Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Brighton Graffiti

Some of the most amazing graffiti I've ever seen was in Brighton. Or perhaps 'graffiti' is not the correct term here. We're not talking about tags: these huge murals often cover the whole wall, or the entire building in some cases.


The street art is just amazing: the colours, the details... Sometimes you feel as if you're walking in the middle of a giant comic book, with angry smurfs and crazy scientists, space aliens and robots...

Brighton graffiti
Brighton graffiti
Brighton graffiti
Brighton graffiti
Brighton graffiti

What do you think, are they impressive or not?

Tiina

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13 comments

  1. Very cool! I am a big fan of street art. It adds a lot of color and character to a place.

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    1. I agree, street art is a good indicator of the creative energy a place has.

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  2. I've heard a lot about the street art in Brighton and find it very impressive!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I used to live across the street from some of these massive works if art... I miss it now that we moved out of Brighton.

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  3. Yes, impressive! I love all of the graffiti in the cities in England. So great!

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    1. Yes, street art seems to be an important part of urban landscape there.

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  4. That is impressive. Around here they clean up the graffiti almost immediately so the artists don't even bother anymore. Sad.

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    1. There are buildings completely covered in art in Brighton. But it's not random, seems very planned and there is sort of continuity, like the pictures are telling a story, or one person's artistic vision.

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  5. I find street art pretty impressive actually! Especially when done in the correct setting! I love to see old crumbling walls reused to make the neighbourhood look better and more interesting, etc. Sometimes I do believe they are inappropriate. I had heard about the Brighton street art - as most would - and I am intrigued by your pictures! I would love to see them in the actual environment of the city and see if it all fits in :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The street art in Brighton really fits that environment. Brighton is quite eccentric... Another place with great street art is Barcelona, and there it's completely different...

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    2. Oh yeah I had seen in your last travel tuesday post, it's true! Then I will have to visit to witness that quirkiness! :)

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  6. Just discovered your blog via the Travel Tuesday linkup and am loving this post. Agreed - it's incredible art - so full of joie de vivre! Looks like the images are going to jump right off the walls!

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    1. Yes, they're very striking, and when a whole wall is covered.... I always wondered how they made these images...

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