Cafe Cinema Courtyard, Berlin

The Cafe Cinema Courtyard starts as a small alley beside the Cafe Cinema off Rosenthaler Strasse close to the Hackescher Market. It is almost completely covered with street art of all kinds – painted murals, stickers, paste ups and more.

painted sign for cafe cinema, bear with a gold hat holding a red flag with a white star on it

Cafe cinema courtyard in Berlin, one wall is covered with stencils, pasteups, stickers, and small street art, people walking past looking at it and taking picture of it

two windows on a wall, cafe tables in front of the wall, graffiti on the walls around the windows

red bird graffiti, green with man's face, brick wall

below: “It’s time to dance”, one of many large paste-ups by SOBR

large black and white paper paste up of a woman

grey paper paste up of a bald man in seated position, drinking from a red and white coke can, lots of other graffiti around him including a large hand holding a cigarette

below: The same hedgehog that I saw in Tallinn….  the work of Edward von Longus

small stencil of a hedgehog with an open laptop

below: Flower Power, straight from the 1960’s, by Joiny

magenta VW microbus with flowers on it as well as words love and peace

below: Lisanne, Dagmar and Donna were here as were Berlyn and Yasmyn.  Russian matryoshka dolls and Fabrege eggs watch the boxing match between facebooks and instagram.   The Russian themed stencil is the work of ost.up.berlin

stencil of Russian babushka doll with two fabrege eggs beside it.

street art, octopus smoking a cigarette

street art, yellow leopard with black spots and blue eyes, mouth open and teeth showing, paw, clown pasteup with red nose

mural of man, large, in grey suit and shirt and tie, from chest up, short dark hair, blue eyes

below: Ann Franke by Jimmy C (aka James Cochrane)

large mural of ann frank, head

large mural of a monkey holding a camera and grinning

below: by Garavato, a Colombian street artist, painted in 2016

yellow, orange and blue mural of a bird and very large claw reaching for that bird

below: A yellow creature by Peng.  In the background is a circle with a silhouette of Charlie Brown and Snoopy sitting on the roof of the dog house, by Osch aka Otto Schade.

bike parked in front of a mural of a yellow human like creature with knees tucked up, people in the background looking at the street art

street art with a large bright bluish green man's face, with yellow sunglasses and dark green lips, also a stencil of a red umbrella

pasteup, 3 dancing women from black and white vintage photos, but with red heads and big blue lips, T.B.O.N.S written on each head

below: Pasteup of boy in blue by @tona_one

paste-up of boy in nlue jacket by @tona_one

 

below: A couple of yarn bombs too.

pasteup of black and white skull, yellow jaguar with black spots

below: Soon, Azione!, and Joiny (the girl in the British telephone booth)

below: by MIMI the clowN

below: Love Revolution

below: Sold out.

large paste up of black and white hand, large realistic looking eye, orange, in the middle of the palm

 

To find out where we’ve taken street art photos, check our “Locations” page!

Carrer de Sevilla, Valencia

Carrer de Sevilla is a short street in the Russafa district of Valencia.  On the exterior walls of 24 Carrer de Sevilla, an empty building, there is a selection of interesting street art.

below: Across the top of the pasteup on the left it says, “hasta el infinito y mas alla” which equals “to infinite and beyond” – this tribute to David Bowie is by Disneylexya (more below).    The black and white woman with 4 eyes is by CKTN aka Chikitin Valencia

two pasteups on a wall, one is a tribute to david bowie that says hasta el infinito mas ala which means to inifite and beyond

below: Detail of the David Bowie tribute pasteup

detail of pasteup graffiti tribute to david bowie, hands, arms, and guitar

below: Another 4 eyed woman by CKTN

black and white paste up by CKTN on a wooden door of a woman's head, she has 4 eyes,

 

below: This mural is the work of Vynz + Hyuro.  It has been defaced/censored, in the original, the woman on the left is naked.  Did someone object to the nudity?

mural on a wall, three women, one in the middle has a red bucket over her head, she is reaching out to the one on the left who has been defaced (port painting). by vynz and hyuro.

