Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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shitake says:

My...this is great!

26th Oct 2008, 17:15

MaggieD says:

Ace bit of anti pollution propaganda :)

26th Oct 2008, 17:26

I promise I'll get some therapy soon, but I swear, from the thumbnail of that top shot, I thought she was about to bite the head off a tiny old man she's holding....

So beautiful! (The actuality here, not my overworked brain's mistaken first impression...)


26th Oct 2008, 18:40

Toddy says:

Love it

26th Oct 2008, 20:24

Caine says:

Sentimental. :)

26th Oct 2008, 20:40

Thank you all!
I'm not sure that this is graff-graff... think it may be related to this and that the two may be related to a new gallery or the Hackney Festival ... No reason, and the gallery hasn't shown anything that may be considered related but these two things just feel too complete, and have a slicker, more commercial feel than I'd expect in regular street graff.

27th Oct 2008, 06:59

JokerXL says:

*splutters coffee over keyboard @ Lazlo's interpretation*

Super D, beautifull.
Will it last long? I mean, before some moron ruins it?

28th Oct 2008, 05:58

It is Joker, isn't it..

I've no idea how long it will last, although when good urban art is painted on doors by this canal does seem to last longer than when it's painted elsewhere

28th Oct 2008, 06:43

Spiderbaby says:

Wow. That's pretty special.

31st Oct 2008, 16:17

thank you - quite staggering to come across it

5th Nov 2008, 22:29

Earthlad says:

Makes its point perfectly . Me thinks

31st Dec 2008, 03:34

Dhamaka says:

and respected too... although I've not been down for a couple of weeks nobody had tagged over it last time I was there

31st Dec 2008, 08:03