Yorkshires Top Graff Tourism Spot?

DSCF0116I read an interview with D7606 on New Urban Eras website, now there’s a guy who travels the country photographing graffiti, pasting his quirky telephone boxes on the way, and where’s his favourite spot? Sheffield! Hardly surprising really.

I’m guessing the paste up is another of the new batch in the city, all good.DSCF0113Rocket01s’ tribute piece to Neil Armstrong has been widely covered so I thought I’d post a close up, the facial features are amazing.DSCF0087 StitchRiseone and (insert name here), got a green thing going on here, I like. DSCF0085Meth,love this and the new big one I haven’t seen in the flesh is brilliant.DSCF0084I don’t know, made me smile though. 🙂DSCF0077This is just beautiful, I think it’s a real work of art, Foundry has excelled himself with this lovely lady. DSCF0069Solo, really like the colours and fill with this.DSCF0056Coloquixs’ lucious lady, gets about she does…DSCF0051Alex Ekins has been at it again, paste up Sherpas this time. This one’s my favourite.DSCF0028H2i have got the city looking lovely at the moment, this is a close up of  Maces’ latest in the centre.DSCF0026Pawski, definitely one with an eye for the ladies this fellow 😉 DSCF0022 StitchaEvo and Mars, bangin’!DSCF0006 StitchaaGzos with an ace piece to celebrate his mate Pete triumphing over cancer. Lovely tribute.

Perhaps I’m aiming too low with Yorkshires’ top spot, perhaps we’re the top spot in the UK, well nearly 🙂

City Centre Tootle

DSCF9297Love the positioning of this Kent piece.DSCF9293A friend of a friend bought a ventriloquists dummy from an antique shop on Abbeydale Road and every time they had friends round for dinner they would set a place for the dummy, not weird at all! I understand that this creation is being used as an album cover.DSCF9336 The peregrines at St. Georges have laid 4 eggs this year, I wonder if they have seen this awesome piece by Faunagraphic.DSCF9341Rocket01 getting busy again creating this lovely lady. I still think the badges are a marvellous personal touch. DSCF9339DSCF9304 StitchJaer, Mars and friends have redecorated some car park boards, they look really good but I’ve struggled to get a decent pic of the full wall without a car in front of it. I went back at the weekend to try my luck again only to find the car park owners have stuck signs all the way along it.DSCF9309One of Xhastexos  luscious ladies, he certainly has a variety of characters in his  repertoir….DSCF9346 Good to see this Booms piece is not lost forever, didn’t expect to see it in a tattoo studio though.DSCF9280 StitchRayna, loving this letter style.DSCF9289Another masterpiece from Skint,he’s becoming quite adept in painting in bloody awkward spots to photograph, I’m sure he does it on purpose!

I met a very nice (business)man this weekend who tells me he has big (very big) plans for a charity graffiti wall on  a well known Sheffield landmark, I do hope it all comes together, it will be amazing!

It’s All Going On

DSCF8582Don’t know the name of this artist, but I know he’s got a beard, if that helps…DSCF8585Brisk, appropriate name, he’s all over the place at the moment, very brisk indeed. DSCF8609Health and Safety advice, ‘Try not to face plant’ !DSCF8616The legend that is Form been back around these parts recently.DSCF8631Enoesir or Riseone if you prefer.DSCF8661Rocket01, back with a bang, really good to see that he reclaimed this spot too after his previous piece was unceremoniously destroyed with a chainsaw.DSCF8670Bob with his little red devil, don’t know if the other character has a name.DSCF8758Trik9 and Meth got the moody blues in town, love it.DSCF8776C3 /D7606 pasteup collaboration in a rather random place.DSCF8789 Stitch (5000x1613)Evo and Mars H2i, BS production,strong with the force these ones are.DSCF8720Anyone who didn’t make it to the Mardy Arts Exhibition at Stripping The Willow, here is a taster of what you missed. the above wall was painted by Booms and CoLor especially for the event.

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Just some of the loveliness available from Mila KDSCF8702A bit of a poor quality photo of a Mila piece and the jawdropping work from Booms.

