Monday, 20 December 2010

Don't Miss this in Liverpool

The good people at Zap Graffiti have put together this lovely show up in Liverpool. If you manage to get there and don't fancy the Beatles tour then go and have a look at some decent artwork.

Painting where Polar Bears fear to tread.

Sepr gets involved.
Epok gets stuck in Don't sleep on this!
No Reindeer were hurt in the making of this artwork
We make fire to stay alive
What goes on must go down.
Everything drips in these conditions
-6 Degrees. Heavy Snow. Artwork Done

Britain at the moment is in the grip of some of the coldest weather in recent years. Public transport is running with delays, roads are gridlocked with zombiefied shoppers and the pavements are like ice rinks. It was only right that I get out and link with Bonzai, Epok, Sepr and Poer to go do a wall up East. Having scrambled together the neccesary emergency supplies ( Mars Bars and water + Tea money) we headed up to the spot. Over the next 4 hours we endured heavy snow and -6 temperatures, what a perfect way to spend the day? In the interest of global warming ( which I am in favour of) I decided to build a fire to keep us warm and possibly roast any rodent that happens to pass by.
We were done after 4 hours and headed to The Wentworth Arms, a rather small but local establishment in Mile End for some post match analysis.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Nothing beats a Sunday Roast

The garden grows
Listen daily for news updates
From Outer Space
Great detail from Bonzai
Bonzai, What is it?
Inkfetish, 40hk

Jasik from 40hk
Sun splash
Hidden inside the letters are.....
The face within
I thought I would entitle our paint endevours ' The Sunday Roast' and begin what I am hoping to be a weekly event commencing next year. Each week artists will work together to complete a fine piece of art within daylight hours. Heres to Sundays.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A piece of New York Graffiti History

Recently on the Stockwell Park Estate I put together a wall featuring Rome, Merc, Don, Motor, Rask and Baqsr from Ireland and a special guest from New York 'Duster UA'.

Back in the late 70's/80's Duster formed 'United Artists' alongside Seen and PJ. They were consistent and prolific writers on the New York Subway System. They both featured in Subway Art and a film by Henry Chalfont and Tony Silver called 'Style Wars' which propelled them into a worldwide arena and became an inspiration to many graffiti writers worldwide.

Duster's story is a typical Graffiti story from New York; a kid finds a passion for art and expresses himself becoming recognised for it. From nothing he becomes somebody and an icon within his scene for his achievements. All this happening in a unique time in New York's history that combined music, art, beef, drama and personal struggles.

The Subway writers in New York laid the foundation for writing worldwide and its thanks to them that we have this movement today. And like any movement which wants to stay strong it takes commitment, hard work and innovation by its practitioners in order for it to move forward.

Dusters visit to The Stockwell Hall of Fame will hopefully inspire more writers to make something positive out of this art-form.

Many thanks to Don for organising the event and also the countless writers who turned up to show support and paint.
Welcoming Duster to the Stockwell Park Estate.

Duster lets the train take the strain!

Starting positions, this is going to be a long day.

Motor works while the guys chat Sport

Pink and blue the winning combo.

Could all personnel please make their way to the wall?

This is not a yard, you can slow down.

A One Dollar subway fare with free art show. Great!

Duster has a big tin of Pink spray and is not scared.

Work in progress.

Don rocks the corner spot.

Stop talking and get some work done.

Rome and Merc combine to make noise.

Baqsr from Ireland.

The circus is here......Motor and Solo.

Rask representing TDA and TNB.

Duster drops a simple New York Style....we love it..

Simple styles from Don.

The wall gets signed, I might make this into a Tshirt.

TNB Snowflakes all up in your area.

Next we rebuild the economy.

See Motors work at

The freaks come out all day.

What goes up must come down.

Everybody loves CHOK.

Demo gets in pastel mode.

Inkfetish is scaring me......

Sky High rocks the spot.

Yonda is sick bruv!

GFUNK Allstars.

What can't Jasik do with Chrome?

The Zorso on a very wet day on the estate.

Baqsr's got a website, its on the kerb.

Demo charge placed.

Rask with styles so sharp, they could hurt!

Motor writes a seasonal message.
Waterloo gets another lick.