Blam at the Trekstock pop-up shop

Blam has painted this piece in London for Trekstock’s pop-up store just off of Carnaby Street. Looks even better in person.

Trekstock is a UK charity supporting young people with cancer, so I’d venture to say it’s a pretty good cause. Usually, Trekstock teams with major figures in music and fashion to spread it’s message and raise money, but for this pop-up store, they have also brought in some artists. Blam and David Walker have painted the walls, and artists including Eine and Mysterious Al have donated screenprints. The shop is open from now through July 15th and also features new t-shirts from bands like Local Natives, Bloc Party and Foals for just £10 each. So you can help raise money for charity and get band t-shirts at half the price of what you might have to pay at a concert.

Trekstock’s shop is located at 65-67 Broadwick Street, W1, London

Photo by blam2002

East Meets East

Admittedly, East Meets East might be a bit out of the way for some people, but their line-up is a solid one. I’m not really familiar with Nasimo’s work, but it looks interesting. The rest of the artists are some of London’s best. Blam and Busk are top-notch writers, Run is London’s answer to Blu or San, and kennardphillipps (Kennard in particular) have been making excellent propaganda since before Shepard Fairey had ever heard of Andre the Giant. I’m really looking forward to checking this out.

Upfest in Bristol

This past weekend, the UK played host to two big street art and graffiti festivals. I’ll do a post on each. First, Bristol’s Upfest. This event is more street art focused. Probably the biggest named involved was Hush. Here are a few of the highlights…

Painting and photo by Blam
Painting and photo by Blam
Work by Hush. Photo by Rusty Sheriff
Work by Hush. Photo by Rusty Sheriff

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