3019. M32 roundabout J3 (223)

Yet another outstanding piece from the Poland v Spain paint jam at the end of May, although this one is by an artist who appears frequently on Natural Adventures, but you are more likely to know him for his charming Rabbits. It is of course Nevergiveup AKA #followmyrabbits AKA NGU AKA in this case Zbok. I expect he has several other personas from the past too.

Nevergiveup, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2020
Nevergiveup, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2020

The only way to desribe this piece of writing is utter class, I mean it really is outstandingly beautiful and crafted with such precision and care. This is from an artist who is immensely versatile and creative.

Nevergiveup, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2020
Nevergiveup, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2020

If you look carefully, you will see that the piece spells out ZBOK (which I think means ‘deviant’ in Polish). The smokey purple puffs are the cherry on this particularly sensational cake.

Poland 5 Spain 3

2416. St Werburghs tunnel (95)

In the depths of St Werburghs tunnel is this fine piece of writing by Nevergiveup (NGU) which I think, but am not certain, spells out ZBOK. The colours set on a contrasting dark background work rather well in the difficult artificial light of the tunnel.

Nevergiveup, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2019
Nevergiveup, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2019

NGU has created horizontal layers in his letters which blend seamlessly from top to bottom. Those of you who recognise the name will know this artist as the creator of #followmyrabbits which have made dozens of appearances on Natural Adventures.

2262. Dean Lane skate park (219)

This is a rather nice burner from an artist we tend to associate with bunny rabbits, but whose work is in fact broad and varied, Nevergiveup. There is an awful lot to like about this carefully put together piece, which spells out ZBOK, which I believe means deviant (or something of that nature) in Polish. The beautiful deep red background frames the extraordinary interior filling that displays wonderful technique with sharp patterning of the letters.

Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2019
Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2019

Nevergiveup tends to sign these pieces NGU although he has several different aliases which he uses on his Instagram accounts, such as @followmyrabbits or @zbok_ngu or @ngufam_vandals. This is a nice tidy example ofhis versatility.

2191. Dean Lane skate park (210)

Just to prove that he is not a one-trick-pony (which he absolutely isn’t) here is a non-rabbit piece by Nevergiveup in Dean Lane. This is a nicely thought out piece with great colours and elements in it and it is so very easy on the eye. The first thought I get is that it looks a bit brand-like and would work very nicely on a beer mat (do they still exist?).

Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019
Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019

The letters ZBOK I think are a crew or something similar that Nevergiveup and some other Polish artists use. It translates as pervert or deviant… not an entirely unexpected word for an art form that is edgy and rebellious. I guess there is something a little paradoxical about such a nice design for the word zbok. Great piece by Nevergiveup, just a shame I didn’t get there when it was clean.