people on Fashion Street

The Fairy Goth Mother store stands at the corner of Commercial St and Fashion St in London E1.  First the bright blue caught my eye and then the name of the store made me smile.  When I walked this area back in March 2016 I saw a lot of graffiti and and street art on Fashion St and I took the following pictures.

A storefront in a line of brick buildings, at an intersection, with blue wood window frames and door frame, a woman is walking past. the store is called, L and L, Fairy Goth Mother

below: Why so serious?  Joker’s face by Syd, one of a number of pieces (and people) together on a brick wall.

street art painting of the joker's face up close, bright red mouth, other features in black on white, with the words, Why so serious? bySyd

a wall in Fashion street, London E1, with a painting of the jokers face and some paste ups

below: Is this Liza Minelli?  Or someone else?

large paste up of woman standing, looks like Liza Minelli in red and white striped long top and black leggings, red shoes, on a brick wall

below: Wrapped up in Yves Saint Laurent.

detail of a paste up of a woman in a head scarf made of fabric with the Yves Saint Laurent logo all over it and a child, in grey tones

below: Another wall in Fashion Street.  Close ups of some of the graffiti are in the following 2 photos.

a man walks past a wall that is covered with stickers and paste ups graffiti and street art in Shoreditch London

below: Stikki peaches James Dean paste up man, Rebel with a cause.  A purple beaver, pistachio shell art, and can you spot David Bowie?  Hint, check the telephone.

stylized animal paste up by Costah, small blue beaver head, man paste up by stikki peaches, and other graffiti stickers and paste ups on a wall

below: The background of the collage is a page from the ‘Financial Times’ of 27 June 2012.  The white strips of paper have words printed on them, the same words over and over again, “UR SO PORNO BABY if you want it”.  The small white poster on the right says, “Danger, Community Support in the area: screwing the community and attacking the vulnerable”.

collage on newspaper, face, the word Baby many times, in a black outline

below: A mural on the side of Joe’s Kid Cafe, painted by Jimmy C.   It features the owner, Danni as a three year old child with her grandfather Joe.  Joe also ran a cafe in East London back in the 1930’s.

A man hugging a young girl, Joe's Kid is the title,

below: A person (Michael Jackson?) constructed of other people’s faces.   An interesting concept.  I don’t recognize all the constituent faces and perhaps they aren’t all famous people, but I can see Mohammad Ali, John Travolta, the Bee Gees and possibly Grace Jones.  The printed text on his T-shirt is more “UR SO PORNO BABY if you want it”.  The rant in grey on black is as follows:  Now you can’t stop me even thought (sic) U think that if U block me you’ve done UR thing and when you bury me underneath all UR pain I’m steady laughing while surfacing baby I’ve got what it takes and there’s no way u’ll ever get me.”

a street art peice in the shape of a person walking, made up of a collage of pictures of people's heads


Two paste ups on a wall, a running wolf with hind legs outstretched to the back, and a woman in an orange and black outfit

street art, collage woman's face with an eyeball in her mouth, scrawled letters of Howl Owl and a white rectangle with two black ovals,

below: Beside #31, Eastco Industrial Wear Ltd.  She has been since painted over with a mural by the same artist – another woman’s face but in purple tones.

a mural of a woman's face in profile on a wall, many colours, long hair, maroon background,

foots-crazy people and faces

Heaps of neat street art that I saw one day while walking around Footscray.

street art painting of a minion, a green turtle like creature

street art painting on a metal garage door of a couple standing behind a barbed wire fence

large clown like face painted on a wall between windows with metal bars. big laughing mouth and white face

below: Wanna play?  by Mika

stencils on a black wall


very large two storey mural of a girl on the side of a building. Her head and shoulders profile

below: Larissa McFarlane is responsible for the paste-ups of people doing handstands that are around Melbourne. I saw two instances of them in Footscray.

paste up by Larissa McFarlane of a life sized person doing a handstand while wearing striped socks

street art paste ups of three people standing on their hands, with a cane to the right of them.

