The graffiti artist Blu has done this amazing stop start animation called Big Bang Big Boom that seems to take over the whole town. He’s certainly ambitious with the theme.
The final touches to my Sydney, Newtown graffiti book have finally been completed. Check it out at Blurb.com (link is inlcuded below).
It’s so cool to have it finally completed. It catalogues about 4 years worth of photos I’ve taken of Sydney’s graffiti neighborhoods of Newtown, Erskineville, Enmore, Camperdown.
There approxamately 120 photos in all including the original Banksy in Enmore’s Phillip st which has now faded away; the Idiot Box by Andrew Aitken opposite the Imperial Hotel (which has now been scrubbed). There are a bunch of early Kill Pixie pieces that I love including the first one I ever came across in Camperdown park which said “They sneak, they hide, they kill for cardigans”. Plus the prolific pasteups and stencils of Stryder X and Glitagrrl.
Check it out and pass on the link to others you think might be interested.
For those of you keen to check out some more of the photos inside, go to:
Leake street has gone through another incarnartion as officially sanctioned graffiti zone. The first Cans Festival in May was restricted to stencil art but this bank holiday has been extended to free hand.
No Banksy’s on display on this one, I’m afraid. But stacks of burnt out cars with Jackson Pollock-syled paint splatterings that seemed to remind of some U2 Zooropa video, or something.
I was down there yesterday and took some photos which I posted on my Flickr account: