3466. M32 Cycle path (105)

There are a great many artists in Bristol that I could label ‘old faithful’ and Biers is definitely one of them. His style is very recognisable with irregular letter sizes, but a ‘house-style’ font that is very much his own.

Biers, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, January 2021
Biers, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, January 2021

I was pleased to see this piece appear and the others with it because this wall had remained stagnant for far too long. In my view it is one of the best walls in Bristol, but the turnover tends to be quite low, and so anything new is always welcome. This is Biers at his best, clean and crisp with decent fills and nice white accents to create a 3D feel. classic Biers.

3441. Dean Lane skate park (383)

Biers, Bags and a bed! Dean Lane sometimes plays host to the occasional fly-tipper, which I have to confess is a pet hate of mine. The kind of person who thinks that it is OK to simply throw their waste away in the street or on other people’s property are the scum of the earth. Inconsiderate and stupid, I have no time for them – rant over.

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2020
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2020

This is a rather colourful collaboration from No Frills stable mates Biers and Bags. On the left is a really beautifully worked BIERS split into three distinct horizontal frills with serrated edges, which must have taken a bit of time to do. The whole thing is bounded by a bright yellow 3D shadow.

Bags, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2020
Bags, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2020

The other half of the collaboration is by Bags who is completely under-represented on Natural Adventures. I don’t really know why that is, I have plenty of his pieces in my archives, but rarely post them – I might have to remedy that. Bags has gone for a diagonal split across his letters. The yellow half works really well, but the red half looks like he ran out of paint and the fill resembles that of a throw up, which is a pity. A nice collaboration on one of the best walls in Bristol.

3423. Dean Lane skate park (379)

I think this is my favourite wall in Dean Lane and it has hosted so many outstanding pieces over the years. Some occupy the whole height and width of the wall, some just the lower or upper portions, some are solo pieces and some collaborations like this one from Slim Pickings and Biers.

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2021
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2021

On the left is some superb writing from Biers, which appears to spell out BIERY, which is a nice variant of his letters. I like the unruly nature of his writing where uniformity of letters goes out of the window. This is one of those collaborations that share a wall and colour convention.

Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2021
Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2021

To the right is the contribution from Slim Pickings whose TES doesn’t quite fit on the wall. The letters are big and bold and the black fill dominant. This is one of those collaborations that you cal look at and say ‘yes’! 

Biers

A gallery of fantastic graffiti writing and characters from Bristol’s Biers, AKA OhYeah and @Jimothy_Kool_Aid from the No Frills crew.

Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2020
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2020

Biers, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2020
Biers, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2020

Biers, M32 cycle path, Bristol, August 2020
Biers, M32 cycle path, Bristol, August 2020

Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019

Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2019

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2019

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018

Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018

Biers, Old Bread Street, Bristol, September 2016
Biers, Old Bread Street, Bristol, September 2016

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2018
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2018

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2018
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2018

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2018
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2018

Biers, Dean Lane skatepark, Bristol, July 2017
Biers, Dean Lane skatepark, Bristol, July 2017

Biers, Dean Lane skatepark, Bristol, July 2017
Biers, Dean Lane skatepark, Bristol, July 2017

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017

Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2017
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2017

3325. M32 roundabout J3 (264)

It says Biers and that makes me happy. Biers went through a phase over the last 18 months or so of writing OhYeah, but reverted to Biers at some point during lockdown. His Instagram handle is Jimothy_Cool_Aid, but Biers will do.

Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2020
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2020

This is a nice little piece tucked around the corner on the M32 roundabout and includes a little ghost for good measure. The piece has the heading high spirits, which is a word play on the ghost smoking a spliff. The letter shapes are great and the fills ‘to die for’. A nice modest one from Biers.

3284. M32 Cycle path (84)

There is a thing at this time of year in the street/graffiti art world and that is to do a Halloween piece. I haven’t seen too many this year, although I have just been out to walk the dog and photographed a whole bunch more. This one is by Biers, who I am pleased to report is writing Biers again having spent the last year or two writing OhYeah.

Biers, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2020
Biers, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2020

This piece is a classic writing/character combination with a rather friendly looking grim reaper popping up to the right hand side of the writing. Biers has been reasonably dormant this year, so it is great to see him getting out and about.

3141. M32 Cycle path (74)

It feels like an eternity since I last saw a Biers piece that actually spelled out ‘BIERS’ rather than ‘OhYeah’, and I have to say it makes me very happy. I remember the first piece I ever posted by Biers – it had a piece of toast in it, and shortly after that I met him on several occasions while he was painting and we struck it off really well – it has been a while since I last saw him though.

Biers, M32 cycle path, Bristol, August 2020
Biers, M32 cycle path, Bristol, August 2020

This is a regulation piece of Biers writing and all the more splendid for it. His irregular sized letters are expertly filled with black and red patterning. This is a most satisfying piece.

2560. M32 roundabout J3 (176)

A Halloween double bill from the fabulous Biers from a week or two back. I got lucky enough to catch Biers while he was still painting the piece on the right featuring a cartoon Jason Voorhees from ‘Friday the 13th’.

Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019

Biers gave no indication that he was going to paint a second character piece (is it from the ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’?) but paint one he did to create this double set. He seems to be enjoying the letters OYEAH at the moment although he didn’t rule out writing Biers again in the future.

Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019

Biers did explain to me the colour choices in his letters and that they were very deliberately chosen from the colours used in a game or something. If I am honest he lost me a bit on the story. I knew I should have written it down at the time. my memory is like a sieve at the moment.

Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019

Anyhow this is a pleasurable Halloween romp and a fine pair from Biers. Hats off!

2461. Dean Lane skate park (249)

I don’t think these two have stopped all summer, one collaboration after another keeping the walls at Dean Lane skate park lively. The No Frills duo are Slim Pickings on the left and Biers on the right.

Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019

Slim Pickings usually paints the letters TES in pretty much exactly the same format every time he hits a wall, but this one is ever so slightly on a slant, like a little touch of italics has been incorporated. Also, I don’t think that the line through the E and S is Slim Pickings’ work, it just feels a little incongruous. Tidy work as usual.

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019

On the right, Biers, who I call Biers because he used to write Biers, has written OYeah, which is what he writes these days, so I suppose I should call him OYeah, but I’m not going to because I call him Biers. No character this time, but it matters not, his writing is so full of character and movement that it is like a character in itself. These two work so well together. I wonder if they share the cost of the paint…

2385. Dean Lane skate park (239)

The No Frills crew have been pretty busy this summer, and this is the latest of several recent collaborations in Dean Lane. The common contributor with all the collaborations appears to be Biers (AKA Jimothy Kool Aid), who writes ‘Oh Yeah’ and combines the letters with a characer.

Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019

The left hand side is by Biers and the character is a rather fun and young-looking Mick Jagger. The writing is tight and just what you’d expect from Biers, nicely thought out and the colours are great.

Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019
Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019

On the right there is a ‘TES’ from Slim Pickings with a magnificent fill that transitions between orange with red spots to red with orange spots, a technique I have seen him use before to great effect. Another nice collaboration from this pair.