Catching Up Again!

DSCF7512Sorry for the gap between posts, been caught up in the festive spirit (blatant lie!) Anyway let’s get back on track. I do like stickers and slaps, nice to see a Tom Newell one.DSCF7580CoLor and Narke and an attack of the munchies I think.DSCF7583Cantastic Art, becoming an increasingly regular visitor to Sheffield, I like this much.DSCF7564This gorgeous lion is part of an amazing looking mural on the Hallam Uni Students Union building , painted by  graphic design graduate Sachin Limbachia, can’t wait to see it without the scaffolding around it.DSCF7569 Stitch (6000x1392)Gzos and Jaer, laying claim and brightening more of the bored boards in our city.DSCF7529Slugger, much more than that I don’t know, quirky characters though 🙂 DSCF7634Heard this character was being retired, a pity if it’s true, he’s one of my favourites, by Riseone. DSCF7516And finally, the last in the series….Bunny! this one is by Alex Ekins

Got To Catch ’em All, Can’t Catch ’em All!

DSCF0376Rayna, Skint and Rambo, gorgeous wall in a room with not much of a view and a not so delicate odour of pigeon poop.

DSCF0406Teml at the green, wonder how long this one will last, extremely rapid turnover there at the moment.

DSCF0420Tekonta Secta, love these, seem to miss more than I find though..

DSCF0418Riseone and Rek have made a colourful contribution on the new legal wall  in town.

DSCF0417Mila x Narke another cracker!

DSCF0369Sour, really like the cheeky character, I wonder if he has a name?

DSCF0381DSCF0402The Morrigan and the Puffin by CoLor Art. I described the Morrigan as my favouritest CoLor piece to date, and then he did the puffin, just too good!

DSCF0419It’s not often I’m beaten in my attempts to see a piece, but when there aren’t any stairs, I am! There is a way, but I’m in no rush to have any more broken bones, thank you very much. It’s a shame because there are about 4 pieces up there that I’ll never see, can’t catch ’em all I guess…

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 🙂

No Head For Heights

DSCF8445So, after a tip off,  I found myself on a rooftop early one morning before going to work. It’s a pretty good vantage point for the cheeky Narke piece, but imagine my surprise when a security guard arrived to escort me off the roof, I think he thought I was going to jump! To be fair, I was quite happy to see him, I hate heights and was starting to hyperventilate. Still a first though!

DSCF8479Double Bubba!

DSCF8501Dose, lovely letters piece.

DSCF8512Zoo, love the character, especially his little feet!

DSCF8516Xhastexo, missed this little ensemble last time I was here and had to have a return trip.

DSCF8993Phlegm, Tragedy and Comedy, which describes my access to this place, narrowly avoiding tragedy providing huge comedy for my son! This is a place I’d been looking at for a couple of years and was really surprised that this masterpiece was the only piece in here.

DSCF9021A revisit to a place we had been escorted from previously, I liked this a lot.

DSCF9023This was the Rocket01 piece we didn’t get to see on our first visit. Nice to have a more relaxed trip this time and no security guard, although he was a jolly decent chap.

Nearly up to date now, although this keeping up lark is a bit like painting the Forth Bridge, neverending, but I wouldn’t have it any other way

 

 

Trying to catch up…

DSCF7937Mr Marz has done some wonderful pieces his characters are amazing, but I think this is my most favourite…

DSCF7950Although I quite like these two too!

DSCF8342Phlegm finished this wonderful piece at the Millennium Galleries.

DSCF8388This fossil fish appeared quite soon after.

DSCF8308Bob has done a piece with a shout to Clem Alice which is good to see.

DSCF8321Spotted a nice little collaboration between CoLor Art and Xhastexo.

DSCF8365Narke x Alude x Atik colourful wall at Devonshire Green.

DSCF8373Teas x Gzos x Kode x Rack x SEN, part of the magnificent collection at the citys’ newest hotspot.

DSCF8380Ryaks cracking contribution at the bottom end of the spot.

DSCF8362And lastly, not graffiti in the strictest sense but a lovely sight to behold nonetheless, The Snog by artist, singer and local hero Pete Mckee.

I’ve seen a real change in the city over the last few months a lot more people seem to be becoming aware of and appreciating the vibrant streets around them. All good 🙂

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team.

DSCF7865Trying to catch up on pieces I’ve missed, so went for a whistle stop tour of a few sites, not easy when you’re doing it by bus and foot, all good for the fitness regime though! Found Superman,check. Just Wonder Woman to get now. At least I know where she is, thanks to a little help.

DSCF8329Xhastexo, a bit of a deviation from his usual style, but I like this, a lot.

DSCF7873Rayna does these faces that are appearing more and more, I really like them.

DSCF7882I just love all the colour in this shot reminds me of photos of New York alleyways.

DSCF7890Half of me is seriously not happy about this piece encroaching on Phlegms cat/manatee, but the other half can see that it is deteriorating with time. I quite like the Smut piece, but it will be a sad day when the Phlegm piece has gone altogether.

DSCF7895Prone, self portrait, awesome as always. Handsome chap isn’t he?

DSCF7902Nikon, Riseone and Jonas have done a sweet wall at the ballcourts.

DSCF7853DSCF8008Sheffields answer to Hannibal Smith of the A Team, Gzos, has pulled off a very clever trick in the city.  I love it when a plan comes together.

Speeding up a Gear

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Good to see new pieces by CoLor and Skint. Getting back to a semblance of normality was great and I really appreciated that the local lads had kept been busy creating things for me to go and look at, not that they had done it for me really, but all the same…

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Although to be fair, I was still on catch up too, like this CoLor x Narke x Mila piece, which I had known of for a while but not been able to access.

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Rocket01 and Boms wall, fantastic!

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Seasonal piece by Riseone, whom I believe I met although he was adamant he wasn’t him…

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Atik, relocated from Brighton and a top bloke, had seen some of his work before and not known who it was.

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Not sure of the names, but I believe these guys are from the north east, they certainly get about a bit.

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Espre, love this piece, he doesn’t paint as often as I’d like.

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This was done a couple of years ago by Ziru a french artist, I’ve only just seen it and I really like it.

So, I’m trying to get straight for the end of the year, so I can start 2013 blogging in real time instead of retrospective, so I apologise that I may have omitted some valuable works, it won’t happen again, honest.