Fashion Street, Shoreditch

The following pictures were taken in September 2016.   This was my second visit to the area and I have already blogged about my first visit in March 2016.  See ‘People of  Fashion Street’.  A few of the works from the spring still remained in September but there were also a number of changes.

below: The musculature of a man as he walks amongst the skulls and bones of other men, a pasteup by drsc0

pasteup of a man showing his musculature, like a standing body with the skin removed. He is standing in front of rows of skeletons. A pasteup street art piece by drsc0

below: A mural of a woman’s head (she lasted all summer) by Mr. Cenz

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below: A wall with graffiti as well as a painting by neoh of a ballerina whose multi-faceted face appears to be in motion.

wall with lots of street art and graffiti, paste ups and posters

below: Pirate, Jolly Roger bombs falling from the sky and a partial Poison pasteup.
If consumed, plan funeral.

street art, red bombs with black skull and crossbones wings,

below: Bill Murray keeps an eye on that marshmallow guy while Freddie Mercury sings along with the help of a collage of people and images.

graffiti and street art on fashion street in shoreditch east london, paper paste ups of actor Bill Murray's head looking upwards with the marshmallow guy from the movie Ghostbusters above it, a paper paste up of Freddie Mercury singing with his body made of a collage of other pictures and peoplr

below: Freddie Mercury again, this time with a starry eyed tiger.

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below: Another street art collection on Fashion Street.  The top pieces are the same as seen in March but there have been changes on the bottom.

a brick wall on Fashion Street in Shoreditch that is covered with a lot of paste up pieces of graffiti and street art

below: The top part of the wall above.   Still here – Stikki peaches James Dean paste up man, Rebel with a cause.  A purple beaver, pistachio shell art, and a drawing by costah complete the picture.

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below: Additions to the lower part of the wall.  Face the Strange and Endless coca cola cans with visual innuendo.   Also, someone is trying to tell us that they are well and they are happy although they look quite blue and empty.

pasteup on a wall, collage of overlapping layers of pictures, jumbled up together,

below: Face the Strange lego headed man and a partial City Kitty face

graffiti and street art on fashion street in shoreditch east london, paper paste up from face the strange of a man in suit and tie with a red lego brick as a head. little yellow lego heads in a pattern in the background. Also part of a cat head elaborately drawn and colored with the words city kitty mows 510

below: Syd’s ‘why so serious?’ Joker was there before as was the image of Liza Minnelli in the red and white top.   Unfortunately the paper has been torn from wrdsmith’s typewriter so the words can’t be read anymore.

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below: An endless woman, a dog and a man with a green tie.

three large pasteups on a brick wall, a woman in an orange skirt and jacket by endless, a large growling dog who is running - head and front part of body are complete, back part of body is just the skeleton, and last is a man with longish hair, a multicoloured suit and a green tie.

below: Under the watchful eye of a surveillance camera, a taosuz poster warning you about the harmful effects of icons.  Can you name the people?

graffiti and street art on fashion street in shoreditch east london, a poster with black and white pictures of mens heads with the words Icons seriously harms you and others around you

below: You see things and say why?…. but I dream things and say why not?  The sunset mural is by Low Tech Designs, a group of artists who work with youth to teach them graffiti skills and to promote the positive side of graffiti.

two murals. on the left, a large white cloud with yellow eyes and three white upper teeth is spitting out a rainbow that someone has written pride on the top of . The other mural is a sunset scene with a palm tree and beach in silhouette in the foreground, purple sky and water, yelloish orange sun and reflections in the water.

below: No Banksy no cry

on a black wall, two small stencils, one is a white ghost head with big black oval eyes and the other is the words: no banksy no cry

below: A mural painted in the memory of Muhammad Ali who died June 4, 2016.

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below: The many abstract faces of Costprice.

a photo of a costprice store, an off licence beer, wine and spirits merchant, as well as food. A painting of multicoloured colourfuil abstract faces covers all surfaces.

below: Two between the doors.

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below: Gava?  Oui, gava.

graffiti and street art on fashion street in shoreditch east london, paper paste up of a drawing of two insects with large globe like tails, one is asking gava? and the other says oui gava

below: A soldier on horseback, and a targeted mother and kids.

