Grenfell Tower

As the nation rallies around to help all those affected by the devastating fire at the Grenfell Tower in London – many people want to express their feelings in a number of ways. Some are helping out in the community, some providing food and shelter whereas others are taking to the streets to paint to…

Wasp Elder in a state

Whilst residing in Cardiff the artist brighten up the city of Cardiff painting under the name of Colour Doomed for many years – whereas since moving on to more exotic places like Berlin and London he’s now painting under the pseudonym of Wasp Elder. In April 2017 Wasp Elder ventured to the London suburb of…

Sokar Uno Camden

German artist Sokar Uno had visited Bristol to take part in the Upfest before moving on and painting his next big piece in London.   Click the link below to view more on his Upfest work. https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/sokar-uno/ In London, along with an invited group of 30 artists, Sokar Uno visited the Chalk Farm housing estate…

Teratology Vera

Italian street artist Vera Bugatti paid a visit to London to continue her huge murals that she has unleashed all around the world. Fighting the cold December temperatures Vera took to a wall near the junction between Old Street and Goswell Road in Clerkenwell. Painting on the side of a rough bricked wall the artist…

Little Punk by Zabou

This corner of trendy Camden changes quite regularly throughout the year where Hawley Street and its lane are a fantastic spot for new street art to appear in the London town. It’s always special catching an artist at work and here French artist Zabou was putting the finishing touches to her latest piece. Since being…

Lora Zombie Attack

Russian born artist Lora Zombie recently paid a visit to East London and certainly made her mark on the area. First she visited Hanbury Street and painted next to this creation from Wasp Elder and HB. (Click any image to see more on that work.) Titled ‘Heartbreaker Kid’ here a young child is painted kicking…

Wasp Elder and Helen Bur on Hanbury Street

WIP @abcdefghelens & @waspelder A post shared by Nelly Balazs (@monoprixx) on Jan 11, 2017 at 2:07pm PST Artists Colour Doomed and Helen Bur took to a back street wall in London’s Shoreditch area for their latest creation. Painting as Wasp Elder and HB the canvas was on a long bricked wall located on Hanbury…

Spray for Christmas

It’s that time of the year when Mariah Carey is blasting out everywhere, the Coca Cola truck causes traffic chaos and a fake gold tree causes Cardiff Council to apologise for the late delivery of a smaller than expected Christmas tree – yes it can mean only one thing – Ittttttsssssssssss Chriiiiiiiiiiiissstmaaaaaaas! Over the last…

Camden Ping Pang

An early morning stumble along the popular street art spots in Camden revealed a blue canvas that had been freshly painted. The previous day it was sporting this handiwork by artist This is Opium (you see what I did there?) Artist Pang had been commissioned to paint as part of a campaign for The British…

Everything but the girlz

Blackall Street is always awash with street art featuring pasteups, stencils and full-on street art covering every surface of the trendy Shoreditch alley. Set just off Great Eastern Street it’s essentially a back street alley which forms the back end of a number of old warehouses on one side and new huge developments being built…

All girl action in Shoreditch

Two female artists from Cardiff joined a raft of other female street artists in the latest Paint Jam in London’s Blackall Street. Pyklops and Unity both attended the Shoreditch back lane and posted more pics on their Instagram feeds too. Firstly previous works were blocked out with strong yellow and blue base colours before the…

All girl paint jam on Blackall Street in Shoreditch

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The first real paint jam of 2016 kicked off over the weekend with an all girl extravaganza on the little alley known as Blackall Street in Shoreditch. A popular spot for paste up artists in particular, the street has taken on a whole new lease of life over the past…

Camden Colour

A bank holiday visit to the trendy London suburb of Camden for two Cardiff artists HB and Colourdoomed. It’s great to see that Camden is on the up with highly respected artists visiting the area to add to the already burgeoning street art scene that is appearing around every street. WIP – London will finally…

Rise and Fall

There are some fantastic walls in London that regularly get a makeover and attract some first class work. Here this street just off Shoreditch’s Brick Lane is always worth a visit. Recently street artist Meggs and Corpse have painted the gates and wall located just off Buxton Street. First up David Hooke aka ‘Meggs‘ has…

My favourite paste of time

A wander around the back streets of London always unearths some great street art but it also unearths some wheat pastes, paste-ups and stencils too. Two main hotspots for this type of work are Blackall Street and the lanes just off Brick Lane. Below are a selection from these areas featuring artists like Mr Farenheit,…

Demolition….. man!

