Was Walter Kershaw “Britain’s first graffiti artist”?
This question gets some coverage on the Guardian in this article about the Rochdale-born artist who rubbed councils up the wrong way in creating his artworks in the North of England. You can learn more about the man and his work, including various global assignments, on the Walter Kershaw website [Link expired]. There is also […]
Los Angeles murals photographed by Ernest A. Long
Daniel Lohmann kindly shared the link to this archive of Los Angeles mural photography from Ernest A. Long. There is an introductory article on the Getty education blog and the collection contains 200 images, all taken between 1973 and 1883. Like London it seems that Los Angeles also has a proud tradition of mural art, I […]
Signs and street scenes from Hong Kong in 1972
This photo essay on Business Insider shows photos of Hong Kong as it was in 1972, including many street scenes and various forms of signage. The photos are all by Nick DeWolf and more can be found in his corresponding Flickr set. The one above reminds me of the contemporary use of walls in Dhaka, […]
1970s London graffiti profiled in (sadly) out of print book
Check this out and don’t forget to eat your prunes! If you know a place to buy the book please let me know.
RSPA health and safety posters, original mid-20th Century artworks found
Fascinating discovery at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, video here, images here.
Cool barbers sign in Mumbai, 1970/80s
More in this BBC gallery, although not with the cool sign mirroring the ‘model’ in the background. Original photo here.