DSCF8708 DSCF8697CoLor Art put together a stunning collection, but the characterised gas bottles were my favourite. ( And it is my birthday soon, hint hint.  😉 ) DSCF8703Faunagraphic had these gorgeous canvases in the exhibition,and they looked much more beautiful in the flesh rather than in this pic. It was a great little event and hopefully there will be more to come. Nice to see local artists showing their work in this way. I’m gutted that I didn’t make it down to Phlegms exhibition in London, finger crossed I make it to the next one.

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.

In With The Old And The New

  DSCF7785Got a bit stir crazy on New Years Day so had a trip to a new (to me)spot, most of the work looked like it had some age to it but there was some interesting new stuff too.DSCF7787No idea who did most of it, no pun intended!DSCF7797Quite like this little chap.DSCF7800Ocelot, at least the persistent rain provided some nice reflection puddles.DSCF7815I was going to guess at what this said but decided against it.DSCF7820This was a new piece, love it, curious to see what they do next. Will definitely be visiting this place again.DSCF7829Awesome character by Mars.DSCF7835Evo, doubled.  🙂 DSCF7843Suek, in a place where wasn’t particularly easy to take a picture.DSCF7927Sour and Skint, much like.DSCF7919 StitchDanks with a bull by Emit (I think)a really striking wall, marvellous.DSCF7935The Doctor will see you now. That D7606 has been out and about again.

Due to the bad weather and generally being very lazy over the christmas and new year, got a fair bit of leg work to do… that’s the fitness regime sorted!

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!

Autumnal Activities

DSCF7144Even though the weather has certainly turned autumnal, there’s still a lot going on in the city, I revisited one of my favourite urbex spots to get this Mila K x Skint piece. DSCF7165Stood at the tramstop and spotted this eyecatching little number!DSCF7228I’m sure Skint said he’d never paint the ballcourts again, must be an imposter! 😉DSCF7310 StitchThis is a bit of a cobbled together photo, the pieces by Prone and CoLor were completed a few days before Espre finished his bit. unfortunately somebody felt the need to ruin CoLors piece before I could get a complete finished shot, so this is a composite set of three images taken several days apart. This seems to be happening a lot lately, with several artists being targeted, not big and not clever. As you can see it was a great wall, if only for a short time. DSCF7219I don’t know who did this, Aspirin, may or may not be a clue, whoever did it, I like it, a lot.DSCF7197I’m not sure who did this either, but it’s ace. I now have it on good authority that this piece is by Meth, which I thought it might be, but wasn’t sure.DSCF6914Xhastexo x Bine x Greenz, a lovely combination. DSCF6944H2i member Pawski, flying solo on this one, awesome as per usual, and he just about finished it before it went dark!DSCF7241 StitchH2i, were out in force for this one, Pawski, Mace, Mars, Evo and Seed spent the Remembrance weekend on this truly wonderful production, a very fitting tribute to the fallen.DSCF7171And now for something completely different! Bunny !

Catching up

DSCF6772Some of the pieces shown have already disappeared under the Halloween walls, but they’re very worthy of a viewing here. I don’t know this Gusk, a visitor I think, but I like it.DSCF6779Gzos, holy cow!DSCF6780 StitchMTH had paid a visit, not sure of the individual names, but it’s Boaster on the right. And Dilk on the left.DSCF6780Don’t know who but it’s fresh. It’s by Tals, a lovely lady writer, thanks for the info.DSCF6781Don’t know this one either, but I’m guessing part of MTHDSCF6784 I can read this (!) , but I read it wrong and it’s Irek.DSCF6790CoLor Art and Eug, love the colours in this.DSCF6837Eug busy as always,Teas, a welcome but less frequent visitor, he should get out more.DSCF6885KRS One by Mars,H2i, awesome!DSCF6770D7606s post box featuring Marilyn Monroe, love it.DSCF6829One of Coloquix’ luscious ladies.DSCF6889Nice to see Prone back on it after his extended tour of America with this colourful collab with Lone.DSCF7131 StitchKisk, Risk, Trik9 and Such, with an absolute stunner.DSCF7175Sadhu by Alex Ekins, and me, contemplating the universe, as you do.