below: Intricately drawn flowers by Lily Mixe .... or is the one on the right a bug?

intricate drawing of flowers and stems in black and white by lily mixe

below: Team work, David de Limón’s black ninja character joins forces with Disneylexya

David da Limon black ninja character, with a red heart, with a spray paint can in each hand and spraying while riding on a dragon like character drawn by a different artist

below: Another disneylexya pasteup creation

very detailed drawing, black on greens and yellows, man like figure,

small paper pasteup in pastel colours of a young girl in pigtails hopping on a blue and white semi circle

damaged pasteup of the back of a woman in short skirt and shoulder length hair.

Starchild Stela

As seen around Montreal on the weekend of 14-16 June 2015

below: first, an oldie on a page from a French book.  I’m not sure what book it is, but it includes the words “protège la virilité de l’époux” which translate to “protects the virility of husband

Starchild Stela character, a girl with shoulder length and slightly curly hair, drawn on a page of an old book whose words are in french.

Using stickers, paste ups, and spraypaint, Starchild Stela is a graffiti artist who combines cute feminine characters with slogans.  I’d like to say that they are ‘common sense’ slogans but unfortunately they aren’t.  For example:

“my body, my choice”

Starchild Stela character, a girl with shoulder length and slightly curly hair, two girls in the center of a doily, with the words 'my body, my choice'

and “consent is mandatory”

Starchild Stela character, a girl with shoulder length and slightly curly hair, sticker on a window, pale pink background with pink bows in a pattern, with the words 'consent in mandatory'

and “support survivors”

Starchild Stela character, a girl with shoulder length and slightly curly hair, black and white sticker of a number of girls in a group (5) with the words 'support survivors'

“destroy rape culture”

Starchild Stela character, a girl with shoulder length and slightly curly hair, paper on a wall, peeling and only part of it is still visible, painted pink,

“leave me alone”

Starchild Stela character, a girl with shoulder length and slightly curly hair, sticker on a grey metal pole, pale pink background with little pink bows pattern, with the words 'leave me alone' written under it

“gender studies”

Starchild Stela character, a girl with shoulder length and slightly curly hair, in yellow on a red brick wall, with a word bubble that says gender studies

Starchild Stela character, a girl with shoulder length and slightly curly hair, large painting in blue on a red brick wall with the words Stela Aurure Nila scrawled in black beside it.

Starchild Stela character, a girl with shoulder length and slightly curly hair, painted in pink on a red brick wall with the words femme malia written in cursive beside it

guerilla territory

As I have walked around Melbourne, I have seen a number of paper paste-ups by street artist baby guerilla.  I’ve collected the photos that I have taken of these paste-ups in the past month and put them in one blog post.  Some of these photos have appeared in previous posts.

below: In downtown Melbourne near a construction site.

On a brick wall, in yellow, are the words guerilla territory as well as a horizontal pasteup of a black and white drawing of a boy.

below:  McLean Alley, just around the corner from the above picture.

A paste up on a red brick wall of a girl reaching upwards with a violin in one hand and the bow for it in the other. By her feet is a blue and white sign saying McLean Way. No stopping signs are also in the picture.

below: Footscray,

wall of an old red brick industrial building, 3 storeys high, covered with street art. Lower level is series of murals and above them is a large paste up by baby guerilla of a couple flying. A man is behind a woman and he is reaching for her foot as she is reaching for the roof of the building.

below: ‘Attack of the 50 Foot Woman’ 2015.  Part of the Big West Festival.  A woman is holding a soldier in one hand and a helicopter in the other.   Located in Footscray.

a large paste up of a woman in a long dress holding her hands in the air. In one hand is a helicopter and in the other hand is a small soldier. She is pasted high on a wall and she is about 10 or 12 feet high.

below: Drewery Lane

three wheatpaste graffiti pieces on a brick wall . On top is the largest, a man wearing a tie and holding a briefcase is diving horizontally, bleow him are two faces (both wheatpastes)

below: remnants, near Jewell station

Horizontal blue tag, letters, graffiti across the bottom of a building

below: Brunswick flyers

wheatpaste street art by baby guerilla of a mother holding a baby while flying across the sky, with a child holding onto her ankles and another child holding onto the first child's ankles

