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Urban Canvases cover

This little book is a photo study of some of the street art you can find in east London. It contains a short essay on the history of street art and biographies of some of my favourite artists, plus loads of photographs of the art.

13 August 2016 | Notes
Vote Bernie Sanders

One of the most endearing images of the 2008 US presidential election was the poster of Obama with the word “hope”, “change” or “progress” below. They were created by the street artist Shepard Fairey. Over 300,000 posters were produced during the presidential campaign.

24 February 2016 | Notes
Dismaland's mermaid (pic credit Martin Smith)

Once upon a time an artist named Banksy told the people of Britain:

28 September 2015 | In depth
LAPIZTOLA - in Brick Lane

A few weeks ago I was wandering around a disused pub yard off east London’s Brick Lane when I spotted the piece of street art above.

25 March 2015 | Notes
Doel: ROA, Resto and Santos

A hundred miles north of Calais is the Belgian city of Antwerp – there nestling within its huge docklands is the tiny village of Doel.

11 February 2015 | Notes
Don't Shoot by Bambi (pic credit)

Rivington Street in Shoreditch, East London is home to some classic pieces of street art.

4 January 2015 | In depth