Happy New Year everyone!
I hope you’re ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ prosper and you don’t end up giving up on dry January by the second week – like I probably will.
It’s been a while since my last street art post, and a while since I’ve had the pleasure of strolling around the graffiti hub that is East London. After spending a couple of weeks back in the motherland of Leeds over Christmas – where the closest thing to street art is normally a something like ‘jon waz ere’ tagged on a wall in the city centre – it was good to be finally back in London Town.
The vibrant Brick Lane is a place that gets under your skin, and once it does, you’ll never want to leave. There’s always something going on; be it the famous Market on a Sunday, eating cereal in the hipster cafe, or simply just getting harassed to go for ‘London’s best curry’ in one of the many restaurants on the curry mile.
The street is also well-known for street art, and the likes of Banksy, OBEY and Invader all have work (past and present) on Brick Lane and the surrounding area.
As it’s about a month since my last visit not much had changed – it was almost as if the street artists had taken a break for the festivities of December too – though there was some pretty good new pieces too:
And finally, here’s a new piece by Trust Icon, up near Broadway Market in Hackney.
Do you have any favourite pieces of urban art in East London or any other cities? Share the street art love here.
As always, graffiti lovers & artists, add comments, share your favourite street art, and any info I’ve missed.