Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

London street artist Fanakapan recently completed work on a new typographic mural next to the Old Street roundabout in East London

Artist Fanakapan London Mural

It’s been some time since we last caught up with the London based street artist having last featured his work on the site when he painted a hyper-realistic helium balloon mural just off Brick Lane on Heneage Street. Fanakapan is well known for his hyper-realistic 3-dimensional balloon animals and letters and it's always exciting to watch the artist at work on something new.


Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

Working over a number of days on the mural in a location where we have previously seen work from London street artist Ben Eine who paint not one but two murals at the same location. 

As is often the case, murals get tagged over, occasionally the artist will return to that location and repaint something new or they will let the wall go allowing another street artist the opportunity to paint at that spot. The previous mural at this location had been tagged over and the last artists gave up the wall to Fanakapan to paint.

We stopped by to catch some photographs of Fanakapan in action at work painting this mural as the artist built up the layers of colours in the wall to create a 3dimensional effect on the helium balloons giving them a life-like appearance.

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

The final day of painting saw some last-minute highlights added to make the balloons pop off the wall as well as the addition of some UV paint. The helium balloons have been twisted in such a way as to spell out the message ‘Rise and Shine’ in this new mural.

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

Fanakapan Rise And Shine print edition

Fanakapan is planning to release a screen-printed edition of this mural with typographic collective OurTypes. Alongside the monochrome print edition, Fanakapan is planning to release an edition with hand-finished highlights, as well as a multi-colored UV ink edition that will glow under black light.

At the time of publishing, we do not have a release date for the edition. For those interested, we suggest following the artist on his Fanakapan Instagram account for details on the forthcoming release.



Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

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Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

Artist Fanakapan running a UV blacklight flashlight over the letters of the Rise and Shine mural highlighting the UV elements of the wall as he recorded the mural on film.

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

The completed Rise and Shine mural by street artist Fanakapan is located on Old Street, London next to the Vibast Community Centre.

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

Street artist Artist Fanakapan's Rise And Shine Mural in Old Street, London

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