Cheo, Bond Street, Bristol, June 2017

964. Bond Street (1)

When Cheo and Soker get together, you can be sure you will be in for a treat, and so it is with this fabulous piece on Bond Street, as you drive out of Bristol city centre. The building that this Aardman piece appears on I think has been ‘repurposed’ recently, and this artwork may have coincided with that.

Previously the wall played host to a few throw ups and tags. Now we have a very large Wallace and Gromit by Cheo, atop a wonderful ‘Bristol’ from Soker. I’m not sure what the Duke at the to right refers to, and I have been a bit lazy about finding out more about this piece, which I presume is a commission or if not, permitted by the wall owner.

Since it went up, the piece has been partially obscured from the road by a tree in full leaf. Come the Autumn and Winter, many more people will become aware of it from the road as they pass by. This piece somehow represents the USP of Bristol in my eyes. Progressive animation and street art, a great match.


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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

7 thoughts on “964. Bond Street (1)”

    1. Aardman is an animation company who have won several oscars for their work in recent years. They are based in Bristol. Some of their characters include Wallace and Gromit pictured here. A famous film, ‘the wrong trousers’ featured a penguin posing as a chicken…or maybe that was a different film. If you check out Aardman on Google you will get a sense of this very English school of animation.

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