A new day on the Advent Calendar and 2 offerings for your viewing pleasure. But a down fall too. But lets start with the Positive vibes.
Our first contender. An ace stencil on a large box nr the Western Rd Area of Brighton, painted by Grafik Warfare’s mighty SNUB23.
In true SNUB fashion, he wows us with an awesome background texture then puts his infamous Hammerstein Stencil on top. Super Sharp and So Damn Fresh ( to quote some legendary Ganga Cru!! ). Very tasty Indeed.
Then my slightly later offering of the RoseBot stencil on a smaller box in the New England Quarter. The Stencil on the side underneath my signature was already there. I just decided to go around it. I added the tag lines Invent – Inspire – Love and Respect and Knowledge and Freedom in response to the next bit of news.
The bad news is that, whilst this was going on, the council were sent to remove the images on the boxes on Ann Street, as a lady complained that the project gave out the wrong message to children. These particular boxes are outside of a primary school and the lady thought that they promote Graffiti and Vandalsim. The fact that the project is designed to cover illegal tags and deter future graffiti on the boxes, as well as boost community spirit and brighten the place up did not appease her. The boxes are now setting a good local community example by being painted a nice boring grey colour. Very much in the vein of the opinion and attitude of the lady. Grey and Boring.
Not to worry though, plenty more to come.
If you are in Brighton this Thursday and Friday then I shall be selling some pieces at a reasonable price at the New England House Christmas Open Studios. The New England House building has lots of studios, meaning that there are a variety of great Christmas gifts at reasonable prices.
IMBUE has kindly let me use some of his studio space and he is also selling prints and originals.
The studio is on the 5th Floor, turn right out of the lift. We are also next door to the Ceramics studio, where you can get amazing discounts on high quality ceramics by Rowena Gilbert, Ken Eardly and Simon Mathews to name but a few. Not only that but many of the studios ply you with Mince Pies and Mulled Wine!!
The event runs from 12pm – 8pm Thursday the 8th and Friday the 9th Dec. New England House ( Entrance on ) New England Street, Brighton, BN1 4GH.
Fancy a cuppa? – Grafik Advent No. 5.
Dec 4th installment of the Grafik Advent. I had previously painted the background and a smaller bot stencil on this first box, however the stencil was far too small. I returned to add a slightly bigger stencil. The background is completely freehand and then I rocked out the freehand bot on the other box in about an 1hr whilst waiting for layers to dry.
I’m getting all festive and we kick off the Grafik Advent project on green boxes around the city of Brighton. Keep your eyes peeled for more but to get you started there are already 3 boxes completed by myself , Sinna One and one by mr SNUB23.
Here are a couple of pics. For more info check out my Flickr and my Facebook page.