Get updates by email

Submit your Email

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Celebrating Sheffield Street Art


Why..?

Mount Pleasant Mural by Shefftim.

I'm a blog designer. I seek out licensed images of a particular theme to fill out my generic templates and showcase their design. Recently, I've been using shots of interesting street art (Banksy is a particular favourite).

The theme of this post was not pre-motivated. Rather, it happened by accident while I was seeking out filler images to showcase the potential of SR's slideshow when used in a Blogger-powered design.

Driving around town I spotted some awesome pieces emblazoned on walls and concrete which I yearned to know more about. So my Flickr searches were biased towards images from my home town. Curiosity and a helping hand from Google shaped this post with the bonus of a pretty good-looking showcase to boot!

So... in answer to your question: "I wrote this post for the sake of it!". Because I wanted to.

Not to prove anything. Nor to pass comment on the social infrastructure and subcultures of the city in which I live.

I wrote it to satiate my own curiosity, as a post to inspire me in future design projects, and because I like the work of the artists showcased in this page.

Like it or not, it's here now, and it works damn well to demonstrate CSS, web design and slideshows!

Photomontage of Mount Pleasant Park mural, by Shefftim.

First Step, London Road - Tom Hine

First Step Trust Doorway 1First Step Trust Doorway 2First Step Trust Doorway 1

Murals on the shutters of the First Step Trust on London Road by Tom Hine.Images c/o Shefftim via Flickr.

Phlegm's Train...

Photograph of Phlegm's piece on the shutters of an abandoned shop on the Moor.

Phlegm's "train" - detailed and wholly imaginative piece painted on the shutters of a closed-down shop on The Moor.

For more details of this intriguing piece, pop over to read this post on Phlegm's blog (which even includes preliminary sketches!).

Continued on the next slide...

...Continued

Photograph of the turtle in Phlegm's piece.Photograph of a cart in Phlegm's piece.Photograph of a bullfrog in Phlegm's piece.

Photograph of a mythical creature in Phlegm's piece.Photograph of a cart in Phlegm's piece.Photograph of a cart in Phlegm's piece.

Detailed photos of Phlegm's mural, c/o Shefftim (via Flickr)

Phlegm mural, Shalesmoor

Photo of Phlegm mural in ShalesmoorPhoto of Phlegm mural in Shalesmoor

Mural at the back of the old RSPCA building in Shalesmoor by Phlegm.

Photos by Darren Copley and Three Legged Cat.

Kid Acne - Various Locations

Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.

Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.

Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.Thumbnail of Kid Acne Piece.

A collection of pieces, past and present, from locations across Sheffield.

Photos are all linked to their author pages on Flickr including the following photographers: Trois Têtes, polandeze, Mr Squee, Sheila_Blige, rightee, TakeBackTheStreets, badhatstand, Tim Parkinson and Three-Legged-Cat.

Visit Kid Acne's website for many more photographs, biography and further information.

Mount Pleasant Park - 01

Close up of mural in Mount Pleasant ParkMid shot of mural in Mount Pleasant ParkWide shot of mural in Mount Pleasant Park

Shots of a mural in Mount Pleasant Park. Photos by Shefftim (artist unknown - can anyone elaborate?).

More photos by Shefftim of graffiti by various artists are on the following two slides...

Mount Pleasant Park - 02

Tag which says Get Up In Them Guts
Photo of a tag in Mount Pleasant Park

Thumbnail photo of a grafitti characterThumbnail photo of a grafitti characterThumbnail photo of a grafitti skull and crossbonesThumbnail photo of a stylized skull

Photo of graffiti in Mount Pleasant ParkPhoto of graffiti in Mount Pleasant Park

Mount Pleasant Park - 03

Photograph of graffiti text in Mount Pleasant Park

"He who makes a beast of himself escapes the pain of being human"

Google Map of Street Art Locations


View Sheffield Street Art in a larger map

A map of Sheffield locating particular areas of amazing street art. For more information, visit the Sheffield Street Art website.

More info?

Links

Sheffield Street Art - A mini-site dedicated to showcasing street art in Sheffield. Includes a guided walk around the city centre for viewing of key locations.

The House - Skate park in Sheffield which is home to street art both externally and inside the building. View the image gallery for some excellent examples.

Sheffield on FatCap - Local page of this graffiti resource site and gallery.

Sheffield Graffiti on Flickr - Group dedicated to showcasing street art found in Sheffield.

The Old Sweet Shop - Purveyors of Local Independent Arts

Legal Info

All of the photographs used in this post are derived from the Flickr Creative Commons pool, with links and attribution to the original photographer as required of this license.

Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email if you like this post or have any further questions!





Amanda Kennedy / Author & Editor

Amanda Kennedy is a writer and content creator whose websites chronicle many interest areas. She is a lifelong learner who lives in the UK with her family.

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Copright Amanda Kennedy 2019, Design by Amanda Kennedy Templateism | Templatelib | Edited by Amanda