Male guilt

 

Castration, a word

filled with potent undertones;

puppy gets the knife.

 

by Scooj

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1529. Dean Lane skate park (130)

This is a fine three-way collaboration on the long wall at Dean Lane between ‘No Frills’ stablemates, Slimpickings, Biers and Howl. Whatever your views on writing, this is an incredibly neat and tidy collaboration which is really easy on the eye.

Slimpickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018
Slimpickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018

I don’t know much at all about Slimpickings, but have seen quite a lot of his work around the place recently (to follow). I haven’t seen enough of his work or had the opportunity to meet him to be able to decypher his writing. I think it says TEB, but I am not confident.

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

Biers I have featured a fair bit in this blog and I continue to enjoy his style immensely. There is something about the design of his letters that really chimes for me, I don’t know if there is a retro thing going on or what, but it feels comfortable.

Howl, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018
Howl, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018

Finally, the right hand side of this collaboration is by Howl, and he is another artist with a very distinctive style, that often incorporates a dog, as in this example. This one is a real cutie with an orange swirl on his tummy.

All in all this is a cracking example of a top writing collaboration. Great work from No Frills.

1503. Stokes Croft

I love this wall. It is next to a bus stop in Stokes Croft, and the hoarding was erected about two years ago or more around a building that had been a rather hip bar. For an eternity, it seemed, nobody tagged or sprayed the wall, but slowly the inevitable succession of vandalism and creativity emerged, and the hoarding has become part of the furniture for some of the more adventurous artists. I believe the owner of the site is not overjoyed.

Daz Cat, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2018
Daz Cat, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2018

This is a nice piece from Daz Cat, who once again presents us with a dog and not a cat although I think it is a very fine dog and not too unlike my own cocker spaniel. Sprayed at the time of Trump and May joining forces to bomb Syria, the message here is loud and clear. Definitely bomb walls not Syria.

Much of the work here is pretty rubbish, but every now and again we get a gem like this one.