An insider's guide to the best places to see street art in London. It lists well-known London street art locations such as Shoreditch and Hackney, but also some fantastic gems generally not known to tourists (or locals).
From 28 till 30 July 2018 the city of Bristol was largely covered in scaffolding allowing street artists and graffiti writers from all over the world to create stunning artworks for the 10th edition of Upfest, Europe's largest street art and graffiti festival. It was an extremely difficult process but here are a few of my personal highlights of Upfest 2018!
I'm an avid list-making person, from my daily to-do lists to my weekly meal plan to lists with all the films I've watched over a year to exhibitions or concerts I've been to or the books I've read. So, of course it makes sense to finish off the year with my List of Favourite Films, Trips, Art and Books for 2017!
When photographer Claude Crommelin moved from Amsterdam to Shoreditch (East London) in 2008, he was overwhelmed by the amount of astonishing street art in the area. Motivated by the short lifespan of most of the works he bought his first digital photo camera and started to document the vibrant street art scene. In 2013 he published his book 'New Street Art' which was completely sold out in just three months. Read more about Claude and his book in the interview and also how you can win a copy of his recently re-issued book!
Going through my street art photo archive recently inspired me to start a new blog post series: Same Wall, Different Street Artist. As the name suggests, this series will show you how exactly the same wall is transformed by different artists over time.
Let's kick off this series with murals on Thai restaurant Kinkao on Pedley Street in Shoreditch, one of the spots I always visit on my street art wanderings around Brick Lane.
When my husband recently went to France for work and had to change trains at Paris Gare de l'Est, he came across a big free street art exhibition just outside of the station called Art Liberté. Being the good husband he is, he documented it for his street art-obsessed wife on his phone while dragging a suitcase and guitar through the busy Parisian streets. Here are the photos he took with more background information on the artists and their work.