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Composite image of the front of the former Seven Stars pub on Brick Lane comparing the appearance on two dates about a year apart

Spot The Difference! Competition Time

The third London International Pasteup Festival team tactically arranged the new art submitted for the festival around existing art.  Some of that existing art was well weathered from LIPF2, the second London International Pasteup Festival.

Read all abaht LIPF3 HERE, then enter the competition.

Prize: A voucher for the Shoreditch Street Art Tour for up to 4 humans

Composite image of the front of the former Seven Stars pub on Brick Lane comparing the appearance on two dates about a year apart

Seven Stars, Brick Lane LIPF 2023 vs LIPF 2022

All you have to do is compare the London International Pasteup Festival 2023 v. 2022 images above and count how many different paste ups survived the 11 month and 6 days between LIPF2 and LIPF3.  While you’re at it, write down the names of as many of the artists whose worked survived from LIPF2 to LIPF 3 as you can.  Then:

  1. sign up to the Shoreditch Street Art Tours newsletter on the tour website
  2. go to our Instagram, comment on this picture and shout out at least one friend
  3. email your count and your list of those enduring artists you identify to our email



Competition closes midnight 24th December 2023

Please do not ask for a higher resolution version of this image a rude reply definitely offends

multiples including colour variants of the same piece of art only count as 1

The winner will be the person who meets conditions 1, 2 and 3 above and gets closest to the number of surviving pieces of art the judges count.

In the event of a tie on estimates of the number of surviving pieces, the entry correctly identifying the most artists of enduring art pieces will be the winner.

If that does not produce a clear winner the winner will be determined by a draw.

The judges’ decision is final

Voucher valid for one public Shoreditch Street Art Tour for up to four adults or mix of adults and juniors

Voucher will expire on 31 December 2024 or date of booked tour, whichever is earlier

Winner may change a booking subject to more than 48 hours notice.

no cash alternative.

no entries by tour guides or the LIPF organisation (including paste up team) will be counted

pasteup street art from the London International Pasteup Festival in Shoreditch featuring Shuby, Uberfubs, Art.tits and Whatifier

London International Pasteup Festival

Street Art has many forms, different techniques have evolved to suit different artistic strategies and different environments.  Stencilism is most closely associated with street art’s emergence in the early to mid 2000s thanks mainly to Banksy and the many artists he influenced and inspired.  Muralism, on surfaces ranging from building site hoardings to massive end gable walls has come to dominate the public’s awareness of street art over the past ten years.   Street art is most profound as an outlet for the unsung, the outsider, the radical and the romantic and the most convenient format for unauthorised street art is the paste up – images on paper glued to external surfaces.

Uncurated pasteup street art on a vintage wooden door near Brick Lane London

Uncurated pasteup street art, 2021

On the heels of London’s first Mural Festival last year, 2021 brings The London International Paste Up Festival.  100s of pasteup street art pieces over 6 locations featuring many artists seen in London for the first time and many old favourites.

pasteup fag packets street art by kGuy in Shoreditch in 2007

KGuy, LIPF participant, pasteups from 2007

The formal opening night takes place this Thursday 4th November at The Hoxton Gallery and the festival runs until Sunday the 7th.  On Sunday I will be leading a free tour of the paste up locations and the art will remain visible for viewing for varying lengths of time depending on the location.

paste up street art work in progress featuring DaddyStreetFox getting high

LIPF participant DaddyStreetFox gets up high earlier this year

The full schedule can be seen below and you can check their Instagram for any updates including information about the concluding tour.

All photos Dave Stuart (except the LIPF program)