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Round Stokes Croft

Stokes Croft long ago became a bit of a Dean Lane, pointless keeping on top of with a blog, because it all changes so fast. It’s slowed down a bit recently though, and it’s been a while, so time for a bit of a snapshot as of the last week.

These boards next to the Junction are still getting some good work on them, will be a shame to see them go once the development behind them (where Mary’s shop was) finishes. Would hazard to put a name on them, but after last time, anyone want to confirm?

boards next to junction

Above that, this piece will be passing some people by at the moment, but should look great once the scaffolding’s down. 3Dom and Voyder if memory serves.

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Here’s a bit of a closer one.

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The Kai et al Limited Press piece looks pretty much done now. Nice big advert for them on a main road. Shame about the scaffolding still obscuring it, guess it’s a security thing?

kai limited press piece

Further up, these boards have needed redoing for a while, especially now a bit of boards been turned round or replace on them. Someone’s done a quick character on the gap recently though, shouldn’t think it will take long for them to get redone fully.

KTF board with quick character

Interesting in a way, Stokes Croft is doing really well as a result of all the work that’s being ut up around it, yet a lot of it depends on the place being run down and shops covered with boards. If the project carries on working and getting more people and businesses coming back to the area, then it will start destroying its own space for pieces and productions. It risks being a literal victim of its own success.

Incidentally, one other thing that’s gone up round the place recently are police/community safety signs warning people about CCTV, violence, and arrest amongst other things.

Photo: PRSC

Hardly cheery messages for an area that’s trying to improve its reputation as a nice place to visit right now, and according to PRSC they were put up without community consultation. Apparently a local councillor, Jon Rogers, is already on the case, but if you want to see them taken down too, it wouldn’t hurt to email him on jon.rogers AT bristol.gov.uk.

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More Bits On Picton Lane And Stokes Croft

As anyone with half an eye on Flickr will know, the Lakota got painted at the weekend, more on that very soon.

In the meantime though, here’s a few bits down on the ever unusual Picton Lane.

Pretty, erm, simple stencils.

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And someone’s stuck up some manner of oil painting too…

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…with not much added to it really. No idea.

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This cute chap’s got another plant for this year though…

watering gnome picton lane

…dunno if it’s just luck or if someone makes sure weeds grow there anyway.

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Other bits that may be of interest whilst Lakota photos are still being ploughed through. This piece was dogged on Saturday night, and has probably come to a natural end now, having lasted nearly a year or so.

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The Krah’s been back chaining work to lamposts too…

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…bit closer.

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RWA Show – The Finished Thing

The show’s preview night is tonight then, and it opens properly tomorrow (Saturday) so the photos can go up. Got to say, unless you absolutely can’t make it down to this, don’t rely on the photos for it, they’re never going to capture the whole thing properly.

Anyway, photos of the finished works in there, again in no particular order, courtesy of WordPress.

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RWA Show – The Run Up

So, three weeks and a silly amount of photos later, here’s some shots that show some of how the whole RWA show came together. Not even going to attempt to put them in anything other than a gallery, but have put notes on them about what they are. WordPress is freestyling the order it puts them in too, but they’re all dated.

It was a blast watching it all happen, hope the photos are as fun to look at as they were to take.

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3Dom And Voyder On Stokes Croft

Another of the recent new bits on Stokes Croft with everything going on there at the moment, this large piece from 3Dom and Voyder on the old Crofter’s Club.

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Voyder’s ability with photo like faces using a spray can never ceases to amaze, love to watch one being done someday.

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Children Of The Can – The Weekend’s Painting

Getting to this one a little late annoyingly, but can’t be helped. Was, by all accounts, freezing down there over the weekend when the painting was going on, but everyone seemed to have fun.

So, as mentioned before, to go with the launch of ‘Children of the Can‘, Felix pulled off a bit of a coup and got it arranged to paint the boards outside the current industrial museum redevelopment, boards people had been eying enviously since the Bristol Festival and before.

The piece as a whole is a timeline of Bristol Graf, from some of the first writers to some of the most recent ones, with some people painting (with a spray can at least) for the first time in ages.

Annoyingly, with all the boats now moored up, presumably for the winter, it’s hard to get a good view of the whole thing from across the river.

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Still though, starting from the far left as you look at it, it kinda builds up with some random pieces…

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…an initial Paris…

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…and accompanying Milk.

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This is sweet, done by Joe i guess.

joe-presumably

Not strictly keeping to the timeline, which should start here, Andy Council. Although the piece hints back to the early days of graf in a way doesn’t it.

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Next up Cheba with one of his Brunel characters.

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The man behind today’s events, Flx, with some top work.

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Inkie couldn’t make it down for the weekend, but should be getting his piece up later in the week.

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Back to the old skool, Source.

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Next to Kato writing ‘ASK’. What can it mean? You may well ask.

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Side by side, Turroe and Shimz, don’t see enough of their work round still.

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Closer on Turroe…

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…likewise Shimz, really like them both.

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First time Jody’s painted with a spray can for 18 years apparently. Damn shame, the man’s a legend (check his work in the Children of the Can book too for more).

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Lokey on fine form as ever, with a firm understanding of web marketing to boot!

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Teaoh next to…

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…Cheo, with Deed in the middle there.

