Thursday, 29 December 2011

Graffoto Round Up of the Year - Part 1

Welcome pop pickers! A post I have meant to do for the last few years on Graffoto has been a look back at the year, be it a good or a bad one. The problem in previous years was that I just always ended up leaving it too late in the holiday, my bingo wings thus being held down by my own weight in mince pies and turkey leftovers and sapped of the energy to bother.

So whilst the intention this year was to start this post pre Christmas in the hope it kicks me up the arse to finish the rest closer to the end of the year, here I am a couple of days away from New Year's.... So it's more than likely that this will be a post that carries over into 2012. I'll split the year into 4 parts so as not to make the post so long.

A picture heavy and word "lite" effort it's about my third post of the year and certainly the biggest on Graffoto. My favourite pictures and work that has gone up throughout the year, starting right at the top of January. . .

All pictures are by HowAboutNo except where stated.

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Cept & Sweet Toof

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Nychos & Vibes

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Philth (indeed!)

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Kid Acne's Artfags (Spectre also on the decaying shop front sign)

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Plastic Bones

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Dscreet & Kid Acne

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AMAZING to see Zezao work up in London in his unmistakeable style

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Milo Tchais also getting up more than I remember in previous years.

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In fact this whole spot got a lot of action in 2011, Mr Sperme popped up and knocked out this one. Shame there weren't many others.

Stormie Mills
Ranking highly as my fave piece of the year...and it's a sticker :( Sadly Stormie Mills didn't paint any London walls that I found in 2011.


Slipping in a little bit of South Coast action . . .I found a nice little spot closer to home in Hastings. Unfortunately I have only managed to go there once with a camera in hand. Must change that in 2012.

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Michael De Feo had a show in London and left a few flowers.

A few artists hit the Grand Union Canal at Broadway Market one weekend in March, am not sure there was any event other than perhaps a meet at a local hostelry. . .

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Xenz

Teddy Baden
Teddy Baden

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Just oodles of generic damage was often my highlight of the year...more in later posts but this was a big big fave. . .

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Gold Peg did a few activist/occupy related pieces through the year (more later) This was the first and boldest, the ad company blocking the message out days later.
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Tizer went to Leake Street and did this piece in amazing quick time. I think the squiddlywinkswould call this one SICK!

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Gold Peg hit some of the most eye catching and clever spots throughout the year as far as I am concerned, proving as always that half, if not more of the work is all in the placement.

My fave other placed spot this year was a piece by Revok, which featured on his blog

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Revok was later arrested in April 2011 for failing to pay damages to the victims of his previous vandalism crimes

So that's it for part 1 of this round up which covered January to March (at least in the order I found them, as mentioned some of the pieces are years old) Part 2 to follow soon covering, you guessed it......April to June.

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