1509. M32 roundabout J3 (79)

I had to ask Sled One (who happened to be painting further along the wall) who this piece was by, because I didn’t recognise the style when I first saw it. He told me it was by Joe Poe or Poer who is from London. This would explain why I am not familiar with it.

Poer, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Poer, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018

This really is a top drawer piece of wildstyle writing from a classy artist who I really know little about. He seems to be a member of ASK or possibnly just received an invite to paint with them. I’ll have to do some more digging.

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1508. Millpond Street (4)

Here’s another EAT crew (SPZero76 and Kid Crayon) collaboration on the side wall of Domestic Drain Services. Maybe once or twice a year, this company invites artists to paint the walls in return for free paint – or so I understand.

SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018
SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018

One wall was painted by Paul Monsters and featured on this blog a little while ago. This wall has been crafted into a comic strip which was described by Keith Hopewell, AKA SPZero76 on his Instagram account as follows:

‘This comic tells the tale of a race to find the Holy Grail in a post apocolyptic giant robot wasteland. Biker woman vs the pigs of doom (and their herder). Who will find the treasure first?’

SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018
SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018

The biker woman and robot wasteland are by SPZero76 and the pigs and their hereder by Kid Crayon. I still find this pairing of artists a little unusual, because their styles are so different, but somehow they pull it off every time they work together.

SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018
SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018

I particularly like the book end characters – Biker woman and the pig herder who reminds me a little of Woody or Andy his owner from Toy Story. The whole piece is crazy, imaginative and inspiring. I love it when these two get together, you just never know what will happen.

Thursday doors

Door 34

This week I thought I’d go for something a little different.

It was my father’s funeral last Friday, and family and friends gathered in Penzance where he spent a very happy last few years of his life. We hired an Airbnb property for a couple of nights in a village just outside Penzance. The property was nothing flashy, nothing out of the ordinary. It was definitely a case of function over form, but comfortable enough and set in 16 acres of hillside woodland – perfect for the dog.

When we were choosing bedrooms, my daughter said she didn’t want the scary room, and my son, who arrived with my wife a day later (courtesy of sitting a GCSE exam) said exactly the same thing.

It turns out that the room was indeed scary with a full wall oak wardrobe door that was wholly out of place in the room. It looked like the doors had been harvested from some other piece of furniture and subsequently worked into this space. Something of ‘the Sixth Sense’ about it…

Thursday doors, Scary door
Thursday doors, Scary door
Thursday doors, Scary door
Thursday doors, Scary door

Needless to say, nobody slept in this room.

by Scooj

More doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

1507. St Werburghs tunnel (22)

Regular readers might recognise this orange orangutan as the second piece I have posted by Kool Hand, this time in the tunnel at St Werburghs. There is a third one to come still from these sessions.

Kool Hand, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, May 2018
Kool Hand, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, May 2018

Looking forward to seeing more from Kool Hand, and maybe I can try and find out a little bit more about him. For now, simply enjoy those crisp clean lines and fun design.

1506. M32 roundabout J3 (78)

A few days ago, it would appear that the ASK crew and some friends held a paint jam down at the M32 roundabout. This tends to happen three or four times a year and is always a hugely welcome event. Over the next few days and weeks I will post all of the pieces from the session, starting with this outstanding work from Epok.

Epok, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Epok, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018

The first thing to notice about this is that the wall has been prepped really well – this is no throw up, but a fine work presented almost like a gallery. The nicely prepped wall complements the sharpness that Epok achieves with his work. Beautiful angular clean lines and fills, and a nicely chosen pallette. It might not be obvious, but the writing spells EPOK which is beautifully disguised. Epok never ever disappoints.

1505. M32 roundabout J3 (77)

Ah, how nice to see a fine collaboration piece by Cort and Laic217 down at the M32 roundabout. I was actually on the lookout for some ASK crew work, but this piece was also there.

Laic217 and Cort, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 10

I think that this time Cort worked on all the writing while Laic217 concentrated on the bookend characters. I say this because the style of the writing is consistent throughout.

Laic217 and Cort, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Laic217 and Cort, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018

Laic217 is doing here what he does best, giving us skeletons busy spraying their work. His fantastic use of greyscale colouring is masterful and he is continually improving the textures of the different types of clothing worn by his characters.

Laic217 and Cort, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018Laic217 and Cort, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Laic217 and Cort, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018

Of course, no Laic217 piece is fully complete without a bucket hat or brick wall – motifs that he usually adopts. I really like this collaboration, and it is great to see Laic217 up to his productive best again.