I’m almost up to date since my holiday, apart from all the ones I haven’t got to yet!

It’s All Going on!

DSCF5120Mars has been revisiting his childhood again, Orville, he’s his very best friend!  😉

DSCF5118 Time? I’m really bad at reading letter pieces, but I do like it.DSCF5113This is something different, I’m guessing not anyone local, love the style.

DSCF5106I worry when Booms goes quiet, but when he then reappears with an epic masterpiece like this, I’m reassured that balance is restored.

DSCF5092How many hamsters can you fit in a phone box, answers on a postcard please to D7606.

DSCF5091Had to revisit this place because my first shots of this awesome Rateone piece were rubbish, think I’ve done it justice now.

DSCF5086Sour, making good use of any space.DSCF5083Tekonta Secta and CoLor, just wonderful.DSCF5072C3 x D7606, becoming regular visitors lately, the more the merrier!DSCF5075Mr Booms and CoLor, a lesson in painting on stairs and the decay of a dead pigeon.

DSCF5047A Coloquix lady being lusted over by a Rateone monster while a jealous Greenz rabbit looks on furiously, it’s like an episode of Eastenders…DSCF5061Not just a Mars favourite, one of mine too, Pinky and the Brain.DSCF5032Jaer,  love the piece but have to say I don’t know who the little fellow is.

DSCF5039One of Kid Acnes’ stabby women, not sure if it’s been doctored but she looks like she’s holding a vibrator to me, or perhaps she’s a ladyboy?DSCF5042Not sure who did this but I have my suspicions.DSCF5043Bob, he’s a devil!DSCF5046Dyson and Rambo, throw up masters at the moment.

On a bit of a catch up spree at the moment, hopefully will get another post up in the next day or two.

Wakefield Part Trois

DSCF4241Third and final trip, probably, to Wakefield and the last ‘Revive’ Jam of the year, and what a turnout! Kem Mef paid a visit and did a cracking piece that I managed to not get a single decent shot of.

DSCF4236CoLor Art  dropped a cool Chopper Harris character.

 

DSCF4374Cantastic, did something a little different to anything I’ve seen him do before, really like the elephants.

 

DSCF4487Spel and Beyond flew over, dropped an awesome piece and even had time to pimp a car!

 

DSCF4494Was really impressed that one of the organisers had been able to persuade Kelzo to come over too, I hadn’t seen him in action before, great to see.

DSCF4511There was much more full wall, as in floor to ceiling coverage than at previous Jams, they look amazing, well done to the guys working off ladders, it can’t have been easy.

 

DSCF4573Alfreshco were on hand to supply paint as needed and there guy Kak did this stunning wall too.

 

DSCF4550UKS came prepared, no balancing on ladders for them.

DSCF4710 StitchaSheffield was once again well represented, Ryak Lone and Kode on the case.

DSCF4720 StitchAdopted yorkshireman Shoe collaborated with Mace, Pawski and Foundry to produce this jaw dropping wall with characters Clay, Aisha and Cougar from the graphic novel and movie, The Losers.

DSCF4726 StitchMars and Evo were there as well, bang on as always.

DSCF4735 StitchThe completed wall from UKS, apologies for the pic, not the best joined image, but their production is fantastic.

DSCF4730 StitchAnother full wall, love it!

DSCF4739Kink Dhfam did the bottom eye and mind boggling piece, and another artist from the northeast did the piece above.

DSCF4741 StitchPryme, Inca, Spymad and Hull Graffiti, absolutely bonkers mental and fabulous!

DSCF4345By far the coolest customer that I met on the day, Ruby. She ran the burger van in between playing ball and refereeing in local disputes, an absolute star.

Apologies to any artist painting that aren’t featured, once again just too much good stuff, not that I’m complaining…

Sadly though I have to report a number of the large pieces had been dogged within days, jealousy makes children of some people it would seem…. but lots of photos were taken on the day by lots of photographers, so the images will remain in all their glory on line at least.