New street art appeared in the last couple of months with Christmas and New Year's themes. At the end of this entry, I have also added a few pieces that I photographed last year. Some of these no longer exist as street art is always changing, but I thought that I would include them. Artists Nemo, Nando Mambo, David Walker and others are featured.
The New Year's Eve piece is by street artist Zabou, who creates many stencil pieces in east London. The piece says "2014 has started. Let's get wasted!"
Another piece to appear had appeared before Christmas and was located in the same place as Grafitti Life's Bart Simpson artwork. This piece, by Grafitti Life, features Bart and Homer Simpson and a Christmas tree. I am not sure what caused Homer to strangle Bart, but it may have related to the spray can under the tree and the words 'merry xmas' scrawled onto the wall.
One of the earliest Christmas pieces to appear was a whole building on Great Eastern Street painted with Christmas themes and words, including peppermint cane hearts, birds, holly, mistletoe, bells, crackers, Christmas pudding, and more.
With the theme of giving animals as Christmas gifts, artist Teddy Baden painted this warm-looking pug dog with the words "A dog is for life not just for Christmas" on a door in Shoreditch.
Another piece, a wintery one, included a skiier.
Just off of Brick Lane, new Christmas pieces by Fan Horror Crew featuring balloon or sweets creatures appeared. These include a humbug-balloon reindeer or sheep and a licqourish snowman and balloon Santas and reindeer.
Fan Horror Crew
Fan Horror Crew
Fan Horror Crew
Additional work by a group of collaborative street artists also popped off just off of Brick Land and also off of Great Eastern Street. The following is by Lost Souls and SPZero. The other one is a contribution and appears off Great Eastern Street. These artists always collaborate on their work, and I saw this one and many others in progress. In particular, they have been busier in the past couple of months.
Lost Souls, SPZero
Captain Kris, Squirl, SPZero, Lost Souls
A Christmas tree and message appeared on a road in Hackney.
In addition to the Christmas and New Year's pieces, I've included some other artwork by other street artists below.
Nemo and Dias often create work featuring carrots or chillis. These can be seen over east London.
Nemo and Dias
Nando Mambo's work features realistic portraits of superheroes. Batman, Wolverwine, and the Incredible Hulk have all featured in Nando Mambo's work. The Incredible Hulk is the most recent piece, and I never got a photograph of the finished piece before I went on holiday.
David Walker uses spray paint to build up his artwork. A common subject is portraits, such as the two below that I photographed a little while ago now. More about David Walker can be found at http://www.artofdavidwalker.com/.
Paul 'Don' Smith created some new artwork at the end of the year, and this featured a phone number for donating to a typhoon.
Additional artwork in east London includes some of the following that I have photographed over the past year.
Rone with Nemo and Stik