Creativity on Shoreditch walls has been rampant recently and we want to have a look at some of the stuff that has really excited the tour over the past few days
A guest on the tour spotted this little 616 creature high up on a wall, it has been a while since we spotted something quite as sculptural from 616. Particularly intriguing was the 4 eyed face where normally 616 only has two eyes, is this what one of 616’s tribal looking characters looks like with glasses?
We have extolled 616’s virtues on the blog before, this post has a decent slide show illustrating the range of crazy ideas this creative maverick has come up with. That figure above was just a tiny entrée, the main treat came a bit later with this ensemble of spray painted wall buttresses. Absolutely stunning and a treat to photograph, if only there weren’t cars. 616 would probably wish it to be pointed out how he carefully painted around two different sculptural pieces by Jonesy that were already present on those walls
Mr.Farenheit from Germany was hitting Shoreditch over the weekend, with this new mixed technique paste up.
We found a rather flamboyant piggy by LovePiePenBrinck, this dolled up piggy is The Queen Of Brick Lane Piggy.
Later we found the “push the button” piggy by LovePiePenBrinck. Finding these little treasures is always a delight and although LovePiePenBrinck’s photo collection suggests this piggy has been hiding in plain sight for over a month the pleasure of discovery remains un-diluted.
Saving lives on a daily basis is something we take for granted on the Shoreditch Street Art Tour but on one occasion this week, we paused to look at one piece of art on Brick Lane and 15 yards away from us a large piece of art suddenly crashed to the ground from its 14 foot high “picture rail” exactly where we would have been walking. The art piece is part of a campaign against the badger cull, we reported on earlier sightings of the same campaign by the same artist whose stylised moniker we can’t be certain how to read. Stand up for those who can’t – and avoid flying street art!
The week saw a variety of interesting bits of street art and other murals executed at various spots, here is a little montage: