Sunday, September 23, 2012
Shoreditch Street Art
I went wandering in Shoreditch yesterday to check out all the new (and new-ish) street art. I hadn't been over there for a couple of months, so I found quite a bit I hadn't yet seen. Some of it was Olympics-themed, like James Cochran's portrait of runner Usain Bolt (above), high on a building overlooking a parking lot.
This corner was once occupied by a Roa squirrel, but lately it had been looking pretty ragged. Probs covered everything up with this mural of an Indian.
I don't know who's behind this. And what is it? Apparently a jellyfish with a cat on its head.
This rope heart/noose by Shok-1 has been up for a while. How about the guy walking beneath in a red outfit?! I couldn't have paid for better timing.
This Damien Hirst-ish unicorn comes to us from Nathan Bowen.
Here are some cool 3-D pieces by Cityzen Kane reminiscent of trilobites. In real life they're very shiny and sparkly; the picture doesn't really do them justice.
I get a big kick out of smaller artworks, too. Bortusk Leer always does amusing characters on newspaper pages.
Every once in a while you find something a little creepy.
Here's one of Mjar's sticker faces. I had to get on my hands and knees to get low enough for a picture. Maybe that's why he's laughing!