Street Art

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

  1. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Yeap, that does look like an old Mustang. Goes like s**t off a shovel in a straight line, but don't you go pointing it at a corner... :laugh:

    I went to pick up a bike I'd bought, but otherwise, when in London, I'm either on foot or I'll hop onto public transport. More often than not, it's far quicker. When I need to go to Cambridge I'll take the bike on the train, and then just ride to where I have to be.

    I love driving, just not urban driving...
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  2. OP
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    booze and cake probably out cycling

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  3. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    Yesterday I came across the artist just as he'd finished this Pegasus in Shoreditch.
    I recognised his work immediately and I think he was quite surprised when I said you're 'Nether410 aren't you'? I like he has also painted some vines on the street post too. We got chatting and I explained I cycle all over and photographed lots of street art, and had a come across a number of his works. I thanked him for brightening up our city, and gave special thanks as it was his portrait of Peter Chappell back on page 66, that led me to discover all about the excellent 'George Davis is innocent story', which I wrote about here:

    He told me he'd recently done a sparrow on Heneage St that I hadn't got yet, and he was just off round the corner to paint an eagle^_^. So today I went and got the sparrow, and after that went to the spot he said, and did indeed find an eagle, nice work fella:okay:
  4. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Mmmmm, those are fabby. :wub:
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  5. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    There's been flocks of birds recently, and here's another, a Kingfisher wearing a King Robbo crown.
    And my favourite French woman Zabou has been at it again, this time on the huge wall of the Village Underground. It is course another depiction of Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge from the cult film 'A Clockwork Orange'.
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  6. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    And here's another work inspired by 'A Clockwork Orange'. This is in Penge and the artist is Fanakapan, who had the previous work on this wall, the excellent dog figure in the hand from page 41.
    Across London in Hackney is a Maikel Walkman crash-test dummy I've not seen before.
    And about half a mile further up the road is this lovely country scene by Charlie Hudson. A tiny bit of peace and quiet amongst the noise, brick, glass and concrete of inner London.
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  7. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    II could do with some of these talented artists coming up North. There are sections of my commute which could definitely do with brightening up.
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  8. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    A couple from Antwerp Berchem station.

    Top one from Smeets & Caz. Bottom one from Bird and gun-t.

    Not great pictures, but it’s a bit foggy!

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  9. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    A few text based ones from today that drew a smile but not a smirk.
    A new Otto Schade
    CND clearly has the support of this aerosol can wielding Panda.
    And from the world of fashion, Vivienne Westwood is seemingly a fan too.
    The text is one of Westwood's quotes, the full version is "The sexiest people are thinkers. Nobody's interested in somebody who's just vain with a hole in their head, talking about the latest thing - there is no latest thing. It's all rubbish"
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  10. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    9FBCF8CF-2972-4A6C-8328-575D558F580C.jpeg This one in Leeds
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  11. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    Thanks @vickster:okay:, welcome to the thread. I thought the image seemed familiar and its been bugging me all morning at work, and then it came to me in a flash, it was posted by the sadly no longer here 'growing vegetables' back on page 10. He also posted on page 10 from Leeds, what was the UK's largest mural, 'Athena Rising' done by the 'Nomad Clan'. That may still be the tallest at 47 metres, but in terms of area it was overtaken last year by the 'Connectivity Mural' in Shoreditch, which covers 1400 square metres, took six months to create and used over 500 cans of spray paint. I documented it in this thread as it slowly grew, various artists contributed and were given a panel each. It can be seen here:

    It was cracking weather in London today, and the dry and bright weather seems to encourage street artists outside just like us cyclists. Here's two underwater works in progress.
    And the excellent Dale Grimshaw has just finished a new work on nearby Hanbury St. I think I've managed to photograph all of the works he's done in London, and by searching his name they can all be found in this thread. They are always really bright and colourful and amazingly detailed, and this is no exception, I love his stuff:okay:
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  12. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Armonmy Way
    I passed Blissington Park today. Quite a few of the photos I posted have been overpainted. Here are some of the new ones.
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  13. OP
    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    Good to see lots of bright colours, it just makes it seem more summery^_^. The weather is getting better as the week goes on, looks like a nice bank holiday ahead:sun:

    I vaguely remember seeing a BBC Horizon programme explaining a lot of our brain power was devoted to face recognition, and its quite impressive how much an image can be changed and still be recognisable. There's not much of the original that remains here, but I instantly recognised these two, its murdered rappers and East and West coast rivals, Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
    From ape to street artist, here's yet another take on the 'march of progress'
    Back to bright colours and here's a Dan Kitchener geisha, extra points for the BMX^_^
    And this made me laugh, I imagine this is the Queen's reaction when hearing the dreaded words ....'Philip's just talking to some locals'
    And from dread to dreadlock, here's a Rasta lion.
    And for any homesick lions, head to Hanbury street for a taste of home.
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