4693. Dean Lane skate park (524)

Trafficity, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018
Trafficity, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018

Another rather nice piece rescued from my archive, this time by Trafficity in May 2018. I know that each time I dive through old folders, I will find more of these pieces that for whatever reason never saw the light of day, and actually, I quite like ‘discovering’ them… it feels like getting a bit of a present.

Trafficity, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018
Trafficity, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018

The letters say ZIOM and take the form and style that Trafficity uses, which is rather unique. There is a kind of symmetry to the whole word, which although not a palindrome, is almost visually palindromic. The muddy dull colours, which are not my favourite, somehow just work well – perhaps it is the splash of blue background that helps.

4681. Sparke Evans Park (54)

Trafficity, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, August 2022
Trafficity, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, August 2022

It says ZIOM, but I have to admit that I struggle to see it sometimes, and it looks like there is a different word sitting along the top in blue shades, which looks like MOMM or MAMM, but I think it is just an artefact of the style of the artist. The artist is Trafficity, and his distinctive pieces are consistently well presented.

Trafficity, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, August 2022
Trafficity, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, August 2022

Trafficity is a member of the PAD crew, which includes Laic217 and Cort, although he tends not to paint as frequently as the others. The piece itself is composed of block letters with three discrete horizontal fills, and a little bit of extra ‘melty’ decoration along the bottom edge. Watch this space for something from my archive by Trafficity, coming soon.

4450. Sparke Evans Park (44)

This is my second post of amazing writing from Trafficity. What stands out with his writing is that is comes at you as a large, solid block, with few gaps. The opposite end of the spectrum, I suppose, of thin script writing, both of which are naturally welcome in this blog.

Trafficity, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, May 2022
Trafficity, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, May 2022

His letters spell out ZIOM (which means GREAT in Polish), and in this piece he has gone for three horizontal colour sections and some nice little details throughout. I have a feeling that there are more letters concealed within the piece, but part of the skill of some writers is in making their work as cryptic as possible, and Trafficity certainly excels in this respect. Some lovely work here.

4285. Dean Lane skate park (470)

It is always great to meet a new artist, and on this particular day there were a lot of artists painting in Dean Lane skate park and I knew all of the except Trafficity who painted this fabulous stylised piece of writing which spells out ZIOM. Trafficity is another Polish artist and paints with compatriots Cort and Laic217 under the PAD crew label.

Trafficity, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2022
Trafficity, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2022

The green-blue tones with horizontal transitions are very nicely done, with lots of little detailed pixels and blocks dotted about the letters. There are some lovely details and scrolls through some of the holes in the letters too. ZIOM actually means ‘dude’ or ‘mate’ in Polish, and is a pretty cool thing to be writing, I reckon. I look forward to seeing more from Trafficity before too long.