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Dibz is a Bristol graffiti writer whose work is always first class and beautifully tight. It is unusual to see his writing outside the confines of Dean Lane skate park, but at Upfest 2018 he ventured a little further afield and sprayed the side of the mock railway carriage with one of his beguiling pieces.

Dibz, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Dibz, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

Dibz tends to keep quite a low profile with his work, which is often unannounced, and hey presto he works his magic. This upfest piece, by his high standards, I would say is not his best work and I suspect it might have been somewhat comprimised by the changeable weather experienced during the festival. It is however a great piece.

Thursday doors – 20 February 2020

Doors 97 – Some small cellar doors in Bristol

In some of the older commercial buildings in the city there are cellars, and the quickest access to these cellars was from the roadside via doors that opened directly onto the pavement. Perhaps we are most familiar with these cellar doors outside pubs, where the barrels of beer are still delivered through them.

This is just a little selection of these doors, and another little door thrown in for good measure… a little extra if you like.

Here we go:

Cellar doors with the addition of a metal strip and a tag by tagger Pi who seems to have tagged every street in Bristol, November 2019
Cellar doors with the addition of a metal strip and a tag by tagger Pi who seems to have tagged every street in Bristol, November 2019

This first door is the same one as the feature image, photographed a few months afterwards. Spot the difference?

When old meets new cellar doors, Bristol, December 2019
When old meets new cellar doors, Bristol, December 2019
No getting away from 'street furniture'. Cellar doors nicely keyed-in with the stone pavement, Bristol, December 2019
No getting away from ‘street furniture’. Cellar doors nicely keyed-in with the stone pavement, Bristol, December 2019
Cellar doors including pavement doors for deliveries, Bristol, December 2019
Cellar doors including pavement doors for deliveries, Bristol, December 2019
Heavy-duty cellar doors, Bristol, July 2019
Heavy-duty cellar doors, Bristol, July 2019
Old wooden and less old metal cellar doors, Bristol, December 2019
Old wooden and less old metal cellar doors, Bristol, December 2019
Old and probably no longer used cellar doors, Bristol, December 2019
Old and probably no longer used cellar doors, Bristol, December 2019

And finally a little bonus door, with the emphasis on little.

Small door to under stairs store, Bristol, December 2019
Small door to under stairs store, Bristol, December 2019

So my friendly doorsters, that’s it for another week. Have a great weekend whatever you get up to.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you ought to take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

DNT

An introduction to the extraordinary work of Bristol artist DNT. A gallery.

DNT, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2020
DNT, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2020
DNT, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
DNT, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2020
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2020
DNT, Grosvenor Road, Bristol, July 2019
DNT, Grosvenor Road, Bristol, July 2019
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, July 2019
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, July 2019
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
DNT, Thomas Street, Bristol, June 2019
DNT, Thomas Street, Bristol, June 2019
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, May 2019
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, May 2019
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2019
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2019
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2019
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2019
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2019
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2019
Hazard and DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2019
Hazard and DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2019
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2019
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2019
DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015
DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015
DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015
DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015
DNT, Thomas Street, Bristol, February 2018
DNT, Thomas Street, Bristol, February 2018
DNT, The Bearpit, Bristol, September 2018
DNT, The Bearpit, Bristol, September 2018
DNT, The Bearpit, Bristol, September 2018
DNT, The Bearpit, Bristol, September 2018
DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2016
DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2016
DNT, Nelson Street, Bristol, November 2017
DNT, Nelson Street, Bristol, November 2017
DNT, Hepburn Road, Bristol, August 2017
DNT, Hepburn Road, Bristol, August 2017
DNT, Hepburn Road, Bristol, April 2016
DNT, Hepburn Road, Bristol, April 2016
Object000 and DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2017
Object000 and DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2017
DNT, Akarat and Sheva, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
DNT, Akarat and Sheva, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
DNT, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
DNT, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2016
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2016
DNT and Akarat, Nine Tree Hill, Bristol, August 2016
DNT and Akarat, Nine Tree Hill, Bristol, August 2016
DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016
DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016
DNT, Mr Klue, Akarat, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2016
DNT, Mr Klue, Akarat, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2016
DNT, Jamaica Street, Bristol, January 2016
DNT, Jamaica Street, Bristol, January 2016
DNT, Jamaica Street, Bristol, January 2016
DNT, Jamaica Street, Bristol, January 2016
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2015
DNT, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2015

 

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Emily Joy Rich is a Bristol-based graphic designer and lettering artist. For anyone interested in letters and typeface art, I strongly recommend a quick squiz at her Instagram feed @emilyjoyrich – you will be in for a treat.

Emily Joy Rich, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Emily Joy Rich, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

This Upfest 2018 piece is a good example of her typeface skills and she has combined them with an uplifting design and some cloudy kind of things. All that was really needed to set this piece off perfectly was a nice sunny day, but these were in short supply during the 2018 festival.

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Another look back to Upfest 2018 with this magnificent mural by The London Police. I know little about The London Police and have only seen their work on social media, but is appears that they have been an outfit since 2002, and comprise two central artists with othhers joining and leaving the collective over time. Ther is more about them in their Biography on their website.

The London Police, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
The London Police, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

I take my hat off to them for tackling this wall, because in my view, this is one of the trickiest walls and most annoying to photograph at Upfest. The best shots are from the roof opposite or from a drone, and guess what, I don’t have one of those.

The London Police, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
The London Police, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

The design is reasonably simple and clean which makes it easy to look at and enjoy. It is consistent with their work over many years and I believe the character is called LADS who forms the central part of all of their work. A fine piece.

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Well I don’t know about you, but I am getting rather excited about the return of Upfest which will be running in Bristol from 29 to 31 May, although some of the premium walls will be painted during the week before the festival, to make sure they are completed when the main pulse of visitors come.

Sake One, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Sake One, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

So (I hate anyone who begins sentences with so) just to whet your appetite I thought I’d take a little look back at Upfest 2018 and some pieces I haven’t yet got round to posting, starting with this beauty from Sake One. In the WIP photograph the artist was taking a break with his (I assume) family, which was lovely to see. Quite a lot of artists had their families and children buzzing around which made the whole thing feel a bit more inclusive.

Sake One, Upfest, Bristol, September 2018
Sake One, Upfest, Bristol, September 2018

I didn’t get to see the completed piece until some while after the festival, mainly because I think he finished it after I had left. Alas, this is another one of those spots that seems to have a car permanently parked in front of it, so you’ll just have to make do with these pictures. A fabulous piece from a fabulous artist.