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below: Black and white drawing of folded paper – a sculptural forms of a rabbit nipping at the tail of a fox.  It’s the work of Annatomix.

graffiti and street art on fashion street in shoreditch east london, paper paste up of a drawing in black and white that looks like folded paper rabbit nipping at the tail of a folded paper fox

below: A child in motion.

graffiti and street art on fashion street in shoreditch east london, paper paste up of a drawing

below: The last two photos were actually taken on Commercial Street but close to where Fashion Street joins it.

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below: Gold Dragonfish = endangered, and E D of London.  Both closed.

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Braithwaite Street, Shoreditch

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Most of Braithwaite Street is under railway tracks next to Shoreditch High Street station on the London Overground.   The south end of the street used to be called Wheler Street and appears as such on google maps.  Photos taken September 2016.

street art paste up of two people, man and woman, that look like inflatable dolls. The woman is holding the leash of a balloon dog.

below: Mssd Connctn, To the one who could have been everything, sorry I swiped left.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street,

below: More of the detailed grasshopper pasteups (previously seen on Grimsby Street) and an old paper pasteup of a Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle…. this one full of skulls.   The perfume bottle is the work of endless.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a grasshopper paste up, an old chanel number 5 perfume bottle

below: Above the grasshoppers is a headless flying horse or pony.  The star on its backside suggests that it’s from My Little Pony.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, paste up of a flying pony with its head cut off, also a dodo bird

below: Portrait of a street artist with spray can, respirator, tattoos, and bling, by Cloakwork.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, mural of a large fat man with gas mask on and spray paint can in hand by cloak work

below: Graffiti under the bridge.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, on the curved walls of an underpass, darkish, with a couple of people walking under the bridge

below: A jumble of facial features.

an arch under a brick bridge is covered with plywood and painted blue. On it is a jumbled face in five pieces. Two people are sitting on the kerb in front of it.

below: A collection of little graffiti pieces high on a brick wall.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, three little pieces on a brick wall behind a wire fence

below: Another chanel perfume bottle by endless, this time Marymee and eau de streetart.  The cat playing card has some tiny words written on the bottom including, @hellothemushroom.  A google search reveals this to be the work of Sara Doucette.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a yellow chanel perfume bottle with MaryMee on the label as well as eau de street art. Also a playing card, ace, with cat face on it, and the words @hellothemushroom

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a woman walks past construction hoardings covered with street art

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, large mural of a woman with back to viewer, lifting up the skin on her back to reveal digital codes

below: A painting by Nathan Bowen.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a painting by Nathan Bowed on a man in yellow clothes (a clown?)

below: A few pasteups including one that resembles Lt. Vincent although it’s a little bearded guy in a snail shell being pulled by a large red cat.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, six or seven paste ups on a wall, including a Lt. Vincent being pulled by a cat

below: Pink, fuzzy and spread eagle on a wall – a large teddy bear.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a pink teddy bear with terry cloth body high on a wall, beside a black and white pasteup of a bomb

below: Rapid.  Mask and goggles. Street art by Someart

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a painting of a man's head wearing balaclava and goggles, with word bubble that says I am Rapid Some Art

below: Shoot the Bank with photos added above and “Not Art” sprayed below.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, black and white piece Shoot The Bank with a picture of a man in mask and with rifle. In red spray paint someone has written over it Not Art. 8 posters above it, with photos

below: ‘Stranger Things’ from the Netflix series.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, mural entitled strange things, man in old fashioned scuba mask waving, in turquoise background.

below: Construction hoardings on Braithwaite immediately south of the tracks around what used to be a car park.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, construction hoardings covered with street art

below: Continuation of the hoardings… the red brick building is Bedford House, at the corner of Quaker and Braithwaite streets.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, construction hoardings covered with street art

below: Another Nathan Bowen work, this time beside a strange drawing by Clancy.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a painting of a Buckingham palace guard with its bushy black hat and red uniform, on a union jack by Nathan Bowen and a drawing of a man sitting on a sidewalk by Clancy

 

Grimsby Street, Shoreditch

Graffiti and street art seen on Grimsby Street in Shoreditch, East London, September 2016.  Grimsby Street runs off Brick Lane, immediately north of the overground tracks.  It is a short street that ends at Chilton Street.   In this blog post I have included the little bit of street art that was on Chilton Street between Grimsby and the next street north (Cheshire).

a wall of graffiti and street ast, the central piece is a nude woman, one knee bent up to cover herself, with large words on bright red background beside her that say There's no budget but it be great exposure.

below: Yo! It’s a red stencil signed by Malot.

a man's head, stencil in red, someone else has given him a black Hitler moustache and a word bubble that says yo! Signed malot.

below: A stencil of a man’s head on page 272 of an old dictionary, entries between Carinthia and Carlos.  Signed by Oddo.

