Sharrow Jam 2014

DSCF1828I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to put this post together,but it has. The jam at the ball courts, Sheffields biggest graff event on the calendar, was as always well attended with many of the great and the good from here and further afield turning up to paint.  Byne and Haste were on it, in the same spot as last year, I believe.DSCF1825Iron Man being wonderfully recreated by Mace.DSCF1833Ryak, dressed appropriately for the weather,as were many others, because it was blooming hot!, working on their signature pieces.DSCF1845Si2, Hull Graffiti working his magic again, I’m so glad he likes coming to this city.DSCF1843Kosh painting a pooch.DSCF1854Trik9, having a little dancing interlude.

Only paid a flying visit to the jam on the day, due to having a very hot dog with me! Here’s some finished masterpieces.DSCF1966Si2 Hull Graffiti.DSCF1971 StitchMeth, CoLor, Kode and Lone.DSCF2002Byne and Haste.DSCF2003 StitchMTH, Irek Onger and Suer.DSCF1826Surge.DSCF1834Sone.DSCF1860Haven’t got a decent shot of this complete due to the goals being put back up, don’t know the artists name either.DSCF1994Cantastic Art.DSCF1852This one was spoilt by the goal too.DSCF1855I don’t know the names of these guys, sorry.DSCF2009 StitchTrik9, Prone and Xanone.DSCF1941Pawski and Shoe.DSCF1951Public Offender.DSCF2036Open and Link.DSCF1987 StitchRyak and ?.DSCF2042Core.DSCF1948And finally…

Sadly, as much as this is an annual event, so too is the dogging of some of the pieces as soon as the jam is over, lucky there was some star who came and retouched them all…… warms the cockles of my heart! 🙂

Derby Graff Jam : Court In The Act

DSCF1267Had a little trip over to Derby for the first ‘Court in the Act’ event. The above piece, by Tekonta Secta, greeted us on our arrival.DSCF1269Sheffield was well represented, Casino was in attendance.DSCF1282As were Xhastexo and Byne.DSCF1284Plenty of local talent was on display too. DSCF1289Deze, some names were shamelessly stolen from the Derby Graff page on Facebook 😉 https://www.facebook.com/graffitiderby?fref=tsDSCF1293Lisk Bot with one of his wonderful creations.DSCF1294I think this was an old piece, loving the style.DSCF1295An eye-catching piece by Repz.DSCF1324Rise, this was one of favourite pieces on the day.DSCF1336CoLor Art was there too to take on the container challenge, I think he won.DSCF1351Last saw this writers work at Russells Youth Club, great to see him in action again.DSCF1353Rews another local lad I think.DSCF1357Nice piece by Peach, good to see her trying different things.DSCF1359Rate One knocked out this cracking piece, not bad at all for his first paint at a jam.DSCF1349Byne and Xhastexo were asked to paint a car by nearby resident. Local children were very concerned that they had permission to do this, and even though the artists assured them they did, they still felt the need to check with the car owner as well!DSCF1365Gutted that we had to leave before the paper came off.DSCF1300Apologies to Lisk Bot for being one of the many who asked where the robot was……he was hiding all the time! 😉

Really enjoyed this little jam, hope there will be another one soon, and well done to Jay for organising it!

“When are you going to stop writing on the walls and make some money”

DSCF0593Jaers very clever tribute to Beat Street, with a little help from Kisk, recreating a piece by Ramon whose work was tagged by the infamous Spit! Must confess I haven’t seen this film, I’ll put it on my list.DSCF0096Eug x Mila x CoLor Art, quite a busy trio lately, love this….DSCF0221…And this by Eug x Mila x Color too!DSCF0192A taster of Mila Ks’ secret Konfess Exhibition, featuring the seven deadly sins. To appreciate this fully you should blink rapidly to recreate the strobe effect, that was brilliant but slightly disorienting on the day!DSCF0177Bine x Xhastexo, love the mixture of styles with these guys.DSCF0157Alien by Mase, stunning awesomeness!DSCF0151Marilyn by Pawski, his best yet in my opinion, simply jaw dropping.DSCF0484CoLor Art painted this handsome Troll, my new girl Stella is keeping him under control, I’d wanted her to sit with Alien, but he was far too scary 😉 DSCF0584 StitchI’ve an idea who did these, not least because I saw them doing it, but I’m not risking getting the names wrong. DSCF0052Obviously the Volt sticker is by Volt, but I have no clue as to who did the character.DSCF0234And finally this curious stencil, it’s odd but I like it.

My next post will have a slightly Antipodean flavour, good times 🙂

Frankly My Dear I Don’t Give A Damn

DSCF9983Managed to get here just as this piece was finished. This is a close up of the Pawski and Foundry collaboration.DSCF9974The wall in all its glory featuring Ryak, Mace, Pawski, Foundry, Gzos and Jaer and some fellow with a camera 😉DSCF9946Love these, no idea who they are by.DSCF9918Xhastexo and Bine, brilliant piece that wasn’t there for long.DSCF9895The style looks familiar, but I’m not certain. Spotted whilst half way up a very dodgy ladder. DSCF9868 Eug Booms in 2 minds with himself.DSCF9862Syco and Robo, good to see they’re keeping busy.DSCF9826 Colourful little number from Narke.DSCF9820Skint and Kosh, Let me take a Selfie, brought out my inner child this one 🙂

I’m a little bit behind with stuff at the moment, I’ve been a little pre occupied with my new pooch! Normal service will resume soon.

Anti Social Behaviour Is A Trait Of Intelligence…..

DSCF9676Prones’ first burner of the year, with a very appropriate quote from Nikola Tesla,not sure that he was referring to graffiti though.DSCF9690 StitchTCM – Rack One, Lone Kode Trik and Bern, awesome!DSCF9695A touching piece by Robo, a lovely tribute.DSCF9702Suek, I love this, hurts my head, but love it anyway. DSCF9704Temal, anybody know if there is a significance to the me me me?DSCF9709Cantastic Art, like this much.DSCF9723Fox by ABC, new to Sheffield I think, good to see new artists getting out and about.DSCF9732 StitchFoundry, Pawski and Ample Aerosolisz, simply amazing.DSCF9758Mr Kent, seems to know more about my childhood than I would like…DSCF9762Sour, sneaky piece.DSCF9765 StitchEug x CoLor Art, not a new one, just took me a while to get around to seeing it.DSCF9778And this weeks award for painting in awkward places to photograph goes to Bine and Xastexo, fabulous staircase, pictures don’t do it justice.DSCF9791 DSCF9812Oh and this is is Jim, apparently.

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! 🙂

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 !