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Graffiti & Street Art in Deep Ellum, Texas

Graffiti & Street Art in Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

Here are just some of the art that caught my eye around Deep Ellum.

"Mega Zee" by Sarah Brown | Graffiti & Street Art in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

“Mega Zee” by Sanah Brown

"Deep Rawlins" by Hunter Creates | Graffiti & Street Art in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

“Deep Rawlins” by Hunter Creates

"Apples" by Carolyn Xu | Graffiti & Street Art in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

“Apples” by Carolyn Xu

"Viva Deep Ellum" by Jorge Gutierrez | Graffiti & Street Art in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

“Viva Deep Ellum” by Jorge Gutierrez

"Tex of the Future" (unknown) | Graffiti & Street Art in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

“Tex of the Future” (unknown)

"Insekta" by Joey Delgado | Graffiti & Street Art in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

“Insekta” by Joey Delgado

by Jim Hastings | Graffiti & Street Art in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

untitled by Jim Hastings

unknown | Graffiti & Street Art in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

unknown

unknown | Graffiti & Street Art in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

unknown

“The Traveling Man” by Brad Oldham

"The Traveling Man" by Brad Oldham | Graffiti & Street Art in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

“Walking Tall | The Traveling Man” by Brad Oldham

"The Traveling Man" by Brad Oldham | Graffiti & Street Art in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

"The Traveling Man" by Brad Oldham | Graffiti & Street Art in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

“Awakening | The Traveling Man” by Brad Oldham

Exploring the East End with The Alternative London Walking Tour

Before getting on my flight to London, I made a booking with The Alternative London Walking Tour to learn more about graffiti and street art.

It was one of the best tours I’ve been on. I liked how knowledgeable our tour guide Lily was — as she was also an artist herself — and I really appreciated how small the group was. More than the art, I also learned about the East End.

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

The group met up at the goat statue located close to the Spitafields Market and closest tube stop is Liverpool.

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

I arrived early and noodled around the market where I found a great coffee shop called the Department of Coffee and Social Affairs.

Some great takeaways from the tour:

  • London’s graffiti and street art were heavily influenced by NYC.
  • Chrome paint is used because it’s the hardest to cover up.
  • Some artists use the foam from fire extinguishers.
  • Graffiti, we all know about. But street art can be comprised of sculpted forms.
  • Look up. Some artists sculpt on top of sign and lamp posts.

I definitely would recommend this tour. It was one of the highlights of my trip. And since the Mister was occupied with work during the day, I went back to Brick Lane with him during one of his free days and gave the Cliff’s Notes version.

London 2015 | by Lillian LeeA street artist named Ronzo made his mark around the area with his sculpted little monsters which you can see above the Brick Lane Street sign.

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian LeeThe texture this artist was able to create is mind-blowing. This piece was one of my favorites.

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian LeeLoved the type!

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee
Stop signs re-mixed.

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee
Look up and you’ll see more. Some artists sculpt on top of posts. Had our guide not pointed them out, I would’ve kept walking.

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian LeeA piece about hope by Stick.

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian LeeThis in memoriam piece was spectacular. I think it’s called “Portal” by Citizenkane (2014). Below the piece, it read “Dedicated to my late son Joe who took his own life a year ago today June 21, 2013.”

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian LeeThis portrait is based on an actual person who just happened to be sitting on a stoop next to it. He smiled as I walked by after snapping this shot.

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