Just A Walkin’ In The Sunshine

DSCF8195 StitchCheeky little hidden piece this, by Skint, worth braving the brambles for though.DSCF8198Took some pics of this awesome piece by Naked Mercury,who asked me not to post any shots of the piece before it was finished, well it’s finished now 🙂DSCF8219I worry about Coloquix sometimes, inspired by tarot cards or a fascination with bondage, you decide! DSCF8226 StitchEug and CoLor Art, handy in any situation…DSCF8241Little sticky Tekonta Secta.DSCF8246 Stitch4Eyes and Tony C**t, yes that’s what it says.DSCF8253Toupe, from the north east I think, has paid us a visit again, I do like his work.DSCF8265I do know who did this, I think, but I’m not sure of his name, love the skulls though. What I meant to say was, I couldn’t remember his name, but I’ve been reminded, it’s ne_illustration.DSCF8275 Bob and the low winter sun.DSCF8291Rayna,quite an old one, clearly I don’t get out enough.DSCF8309Mars,not a new one, just took me ages to find it, and I only fell down one hole.DSCF8357I adore kid Acnes’ stabby women,there’s a new batch out and about, and he’s got an exhibition on here http://www.bandbgallery.com/future-exhibition-standard-practice-by-kid-acne well worth a visit.

All in all a pleasant day out even if I did look a bit of a prat with my one very muddy knee on the tram.

Waders Not Included

DSCF8162So it’s throwing it down, freezing cold, howling gale, time to go hunting for a piece next to a swollen river, obviously. I guess there are worse things to have as your last view on the world than a cat-carrying water siren by Coloquix.DSCF8174 StitchGzos, Pawski and Shoe, another awesome wall to brighten the city centre.DSCF8185Stabby women, the new batch from Kid Acne, particularly liking the unicorn.DSCF8152Not an especially new Xhastexo and Bine collaboration,but a really good one.DSCF8112Espre, first one of the year, one of many I hope.DSCF8111Almost impossible to comprehend that this is a first piece by an artist, but the Inksurgeon, as his name suggests, normally performs wonders on a much smaller scale. It’s not bad for a debut (!), wonder what he’ll do next…DSCF8091I never was a fan of the Muppets, the only characters I ever really liked were Waldorf and Statler, Rateone must have read my mind!DSCF8107Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad, another cracker from Pawski.DSCF8108Skull by Mace, crikey what a scorcher.DSCF8085 StitchSkint and Sour collab, apologies for the poor pic, but they will paint in such awkward places!.DSCF8021Gradually disappearing as is the nature of all things graffiti, the first cat/manatee by Phlegm. Although as some pieces go this is probably antique.DSCF8150Some of Sheffields up and coming, mixed with a few that have been around a while, don’t think that slow fellow will go far though…

Can somebody do something to stop all this rain please, I think I’m starting with trenchfoot. Thank you! 🙂

My Milkshake Brings All The Boys To The Yard…

DSCF7315 StitchThis is what I’ve seen on very recent expeditions. Sour, pushing boundaries with this piece that looks like it’s raised up from the wall.DSCF7286Alex Ekins, little fox, lovely.DSCF7318 StitchKid Acne x Petro, for reasons I don’t understand, a bit of a ‘marmite’ wall.DSCF7381 StitchH2i (Pawski, Mace, Mars) and TIO (Gzos, Jaer) came together for this fantastic tribute marking the tragic extinction in the wild of the Black Rhino.DSCF7454Trex, not a regular contributor to city centre walls, more usually seen on the outskirts. I have now been informed that this is a different Trex and the original is not impressed.DSCF7457Cantastic Art has taken to night time manoeuvres recently, must be sponsored by a carrot farmer!DSCF7464Boaster MTH did this sneaky little character on a recent visit to Sheffield, love it!DSCF7267This wonderful owl, something a little different from Mars, awesome.DSCF7493Managed to catch two of the H2i fellows working on this stunner of a wall featuring Chali 2Na, (I confess, I had never heard of him, but the likeness is amazing!) DSCF7500The finished wall by Shoe and Pawski, completed just as it went dark, lucky to get a half decent shot thanks to fading light and dying camera batteries.DSCF7302And finally… another Bunny!

Rollin’ Under The Melody

DSCF3138 StitchWhat I love about my passion for graffiti is that moment when you see a wall you hadn’t expected to see, the buzz is awesome, and this was a jawdropper! Eug x Tekonta Secta x Phes x CoLor Art, wonderful!

DSCF3394Well! You don’t see that everyday!

DSCF3132I think this is Bobs’ handiwork, I really like it, but I doubt it’s still there, there were adhesive marks at the side of this, so something had already been removed.

