Tag Archives: Alternative

Fantastic Street Art Takeover of Fly Posters In Shoreditch

The curious interaction between fly posting and street art will be familiar to most visitors of the Shoreditch Street Art Tour and some will have seen the exciting street art of Art Is Trash.  On yesterday’s walk we found a collection of fly posters spectacularly modified by Art is Trash

The flesh toned fly poster adverts unashamedly exploit female nudity to sell something so Art IS Trash has added his trademark wild eyed characters and flesh stripped bones to turn the advertising into a wild tableau of the surreally cartoonish grotesque.

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Subverted Fly Posters

When a street artist takes over a legal paid for hoarding we call that an appropriation, and when the artist modifies  the original image we call that a subversion.  When a street artist takes over an illegal fly poster, we use the expression “ha ha, revenge at last!”

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Here is what the fly posters look in their original state.

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Original Fly Poster for..Bolshle?

You can find our previous reportage on Art is Trash’s street art on Vandalog here, and his recent gallery show was covered by me on Graffoto here.

Photographer Will Edgecombe takes the Shoreditch Street Art Photography Workshop Challenge

Last weekend’s adventurous crew on the Shoreditch Street Art Photography Workshop Challenge included Will Edgecombe, an incredible photographer who brought along a proper tilt shift lens and a determination to try photographing street art for the first time.

Will has uploaded some fantastic pictures to the Street Art Photography Workshop group on flickr, check them out HERE

Shoreditch Street Art Photography Workshop Guided Walk Tour

MadC, photo by Will Edgecombe

Shoreditch Street Art Photography Workshop Guided Walk Tour

Art Is Trash, photo by Will Edgecombe

Saki and Bitches New Street Art In Shoreditch, London

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Every tour, every day, something new!  Today, we were delighted to find some brand new Saki and Bitches’ imprisoned geisha girls.   We have long been an admirer of Saki & B’s vintage erotica on the streets, something we discussed on sister blog Graffoto a few years back – click here.

The poor ladies in this incarnation appear to be trapped behind bars, I wonder what offence they could possibly have committed?


all photos: nolionsinengland (on a blackberry!)