A stencil of a man's head on a page of an old book, pasted on an exterior wall.

below: A wrdsmith stencil with the now iconic paper in an old typewriter.  “Smile.  It’s an old school status update.”  A paste-up of woman and child, decorated with pink and blue yarn is on the same wall.

wrdsmith stencil of iconic typewriter and the words on the page says Smile, it's an old school status update. Above it on the wall is a pasteup of a woman holding a child.

below: A 3D bunny rabbit carrying a hand grenade.  The piece is signed along the edge of the grenade.  Chima–? Tile.  Sorry but I haven’t been able to find any more information than that.

3 dimensional, (3D) bunny rabbit holding a hand grenade, graffiti on a wall

below: Amazingly detailed pictures of grasshoppers and one colour bubble tree… that’s the name I gave to these trees as I saw them around Shoreditch this afternoon.  I’m not sure what the artist calls them.

two stencils of setailed insects on a wall, grasshoppers perhaps, also a graffiti little tree where the leaves are made from colourful circles,

below: An MCLN plague doctor character in black coat and top hat.
More examples of his street art pieces on his website.

Spy guy figure in long black coat, black tophat and carry black bag. In other hand has a stick that is either a light or a magic wand. Triangular object above the stick. Signature is mcln. drawn on old book page, and pasted on a purple wall, outdoors.

below: Le Touquet Paris Plage, or Le Touquet for short, is a coastal town in France. It has a reputation as the most elegant holiday resort of northern France, the playground of rich Parisians.  The same plague doctor character by MCLN appears on two of them.

three posters, mock magazine covers of a publication called Le Touquet Paris Plage

graffiti stencils and paste ups on a wall, a woman's head in profile, a couple kissing, red spray scrawls

 

below: Little 3D animals are stuck to many walls in East London.  I think this one is a cat but I’m not sure.  He was quite high up on the wall.
a tiny green 3D animal graffiti stuck on a wall up fairly high, with the word love painted on it in white

below: Two of many of these biplanes that I saw today.  These ‘thieve the world’ stencils are by L.A. street artist Megzany who must have visited London lately.

two red stencils of biplanes, with a paste up of a person's body, white sneakers on feet, but with muppet head.

black outline drawing stencil of a cat's head, with added yellow eyes and red tongue

stencil of woman with pet, drawn like a Japanese anime girl, beside her is a line drawing, in black of a woman's head and shoulders in profile, 2 red pentaon shaped stars

below: On the left is beach scene that only ‘face the strange’ could have created.  Men in suits out of context and with their heads replaced with strange things – a striped candy stick, a horse’s head and a yellow bucket, and something red and flattish.   In the middle, a woman with a red rose in her hair by artist KIN MX, aka Kathrina Rupit.

graffiti and street art on a wall, including a beach scene by face the strange, a woman, and two twin men.

below: Red headed woman by C3, an artist whose drawings are often women, and usually red heads.

paste up graffiti by C3 of a woman with red hair, short white skirt and fishnet stockings, drawn on page of old book

below: Some potty humour, by matlakas

graffiti drawn on a grey wall, two toilets, with words that say I loo you

below:  And another…. Just press the button

graffiti drawn on a yellow wall, a toilet with the lid up and words that say Just press the button
below: A wise man turns change into good fortune.
graffiti stencil of an older man's head with the words A wise man turns change into good fortune

below: Or, a wise man once said nothing

stencil of a bald man with a beard and one hand on his head, words that say A wise man once said nothing

stencil, black on red of a face of a person wearing sunglasses.

below:  Stormtrooper buddha by minty beside a small green buddha amongst other things.

graffitii on a wall, a small green buddha, a large buddha with a storm strooper from Star Wars head by minty,

below: Three realistic looking bird heads.  Birds with feathers in an awesome shade of blue.

paste ups, three birds heads in blue, dark maroon and white,

below: A pasteup by Voxx beside an abstract sort of drawing with an eye in the middle.  The latter pasteup was a fairly common sight in Shoreditch.  Voxx is short for Voxx Romana, an artist currently based out of Portland Oregon.

a poster pasteup of a person by voxx beside an abstract drawing with an eye in the middle

below: Five more paste-ups, all people in one form or another.  The woman in the center with the large flower on her hat is by Mr. Fahrenheit.  He is responsible for the street art with the slogan “U R so porno baby”; if you’ve read some of the other London blog posts here you’ll have seen his work. If not, the next image includes one of his pieces.

