4852. Cumberland Basin

It has been a little while since I last saw a piece from Mr Underbite, so it was a pleasure to encounter this new piece, tucked away in Cumberland Basin. I love the way that Mr Underbite uses his basic character template and then ‘pimps it up’ to tell a different story.

Mr Underbite, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, November 2022
Mr Underbite, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, November 2022

The story in this piece is the Bristol story, and, as it the custom here, features the Clifton Suspension bridge designed and built by I. K. Brunel (although I believe he died before its completion). The suspension wires on the bridge have given Mr Underbite a smile, which isn’t something we are accustomed to with this character. Keep up the great work. (Note to self – do a gallery of Clifton Suspension bridge pieces).

4851. Brunel Way (185)

Klashwhensober, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022
Klashwhensober, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022

There doesn’t seem to be any letting up from Klashwhensober, and you have to admire his grit and determination. Added to that, you also have to admire the constant improvement and development of his bright pieces, as he becomes one of the more prominent writers in the city.

Klashwhensober, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022
Klashwhensober, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022

This bright SOBER writing is accompanied by a rather sinister gun-toting character, whose shooting has peppered the writing with bullet holes and bleeding. What marks this piece out, and indeed is a bit of a signature feature from the artist, is the objects and splashes bursting out of the middle of the writing. A fine grey-3D drop shadow and day glow green border (with drips) and cloudy background finish the piece nicely.

Thursday doors – 1 December 2022

Doors 202 – Door pairs from the Bristol archive

Good morning – and another foggy start in Bristol today. This week I have done a quick trawl of my archive, and found these pairs of doors from around the city that I hope you enjoy. Although they are pairs, there is a degree of asymmetry about most of them that I rather like.

Garage doors in Cotham, Bristol, April 2020
Garage doors in Cotham, Bristol, April 2020
A pair of doors in King Street, Bristol, August 2019
A pair of doors in King Street, Bristol, August 2019
Doors in The Paintworks, Bristol, May 2021
Doors in The Paintworks, Bristol, May 2021
Pair of doors, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Pair of doors, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Pair of gates, Bristol, April 2022
Pair of gates, Bristol, April 2022
Pair of doors, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2022
Pair of doors, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2022
Pair of doors, Bristol, May 2022
Pair of doors, Bristol, May 2022

That’s your lot this time. Next week, I might have some doors from our summer trip to Croatia to share with you, if I can get organised enough.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors, and you really ought to take a look at the No Facilities blog by Dan Anton who has taken over the hosting of Thursday Doors  from Norm 2.0 blog. Links to more doorscursions can be found in the comments section of Dan Anton’s Thursday Doors post.

by Scooj

4850. Coach and Horses

Bnie, Coach and Horses, Bristol, November 2022
Bnie, Coach and Horses, Bristol, November 2022

This post gives you an indication of how long it takes me to process a piece from seeking it out, to photographing it, to preparing it, to posting it. In this case it has taken about a month, and that is why you are seeing a Halloween piece on 30 November. My apologies.

Bnie, Coach and Horses, Bristol, November 2022
Bnie, Coach and Horses, Bristol, November 2022

This is by the outstanding writer Bnie whose work grows on me more and more with each piece I see. The letters were painted as part of an RBF Halloween paint jam, which has been the source of some great content for Natural Adventures. Fantastic letter shapes and great colours are perfectly presented, together with the spooky scene playing out in the fill, and is exactly what you want from a Halloween piece. Woooo!

4849. Cumberland Basin

Mote, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, November 2022
Mote, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, November 2022

As I said in a recent write-up, I struggle to keep up with the prolific Mote, but like to post what I can when I can. This is a rather fun piece from the artist in one of his favourite spots on the north bank of the river in Cumberland Basin.

Mote, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, November 2022
Mote, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, November 2022

Mote has made space on the wall to allow the piece to stand out from the surrounding graffiti, something he tends to do very well. The monster is another creation from his fertile imagination, and is rather likeable. The decorations in the fills are rather interesting, in particular the toadstools – I’m not too sure where they are coming from…

4848. Brunel Way (184)

Frog, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022
Frog, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022

It doesn’t get much better than this. A frog wearing a cowboy hat. Fantastic. This piece is by the artist with no ‘street name’, so for the meantime I am calling her Frog, for obvious reasons.

Frog, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022
Frog, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022

Frog has painted alongside Nugmoose a couple of times, and his piece is a yard or two away from this one. The frog is nicely painted without sentimentalising the frog’s features. The frog looks like a frog, apart from the cowboy hat. It is not a cartoon representation of a frog. The humour is in the absurdity of a frog wearing a hat and doesn’t rely on a funny frog. Great stuff.

4847. St Werburghs tunnel (323)

Acer One, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2022
Acer One, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2022

On the day that sees England play Wales in the football world cup, I find myself a little distracted. Before the tournament started, I was indifferent about England, and was rather more concerned that all the Arsenal players involved in the tournament come home unscathed and safe, but now I find myself caring. I’d like England to do well, despite their poor performance against the USA. As I say – distracted.

This is a fine piece from Acer at the entrance to the tunnel, painted in collaboration with Benjimagnetic (post to follow). Acer One has had an exceptional year on the streets, modifying and developing his style with outstanding results.

Acer One, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2022
Acer One, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2022

This piece, spelling out ACER 1, has all the components that he has been working on, such as the rainbow fill in his letters, the minimalist design of his letters, and the double drop shadows that serve to give depth and perspective. A real beauty, and a lovely touch to the right with a rainbow scale bar. A classy piece.

Tack Jucker

A gallery of fabulous character pieces by Tack Jucker

Instagram: @tack.jucker

all photographs by Scooj

Tack Jucker, River Avon, Bristol November 2022
Tack Jucker, River Avon, Bristol November 2022

Tack Jucker, Brunel Way, Bristol, August 2022
Tack Jucker, Brunel Way, Bristol, August 2022

Tack Jucker, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2022
Tack Jucker, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2022

Tack Jucker, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2022
Tack Jucker, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2022

Tack Jucker, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, February 2022
Tack Jucker, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, February 2022

Tack Jucker, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, January 2022
Tack Jucker, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, January 2022

Tack Jucker, Catherine Mead Street, Bristol, November 2021
Tack Jucker, Catherine Mead Street, Bristol, November 2021

Tack Jucker, Cumberland basin, Bristol, October 2021
Tack Jucker, Cumberland basin, Bristol, October 2021

Tack Jucker, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, October 2021
Tack Jucker, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, October 2021

Tack Jucker, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2021
Tack Jucker, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2021

Tack Jucker, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, October 2021
Tack Jucker, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, October 2021