Freshers street art

September heralds the start of the new academic year and the arrival of a whole new batch of freshers to the City along with a whole new batch of street art brightening up the student quarters too. First up is this monochrome interpretation of the BBC drama Peaky Blinders featuring three of the main cast…

Blues Dragon

Nestled in the student suburb of Cathays and located on the side of The Cathays Conservative Club is another creation from local artist Spk. Set on Wyeverne Street Spk has created an undercover dragon in bright blue sporting a Colombo type raincoat complete with cheeky grin! He’s definately upto no good! Complete with the title…

Fish ‘n drips

It seems customary in Cardiff now that tattoo parlours, restaurants and takeaways to feature some element of street art either inside or outside of their premises. Local artists Rmer and Spk seem to have the local Cardiff contract shared between them with a few previous pieces featured below. (click on any image to view more…

Jammin and painting

The lanes just off City Road have always been a major draw for graffiti and street artists alike and have always attracted a wide selection of artists from the taggers upto professional artists. A mix of work ranging from giant pieces on full length walls from the likes of Colourdoomed and Phil Morgan to much…

Rmer games

Painted at the very end of May – where three local lads took to the Elm Street lanes for another amazing wall in the Roath area of Cardiff. Rmer, Karmone and Hoxeone painted on the side of the Four Elms pub creating this stunning visual assault. View this post on Instagram Badman @hoxe0ne A post…

Vacation dawgz

It’s always great to hear when an artist is painting a new wall in Cardiff – but it’s even more exciting news when you hear it’s a collaboration between two of them – step forward Colourdoomed and HB for the latest masterpiece in the city. Local photographer Terry Matthews has been passing the location each…

Ginger head men

Watching gracefully over activities in the back lanes of Roath – it’s the latest work from artist Colourdoomed. Set on the gable end of a bricked building this work really stands out amongst all the other tags and graffiti that covers nearly every inch of the battered old lane just off City Road. Two new…

Kera Doomed

Back in Spring local artist Colour Doomed took to a red bricked wall at Fitzroy Street in the Roath part of the city and painted this amazing ‘Ginger man’ Nestling next door to the Trackside Studios and an alley full of street art this was a welcomed addition to the area. The cigarette smoking chap…

Empty Walls 2013: Kera

Kera is a German graphic designer and street artist born and living in Berlin. Kera has been painting street art for over ten years and has developed his style to be bright and bold featuring geometric forms and patterns. He arrived in Cardiff to take part in the Empty Walls festival held in the Cathays…

Graffiti tour of Cardiff

Steffan Cravos has taken a graffiti tour of the streets of Roath and Cathays for the Welsh language programme Y Lle. Taking in the familiar routes of Gremlin Alley and Elm Street lanes he showcases the talents of Colour Doomed, Om Ni Vore and Rmer. (amongst other Cardiff artists.) Y Lle is a weekly magazine…

Vintage record shop by HB and Colour Doomed

A fantastic piece of street art featuring a collaboration between local artists HB and Colour Doomed in the lanes off City Road in Roath, Cardiff. Set amongst a set of garages and a host of other great work this piece really brings this back street alley to life. Featuring two older men sifting through a…

“Rodney you plonker” stencil

Most people probably walk straight past this bit of stencil work on the lanes off City Road, Cardiff. But sitting at low level is this two colour stencil featuring Del Boy from tv’s Only Fools and Horses and his famous line “Rodney you plonker”

Colour Doomed – ‘Stand up’

Needing no introduction another striking piece by local artist Colour Doomed features in the alleys off Northcote Lanes in Roath, Cardiff. Featuring a really colourful skeleton singing his heart out into a mic. Strikingly warm colours enhanced by the strong low Winter sunshine – really love that drip effect onto the floor too.

Worm tugging

In the Spring of 2014, local artist Colour Doomed was single handedly sprucing up a run-down back alley in Cardiff. Locally known as ‘Gremlin Alley’ the back alley was a huge magnet for taggers and the like – so it was great to see some striking street art adorning these walls. With permission Colour Doomed…

Colour Doomed giant chicken on the loose!

A stumble down Gremlin Alley in Cardiff revealed just more than the usual street art and tags littered throughout this back street lane. Sternly poking it’s head amongst the rubble and the totally grey environment that surrounds it – this giant chicken is taking pride of place! Another creation by artist Colour Doomed and the…

3dom of the City

Hailing from our cousins over the water, 3dom’s street art is usually found around the streets of Bristol and beyond. 3dom is an illustrator and artist who paints cartoons, mixed with semiology and surrealism which are vibrant, provocative and deeply personal. Luckily now he has arrived in Cardiff to take part in the Empty Walls…

Marbles by Colour Doomed

Housed between Cathay’s City Road and Richmond Road is a lane that hasn’t been gated off yet and houses many types of street art across the array of brick walls and garage doors along it. Most of it has been throw ups, stencils and giant tags but nothing on such a large scale as this……

Colour Doomed in Cathays

After visiting many cities and experiencing the street art each has to offer I was always a bit disappointed when returning to Cardiff with the type of street art produced here – which was never as exciting or ground-breaking in comparision to elsewhere. That was until I discovered this huge piece of street art just…

New work in Cathays and Roath

It was time to take another trawl around the ‘creative’ areas of Cathays and Roath (ok it’s where all the students live and they seem to accept and produce street art a lot more than the rest of Cardiff!) This time beginning at Cathays Community Centre and some amazing pieces from the locals including a…

New DWG tag appearing in Cardiff

Wandering between the City Centre and Pontcanton I noticed some new grafitti tags springing up in Canton and Riverside. Attempting to be more colourful than the usual tags and sprayed in some prominent positions too.