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Liverpool Street Art

The Beatles. If anybody mentions Liverpool to you, the Beatles cannot fail to pop into your head perhaps accompanied by an iconic melody or two. Yet there is so much more to this city than the world’s first boy band. Liverpool has a popular and diverse street art scene that echoes the positive vibes and…
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Five Things You Never Knew About Street Art

Street art has become mainstream. There are still those taggers that venture out onto the train tracks at night to scrawl their names across abandoned signal boxes but street art has become so much more. Incredible murals are appearing in our streets, street artists are becoming household names and their work is beginning to sell…
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A Woman in a Man’s World

The art world is a pretty tough place to be a woman. If you venture to the Tate Modern or the National, the percentage of female artists exhibiting is woefully low. Art on the street is no different. When you think of street artists, chances are only one or two women will come to mind…
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Brighton Street Art

If you fancy combining a bag of chips on the seafront with a gander around some top quality urban art, then Brighton may be beckoning. The scene in Brighton is a mash up of sprawling street art and graffiti throw ups. This makes for an inspiring feast for the eyes. Huge colourful murals fill up…
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Street Art and Fashion

The relationship between street art and fashion has not always been the happiest of marriages. Although it experienced a honeymoon period, the relationship has, at times, looked as though it was heading towards the divorce courts. Fashion is an industry that thrives on being provocative, unexpected and at the cutting edge. Sounds just like street…
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Leeds Street Art

It is not simply the cities of the south that have a bouyant street art scene. Urban art is cropping up in every metropolis up and down the country and Leeds is no exception. In fact, it is a highlight of an emerging street art scene. Although quality street art is not rampant throughout the…
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Must See Street Artists

What began in 1920s New York as graffiti on box cars has developed into an art form. Monumental murals, hyper-realist portraits and graphic social commentaries have changed our city streets into art galleries. Forget Banksy... OK maybe don’t forget Banksy... but put him to one side for a moment and take a look at these…
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Islington Street Art

Islington, like Shoreditch, can be an intimidating place with its recent influx of hipsters and people who are generally too cool for school. Look beyond this and you can immerse yourself in a pop art festival of street art. Across the borough, creative minds have left street art gems that are waiting for you to…
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Street Art or Graffiti?

Street Art or Graffiti? “Street art is graffiti.” “Graffiti is street art.” “Perhaps this piece is post-graffiti street art.” “Actually, maybe we should just call all of it urban art?” The terminology used to describe the images, stencils and tags that we see in our cities everyday is enough to give anyone a headache. So…
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Acton Street Art

Flying into Heathrow is the most effective way of seeing the finest piece of street art in Acton. If you don’t have a pal who can lend you his private jet, the approach to Acton Town tube on the Piccadilly line also affords the impressive vista. At over 125 ft high and painted on a…
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