Friday, 27 July 2007

CopyRight - Signs of the Times. . .

Cant beleive it's taken me this long in to mention my fave street splasher (and boy does he splash!) He has a new print out soon to go with his new batch of amended street signs.

Check out his pics @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/copyright/

Or his website @ http://www.cantcopyright.co.uk/






Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Update on Shit Shutter. . .

It's getting no better. Have been told it is occupied by squatters and they are using it as a "street window gallery". . . This'll go on and on. Word also has it that a certain Pink Fiend may have an itchy painting finger :)

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Jef Rocks My Aer (o) Sol

Have known the name for a while, but never properly checked out Jef until his recent bout of paste ups. Amazingly simple and simply amazing . . . .(pass me the sick bag after that large dose of cheese please stewardess)

Monday, 23 July 2007

Piss Holes in the Snow. . .

Well, on Old Street for now at least. I first saw these things in Amsterdam about 5 or 6 years ago, they rolled them out "for ze tourishts at ze veekend" and then rolled away and things back to relative normality (In Dam at least) for Monday morning.


So just outside the Police station (at least I believe it is?) on Old Street this afternoon, I am not sure if this is to be a permanent installation, but a few people have already been spotted using it.
Quite frankly, yes, fair game when I'm lashed on a Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun and couldn't give a flying chuff...but the opportunity for billy big bollocks to piss inches away from me walking past casually eating my Subway meatball £1.99 sub of the day? Fuck that shit !

Sunday, 22 July 2007

New Eine Website

I do actually manage to talk about other artists in between thankfully, but I cant get enough of Eine (in case you hadn't already noticed)



A long overdue website has just gone up for him. Not too much that hasnt been seen before, but hopefully a good place that he will update with his stuff going on now. Yummy.


Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Found Was Friggin Fabulous

Last nights "Found" show at The Leonard Street Gallery was simply amazing. mentioned earlier last week it featured scores of artists, most of whom had produced new versions of old stuff specially for the show, and also included older (and more expensive mostly) pieces from the likes of Obey and Nick Walker amongst others.

Asbestos

It is running for an undisclosed amount of time, and they will be switiching the items on show around, I think the stuff they have waiting in the wings could fill the place out all over again, so will be a whole different expereince in a couple of weeks.

Sweet Toof


It was hosted with the usual effortless charm of the gallery's staff (I'm sure the women are getting more attractive. . . or is it the extremely strong vodka cocktails they serve up) Either way, both were plentiful.
Arofish

Mantis

Elbow Toe

To contact the gallery, visit www.tlsg.co.uk

Monday, 16 July 2007

If at first you don't Faile, Faile and Faile again. . .

Faile have always been masters of utilising the same spot when they hit up around East London (and Everywhere for that matter) so it's always nice that for the most part their stuff stays intact in readiness for when they next pay us a visit. So it saddens me when a good spot goes like this one did recently

So it annoyed me when I saw this at the weekend, and then to have the cheek to leave a note! Dickheads!





I sincerely hope the next time I pass it has been well and truly spanked!

Sunday, 15 July 2007

It's a mini Eine Assault.....

That's actually not that mini any more :)


Shutters going up left right and centre (at the rate of about 2 a week I think, and thats just what I'm seeing) and so soon after the impressive Vandal piece comes......the amazing "SC"




To be updated upon....at least I am hoping he does :)

Saturday, 14 July 2007

Asbestos Site Update

This happend just over a week ago now, but as on the ball as ever follows my update ;)

The amazing, the wonderful...... Asbestos


Friday, 13 July 2007

The Meaning of Graffoto According To Me. . .


This site/blog is called GRAF FOTO (but all joined up for slickness) I thought it was time to add some more plain and simple FOTOS.......GRAF has pretty much consumed my life for almost 2 years now, and whilst I will always love it for how much it has re-opened my eyes to imagery again...I really do need to take pics of other stuff!
I always endeavour to use my OWN pictures as posted mainly on the Flickr website www.flickr.com/photos/howaboutno but wherever I use others, I always try to check it's o.k with them, and will always offer readers (who am I kidding....readers!?!) a link to other people's work. Everything here in this post (and 95% of others) however, is 100% mine.
Crapski central! :o)



Have always been more into candid shots of street life anyway, so its not all that far removed at the end of the day, but walls hold their pose for a little bit longer. Just out of practice of taking people.



Pussyole

Have often thought this about Robson myself, just took Mr. Yole to voice it with a loud pink arrow :).

Thursday, 12 July 2007

"Found" @ TLSG

FOUND :


An exhibition of artworks on found objects

20 JUL 2007 til ongoing 2007

Found is an exhibition of original artworks made on found objects and materials. The exhibition will open on Friday the 20th July and will include works by AMP, Arofish, Asbestos, Beejoir, Cyclops, Rene Gagnon, Mantis, Matt Small, Skewville, Judith Supine, Elbow-toe, Sweet Toof and Nick Walker


A number of limited edition prints made by participating artists will be available during the show and also featuring will be works by artists including Titi Freak, Date Farmers, Adam Neate and David Choe.

Please contact the gallery or continue to check this web page for further information.

*no bribes were offered by tlsg for this post, but feel free.....if you must!!!!

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Fartpain Is a Right Pain. . .

First I hated him for this, it was clearly just a glimpse of what was to come



Its a bit low when someone has to try to get limelight for themselves off someone else's back, especially so blatantly as CarTrain has chosen to so blatantly do, tagging always either a whole stencil near a well known piece, or simply a tag, as almost to suggest it's one of his.


By now talking about it I guess in a way its worked. But the truth will out....he will hopefully just continue to be completely pointless. But I really hope for his own sake he grows up fairly soon. It's clear he's just a frustrated oik with absoloutely no direction whatsoever.

Am not usually as vocal in my distaste of something as this, but he is getting more and more of a bugbear. I just wish he was better, cos his coverage is impressive to say the least.

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Amazing "Light" Graffiti

From the website I spend pretty much my whole life on . . . http://www.flickr.com/

From lichtfaktor http://www.flickr.com/photos/lichtfaktor/

All done using flashlights, biking-lights and flashing LED lights.





Monday, 9 July 2007

Asbestos is back in town. . .

At least he was a week or so ago with some of his perfectly formed hand painted hands on blocks of wood/random found material.



And a new Lost sticker on me too . . .

Saturday, 7 July 2007

Death of my fave Banksy. . .










And it had been preserved for ages, was quite well hidden. Now destined to be within the walls of the new Olympic stadium, so I think that sealed its fate more than anything....although I think someone also objected to the recent Sweet Toof and Cyclops addition judging by the scrawl across the skull head