Birds, boys and British street art

Wow I took a lot of photos in a single graffiti hunting day! Above are some stunning Bom.K and Liliwenn murals on Hanbury Street in Brick Lane while below are a selection of paste ups, sticker art and close up details of other pieces dotted about the place. Here’s a few pieces of work fromContinue reading “Birds, boys and British street art”

Walls of colour

Whether it’s walls full of eye popping colour or the tiniest little sticker, every crevice in Brick Lane is crammed with art. Whatever your preferred style you are bound to find something to tickle your artistic taste buds. A mix of stickers, stencils and paper mash ups ensure that no two walls are ever the same.Continue reading “Walls of colour”

Sclater Street art cluster

Some areas in the East End seem to see a particular concentration of art. One such place is Sclater Street, just off the main drag of Brick Lane. Entire buildings are smothered in gigantic images. The vivid colours provide a perfect foil to the drab, derelict industrial surroundings. There are some recognisable figures gracing some ofContinue reading “Sclater Street art cluster”

Words as art

Lots of the artwork dotted around the East End involves literally spelling out their messages. No one is more the master of this than Eine (Real name Ben Flynn). Eine is most notable for his alphabet lettering on shop shutters in around Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Broad Market areas of the East End. Above is aContinue reading “Words as art”

More art on the streets of London

Moving on from the colourful mash ups on Fashion Street we actually start to be able to recognise the distinctive different styles of some of the artists. Here’s a few examples of an artist identified as Paul “Don” Smith whose work is instantly recognisable. His subjects are as diverse as they are delicate. From the stars ofContinue reading “More art on the streets of London”

East End graffiti art tour

A trip a little bit closer to home was a day out in the East End of London touring some of the colourful multitude of street art to be found in the side streets and back allies. My next few posts are dedicated to some of the colourful, intriguing, controversial and confronting art on display.Continue reading “East End graffiti art tour”