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 ūüôāDSCF8219I 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.

2012 Personal Favourites From Around The Country

As it is that time of year, just thought I’d do a quick overview of my year in graffiti. It’s made me realise how lucky I’ve been.

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Leeds, no idea of the artist, went to see some pieces by Replete, which were awesome by the way, but this was an unexpected treat.

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Sand Sea and Spray Blackpool. To try and choose just one from this was horrendous, but it was the first time I saw a piece by The London Police in the flesh and I was well giddy.

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New Urban Era, Aerosol Planet Jam at Tamworth, again the quality of work was mind boggling and ridiculously hard to pick one, but I chose this by Bonzai, because it’s so complex it hurt my head.

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Notts Property in Nottingham,  fantastic day out, met some really nice people, saw this jaw dropping piece from Mono.

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Ashes2Dust Leamington Spa, a really good day spent with good people. I chose this piece by Crom, possibly the coolest dude I’ve ever met.

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Like a trip to Manchester every now and then, nice to see some work by Alice Pasquini.

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The Black Duke Project ‘The Boat That Shocks, Eduk The Diver’ by the Cream Soda Crew, an awesome piece on an awesome boat, that still has lot of space to paint on it!

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At the old brickworks this piece by Toupe, chosen because it’s just a little bit mad.

In spite of everything, have to admit, I got about a bit. Hope I’m lucky enough to see even more in 2013.

Brickworks/ Graffiti Works

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One of my favourite parts of my graffiti obsession is the sheer buzz that I get from it, the thrill of discovery, it’s new to me even if half the world has already seen it. To find just one piece can get me giddy, this place however, blew my mind. I have never seen so much graffiti in one place, it was everywhere. Some was definitely old, some definitely not, every style imaginable, I was like a kid in a sweet shop.

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Imer, Leeds based I think, was one of the few artists I recognised.

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This vast derelict brickworks was in places a little bit unsafe, please note the floor, or should I say lack of!

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Walls were painted everywhere I turned.

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This piece looked familiar.

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42…..that rings a bell too.

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I repeat, graffiti was everywhere.

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Graffiti overload, is that possible? Well to be fair, I came close, it made me dizzy.

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Toupe, from the North east? Lord of the Rings, love it.

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Eject EP, awesome.

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Part of an Eject piece I would have loved to have seen intact.

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One of the last photos of the day, by Debris.

I was exhausted and we still had a taxi and 2 trains to get before we were home. The charging about and clambering up and downstairs were going to take their toll as well.

Well worth it though.