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Unfortunate really that the first painting done on these boards a few months back was done right in the middle, as it breaks up the flow of the timeline a bit. Still though, 3rd Eye’s work’s tidy…

3rd-eye

…and kinda cool to see a bunch of random kids right in the middle of all this work.

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This one raised a smile, Pen and Boswell on typically dark form…

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…with a sign right by them titled ‘My Perfect Bristol’. Wonder if the placing was deliberate.

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Dicy made it down in the end, also writing ASK, with a reference in there to Poppa Acer too!

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Soker and Feek working together again…

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…love the names intertwined (though can’t confess to having spotted that initially…)

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Feek with the character again, All Suckers Krushed.

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Rounding it off, Ponk on the end.

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Next along another slot for Paris…

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And Milk next door (with a birthday shout to Acer, a whole lot of love going on).

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Sepr, Epok and Kaione put together a huge piece, only finished off yesterday. This is the left…

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…and this the right.

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Rowdy with what looks like some kinda wordsearch, love it.

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45RPM representing for the WHAT lot this weekend.

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Not entirely sure this was meant to be there, Song on a slot marked out for Seza.

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Good to see Magic, Voyder and 3Dom all getting out together at the same time on this one…

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…close up on Magic and Voyder…

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…with some top work by 3Dom at the other end.

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Haker doing his own thing a bit further down.

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And finally, rounding it off right at the end, a space put aside for the next next generation…

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…including Prankz, keener than mustard.

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All told, the length of board is bloody huge, runs right down to that crane at the end there, and this photo wasn’t even taken right from the other end.

long-shot-boards

So, some bits still to be finished off, and a timeline to be added over the top of it all as well. It should all hopefully be there for a while, and there’s talk of more jams going on there at some point in the future. About bloody time, and all credit to Felix for sorting it out in amongst everything else that must be going on at the moment.

Go and check it all out, and once again, if you haven’t bought the book yet, then do!

(Props to Lokey for the guided tour for this post too!)

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The Blog Paints A Van

Well, not really, but a few months ago a guy put a call out to see if there were any Bristol graf artists who’d be up for painting a newly restored camper van. Always happy to help, we did some digging and, after a few months of false starts with different people (artists are often somewhat tricky people to pin down), tracked down 3Dom and Voyder (Clockwork, Golden Lion, etc) who stepped up to the plate. 

So, looks like they’ve done an excellent job, certainly the van owner’s really chuffed with how it’s turned out, all for a pretty reasonable price too. 

Here’s the van at the start, not the prettiest of machines after having a load of work done on it. 

So the guys set about masking out the windows and marking it all up

They work pretty quickly, so here’s one side approaching being done. 

And the other side, with some trademark 3Dom and Voyder work. 

The van owner’s a surfer, so got a Surfers Against Sewage shout out put on the back. 

So here’s a shot of the thing pretty much done. Lovely stuff. 

If anyone else out there has got a van, car or horse drawn cart they want improving, get in touch!

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Magic and Voyder at the Golden Lion

If you’re at a loose end today, you could do worse than head up to the Golden Lion pub on the Gloucester Road (up by the Prison). Not only is the outside expertly decorated by those good gents behind the outside of Clockwork, but inside the pub, two of them, Magic and Voyder, currently have a little exhibition.

Here’s the poster for the show, on until the 8th of March

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Some really nice pieces here, both have come along a lot in the last few years. This one’s Voyder.

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Another Voyder, love the way the styles of this crew all complement one another.

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Impossible to get a good photo of this one with the window directly behind, but it’s some Magic bees round a barrel of toxic waste. Interesting to see Magic’s still doing these 3d pieces on perspex.

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Another Voyder, works well in that corner.

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Voyder again, reminiscent of Dicy in a way.

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‘Tunnel vision’ by Magic, love his round headed characters.

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A stylised boot? A lady in a corset? Very nice piece either way.

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More Magic work on perspex.

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If you do get up there to see this show, don’t forget to check out the massive Richt work at the back of the pub, very special. This pub’s great.

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King’s Square Avenue

It’s right at the heart of a good area for graf, but there’s never been much on King’s Square Avenue to my knowledge, and things are still the same by the looks of it. Still though, some interesting bits.

Starting at the King’s Square end (i dread to think how nice that square must have been back in the day before it got bombed) there’s this old stencil. Seems carefully thought out and well executed, but not seen another one of these before or since. Odd.

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Little further down you can see (on the left) one of those ghost like figures, and (on the right) what may be a C’est bon.

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Little further down, another of these balloon eyes…

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Other side of the road, another ghost, do like the way these things are always tucked away, it’s a really distinctive image.

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Finally at the Stokes Croft end of the road, the ‘Clockwork’ club. Remember going to the ‘wayz of the dragon’ album launch party there when it was ‘Powerhouse’ years ago and being transfixed by loads of comic style artwork projections on the walls during the night. Little did i realise at the time that the artwork for the album was done by Nick Walker! (click on the logo to enter the old site, then select ‘clients’ and then ‘Full Cycle’ to see the album).

The paint job on the current building i think is 3Dom, Voyder et al, who’ve also done the Golden Lion pub further up the Gloucester Road, both are really stupidly impressive pieces!

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