 

More information on baby guerilla

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

day trip to Bendigo

There isn’t much street art in the town of Bendigo – or I was wasn’t in the right part of town.  The five pictures below is all that I saw.

below: You’ve just been given the bird.  Peace.

a white stencil on a blue wall, a dove in flight with an olive branch in its mouth. A hand and arm is made of the words "You have just been given the bird"

below: A supercalifragilistic stencil

black stencil on a light brown wall, Mary Poppins floating upwards with her open umbrella. Her trail is the word supercalifragiliciousexpialidocius.

below: Three women on walls.

black stencil on a stone wall of a woman's head, very large Afro hair style, smiling,

small paper wheatpaste of a blond woman on the door of a small metal box, with a padlock. The paper is peeling a bit and the rust from the box is also on the graffiti

Paper wheatpaste of a woman that is badly faded and peeled off. She is beside some purple spray paint.

around Jewell station

Jewell train station is on the Upfield line in Brunswick.  The Upfield Bikeway path runs alongside the tracks at this point.   Most of the walls along the bike path have street art on them.  This is a selection of the graffiti that I saw around Jewell station and south from there  to Park street.

streetart paper wheatpaste black and white life sized photo of person standing on their hands with a cane beside them. Wearing fuzzy slippers and plaid pants and a hoodie that is covering their face (because it's upside down)

On the side of a small brown house is a large painting of a woman's head and neck. Short black hair, pink cheeks and her eyes are closed. The lower part of the picture is behind a fence. The picture takes up the whole side of the house.

a red bicycle is parked outside a bike shop that has a painting of a person on bicycle by the door. It is beside a bike path and the train tracks.

street art painting of two fat men's faces, white line drawing on black background, on a wall beside a sign that says Bike Shop

long abstract looking headless man lying horizontal, street art painting across the bottom of a building with wood siding. Written above in large black letters is Eve Novs

three small pink and white monkey wheatpastes under a large geometric (square) lettering tags. The monkeys are right by the ground. One is wearing sunglasses, one is wearing headphones and one is wearing a respirator. An interpretation of see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil

row of old brick buildings with diagonal rooflines covered with graffiti beside a bike path near Jewell train station

row of old brick buildings with diagonal rooflines covered with graffiti beside a bike path near Jewell train station - large text graffiti that says Eve MVH and the words "sit and wait" written underneath. Jamsr Klustr written in large letters above it.

geometric tag in white letters with black and orange accents on a red brick wall. Small letters of the words fwo, feeby and idem

tag graffiti, two pieces, on a wall beside a side walk

two trees in front a low small building with the side covered with one street art painting

an interesting piece of street art, horizontal across a building, letters, but some animals incorporated into it. K E and S and H for sure but not sure what the other letters are.

Outdoor graffiti on a corner wall by train tracks and a parking lot at Jewell train station

graffiti tag where the top half of the letters are yellow and the bottom half is orange. On green capital T is in the middle

looking across the train tracks to a side of a building that has been covered with street art

a row of terrace houses in Brunswick Melbourne with a parking lot at the left side. The side of the house closest to the car park has a mural painted on it.

a street art painting of the Hulk (green man) smashing through a wall with just his hands.

tag in pinks and blues with the letter a i c (or eric) in the corner

looking across the train tracks to a side of a building that has been covered with street art

mural with symbols of industry, gears, power line, smoke stacks,

Horizontal blue tag, letters, graffiti across the bottom of a building. Across the upper two floors is a large peeling paper wheatpaste of a person flying with two children holding onto the legs.

Melbourne PT train on train tracks as it passes by a wall of graffiti and some buildings behind the wall

colourful stylized abstract graffiti on a wall, an eyeball included

streetart paper wheatpaste black and white life sized photo of person standing on their hands on an orange brick wall

a street art painting of an orange fish (not realistic looking) sitting in a glass bowl, with a surprised expression on its face