Power and Glory

A wander around the streets of London always unearths some fantastic examples of street art and this was more than apparent on Kingsland Road near The Glory Pub and U7 Lounge in Haggerston. Artist Zabou had painted a large wall as part of the Opening Doors London event celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month – held each…

Shepard Fairey Exhibition: 3 decades of dissent

Shepard Fairey is most known for his ‘Andre the Giant’ and President Obama ‘Hope’ artwork but his extensive range of fine art screen prints and other works have now spanned over 30 years. To mark three decades of his work he has curated a series of images chosen for their importance both aesthetically and conceptually…

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…

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

View this post on Instagram 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…

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

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 as featured on the link below:- https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/all-girl-action https://inspiringcity.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/wp_20160109_16_27_00_pro.jpg Read more of the article from Inspiring City…

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…

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…