Usually a good indicator of how well a city is developing is the amount of street art that it attracts. (really???) Sometimes it’s organised events whereas other times it’s much more organic and just appears (where’s this going?) – but it’s also a sign when new major developments are occuring in a city. Hence it’s…

Lights, Camera, Acton.

Standing heads and shoulders above the West London skyline are a group of ageing tower blocks condemed and awaiting the end of their natural life. The writing is truly on the wall for these buildings! Here in Acton new ‘luxury’ apartments are rising from where the old are being demolished tower by tower. So it…

R5T 2DY in the TNL

Whenever in London it’s always worth a visit to a legal graffiti wall located right beneath Waterloo train station – sounds like something from Harry Potter but it’s even more magical than that! The Leake Street tunnel is a circular bricked tunnel which makes it’s way underneath the station but doesn’t carry any traffic apart…

Dal Eastenders

Chinese-born DALeast lives in South Africa but spends part of each year travelling and has painted on walls within nearly every continent. The 29-year-old, who keeps his real name a secret, has been making art since he was three. I worked on everything when I was in China – painting, sculpture, installations, synchronising performance, and…

Alo alo!

Hailing from Italy but now based in London – street artist Alo has been very active in the Shoreditch area in the last year. His style is very abstract and geometric featuring strong lines, blocks of (primary) colour and more importantly text replacing organs or objects! “I usually start without any ideas, maybe just a…

Blackall back passage

Heading towards Hoxton and slightly off the main street is a back passage called Blackall Street. It’s essentially a back lane with all the buildings backing onto it hence creating a large canvas up both sides of the ‘street’ On each visit it seems to be a favourite for the numerous ‘street art tours’ that…

Dscreet and Run on Grimsby Street

Set between a busy railway line and Brick Lane in the trendy Shoreditch area of London is a back lane called Grimsby Street (that makes it a street not a lane then!!??) and is this huge canvas stretching about 20 metres. A huge piece by Dscreet fills one end of the wall featuring two of…

Taking the pee with Millo

Millo is an artist from Italy who has recently paid a visit to London and held an exhibition of his work in the Hoxton Gallery. Located in the surrounding area were other examples of his work including these three pieces. First up to see was this piece sat proudly between two premises for all passers-by…

Pixel Pancho in Shoreditch

Street artist Pixel Pancho has been visiting London recently and paid a visit to the Shoreditch area to add to the ever growing number of pieces of street art in this popular suburb. First up is this piece on a crumbling rendered brick wall set in a lane off Brick Lane. It features a man…

Thierry Noir around London

If you had to ask people to name a few graffiti and street artists then top of the list would be Banksy followed by maybe a Shepard Fairey, Roa or Phlegm but if you showed people the colourful work here I think people would be aware of it and sorta know it but most would…

Frankie Knuckles tribute by Paul ‘don’ Smith

Frankie Knuckles was known as a total legend in house music circles and was affectionately known as ‘The Godfather of House.’ Having been there since the start of house it was really sad to hear Frankie had died in March 2014. Here artist Paul ‘don’ Smith pays tribute to Frankie in his usual style. Set…

Run Phrenology

Italian artist RUN spent a weekend in London’s trendy Shoreditch working on his latest work which he has titled ‘Phrenology’ Painting his large mural on a traditional bricked bridge underpass the artist explored his Phrenology ideas transferring his body map of modern diseases and abnormal conditions from his paper sketch to the giant wall. Phrenology,…

3dom takes part in Southbank street art festival

Bristol based street artist 3Dom took part in the first Southbank Street Art Festival held around the Southbank area in the heart of London. Other artists taking part included Dan Kitchener, Zakok, Spore, 3DOM, Pref, Ben Murphy and the Lost Souls Graffiti Crew with vast contributions from Roa and Phlegm. Here 3dom has created a…

Graffiti house in Lordship Lane, Dulwich

A rather large detached house lies proudly on Dulwich’s Lordship Lane – but due for demolition soon this structure is not bowing out quietly! It has been totally covered in street art both inside and out as part of a very unique project entitled, “Baroque The Streets: Dulwich Street Art Festival” which took place throughout…