1165. Chalk Farm (2)

This was the first piece I saw from the Global Street Art organised set of walls at the Chalk Farm housing estate. Looking like a giant billboard, it caught my eye from the end of the road, and even from a distance I thought it might be a piece by Pref ID. I must be getting quite good at this, because I was right.

Pref ID, Chalk Farm, London, November 2017
Pref ID, Chalk Farm, London, November 2017

Pref ID creates brilliant pieces incorporating clever word puzzles. The one in Bristol for Upfest 2017 was very tricky. This one is a little more straight forward…’Upwards and Onwards’.

Pref ID, Chalk Farm, London, November 2017
Pref ID, Chalk Farm, London, November 2017

It is a cleverly constructed and beautifully painted piece – if only the light hadn’t been fading and that blooming car wasn’t in the way. But as with so much street/graffiti art, it is located in a car park, and cars are an occupational hazard. I do like his work, and hope to find some more.

Pref ID, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Pref ID, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
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C.R.I.P.

 

Awful acronyms

dehumanise our language,

dehumanise us.

 

by Scooj

 

  • I came across this at work today – Commonly Recognised Information Picture (CRIP) – a ‘management speak’ term used in emergency contexts. I think it means pulling together information and intelligence that will give us a clear understanding of what it going on. Shame on the person who coined this one.