Our friends at London Calling are celebrating one full year of blogging and what better way to mark the occasion than with an all out paint jam in one of London’s most popular painting spots.
The blog, which documents street art as it happens, has built up a great reputation over the year and become a staple of the blogging scene in the East End. We’ve recommended them for a while and you find links to them and more in our blogs we love to follow section.
And for Blackall Street, it’s the second set piece paint jam we’ve covered this year having visited a couple of weeks before to record the all girl jam organised by Femme Fierce. On that occasion London in January didn’t disappoint and it chucked it down, this time it was just “pretty cold”.
Taking part, the likes of Giusi Tomasello, Gary Alford, Olivier Robieau, New Art Rioter, Elno, Zina, Frankie Strand, Mutiny, Artista, Seeds One, Furia and Morgandy all turned up, paints in hand to decorate spots on the street supplied by street art organisers Global Street Art. Needless to say the art didn’t disappoint and following on from the antics earlier in the month, Blackall Street is starting to look pretty good.
So, the purpose of a paint jam is of course to create new art and for blogs like ours it’s our job to hang out, be cool and take awesome photos so here they are and happy birthday to London Calling.
The paint jam in Blackall Street took place over the weekend of 23 and 24 January 2016. Our previous feature on the the paint jam earlier in the year can be found here.
Blackall Street Paint Jam Gallery