creatures and faces, Thessaloniki

below: A large mural in Thessaloniki by DAL and Faith47.

large mural on the side of a building, a woman in profile with her hair tied up, a feathery black bird above her

below: The unspeakable truth

graffiti on a grey wall, a tree growing in front of it, a man in armour and old fashioned aviation goggles on his forehead, holding a creature with human like face and arms trying to break out from behind bars

below: Large owl in purple and white with pink eyes staring at you.

below: A mad dog (wolf?) with teeth showing, chasing a man in green.

mural of a very large wolf, or dog, head with open mouth and large sharp teeth showing, chasing a man dressed in green, looks like the man is almost in the dogs mouth, small enough to fit whole man in the mouth

below: All you see are the blue eyes… veil by vales?

motorbike parked in front of a mural of a person with head covering and veil

below: It reminded me of the story of the Trojan horse.   Or you can think of it as two modes of transportation, then and now.

drawing of a horse with its back covered with a blanket, on a wall covered with small green horizontal lines, a motorbike is parked in front of it.

below: Encircled in purple

small street art painting, purple, circle shape with woman's profile in it, in light blues and oranges

below: How is your Greek? I haven’t a clue but I hope it’s not too profane. When I tried a google image search, it came up with maps of Thessaloniki – is that a clue? I thought the image was more like a bird.

Green wall. Topless woman street art. Grey feathery object beside her. Also words written in Greek.

below: Making music. Once again the words are written in Greek so I don’t understand them.

street art painting in black and white on a red wall of a musician, signature is buz 2012

below: White tigers on a wall. Mama and her two little ones along with some paste-up faces.

three white tigers on a red wall, a parent tiger with two cubs (kitts?), some other pasteups on the wall too

below: Death sneaks up from behind. Colourful.

graffiti and street art on a low wall in Thessaloniki, with leaves of trees above the wall

below: Oh no! Another picture with a motorbike!

two large white ovals with faces drawn in black lines, one continuous line for each face. A motorbike is also in the picture

below: A skeleton between the windows.

below: A fence to keep the cows in, even if it’s a wind up cow. You probably can’t see it, but someone has written “go vegan” by the cow’s tail. The signature seems to be shogun1.de

below: This octopus seems quite happy with his ride!

below: #ironik in English,

Street art and graffiti on a wall including a blue skull. Two white posters have been pasted on top, both by ironik. Words in English. One says

below: oink, oink, grunt, grunt. A wonderfully real looking pig albeit a purple one.

Mural on a wall that includes a realistic looking purple pig. Also words (signature?) Bepia Me Xdona

below: Be yourself even if you’re blue.

below: Skull and head.

below: Not even skin and bones, just bones but bones with wonderful detail.

small street art piece, black background, white skeleton of small animal such as a cat or dog, very realistic skeleton

below: His sunglasses match his tongue.

a large face painted on a garage door, yellow skin, purple sunglasses and purple tongue

below: Skane, sorc and zombie with a tongue

three ugly creatures drawn and painted on a metal door

below: Little blue man and a signature that I’m not sure about.

street art, short little purple man with oversized head, fabric mask over his nose and mouth, one arm up raised. on the other side of the mural is a creature with large eye and three monstrous teeth

below: Two faces in white and orange.

two street art faces, one white and one orange, both with lines drawn in black

black line drawing of a man on a graffiti covered door, top painted orange and bottom of man painted green

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

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Quito Ecuador

There is a lot of street art in Quito.   It covers a lot of concrete walls that are part of the city’s infrastructure (supports for elevated roads, walls around buildings, etc).   Here is some that I saw in February 2018.

below: Two people, one inside sitting pretty in pink and one outside.

grey and white painted stencil of a man including head, upper body and one arm. on a yellow wall beside a window with a pink window frame. There is a sticker or pasteup of another face in the window looking out. Quito Ecuador

below: A bird in flight.  One wing looks like flames while the other wing resembles water.   Signed by yo-ho-ho.

street art in Quito Ecuador, a bird in flight, one wing looks like flames and the other wing looks like water, painted by yo_ho_ho. mural in Quito Ecuador

 

below: Many, many faces in pink.

on a wall with ivy growing over the top of it, many faces in shades of pink , overlapping each other. mural in Quito Ecuador

 

below: Part dragon and part fish?

