North London based artist Dale Grimshaw returns to East London’s Hanbury Street to paint a magnificent new mural at this popular street art hotspot. It’s almost a year since we last caught up with Grimshaw, back when he painted a mural on the very same Hanbury Street wall back in March 2016 (Previously on Hookedblog).
Following a successful crowd fundraiser to cover the printing cost of their latest publication, Dog Section Press has now printed and released 'Advertising Shits In Your Head' (Strategies For Resistance), a short book about the world of subvertising. We previous mentioned the publication on the site back when they ran their crowdfunding campaign in October 2016 and having backed the project our copy of the publication has just arrived.
The first few months of 2017 continue to see a boom in street artists hitting East London with paste-ups. With Spring equinox just around the corner and our days slowing getting brighter we are starting to see more and more artists emerge from their studios after the winter months with buckets of glue and their posters be they hand painted, screen printed or digitally printed!
We have been a little short of time recently and this post is going up a little later than we had planned, but better late than never as they say. Hackney Wick based screenprinter and street artist Aida Wilde has been making some noise on the streets of late with her most recent street art works.
A little later than we planned but we have put together a selection of our most liked photographs in February by those of you following us on our Hookedblog Instagram account. The month was busy with many street artists emerging from their studios after a long winter and taking to the streets with new works. The end of February also saw us hit the big 10K, super amazing that we've now got 10,000 of the best Instagram followers! Thanks to everyone who is following and enjoying the content we share on this platform, it’s been a slow climb to this milestone number but we are happy that we have achieved this with quality content rather than taking shortcuts as so many other street art instagram accounts have done, using bots and apps to inflate their number count with fake followers - but that subject is a whole other blog post in itself.
London based graffiti artist Mr Cenz makes a welcome return to the streets of East London with a striking new mural. As with many London street and graffiti artists, MR Cenz has been keeping himself busy in his studio over the colder winter months, returning to the streets just last week to give this wall on Fashion Street a refresh with some new work, his third mural at this location.
It’s been a busy week for the walls of East London Star Yard Car Park, a popular spot to paint for street artists. Earlier this week we featured the new work of London street artist Fanakapan who spray painted a 3D Chrome Ballon Dog Mural (Previously on Hookedblog) on one of the yard walls.
Following on from his large scale mural Distraction, Destruction and Power Tools (Previously on Hookedblog) painted back in Novemeber 2016 on the iconic Shoreditch Village Underground wall, London based street artist Fanakapan revisits the East End for something new. Returning once again to the Star Yard car park Fanakapan set to work on one of his signature 3D chrome ballon pieces painting over his own 'X' mural at this location which has been up for a number of months now.
A vibrant series of new screen printed pasteups have recently popped up on the streets of East London. Street artists Donk (Previously on Hookedblog), Aida Wilde(Previously on Hookedblog) and Zombiesqueegee aka Ben Rider hit the neighbourhoods of Brick Lane and Shoreditch earlier this week. All three artists work independently but we have previously seen them collaborated on a number of projects together including a project on the ceiling of the Leake Street Tunnel in Waterloo, made famous by British stencil artist Banksy (Previously on Hookedblog).
It's been several months since we last saw something new on the East London streets from artist Shok-1. The artist’s work has been popping up in Paris and Berlin and he is now back outta the studio and on the streets of London with new work. The London based artists work has been a regular fixture on Fourier Street and the quality new mural from Shok-1 is a welcome addition to the neighbourhood.
One of our favourite things is travelling to new cities and discovering some of the lesser know parts of these destinations as we wonder through the side streets and alleys on the hunt for some of the amazing street art works and murals that are often to be found if you chose to look for them.
Over the last year the East London neighbourhood of Walthamstow has become a regular destination for us as a result of the work of local street art organisation Wood Street Walls (Previously on Hookedblog) and the talented street artists who they have enlisted to painted murals across the borough of Waltham Forest. We have lost track of the number of times we have visited over the year to photograph some of the artists at work on their murals, on occasion arriving either too early or late in efforts to capature some of the working process or the best light for the final shots.
The latest issue of Independent London based art and culture magazine VNA Magazine has just dropped through our letter box. For this edition number 35 the VNA team have delivered another strong issue of the magazine which is celebrating it’s 10 year with this release. Starting out 10 years ago as a free black and white photographic zine , VNA magazine has evolved and grown over the years to become one of the most respected publications covering the global street art movement and its culture.
