An artist that I feel I don’t see nearly enough of is Logoe. I first encountered his work in April 2017 while he was collaborating with Silent Hobo, and it was on that occasion that I was told that Logoe was returning to painting on the streets after a long lay-off, and that he had been a bit of a legend in the past – Silent Hobo’s words.
This piece is typical of his thin hand-written style letters. The letters are beautifully picked out spelling Logoe, but it is the additional decorations that bring the writing to life. The dots through the middle and horizontal thin lines that at first I thought were drips add real interest. It is always really good to stumble across one of these.
On the long wall at Dean Lane back in September of last year was this rather unusual piece by Logoe. It seems that at the back end of last year, Logoe was quite productive and painted a few pieces like this with his central writing overwritten with smaller messages, The whiole thing looks like it has been tagged, but it is in fact all his own work.
I’m not quite sure what all the smaller script says but I thik it goes like this:
‘Baby we living in the moment, been a menace for the longest, but I ain’t finnished I’m devoted, and you know it and you know it.’
Possibly the lyrics from a song or a message to a loved one, I just don’t know. Just Googled it. The lyrics are from a song by Kanye West called Black Skinhead. So there we have it. Enjoy.
Silent Hobo, I have said countless times, manages to paint scenes and characters that represent the beating heart of the city of Bristol. He captures a mood so well through his observations and translates them into identifiable things about the city so that you can say ‘hey I get that’ when you see his work. I have a feeling although I can’t be 100 percent certain that the writing is by Logoe.
The main scene shows a fox (a famous Bristol fox) overlooking a cityscape where there is a lot of construction work taking place. There is a tree growing out of a cardboard box, maybe representing some kind of hope for the future.
The writing is in a slightly different style and since Logoe and Silent Hobo collaborate a lot, I am guessing that it is by Logoe and I think it spells out his name, but it is not entirely clear. A lovely collaboration from September 2019.
I think that this is the second collaboration between Logoe and Haka in as many months, and both have apeared on this board under the M32 in the DIY skate spot. It is not often that I like my photographs, always something wrong with them, but I actually like this one, somehow the colours of the piece stand out well against the dark top and bottom, but have not been bleached out by the light to either side.
Logoe has written his name in his script style set on a rather nice red tone abstract background. He has added to the work the sentence ‘What a year it’s been’ and he is not wrong there. On the right Haka has included a character into his chrome writing which I believe to be Hanna Barbera’s creation Quick Draw McGraw – a cartoon I don’t think I ever saw, but rather wish I had… I might have to consult with YouTube. All in all a most satisfying collaboration from these two established Bristol artists.
My last street art post of 2019 and here to round things off is a very nice collaboration at the south entrance of St Werburghs tunnel from painting partners and buddies Logoe and Silent Hobo. These two have collaborated several times this year and it is good to see them both painting more regularly than in recent years.
The writing is from Logoe and in his distinctive long thin script lettering. On the right is a character by Silent Hobo – a young man who is settig fire to some cubes in his hand, they might be high-rise blocks, but it is hard to see. There is some symbolism here but I am not sure there is enough information in the piece to work it out. A nice way to round the year off.
Happy New Year folks. It all starts again tomorrow for a jam-packed blog full of street/graffiti art. TTFN.
What a refreshingly different kind of collaboration this is down at the M32 Spot. Logoe and Haka have got together to produce this quirky and beautifully executed joint effort. On the left there is some really superior writing spelling out LOGOE in an attractive font style and with a great deep white shading to give it depth. I don’t have many pictures of Logoe’s work, but what I have seen I like.
On the right is a cartoon character ‘Lucky Luke’ – remember him? I never really got into Lucky Luke as a kid, I was always an Asterix and Tintin man myself. This Lucky Luke appears to be smoking a little Boris Johnson (or is it a Trump? it is difficult to separate the two these days), with the words ‘sit back and enjoy a fat one’. All good fun and nicely painted.
Even when it seems like there is nothing much going on, mainly because of the damp weather, I find that I am rarely disappointed when I go to check a wall to see if there is anything new.
My reward for nipping down to the M32 roundabout a week or so back was this magnificent, and rare, collaboration by Silent Hobo and Logoe. I met this pair painting together about a year ago, and they clearly enjoy each other’s company.
Judging from the ‘Rad Dads’ slogan, I am guessing that this is a message about the status of the artists. I wonder if the depiction in the Silent Hobo half of this piece is a self-portrait (almost certainly) and whether he actually painted this piece with a child strapped to his chest.
Logoe’s writing is distinctive, from the little I have seen, having a sort of joined-up hand writing look to it. Overall I love this collaboration and the sentiments of pride in, and love for their children. Great stuff for the Christmas holidays.
Some real luck with this one. I was returning from dropping my niece off at Temple Meads station and deliberately drove home via a few graffiti spots, and whose work should I see on the hoardings at the top of Ashley Road…Silent Hobo.
I hadn’t seen or met him before so I wasn’t going to miss this chance and found a place to park and went to introduce myself. He was spraying with another artist who was working on the wildstyle writing in the middle of the piece. This was Logoe, who I was told by Silent Hobo is a celebrated Bristol graffiti artist from years gone by, and has just returned to the city – this is his first back since his homecoming.
Both were absolute gents and didn’t appear to mind me stopping to watch a while and chat a bit. I asked why Silent Hobo had appeared to have a break and was now, over recent weeks, churning out pieces very regularly…well it was all down to childcare…ah the freedom that childcare affords us parents.
The whole piece works well, I have always liked Silent Hobo’s anime influenced characters, and Logoe’s writing is a real treat.
The piece is in an area that tends to get very badly tagged very quickly – it will be interesting to see how long this lasts. So far it has survived two weeks unscathed – recognition of the status and quality of the work.