|Tho I'm already full week back home, it's my first day without aftertrip hangover and here I begin my little series of posts on London. I'll start with the most impressive one - the graffiti tour. Yes I visited Tate and Victoria and Albert and parks and nightlife and vintage stuff (vintage stuff I must say pretty random and overpriced) and Italian fashion exhibit and Comic book anarchy exhibit and even some Graphic Design graduates exhibit and even the most murderous part of town. Still, gotta talk about graffiti first.|
So Madis was like blablabla lets take the alternative London bike tour and I was like yesyes whatever. I love streetart but I thought it would be yeah lets look at Banksy kind of thing. But fortunately it was much more surprising, the guide was an artist himself and he was so daym inspirational and vital I would've just taken the whole day to sit and listen to him talk. But we had bikes and we cruised around, I saw a lot of stuff I've only heard of or seen online. And at the same time I saw some serious Shepard Fairey Obeyz and as I've been at Shepards real Q&A before in Cannes it was pretty awesome to view it not on the screen. You know The Stick, Space Invader, Roa.. everything is there and in much much more impressive sizes rather than I'm used to. Actually what I loved even more is all the dirty stuff that's small and current as all the stickers, stencils, tiny messages. A super wonderful fact is that afterwards we caught the chewing-gums-on-the-grownd artist Ben Wilson in action with a full set of his fresh pieces! And did you know there's a 65 old Jonesy dude going around London welding tiny brass figurines here and there? Hold your head high and you will find.
To be continued!
That's fresco by the way, the technique is to cover an old wall with scrape and hide explosives underneath.
That figurine is graffiti too, absolutely illegal :)