Graffiti

I'm very fond of graffiti, and like to take snaps of pieces which I encounter on my rounds. People have been painting on walls for 30,000 years! Makes oil-on-canvas seems like a passing fad...

Viva La Revolucion

Stencil art of a bearded man in a beret, wearing a Ché Guevara t-shirt

Tucked in the entrance to Moor View, between the Chichini café and Bikology.

What if it was your world falling apart?

two wheatpaste posters of crying children, on a brick wall

The URL leads to the United Nation's World Food Programme website.

Damage Boy

A sad looking boy. Damage has been written on his shirt.

By the look of it, I'd say the word damage was added later, but it goes well enough with the look on the kid's face.

I love the way the hands are drawn like clenched fists; I remember how he feels.

Luke - sexy

Pigs Came

An aborted piece of graffiti, barely started. A note explains pigs came.

A cheeky little bit of scrawl, spotted in Little London.

Orange Woman

Graffiti art - an abstract/nude woman, in orange and sienna.

Another one from Replete, by the look of it. This piece has existed since at least early November 2009, but I didn't get a good photo until today. It's done over the top of his Orange and Blue Woman.

Stop this seasonal madness

Small painting of a rat, dressed as Santa, at the base of a dustbin in Leeds.

Santa Rat says:

Stop this seasonal madness. Go home and eat chocolate.

Update: It's gone... somewhere. Santa-Rat was painted on the inner part of the bin, which I suppose gets swapped out for another whenever they are emptied. Perhaps he's gone to another bin! (1st Feb 2010)

Lightning Heart

Admiral Ackbar spotted in Woodhouse