Street Art

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by booze and cake, 24 Jul 2017.

  1. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Armonmy Way
    More Baabaanhof than treinstation...
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  2. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    Excellent @DP, we've had over 64 pages with all sorts of real and fantastical creatures, but I'm pretty sure they are our first sheep.
    I came across another good Remembrance one today.
    And a new Mr Cenz
  3. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    The omni-shambles continues. Theresa May's Brexit deal sounds doomed with no chance of getting through Parliament. Behind the scenes the shape shifting lizards in her own party prepare a desperate lunge for power
    What a nest of vipers
    That's a Dodge Viper by the way.^_^

    Kenneth Clarke looks mournfully on from out by the bins
    The knives are out, this is going to get messy.
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  4. jiberjaber

    jiberjaber Über Member

    I took a ride around Chelmsford last week getting used to the Brommy and doubled back down an alley where I had seen something but hadn't explored it all the time I had been past it previously. Glad I did as a matter of days later the hoarding was removed. Great to see some local artwork.



    Whilst I was riding back from the office for I came across this in an open yard along from the Postal Museum.

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  5. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    Batman has the thighs of a cyclist^_^.

    Today I had a Ctrl-Alt-Delete moment and had to completely reset my street art scanning parameters. The reboot worked and I spent the afternoon feeling like Gulliver in Lilliput, and once I had my eye in, a cycle around Columbia Road and its side streets revealed an insight into the life of some East End Borrowers^_^.

    What I mean of course is a total change of scale. I'm quite impressed my middle aged peepers managed to see them. After seeing the first one I found myself focused on looking down at skirting board level, and found a whole new world. They are a mix of paste up and paint or spray, and I think they're great, something totally different. Here's the first one, Gulliver's bike^_^
    This is definitely the smallest dog we've had.
    And the of course East End Borrowers are achingly cool and drive around in classic Beetles.
    The winter nights are drawing in, lucky the fires can be kept going with all the dried autumn leaves.
    And this last one is the my favourite, the painting around the figures on both the wall and pavement made it really stand out, so despite it being so small it was surprisingly easy to see at glance. The light and the shadows in this are excellent, and as my bike is so huge we have a leaf for scale in this one.
    Some inter-webbing when I got home revealed they are all by Mexican artist Pablo Delgado.:okay:
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  6. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Those are lovely.

    I know from personal experience, that it's harder to paint / draw on a small scale (although the definition of small varies from artist to artist) than on the grand scale as you have to be so much more economical with line and colour. Each pen or brush stroke has to be just so.

    For me, "small" is in the range between 14x10 inches and A4. And this is so much smaller than that...
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  7. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Armonmy Way
    You're going to need a much smaller bike, B&C.:bicycle:

    Fascinating how some of the figures have detail and others are flat and undetailed.
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  8. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    @deptfordmarmoset I've got this one, from back on page 20^_^. Library pictures as its so small I can't find it:laugh:.

    Also remember your recent otter text spot in Lewisham. It seems there was a patchwork otter right next to that text, the tail end of which you can see here on a google streetview image from May 2018. I'm assuming you couldn't have missed that^_^, so weirdly it seems that particular otter became extinct between May and now, and only the text remains.!1scSUQx4XYpNrHLJRnG7WWkQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
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  9. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    I've seen some good cityscape jackets over the last couple of days, I would love a London one myself, as seen here on Jimi Hendrix
    And this is New York on Andy Warhol's.
    You should never judge a book by its cover, and never judge a man by his jacket
    And I came across these two in different locations in Shoreditch, done by Klaas Van der Linden from Ghent in Belgium.
    I thought they looked familiar, and his work has indeed featured already in this thread, @hopless500 posted one from Ghent back at the top of page 6.
  10. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    Regulars will remember I've talked before about the Banksy piece called 'slave labour', that highlighted child labour and sweatshops used to manufacture souvenirs for the Queen's Jubilee and London Olympic celebrations. It was originally placed on the side of Poundland in Turnpike Lane, but was removed and ended up for sale in a US auction shortly afterwards. My original posts giving more info on the subject can be seen again here: and

    Well it turns out 'slave labour' has just been bought for £561,000 by O.G. street artist Ron English. Purchased as a protest to street art being removed and sold, he plans to whitewash over it.^_^.

    Ron is certainly a character. Here's a pic of a younger Ron during his guerrilla billboard days that I have on my fridge at home.
    I've just discovered there's a film about him on Youtube called 'POPaganda, the art and crimes of Ron English'. I've not seen it but I'll be watching this later:

    And while I discovered the above link I came across this which he also did. I think its fair to say Ron is not a fan of the Donald:laugh:
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  11. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    That Popaganda movie was great, I really enjoyed that., recommended :okay:

    I've seen a smaller version of this in Shoreditch, but this one is in Croydon, and it still rings true
    As you can see at the bottom, it says inspired by the lyrics of by John Lennon, 'Gimme some truth' to be exact.

    And here's a cute baby by Carleen de Sozer and Amy Winehouse by Pegasus, both in Camden.
  12. woodenspoons

    woodenspoons Über Member

    North Yorkshire
    Thanks once again for the last few pages @booze and cake
    Brilliant works. All of them. Love coming back to this thread. Love it.
  13. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    And thank you @woodenspoons for your continued support:okay:

    While the murder rate in London is lower than the USA's 50 largest cities, the number of people being killed by knife attacks across the capital continues at alarming levels. London has 32 borough's, and just 2 of them, Hackney and Haringey, have had 9 fatal knife attacks already this year.

    Artist Ben Eine in conjunction with an anti-knife charity has recently finished a mural near the spot a youth worker was murdered back in 2016.
    One of the reasons the Bikestormz movement was set up was to unite young people under their slogan, 'knives down, bikes up'
    I found another Pablo Delgado today which clearly honours this sentiment.^_^
    Here's another crash test dummy in the series by Maikel Walkman.
    And for pudding, we have a Woskerski, mmmmm cake:hungry:
  14. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    If you look carefully at the Woskerski, there are directions to a cafe on it :laugh:
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  15. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    Back on page 52 I featured some augmented reality street art in Vauxhall, the first I'd ever seen. The Inspiring City blog has a great new one from France.

    It was done by Netherlands based artist Leon Keer. I'd not heard of him but he has done some amazing 3D art. Check out this terracotta Lego army he did in Miami:
    I'd don't recall where @DP is based in the Netherlands, but Leon has recently done some great 3D pieces in Den Helder.

    But I think my favourites are his cars, @Reynard is going to love these. My draw dropped when I saw the little kid drive into the picture in this little video, another work by Leon, this time in Dubai.

    And he has done a series of Dinky based 2D canvases that are so convincing in 3D I was truly gobsmacked. You have got to see this, check out this police van that's been tagged by graffiti^_^ in this interview with Leon, truly amazing.
    And another Dinky based one, this toxic waste tipper truck/ashtray.

    Stunning stuff:notworthy: Please come and do some work in London Leon, we've got loads of space, this is one spot but there's many more.
    And here's a Fanakapan who has done some great 3D balloons in this thread. I'm not sure what this is, I've heard of Jelly Babies, but not jelly bunnies.
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