLN plague doctor paste up.
The words in the background are ‘Dreamland Emporium’

a mcln plague doctor paste up

below: With horus, and with eyes all over, another MCLN plague doctor.

a mcln plague doctor paste up with the word horus on it as well as an eye

below: A face at the end of the street.

a truck painted in yellow and red stripes is parked on the side of a narrow street, brick three storey buildings on either side, graffiti on the wall at the end of the lane

below: Hello, is it me you’re looking for?  Not where you’d expect to find Lionel Ritchie.

a bright pink rectangle paste up with a neon green milk bpttle with blue highlights, words, hello is it me you're looking for, with a picture of Lionel Ritchie

below: A Voxx face, Stay Lucky, Code, and a Mario Brothers (sort of!)

stickers and paste ups graffiti on a wall, Mario brothers parody, man by voxx,

below: On the wall at the corner of Jerome and Corbet. A very messy wall.

a wall covered with tags and other graffiti, stencils, paint, paste ups, surrounding a yard by an apartment complex, brick building in the background
below: I’m doubtful that this is actually on Corbet Place but it’s nearby and it’s colourful!

mural in yellow and blue on exterior wall of urban outfitters in Shoreditch London, abstract face with white eyes and teeth

Photos were taken in September.

Curtain Rd., East London

A short and simple blog post.  Just two pieces of street art from Curtain Road, and both can be seen from the same spot.

below: A mural of a couple embracing on the side of the Horse & Groom.

road construction, some older brick buildings and new skyrises in the background. On the wall of the Horse and Groom is a large vertical mural of a naked couple embracing while standing up

below: For Star Wars fans, a large invader piece of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, light sabers at the ready.

two large invader street artist pieces make of square tiles, a Luke Skywalker in white with a blue light saber and Darth Vader in black with his red light saber, on a grey concrete wall

two large invader street artist pieces make of square tiles, a Luke Skywalker in white with a blue light saber and Darth Vader in black with his red light saber, on a grey concrete wall of the Meyers Parking building

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

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

portraits in Shoreditch

As I walked around Shoreditch and other areas in east London, I saw a lot of portraits by street artist Paul ‘Don’ Smith.  He’s been painting on the streets for more than 25 years, mostly portraits of famous people or characters from TV and movies.   These are the ones that I saw (March 2016).

below: Two portraits side by side.  On the right, from the TV series, The Avengers, Patrick Macnee as John Steed with Diana Rigg as Emma Peel.   On the left is #wooshinism  If I google that, I get photos of this portrait that people have posted on instagram.

two street art portraits, on the right is character from the TV shaw the Avengers

below: The title on this one has been covered over I’m afraid.  Any ideas?

A couple, man and woman, portraits by Paul Don Smith, street art

below: Telly Savalas as  police detective Kojak, a TV series from the 1970’s.  “Who loves ya baby” was one of his catchphrases.

Kojak portrait, from the TV series, by Paul Don Smith

below: Statham, or Jason Statham, actor.  Kiss kiss bang bang.

street art portrait of a man with a gun to his head, Statham,

below: “The Message” a portrait of Malala, referring to Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani advocate for education for women and the youngest ever Nobel laureate.

portrait of Malala, by Paul Don Smith, street art, on a door

below: And one I don’t know.  Do you?

portrait of a woman, street art by Paul Don Smith in London, on a door