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.
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too narrow for traffic, these alleys are only used as shortcuts, and their doorways, windows and shop fronts have been replaced by featureless walls.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…
To the left and below is a collection of posters I found on a tiny path leading up from a beach in Cumbria. I guess the person who lived in the house alongside the path had placed them there. Continue reading Story Wall
Graffiti can be so much more than a tag scrawled carelessly. Here are some great examples of graffiti art, found under a railway bridge on the north bank of the River Avon.