street art painting of un ugly wrinkly dog face with bulging eyes and lots of drool

street art of a person with two heads wearing a long blue dress with no arms or legs visible but with one hand holding a very small person, also a large bumblebee street art painting. also a dog wearing a red and white striped top and a white dog face mask

mural of people in black and white with a red heart in the middle

white skull wearing a brown cowboy hat amongst graffiti tags on a brick wall. words "scary oner" written to the left of the skull

street art painting of a woman in a yellow head scarf and blue top waving

street art painting of a large white man's face with two windows as eyes, his hand is over his mouth

paste up of a drawing of a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk holding a sign that says hungry. printed on a book of postcodes

paste up of woman doing a hand stand in front of a brick wall, done in black and white
street art mural wearing purple masked space helmets, holding a white flag
street art painting in Melbourne of a woman with light blue skin, an orange top and a two patterned head scarf, orange and gold stripes and black with blue and pink circular patterns on it.

street art painting of a child with her amrs crossed, a smile on her face, and a red heart on her chest. Words "I am a refugee this is my dream. Peace"

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


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down Drewery Lane

Drewery Lane runs south between Little Lonsdale and Lonsdale streets in downtown Melbourne.  It continues south of Lonsdale as Caledonian Lane and I have posted previously about the street art that I saw in Caledonian Lane.   Although Drewery Lane is only one block long, three other alleys branch off of it, Drewery Place, Drewery Alley and Snider Lane.  This post is about the street art that I saw on all of these alleys.

Three policemen on bikes ride down a lane past a street art mural

mural on a grey wall of a woman who looks like she's being pulled upward from the waist.

mural high on a brick wall, looks like an old fashioned painting of a heavenly scene, with angels and cherubs and men with wings. In gold tones.

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, below him are two faces (both wheatpastes)

a large vertical mural at the end of an alley, with words written large that say What goes up must come down. Below the words is a swirly tag in red, white, and green

the bottom part of a mural behind a row of plants. heart shapes in red and white with paint dripping downwards

stencil graffiti of an Asian woman (Japanese?) crouching on the ground wearing a kimono, with her hair tied up. On a white wall beside a blue door

three paste up giraffes on a bluish grey wall, above a section of large pipes.

A woman with red hair and red lipstick is holding a martini glass. She has a club, spade and heart on her upper arm

under a window in an alley. the window has metal bars. on the ledge under the window someone has spray painted in large red letters the word ledge

a mural by Sigma 80 in Drewery Lane Melbourne, a brown man in a brown boat that has a head of a dragon at the bow The dragon looks alive and it is turning its head slightly backwards to look at the man

A black and white graffiti cat, life size and looking real, on a wall, in the shadows beside a blue door.

black and white graffiti of a man and a woman walking towards a building with a sign over it that says subway to station

three paste ups, wheatpastes, on a black wall in an alley in central Melbourne. On the right is a man's head (black on white paper), in the middle is a pink tiger head with its mouth wide open and on the left is a head that looks like two heads merged together

Many slaps and stickers on a metal box in an alley. Stickers with Pzor written on them and sticker saying Rsume. A picture of a person in black robes and a veil.

large vertical mural up high on a multi storey building in an alley, a snake winds its way up the building

words on Sydney walls

These words were all found in Newtown, Sydney.

below: “Oh Ian I’ll bring the old box where the quiet lies and the time died.
Oh Ian I’ll bring it all for you to see – Ian”
em>and “How could he

Two sets of words, one on white paste-up on a brown wall, and one written directly on the wall in black marker. On the white: How could he only ve been thinking for 4 two days/isn't thinking an ongoing process. and on the brown: Oh Ian I'll bring the old box where the quiet lies and time died. Oh Ian I'll bring it all for you to see - Ian.

below: “Oh Benita please don’t stick a knife into Linda.”

poster on wall that says Oh Benita please don't stick a knife into Linda. A picture of a toaster is below the words.

below: Kind? and P–? 2015

old, ripped past-up that had words on it, a hole it in reveals a drawing of a person underneath

below: “He was a tag |a used kleenex | a big wreck – Latham”

A white poster shaped paste up of a man sprawled on a chair wearing just underpants. Lots of empty beer bottles on the floor around him. Words above him say "He was a tag. a used kleenex. a big wreck" signed by Latham.

below: “When people tell me to look on the bright side I take that as a tacit permission to murder them – Vivi”

words written in block letters, black marker on brick wall "When people tell me to look on the bright side I take that as a tacit permission to murder them. Vivi"

below: “All is motion. Stillness is an imaginary state, future and past, the indoors and outdoors. We ‘the now’ merely a window through the pictures pass”

sticker on a one way sign, black words on white. All is motion. Stillness is an imaginary state, future and past, the indoors and outdoors. We 'the now' merely a window through the pictures pass

below: poetry in yellow

A poem written in yellow on an old wood fence

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