Hire, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2019

2920. Dean Lane skate park (308)

Anyone who reads Natural Adventures regularly will know that I have a soft spot for Polish artist Hire, whose Gothic writing and spiky rabbits regularly adorn the walls of Dean Lane skate park. This piece from July last year treats us to both central elements of his work.

Hire, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2019
Hire, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2019

The writing part of the piece is expertly done and I particularly like the way that two tones of orange are used and blended to great effect. The 3D shading is very distinct, but I fear slightly dominates the brittle nature of the letters.

Hire, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2019
Hire, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2019

The rabbit, although menacing, is perhaps a little kinder than some of his spikier cousins… it looks like it has had a bit of a shampoo and set. How on earth I allowed this one to sit in my archive until now, I’ll never know.

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

10 thoughts on “2920. Dean Lane skate park (308)”

    1. No dragon heads, but if you can see some maybe they are there. The letters actually say BF, which I think is his crew or something like that. His Instagram account is @hireonebf


  1. I often take wip and aaw shots and often think writers should have finished their pieces ages before they actually do, when I show them the shots next time around sometimes they actually realise sometimes less is more . . .

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    1. It gives me great pleasure introducing people to street/graffiti art. It is vibrant and covers a vast spectrum of styles and quality. Best of all it is free for all to enjoy.

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