Saturday 14 February 2015

Spring is Sprung, Roses are mostly not red and Violets are definitely not Blue…

But Valentine’s Day wasn’t a total downer after all. Yay!  So I went out hunting new street art this morning. Bad weather, holidays and then work have kept me off the streets since November and I was in the mood for a long stroll. Today was a peach to be honest.

For starters I tracked down not one but two of Caelainn Bradley’s poems in Smithfield. The first one is particularly topical for the day that’s in it.

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And then I fond this mystery Valentine’s card stuck to a wall nearby. As far as I can tell It was one of 20 put up around the city as random “Here’s a Valentine’s day card for you” gifts to strangers by a graphic artist called Isabel Ruiz de Casas. I saw another one on Grafton St. but didn’t realize it until I saw this one. It’s a lovely little project,

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Much more of this and I’ll ruin my reputation of not having a romantic bone in my body.

Other highlights of the day – a trio of pieces by Conor Harrington. Now that he’s getting main stream recognition we may not get too many more of these freebies so I fully intend to enjoy them.

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Loads of new stickers. I particularly like the Heeed “Based on a True Sticker” one but the 13 of spades is quite special.

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And some new larger pieces too. The wall of Busyfeet & Coco Cafe got yet another epic overhaul.

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Dermot McConaghy (DMC), Solus and some others (I think) put this First Fortnight mental health awareness piece together before Christmas on Temple St South. .

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Also a classic by ADW that seems to have been newly stuck to a post in Smithfield. Never gets old. 

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And finally, just in case anyone thinks I’ve stopped being angry about our defective constitution. This Must Happen.

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