Almost every day a piece of street art pops up in Shoreditch – Londons East-End district, in the Borough of Hackney. Considered a Mecca for street art in Europe, Shoreditch and Hackney alike are ever growing.
Full of vibrant styles, coffee shops, events and young people who want to stand out from the ordinary. But for this kind of scene, you need a ‘’canvas’’ ready to fit its standards. Enter vibrant, colorful Shoreditch!
Even though street art is meant to be temporary, artists choose either the same wall. At least, that’s what happens here, where art pieces can last a long time or be painted over or stolen, even if it’s just a sign to make or break your day. Everyone wants to leave their mark. It began by being illegal, but now, maybe because of Londons ‘’punk’’ attitude, no one cared and it became famous for its artists and art pieces. From Banksy to Fin DAC, if it’s bringing back to life an old building on a dull street or paying homage to local heroes or shop/bar owners personalizing their business to attract clients, street art is one of the reasons East London is what it is today, with its style and characters!
Thank you for that!