LONDON – Turns out Shoreditch is covered in graffiti. A simple walk along the high street and you’ll find a ton of ‘street art’ that’s edgy and interesting and full on vandalism of public spaces. I did a quick google search of graffiti in London and found a website, http://streetartlondon.co.uk/, that’s dedicated to covering the latest from the street-art crowd. I’m still torn. Should I accept this art form or shun it because it’s vandalism of public property? Recently, some moron spraypainted a wall near my apartment and I’m confident in saying that it’s not ‘art’ but simply some hoodie just tagging his territory…
Anyway, I do find a lot of the street art thoughtful and provocative and mostly aggressive. Obviously Banksy is the most well known street artist in London but he’s not the only one in town who’s got something to say or express on public property. Here are just a few that I spotted around town.
Take a look at this one. If you don’t slow down you’ll miss it. Can you make out what it is?
Here’s another one I liked. His expression looks morose and even a bit threatening.
How do these guys decide on what they’re going to create?
Some of these are just exploding with colour.
I’m assuming these are all done by guys. What would a woman create if she had a can of spray paint?