on a yellow wall, behind a small tree, a colourful painting of a dragon

 

below: A painting by BEGO

on a house beyond a white fence, a painting on the upper storey of a woman with red hair and red flower

 

The next few paintings were on a wall surrounding an house that was falling down.

on an old stone wall, two animal heads, a dog and a cat maybe.

painted in blue, a pig with sunglasses and crossed arms, words say smoky pig

on a crumbling stone wall is a large green face with many pink eyes, and pink liquid spewing from his mouth

 

below: This is the last of the photos from the ruined building – note the broken bottles across the top of the wall.  That’s very common in Quito… although electric fences seem to be replacing broken glass as a means of keeping trespassers out.

mural of a boy's head in profile, short hair, wearing goggles, all in blue shades

 

below: Crab (lobster?) hands

stylized painting of a man upper body with large crab hands, lack hair and blue writing (illegible) on both sides of his head.

below: Laughing and pointing

large man's face with laughing open mouth, moustache and short hair, pink shirt collar, hand with index finger pointing , mural in Quito Ecuador , Hecho salsa

 

below: Someone stole an orange cone.

graffiti on a wall

 

below: Covering his mouth and I don’t think that it’s because he’s coughing.

mural in Quito Ecuador , large red face with a blue hand covering its mouth

 

below: Me

wall painted part red and part blue. on the blue part is a large ME in white with black border. Quito Ecuador graffiti

 

below: Pasteup over his face, a mouse and a mousetrap

part of a larger mural with soldier, wearing helmet with three gold stars on it, someone has put a red dot in the middle of his forehead, also a pasteup now covers his face, with a rat on it, mural in Quito Ecuador

 

below: Another gorgeous bird.  Signed by Pagach? (Pagache?)

mural in Quito Ecuador , realistic painting of a bird with a black and yellow head.

below: Painted on a rusty metal gate.  Reaching for the skull.  I am not sure of the words but if it’s “ponte y las alas” that translates to ‘stand and the wings’ but there are more letters.  Any ideas anyone?  Painted by Aster in 2017.

on a rusted metal gate that is locked closed, graffiti of a person with outstretched arm, as well as a skull

 

below: Resiste

small paste up of a face and star with green and red parts

below: Graffiti behind the fence

graffiti on a wall beside an outdoor stairwell, behind a chainlink fence in Quito Ecuador

 

below: Supay Corpus in a residential area.

 

below: Someone likes to paint underwear, men’s brief to be more specific.

large black and white painting of a pair of men's briefs, underpants in Quito

 

below: A very realistic portrait of an old man with one green eye open.

realistic, and large, painting of a wrinkly man's face, one eye open and one closed. The open eye is green.

 

 

faded red concrete steps leading to a black door with a metal grille covering it,also some graffiti tags. Two bottle brush trees are in front with their red flowers

 

circular pattern painted in black and white with a cat's face ferocious in the center circle, painted mural

 

And last, there were some word stencils….

below: #2mayo and “ecuador ama la vida” which is ‘ecuador, love life’ is now someone’s love note to Mina.

two black stencils, the first is a raised fist with the words #2mayo and the other says ecuador

below: “Sigue to corazon & disfruta el viaje” which means “follow your heart and enjoy the trip”.

black stencil on grey concrete, sigue tu corazon a disfruta la viaje, written twice

 

below: Natura Insurrecta?  and “Mineria responsable cuento miserable”.  The direct translation for the latter is “mining responsible, tale miserable”.

green stencil on top and black on the bottom that says mineria responsable cuentu miserable

 

Wynwood – at NW21st Ave and NW1st Pl

The street names in Miami are confusing!  As I typed the title I felt like I was typing some sort of code.    As I stood at the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW 1st Place, this is the street art and murals that I saw:

below:  On one corner, lines cover a couple of walls and a mural by ROA covers another.  On the white wall there are words that say, “Made in the Shade”

a building on a corner, a large mural by ROA on one side, lines in different colours on the other, and one wall with the words Made in the Shade

below: Across the street is another building that is covered with murals.   The green wall looks like stylized leaves and plants – it was painted by Ian Ross.

a building on a corner with murals on all sides

below: A mural by @boxheadarts – people head first into square tubes.

