Thursday, June 02, 2005


Originally uploaded by LIFE OF REILLY.

If you live in London, and travel through Shoreditch, you might notice some rather large characters spraypainted on roller doors and walls. Pretty cool eh. I think so.

We all know Shoreditch has long been a favourite place to be be seen and home to a lot of wannabe fashionistas. People trying to be hip and striving to have an individual style to the point of absurdity, that they end up all looking the same. Take all the stupid Keith Richards shaggy mane haircuts and wildly mismatched clothes that some blokes tend to wear. Very Nathan Barley. It's a funny thing to notice.

Shoreditch is also a popular place to position stickers, stencils and the odd piece of graf. I suppose it adds to the bohemian atmosphere of the place. The coolest thing about the art shown above is that all the letters are dotted over Shoreditch and Hoxton, so all you see walking down the road is a 12 foot high brightly painted character. They look good up close too. But the real message is what these characters spell out. A message to Hoxton and Shoreditch perhaps? Hats off to you Eine. Good work fella. You can see some of his work here.