As we move into February we thought we would share with you a selection of some of our most liked photographs we shared throughout the month of January across on the Hookedblog Instagram account. Previously we have been sharing these monthly selections on our Hookedblog Twitter, but as we know some of you are not using this platform and have been missing out. With Instagram allowing you the ability to embed your photographs we figured why not share them on the blog too.
So here you have it our first collection on the blog of the photographs our Instagram followers liked the most, the selection features new street art works as well as some older pieces such as the Banksy 'Les Misérables' work which was a throw back Thursday #TBT post! The selection features work by Donk, Fanakapan, Banksy, Ben Rider, C215 and our cover image above featuring the work of JDK (Previously on Hookedblog) and Qwert_Art
Let us know what your favourites are from the selection in the comments section below and be sure to head over and give us a follow on our Hookedblog Instagram if you are not doing so already. And don’t forget to hit the like button on your favourite pictures and help shape our February selection at the end of the month.
London based street artist DONK's(Previously on Hookedblog) work is a regular fixture on the city streets, more often than not his pasteup works featuring his own photography which he hand screen prints before installing them in the streets.
London based artist Fanakapan (Previously on Hookedblog) has pretty much claimed this wall as his own over the last year or so. Located in the Star Yard car park just off Brick Lane, Fanakapan has painted numerous murals at this location with his most recent pictured above a 3D photo realistic looking metallic helium X shaped balloon marking his spot!
French stencil artist C215 is another regular on the blog and this detailed Cat stencil work was one in a series of cat related stencils he installed around East London on one of his many visit to the city. We tracked down many of the works and shared them previous in this post titled 'C215's Clowder of Cats'.
Banksy's 'Les Misérables' (Previously on Hookedblog) stencil work appeared opposite the French Embassy in Knightsbridge London back in January 2016.
Over the holidays we caught up with artist / screen printer Benjamin Rider late one evening as he was installing a series of printed works in Central London, more on than soon so stay tuned!
We stopped by Jealous East Gallery to catch up with Italian born London based artist Giacomo Bufarini aka Run (Previously on Hookedblog). An internationally renowned street artist, Bufarini has been a regular on the site over the years with his beautiful street art and mural works adorned across walls from London to Marrakech(Previously on Hookedblog) and beyond.
Those of you who found yourselves wandering around the Brick Lane and Shoreditch neighbourhoods over the weekend may have noticed some vibrant splashes of colours shouting out from the walls. If you did happen to catch the colourful portraits staring back at you from the walls you might have just caught some of the new works from artist Ant Carver.
Chicago based street artist Don’t Fret has been back and forth to London over the last number of months installing works on each visit. November 2016 saw Don’t Fret collaborate with UK based artist Edwin for a joint exhibition titled ‘The Distinct Sound of Laughter In The Distance’ (Previously on Hookedblog) at the Unit5 Gallery in East London.
Friday the 13th January saw the launch of the first edition of a new zine publication titled 'Dirty Paradise'. Our regular readers will know our love of zines and Dirty Paradise is a nice little addition to our collection. The artist produced publication a visual mixtape of such saw 15 artists from around the world invited to contribute to this A5 sized full colour zine. To tie in with the launch a one night only exhibition was held in a secret East London location featuring artworks from a selection of artists featured in the publication.
We recently featured the work of Italian artist Illustre Feccia (Previously on Hookedblog) having discovered one of their artworks earlier this month. If you caught our previous post you will know that we have been following the artists work online for about a year after we were introduced to the work online via the subvertising organisation Special Patrol Group who have been reposting Illustre Feccia’s adbusting work on their Facebook page.
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London based graffiti artist Mr Cenz makes a welcome return to the streets of East London with a striking new mural. As with many London ...
North London based artist Dale Grimshaw returns to East London’s Hanbury Street to paint a magnificent new mural at this popular street ...
A vibrant series of new screen printed pasteups have recently popped up on the streets of East London. Street artists Donk (Previously on...
It’s been a busy week for the walls of East London Star Yard Car Park, a popular spot to paint for street artists. Earlier this week we f...
We have been a little short of time recently and this post is going up a little later than we had planned, but better late than never as t...