1657. Dean Lane skate park (151)

A beautiful ‘TES’ from Slim Pickings, this time in the wonderful claret and blue colours that we might associate with Burnley or West Ham. Once again, and as one would expect, the lines are crisp and clean and the fillings solid and neat.

Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2018
Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2018

I think this is the last of Slim Picking’s work that I have in my archive, so I rather hope he will be out there at Dean Lane or somewhere else doing his stuff that he does so well.

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1619. Dean Lane skate park (147)

It is only about three months ago that I first found out about Slim Pickings. Since that time, I have met him, posted about him and found quite a few of his pieces in my archive. This one is rather interesting because it is a mirror image of his usual tag.

Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018
Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018

I don’t know if this would have been easy for him to do, or a real challenge. I would find it very difficult, because I struggle with mirror image layout. I know this because I live in a semi-detached building which has a mirrored layout on each side. When I have been next door, it does my head in. I can’t transpose the reflection in my head. Slim Pickings has left us with a perfect reflection beautifully sprayed in chrome. More to come from this No Frills artist.

1563. Dean Lane skate park (138)

It has only been a few weeks since I first was able to put a name to this tag, and since then I have seen it several times. The graffiti artist is Slim Pickings, who is part of the No Frills collective.

Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018
Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018

I rather like this curved wall at Dean Lane, and this clean piece stands out really well over the messy burners underneath. I still don’t know enough about Slim Pickings to read what his tag says, but it looks like TEUP or TOP or something like that. More from SP to come.

1502. M32 roundabout J3 (76)

This is the second giant ‘thumbs up’ I have posted from Unlucky 15th, and probably only the second of many. The motif is finding its way around the city and the scale seems to be getting slightly bigger too.

Unlucky 15th, M32 roundabout, Bristol, April 2018
Unlucky 15th, M32 roundabout, Bristol, April 2018

A simpleidea, which is making an impact around the place. I suppose it is really a giant tag, but a lot of care has been taken with the white fill and black lines – this is not a quick throw up. Really interested to see where Unlucky 15th will take us with his work.

1488. M32 roundabout J3 (74)

Biers is fast becoming a favourite writer of mine. His designs are pleasing to the eye and pretty much always spell out BIERS. Looking at this great piece on the M32 wall though, I am reminded about how little I know about the street art scene and the cultural references.

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

The character in the middle of the piece is familiar to me, but I don’t know if that is just because I have looked at this picture a lot, or whether it is because it is ‘off of the telly’. Unfortunately the tags IMOK and MCF were added subsequently, taking the edge off the piece a little.

1483. The Bearpit (145)

So, here he is once again, this time making an appearance in one of the tunnels of The Bearpit. This toucan, by Touc, really is one of the cheeriest graffiti characters in town and I would suggest you have a cold heart if you aren’t the tiniest bit captivated by him.

Touc, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Touc, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018

I don’t know what HATOUCAN means…is it a toucan sneeze? My supply of Touc finds is drying up a little, so you might not see him for a little while – until then…farewell.

1478. The Bearpit (144)

In recent months I have become aware of a tag appearing all over the place, that is better than your average tag, and of course being a fish it gets my seal of approval. I have no idea who it is by, but I think they might belong to DBK crew, as those letters are never too far away.

Unknown fish tag, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2018
Unknown fish tag, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2018

The first of four tags was in The Bearpit not too long ago. Lots of drug references here.

Unknown fish tag, Bristol, May 2018
Unknown fish tag, Bristol, May 2018

I am not too sure what the letters spell, but to me it looks like ‘SOA’ and then I guess it is possible that the tail fin is also a letter.

Unknown fish tag, Anchor Road, Bristol, May 2018
Unknown fish tag, Anchor Road, Bristol, May 2018

As with all tags, the graffiti artist has got the consistency down to a T and can probably run one off pretty swiftly.

Unknown fish tag, Armada Place, Bristol, May 2018
Unknown fish tag, Armada Place, Bristol, May 2018

As I am writing this, It occurs to me that the whole thing says SOAK, and that the fish tail does form a letter, the letter K. Soak is a graffiti artist in Bristol who I featured not too long ago. It all makes sense now.