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below: U R So Porno Baby with Star Trek characters in funny shades of green and brown.  Boom! Spock and Captain Kirk look a little off colour.   The RX Skulls beside it are the work of Arrex, another Portland Oregon based artist.

U R so Porno baby star trek figures street art with a piece of Rx skulls beside it.

below: This hand is looking at you.  Bright blue eye.

street art, paste up of a very large hand, palm facing frontwards with a large very realistic looking blue eye in the center of the palm.

below: A little lightning bug?  Jake.

a little creature by Jake Vogt, hat on its head, hands in front almost touching with sparks and lightning being created

below: High on a wall, an upside down elephant with its trunk entwined with a pink elephant, a mural painted by Cerresto.

an upside down elephant painted on a wall by cannesto, with a pink elephant entangled with it.

below: King Elvis.

a paste up head of Elvis with a gold & jewel crown on his head

below: Crouching beside the front door for a smoke and a chat.

a paste up of a man and a woman squatting on one knee beside the front step of a door. They look like theyare talking to each other.

below: Street art on the brick fence between Grimsby street and the train tracks.

a view of the south side of Grimsbystreet, with a wall of graffiti between the road and the train tracks.

below: “Protect children: don’t make them breathe your crystal meth.”

a paste up of an owl and two deers that is starting to peel, it partially covers three poster pasteups that are even more frayed.

below: Two stencils, a little surdude who says that only little people pay taxes and a stencil by SSOSVA.  The latter is an acronym for Secret Society of Super Villain Artists.

two pieces of street art, both stencils, First is a person with something in front of their face with the letters SSOSVA on it. The other is a surdude stencil of a little guy with the word bubble that says Only little people pay taxes.

below: An electrical plug comes alive, signed by Ted Flip.

A black line drawing of an electrical plug that has been made into a living creature with little legs and face

below: A paste-up by TeneT, a serious looking woman, Emma Goldman, with “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.”  TeneT is a Melbourne Australia based street artist.  Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist and a feminist amongst other things.

a paste up by Tenet of a woman with glasses and the words If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal

below:  An abstracted face-like painting by widyz, a French artist.

a street art painting of a head abstracted, squarish, with 4 eyes by widyz and another little white character saying hello beside it.

below: A cute little furry animal with a musical background.

street art pasteup of the head of a little furry animal, painted on a piece of sheet music

below: Looking north up Chilton Street.

looking up a street, Chilton St., two buildings and a fence with a lot of street art on them.

below: Screaming at the doorway of 20A.

very large painting of two stick figures with white bodies, standing over the doorway of a building, and screaming at that doorway.

portraits in Shoreditch

As I walked around Shoreditch and other areas in east London, I saw a lot of portraits by street artist Paul ‘Don’ Smith.  He’s been painting on the streets for more than 25 years, mostly portraits of famous people or characters from TV and movies.   These are the ones that I saw (March 2016).

below: Two portraits side by side.  On the right, from the TV series, The Avengers, Patrick Macnee as John Steed with Diana Rigg as Emma Peel.   On the left is #wooshinism  If I google that, I get photos of this portrait that people have posted on instagram.

two street art portraits, on the right is character from the TV shaw the Avengers

below: The title on this one has been covered over I’m afraid.  Any ideas?

A couple, man and woman, portraits by Paul Don Smith, street art

below: Telly Savalas as  police detective Kojak, a TV series from the 1970’s.  “Who loves ya baby” was one of his catchphrases.

Kojak portrait, from the TV series, by Paul Don Smith

below: Statham, or Jason Statham, actor.  Kiss kiss bang bang.

street art portrait of a man with a gun to his head, Statham,

below: “The Message” a portrait of Malala, referring to Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani advocate for education for women and the youngest ever Nobel laureate.

portrait of Malala, by Paul Don Smith, street art, on a door

below: And one I don’t know.  Do you?

portrait of a woman, street art by Paul Don Smith in London, on a door