Shoreditch walls sure got a lot of attention in November, we have a lot to choose from in selecting some of the highlights.
At the beginning of the month a long standing discrepancy was addressed, the significance of paste-ups was recognised by the first (assuming there may be more) London International Street Art Festival. At six Shoreditch locations paper art submitted by artists from all over the world was pasted for a weekend jamboree of pasteup art. Here are just a few photos that capture the tone of the event, to check out a full write up including a lot more detail photos and to see the result of my effort to reproduce a Dr Cream street art animation, click HERE.
As street art proclaimed itself in its formative years to be anti advertising and as D*Face is a hugely significant figure in street art we are actually going to step outside the parish for a brilliant D*Face billboard subversion south of the river.
For fairly obvious reasons night time street art photography in the Summer doesn’t really happen but November saw a lovely few nights of clear weather and great art to photograph. Fanakapan’s balloon was looking quite ghostly and translucent in the night illumination.
We also photographed the latest Mr Cenz portrait on Fashion Street, a spot Mr Cenz has held down for years.
Both those artworks are actually from earlier in the year but if you would like to take photographs like these of street art at night, come and join one of our Night Street Art Photography tours, for more details click HERE.
Enigma was prolific and on awesome form in November, this playful reversal of the shadow hands phenomenon is delightful.
That photo can only be followed by another version of a shadow hand, this time by Perspicere whose new string produces real eye catchers.
In November we finally discovered that those single line smiley faces and the “I Farted In Yoga” characters were by Why Reuben and yes, she is carrying a yoga mat in the photo.
My favourite piece of graffiti this month is probably this piece by Wiet who pulls off the combination of turquoise, green and purple like it was always meant to happen. I hope you can pick out the letters!
To close this month’s look back we have Combo CK from France who put up a pair of stunning large scale paste ups images without permission, this Berber Horse is a nice continuation with the fascination with Moroccan colours that we have been seeing in Combo’s street art over the past few months.
I hope you all enjoy a good December and have a wonderful Christmas, see you on the other side.