647. Upfest 2016 (96)

One of the pleasures of Upfest 2016 was the sheer volume of wheatpastes that appeared on billboards, lamp posts, letterboxes and other utility boxes. One of the busiest of these paste up artists was Face the Strange, who must have come to Bristol with a suitcase filled with his work.

Face the Strange, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Face the Strange, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

This piece is really rather odd, odder than many of his other pieces and that is saying something. A raspberry lady in a business suit walking with crutches – what is going on here? It isn’t so much shocking as just weird. I rather like it though and you can see that a lot of thought and effort has gone into this small wheatpaste.

646. Unity Street (5)

Another delve into the archive for this brilliant little piece by Sled One. I’m not too sure why I didn’t post it sooner, I guess every now any then things get on top of me, and anyhow, I am never short of material. If I stopped taking pictures today (which I didn’t), I would still be able to post images for at least a year.

SledOne, Unity Street, Bristol, September 2016
SledOne, Unity Street, Bristol, September 2016

This is a playful piece spelling out ASK, the After School Klub crew which has about fifteen or so Bristol street artists in its ranks, including Deamze, Epok, Sepr and Soker.

SledOne, Unity Street, Bristol, September 2016
SledOne, Unity Street, Bristol, September 2016

I run out of words trying to describe how much I like Sled One’s work. He is so imaginative and creative, and the execution of his work is faultless. Making ducks out of letters or letters out of ducks, this is simply brilliant.

645. St Michael’s Hill (1)

Well it’s all Shabs at the moment. I said that there would be more to share with you, and so it is. This is a lovely piece on the side of a small café at the bottom of St Michael’s Hill, and in an area without much I the way of street art.

Shab, St Michael's Hill, Bristol, September 2016
Shab, St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, September 2016

This piece has the characteristic colourful outlines of a figure, and of course a beautiful signature eye. I have walked past this many many times on my way to work, and I believe it to be an outstanding work.

Shab, St Michael's Hill, Bristol, September 2016
Shab, St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, September 2016

The area is significant to me and my family as both of my children were born in St Michael’s Hospital just up the hill from here.

644. Grimsby Street, Shoreditch (2)

Today a look back at last Summer and a walk I took I Shoreditch. This is a great wheatpaste by D7606, and a fine tribute to the late David Bowie. D7606’s work often combines iconic figures with 20th century electronic appliances such as telephone boxes, telephones or televisions.

D7606, Grimsby Street, Shoreditch, August 2016
D7606, Grimsby Street, Shoreditch, August 2016

Always good and always quirky and fun.