Face 1st

A collection of amazing faces by Bristol street artist Face 1st

All photographs taken by Scooj

Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, July 2019
Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, July 2019
Face 1st, Dalrymple Road, Bristol, July 2019
Face 1st, Dalrymple Road, Bristol, July 2019
Face 1st, Dalrymple Road, Bristol, July 2019
Face 1st, Dalrymple Road, Bristol, July 2019
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019
Face 1st and Tasha Bee, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, June 2019
Face 1st and Tasha Bee, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, June 2019
Face 1st, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2019
Face 1st, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2019
Face 1st, M32 spot, Bristol, June 2019
Face 1st, M32 spot, Bristol, June 2019
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019
Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, May 2019
Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, May 2019
Face 1st, M32 Spot, Bristol, April 2019
Face 1st, M32 Spot, Bristol, April 2019
Tasha Bee and Face 1st, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, February 2019
Tasha Bee and Face 1st, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, February 2019
Face 1st, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
Face 1st, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
Face 1st and Soap, Mina Road, Bristol, February 2019
Face 1st and Soap, Mina Road, Bristol, February 2019
Face 1st, M32 roundsbout, Bristol, January 2019
Face 1st, M32 roundsbout, Bristol, January 2019
Face 1st, Ashfield Place, Bristol, January 2018
Face 1st, Ashfield Place, Bristol, January 2018
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2018
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2018
Face 1st and Soap, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2018
Face 1st and Soap, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2018
Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2018
Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2018
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2018
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2018
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2018
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2018
Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, May 2018
Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, May 2018
Face 1st, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2018
Face 1st, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2018
Face 1st, The Bearpit, Bristol, October 2018
Face 1st, The Bearpit, Bristol, October 2018
Face 1st, City Road, Bristol, October 2018
Face 1st, City Road, Bristol, October 2018
Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018
Soap, Tasha Bee and Face F1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018
Soap, Tasha Bee and Face F1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018
Face 1st, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2018
Face 1st, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2018
Soap and Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Soap and Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Face 1st, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2018
Face 1st, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2018
Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, June 2018
Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, June 2018
Face 1st and Tasha Bee, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, June 2018
Face 1st and Tasha Bee, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, June 2018
Face 1st, City Road, Bristol, May 2018
Face 1st, City Road, Bristol, May 2018
Face 1st and Soap, Norrisville Road, Bristol, May 2018
Face 1st and Soap, Norrisville Road, Bristol, May 2018
Face 1st, The Carriageworks, Bristol, April 2018
Face 1st, The Carriageworks, Bristol, April 2018
FaceF1st, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2018
FaceF1st, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2018
Face F1st, M32, Bristol, March 2018
Face F1st, M32, Bristol, March 2018
Face F1st, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2018
Face F1st, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2018
Face F1st and Unknown, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2018
Face F1st and Unknown, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2018
Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, November 2017
Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, November 2017
Face F1st, City Road, Bristol, December 2017
Face F1st, City Road, Bristol, December 2017
Face F1st and Soap, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Face F1st and Soap, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Face F1st and Soap, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Face F1st and Soap, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Face F1st and Soap, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Face F1st and Soap, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
FaceF1st, Ashley Road, Bristol, August 2017
FaceF1st, Ashley Road, Bristol, August 2017
FaceF1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, September 2017
FaceF1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, September 2017
FaceF1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, September 2017
FaceF1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, September 2017
Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2017
Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2017
Face F1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2017
Face F1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2017
Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2017
Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2017
Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2017
Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2017
Face F1st, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2017
Face F1st, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2017
Face F1st, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, February 2017
Face F1st, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, February 2017
Face F1st, Ashley Road, Bristol, January 2017
Face F1st, Ashley Road, Bristol, January 2017
Face F1st, Ashley Road, Bristol, December 2016
Face F1st, Ashley Road, Bristol, December 2016
Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, August 2016
Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, August 2016
Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, October 2016
Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, October 2016
Face F1st, Ashley Road, Bristol, July 2016
Face F1st, Ashley Road, Bristol, July 2016
Face F1st, Ashley Road, Bristol, May 2016
Face F1st, Ashley Road, Bristol, May 2016
Face Fist, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2016
Face Fist, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2016
Face F1st, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, May 2016
Face F1st, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, May 2016
Face F1st, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, May 2016
Face F1st, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, May 2016
Face F1st, Drummond Road, Bristol, March 2016
Face F1st, Drummond Road, Bristol, March 2016
Hoax, Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, October 2015
Hoax, Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, October 2015
Face F1st, PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015
Face F1st, PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015
Face F1st, Ashley Road, Bristol, March 2016
Face F1st, Ashley Road, Bristol, March 2016

1727. M32 roundabout J3 (93)

Face 1st (F1st) is the master of getting his work squeezed into just about every corner of Bristol. At any one time, the M32 roundabout must play host to four or five of his pieces, which is pretty impressive really. I would hate to see his monthly spend on spray cans.

Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018

This is a return to his more ‘traditional’ style of a pretty face incorporated into some beautifully decorated letters which usually spell out FACE, but in this instance I’m not sure about that. It is always great to see work by one of my absolute favourite Bristol artists.

1700. M32 roundabout J3 (92)

A serendipitous meeting. I had a couple of hours to race around Bristol seeking out any new works before going away on my summer holiday in mid-August, and the last port of call before packing up the car and heading for Gatwick was the M32 roundabout.

Soap, Tasha Bee and Face F1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018
Soap, Tasha Bee and Face F1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018

As I approached the southern wall I could see Tasha Bee at work, which in itself was very exciting because I have recently become more aware of her work and have been keen to meet the artist. I struck up a conversation with her and could see that she was contributing to a collaboration with PWA’s Soap and Face F1st. I said that I was sorry to have missed them because I would like to meet them both, whereupon she told me that they were sitting on the grass bank right behind me. Hurrah! I stopped for a chat with them all (I hope I didn’t interfere too much with their work) and Face 1st let me have a flick through his black book which felt like a real privilege.

Soap, Tasha Bee and Face F1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018
Soap, Tasha Bee and Face F1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018

Soap and Face F1st had pretty much finished their pieces and were watching on and advising Tasha Bee as she completed hers. I love the way that the cross motif has been shared by Soap and FF, and I am seriously enjoying the full figure work that the latter is producing at the moment. The girl with the face is emerging and coming to life.

Soap, Tasha Bee and Face F1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018
Soap, Tasha Bee and Face F1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018

Sadly I never got to see the the finished piece which got buffed over within a few days, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of meeting three lovely artists and seeing them at work. We’ll meet again…

Soap, Tasha Bee and Face F1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018
Soap, Tasha Bee and Face F1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018

1432. Moon Street (45)

I do like Face F1st’s work, a lot, he is so typically ‘Bristol’. It is difficult to explain what I mean by that, but I know what I mean, so that is ok. This is just a small piece in Moon Street, but it is wonderfully expressive.

FaceF1st, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2018
FaceF1st, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2018

There is not too much more to say about this little gem other than to take a look and enjoy it.

1407. M32 Roundabout J3 (72)

He keeps on painting them and I just keep on writing about them – this is another nice piece at the M32 by Face F1st. My first impression about this piece though it that it looks a little hurried…the lines are not very clean and the white surround looks like the work of a bomber.

Face F1st, M32, Bristol, March 2018
Face F1st, M32, Bristol, March 2018

The face, as with all his pieces, is simple and charming and provides the focal point for the rest of the decoration. Normally, the surrounding patterns spell out FACE, but I can’t see it in this piece. Not his best work, but worth including, I felt. I snapped up two more of his pieces on my way to work this morning.

1358. Moon Street (41)

One of my favourite streets and one of my favourite artists – the perfect match. This is a lovely piece by Face F1st, who is probably one of Bristol’s most consistently prolific artists on the street at the moment.

Face F1st, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2018
Face F1st, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2018

This is a large work, with all his characteristic swirls and figure of eights worked into a pattern and the letters FACE book-ending the face in the middle. Sadly this fine work lasted less than a week.

Face F1st, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2018
Face F1st, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2018

1244. Stokes Croft, the Carriageworks (32)

I see an awful lot of Face F1st’s work dotted around the Stokes Croft area and at the M32 roundabout, but this is the first piece I have seen where he has a message for us all. And the message is quite clear – ‘no ads on free walls’. What he is referring to is the increase in street art in this area that is advertising events in the local area. I have to say I have quite a lot of sympathy with him.

Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, November 2017
Face F1st, Stokes Croft, Bristol, November 2017

The face is angry, which again is quite unusual for this artist. The rest of the piece is colourful and bright and the word Face can be made out in the writing. An artist whose work I continue to enjoy, especially when it has this bit of edge to it.