a white COmcast van is parked in front of a building that has been painted with a mural by boxheadarts, of white figures with their heads in various square tubes in different colours running in different directions

boxheadarts mural with white figures, heads in square tubes

below: Geometry, circles, and shapes by Max Ehrman and Ian Ross, 2015

mandela like mural, geometric shapes in a circle

 

below: Wynwood Samurai by @asquidcalledsebastien

a mural by a squid called sebastien, flaming helmet on his head, dog like face, red robes

below: A skull on hoardings

yellow decorated skull on pink horadings.

on Tallinn walls

Tallinn is the capital city of the small Baltic country Estonia.  I was only there for a short time but I did find some street art in the old town and in Kalamaja.

below: The young person on the right is the work of @minaJaLydia.  I you look closely, there are two tiny faces to the right of the knees.

street art by MinaJaLydia on a concrete wall, two pieces, a pasteup of an elaborate abstract drawing of a face and hands as well as mushrooms and other plant life. the other is a young person sitting on a chair, with 4 legs hanging from the chair.

below: I am calling this one, The Warrior and his Social Media Hedgehog.  They are the work of Edward von Longus

a large muscular partially clad man with a weapon over his shoulder, on a grey brick wall, a small hedgehog is working on a laptop beside him. graffiti

below: Close up of the hedgehog. It needs time in the limelight too.

graffiti, a small grey and white hedgehog is working on a laptop

below: Whatever he was writing on the wall is long gone. This is another work by Edward von Longus.

painting of a blond boy with a red T shirt and blue jeans is facing a wall and drawing on it.

below: A green and blue planet Earth between two animals (a cat and a ?), by multistab

street art by multistab. A blue and green small plaet earth in between two large black and white creatures. One looks like a grinning cat, the other might be a cat but migh be something else

below: A couple of couples by Linna Sokk but with the theme of domestic violence.

two poster pasteups by #koos Both are of a couple, in one they are kissing

below: Something’s stuck to his forehead… looks like a sheep to me.

a large sticker with a realistic picture of a skull on it, on a small electrical box beside a building

below: Not your average Easter Bunny!

painting of a large agressive stylized rabbit in grey top and white shirts, a carrot in its mouth, running on two legs, one arm upraised.

below: A multi talented, multi handed,  multi tasking elephant!

an elephant with 4 arms and two legs, bare feet, spray paint cans in its hands,

below: This wall is difficult to see because of the fence – it is part of the old fortress/prison that is no longer open to visitors.

street art on a wall that is hard to see because it is behind a fence

below: The next two are by the same artist, Lume, of LDK crew who is from Naples Italy.

stylized flowers and leaves in pastel colours, line drawings, on a pale yellow wall

stylized flowers and leaves in pastel colours, line drawings, on a salmon coloured wall

below: In case you can’t read it, the sign that Darth Vader is holding says: “Help me.  I need $$$ to build a death star.”

a few small piece of graffiti, a yellow face, a black stencil of a man's head and shoulders, a stencil of Darth Vader, and some scribbles,

on a wall beside w window, two line drawings of animal creatures, on dinosaur like and the other a small round thing

a big bee on a yellow wall, street sign that says Salme

two drawings, one is Jerry the cartoon mouse and the other is

three stencils on a wall, an orange womans face, a blue diamond and a purple man with sunglasses on

a paste up of a person's head wrapped in an old fashioned bandage that ties under the chin

doorway shaped and sized line drawing graffiti in purple with turquoise highlights, a man's head and neck

text and tags and others in Thessaloniki

Some of the graffiti and street art seen in Thessaloniki Greece, April 2017

below: A skull with text.  Unfortunately I do not know the names of the artists involved.

street art in Thessaloniki Greece - a skull in the middle of a text graffiti , on a pink wall

 

graffiti on a wall in Thessaloniki

 

below: sae pra

a text piece that says sae in black and white with some green

street art in Thessaloniki Greece - a motorcycle and a tree in front of a bulding, the metal screens covering the windows have street art on them

 

below: enuff on top with abstract faces and body parts below

street art in Thessaloniki Greece - elaborate line drawing on a concrete wall, abstract, with a face in it.

below: roko in red and white

street art in Thessaloniki Greece - two text graffiti pieces on the side of an apartment building, the top one is roko and is white lettering on red background.

below: Two pieces high on a wall.  The bottom one looks like asosorc?

