Category Archives: Graffiti

Underpass paintings, Glenluce

This is a collection of wall art found in an underpass on a recent walking trip in southern Scotland. It was clearly designed and executed by primary school children.

What I find fascinating, is how much I can learn about the use of colour, symbols, and graphic design from these simple paintings. It’s the sort of thing an adult would take years struggling to assemble.

Child’s play.


Skate Park Graffiti

Skate parks are excellent places for spotting graffiti. In Carlisle, the park must have been around for some time, because the graffiti had a distinctly ‘layered’ look. Several years of spray painting have created some intriguing images.

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Good advice in this one

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Alley Graffiti

My home town is criss-crossed by narrow walking alleyways. Many of them date from medieval times and would once have been busy streets lined with residential dwellings, shops and inns.

Nowadays, too narrow for traffic, these alleys are only used as shortcuts, and their doorways, windows and shop fronts have been replaced by featureless walls.

Featureless? Yes. Until the advertisers, fly posters and graffiti artists get going…

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Neston tunnel graffiti

Animals, trains, and a Viking.
Wall art in the tunnel under the railway tracks.
Neston, on the Wirral.


Graffiti in Penmaenmawr

Found on a wall by a skate park.

Vivid and pulsing with life.



Graffiti in Bangor

I think you can tell a lot about a place from looking at its graffiti.

Bangor is clearly a controlled and moderated place, full of colour and light, with just a hint of anarchy.

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Carmarthen Graffiti