DSCF3028The Grim Reaper by Mars? A guess on both counts. I like how he’s guarding the doorway.

DSCF3178http://youtu.be/L9WfyUBZ7I4 Have to say that Kid Acnes’Art Fags are not generally my favourites but I love this tune!

DSCF3435Painted as a tribute to a friend who has joined the RAF, Pawski and Mace have smashed it again. This is truly amazing close up and personal, so real that the gun follows you……………it honestly does! Another total jawdropper.

DSCF3105Bubba 2000 has decided to call it a day as far as the graff/art scene goes at the moment. I’m sure I read somewhere that he thinks it’s time to grow up. I’m sure he’ll get over it though, I stopped being a grown up a long time ago.

DSCF3103Last but not least, Pleb Alert! Because we all need to be alert to Plebs…don’t we?

Summer Fun and Madness!

DSCF1524Kylehughesodgers and Kid Acne piece completed on Thursday, photographed on Friday, dogged by Saturday. It does sadden me that some people feel the need to destroy others work.

DSCF1973Trik9 likes Sonic the hedgehog, a lot! Lucky us! Another glorious piece in the city centre.

DSCF1717Skint, feeling the pinch…Skinter!

DSCF2161Xhastexo, does a really nice monkey stencil, love this cheeky chap.

DSCF2176Gzos and Jaer go large with a production loosely based on zombies. West Street Wasters, I’m guessing, is a parody of  the drug and drink addicts of the city centre.

DSCF2187Boms and CoLor have gone large too, Eug even…

DSCF2088Sour painted a board for the Knife and Folk Summer Weekender Event at the Riverside, as did several other local artists.

DSCF2007As part of the same event, Faunagraphic and CoLor collaborated on a fantastic wall that I still need to get a completed shot of.

DSCF2155An artist new to me, Leeks, like this character much.

DSCF1991Some people you just have to admire for getting up and out there, Mr Danks and Erase, on it !…

DSCF1952…And others you have to admire for just being awesome. Pawski and Mace with Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver, wonderful beyond words.

DSCF2197The end of an era? The Matilda Street boards have sadly come down, one little corner of the city looks a little less colourful now……it’s a good job there’s still plenty of others 😉

 

Graffiti – Camping Edition

DSCF0829I have been to some weird and wonderful places in search of graffiti, but this place I think tops the chart. That somewhere like this could be so close to a big city geographically, but a whole world away in every other aspect, really blew my mind. The people we met were really nice and helpful but the experience was surreal. Booms and CoLor Art were given permission to paint two caravans, the amazing results are above and below.DSCF1123

DSCF0487Speaking of surreal, Fauna Graphic and Foundry produced their first, hopefully of many, collaborations called Chariots of the Gods. Sadly it was damaged within days of completion, an increasingly common occurrence  across the city at the moment.

DSCF0799The Jackalope by Nymph, new arrival to the scene.  A Jackalope  is a cross between a pygmy deer and a killer rabbit, a creature with an ability to mimic the human voice. The females produce milk which is useful for medicinal purposes, but they only mate during electrical storms, which explains there rarity, that, and there passion for whisky, which makes them easy to hunt, apparently….

DSCF0903There has been a new batch of Kid Acnes’ Stabby women spotted around town.

DSCF1143I don’t know who, how or why, but it’s small and sweet and I like it.

DSCF0897Big L, moving into a whole new ballpark, so to speak. Love the character.

DSCF1133Nice to see a Mr Dyson piece, I don’t seem to have seen much of his lately, perhaps I’m looking in the wrong places.

Still loving the work that’s going on in the city, shame about those feeling the need to damage it.

 

The French Connection

DSCF9200Kid Acnes’ Art Fags have made a reappearance either side of a rather lush piece by Jan Garet, artist parisian. I do hope there will be more.

DSCF9177Love this piece by Rayna, don’t know much about this artist, which roughly translated, means absolutely nothing, but I do like his style.

DSCF9072Fauna Graphic completed this wonderful portrait of Harry Brearley on the centenary of his invention of rustless steel, later known as stainless steel.

DSCF9088Jaer has made his mark at the citys’ newest spot, I really need to ask him what the E is about.

DSCF9111French Connection part deux, EMA and another  Kid Acne Art Fag with CoLor Arts’ worm playing gooseberry…

DSCF9186Narke’s going green, it suits him too!

DSCF9172A huge EUG from the unstoppable Mr Booms will hopefully brighten the day of many a motorist as they pass.

DSCF8493Jaer Trik9 and Booms did this fantastic collaboration, the owner of the wall is so impressed with it, he’s going to put up more boards for them to paint!

DSCF9192Lastly we have another newcomer, liking these a lot 🙂