street art in Thessaloniki Greece - two pieces, on top is a black and white abstract drawing and below is a yellow and orange throw up

below: Graffiti above the school entrance

street art in Thessaloniki Greece - a throw up tag above the entrance to a school

street art in Thessaloniki Greece - at ground level on the side of a concrete building, behind a chain link fence, two text tags

 

below: Don’t trust angels

street art in Thessaloniki Greece - stick figure person with a yellow halo and the words underneath: Don't trust angels

Woodseer, Shoreditch

Woodseer Street is one of the many little streets that runs off of Brick Lane.   In September 2016 I saw quite a few little stencils and paste ups here (with a few other things).

below: A large Plin face at the end of the street.

painting by street artist plin of a black and white face that is mostly mouth - a large rectangular mouth with a lot of little teeth, two eyes and only a small bit of black hair. On a brick wall by a sign (street sign) that says Woodseer St. E.1. It also has the name in arabic.

below: Another red headed woman by C3 beside a wrdsmith typewriter that will always wonder. Period.

three pieces of street art, a poster with drawing of flower in pink and red with blue background, a red wordsmith typewriter with a page that says I will always wonder. period. and lastly, a girl, standing, almost life sized, with red hair and a red heart on her cardigan.

below: Expect Resistance bomb

coloured paste up of bomb with wings and on the wings is painted a cityscape with river and people in lifeboats, life jackets washed up on the shore

below: On gold coloured paper, two male heads by Mayu_ LA_, one with checkered horns and one with a crown.

two street art paste up posters on gold paper, both drawings of male figures, one with black and white checkerd horns, the other with a crown.

below: Sidewalk stencil, “Find them” by drsc0

sidewalk stencil of mountain, moon and stars in white on blue and purple background, with words, find them, drsc0 '16

below: A simple hand print.

graffiti made of a handprint, hand on brick wall, spray with red, leave make of handprint. SOmeone has written, back to basics above the hand

below: D7606 bottles in primary colours below a two faced man by drsc0 and a skull.

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below: Double yellow, eye beneath.

a small square paste up in yellow with black drawing of an eye
below: A Voxx Romana poster

black and white poster by Voxx Romana, Join the Resistance, a woman's face with elaborate head dress

below: Skating on the crack; boarding on the wire.

little yellow stencil of a person skateboarding, on a brick wall

below: Soldier silhouette by Ben Naz .  He was born in Strasbourg, France in the late 70’s, the son of a Filipino father and a French mother.   His street art career lasted for more than 20 years but sadly was recently ended when he died of cancer.

street art in black of a silhouette of a soldier with weapon on back, looking down at the precipice that he's standing on as it starts to crumble

below: An electric creature, four legs and a tail.

street art paste up of a drawing of an electric plug that has been made into a four legged creature.

below: The layers of interaction.  First there was a man painted on a wall who was standing on the sidewalk.  Now a torn poster covers his mid-section, a poster that is torn, peeling, and written on.  He was a two headed man but that’s not in the photo.

a man painted on a wall, with feet at pavement level, standing, no clothes, then a torn poster on top of it, the someone has written Syria in red on the poster which is torn and peeling off. In the bottom corner there is a small graffiti of a woman's head in profile

below: There was one mural on this street and this is it.  Unfortunately, the signature has been tagged over and is very difficult to read but I’m fairly certain that it says Bicicleta, a Brazilian artist.

mural by bicicletas on a low brick fence on a street, low rise apartments in the background, a bike parked in front.  Bright and bold colours, red, blue, green and orange mostly, abstracted nature scene

below: Broken man on a black pole, even all the hands can’t keep him together – or maybe they’re tearing him apart?

sticker on a black pole, torso and head of a man, looking upward, his body is covered with hands.

below: Another sidewalk stencil.
sidewalk stencil of a young man draped in leopard print fabric

below: Pink eye.

graffiti drawing of a pink eye

below: There are so many people in his head, a paste-up.  At first I thought that it was by Motormannen but they are a music group, not an artist …. and if you look closely that’s actually a sticker that’s been placed on top of the poster.

a brick wall beside a metal gate, behind the gate is a motorcycle, on the brick wall are two street art paste ups, a warning poison label and a poster by M. Torannen of a man with the top of head opened up and four people standing inside.

below: I started this post with a face and I’ll end with one too.  There’s a bit more colour in this one and the mouth’s not quite as big 🙂

street art painting on a brick wall of a large face in red and blue with some whites in the eyes and some white teeth.