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I have often been struck by the wit, wisdom (and irony) of grafitti and
other forms of street poetry, within which I would include some advertising.

Examples that I like include the following:

Brussels

World Cup Football ad, Sheffield

Chiswick, West London

Brussels

Lorry decoration, Castellari Italy

After that, I'll love you, (me also)

Brussels

CN0The Grand Place Brussels

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'Alone we are weak, together we are strong to require housing', Brussels

Aubenas, France

T'''THERE'S NO LACK OF VOID' - Brussels

Brussels

Brussels

Everything is bought, just pay the price Brussels

Brussels

Brussels

****work rotas, Brussels

''Petrolia' Cafe France

Brussels

'LIAR' CHANNEL Brussels

Brussels

Brussels

Brussels

Brussels

Brussels

Brussels

Brussels

Aubenas, France

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Chiswick House Gardens London W4

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Church St London W4

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Chiswick, West London

Chiswick, West London

Printed fencing, Troyes, France

'Capitalism is the liberty of the fox in the hen-house'

'Thames Water?' West London

Brussels

'Head in the stars - feet in the shit' - Brussels


'THE DEVIL'S GREATEST TRICK?'
'instant coffee reality TV financial auditors and petrol at full fat prices'
London W4

Brussels

Brussels

Brussels

Brussels

Dusseldorf

Chiswick, West London

Brussels

Brussels

Brussels

'Man has created God - the opposite has yet to be proved' -

Brussels

'In Paradise, one is seated at the right of God.
It's normal, it is the place of death' -
Brussels

'Our misery, not yours' Brussels

Brussels

London W4

London

Post-it notes London W4 subway

Post-it notes next day
London W4 subway

'born strong', Brussels

Dusseldorf

Road sign Lagorce, france

South London

Derelict Building, Brussels

CostCutter Supermarket, West London

Brussels

Brussels


Brussels

Brussels

Sheffield city centre

'Under the pavement, the beach', Restaurant, Brussels

London, South Bank beach

Brussels

'Make Cycling, Not War''Brussels

Brussels

Fire Drill? Brussels

'Another World is Possible' Brussels

Gate, Ardeche, France

Graffitti Dog, Brussels

Aubenas, Francee
Transl. 'Poor France
30% Invertebrate opportunists
18% Insignificant sheep
11% Complete idiots'

Hams, Vallon Pont D'Arc, France

Image on traffic light, Brussels

Grass car, Barnes West London

'Without Hate Street', Brussels

Political manifesto, Brussels

Empty building, Brussels

London 2006

Pavement outside the Theatre Nationale
Brussels 2006

A child plays on the beach
Nuclear power station near Montelimar France

SaSausage packaging on a French street market
transl. 'The breasts of my cousin'

Joyeuse, France

Rural French farm building South of Rheims, France

''No to red lights'
France


'I love your wife!'

Brussels 2006


''Brussels 2006

Graffitti, Brussels

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'Cave painting' Graffitti: Brussels

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Electricity Meter, Port D'Anvers, Brussels

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Sheffield: 'Welcome to my garden'

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WetWest London supermarket

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Notting Hill Gate 2005

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Street Market, Brussels

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Ardeche village fete, France

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Drainpipe, Largorce, France

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Drainpipe, Largorce, France

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London: subway stencil

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Brussels: Street market stall-holder

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Brussels

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London. mid 60's

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Brussels: vehicle intimacy in the red light district

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Las Vegas 1960: cultural confusion

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London: Spring 2004 World cup fever

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South Carolina 1960

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New York City 1960

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Brussels: building site near the European Commission

the inscription reads - L'INCENDIE DES DIX ORTEILS - THE BURNING OF TEN TOES

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Brussels: Trade Union Demonstration

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Castellari Italy: Gnomes keep an eye on the Virgin Mary

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Brussels: fly-posted anti-EU stickers

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Le Chien Vert Fabric shop, Brussels

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'Dictatorship means shut your mouth - Democracy means talk as much as you like',xBrussels:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Fly poster, Brussels

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Lille-Europe train station

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Cement delivery, Brussels

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car park graffiti
'la scheda elettorale e' la patente dell' imbecille - the electoral system is the invention of an imbecile',
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Utilities box, Castellari Italy: xxxxxxxxxxxxx

cigarette ad

Cigarette ad, 'you can achieve anything you want, you only have to dare to dream'xPaderborn, Germany 1995
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bridge graffitti
bridge graffitti
bridge graffitti

Railway bridge, Ealing, West London:

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SLOWLY RECOGNISING A LARGE DOG IN THE CAR AHEAD

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ALMOST FULL MOON A LUXURIOUS VOICE ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE

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BACK FROM THE MOUNTAINS A YELLOW HANDRAIL GUIDES ME DOWN THE SUBWAY STAIRS

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HOT DAY UNDER LIGHT WHITE SLACKS JUST HER

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THE DRIVER PALMS HIS CIGARETTE OPENS THE HEARSE DOOR

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CAR PILED WITH LUGGAGE STRAYING INTO THE FUNERAL PROCESSION

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SUN SHINES RED THROUGH MY FATHER'S THUMB ON THE STEERING WHEEL

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ON THE TWELFTH FLOOR A LIFES WORK HOLD OPEN THE BOOK REVIEWER'S DOOR

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INTO THE BLINDING SUN THE FUNERAL PROCESSION'S GLARING HEADLIGHTS

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derelict cinema signs, 42nd Street, New York NOVEMBER 1995. If you know who did these signs, please let me know, I'd like to acknowledge them here.

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Graffitti on A4 BridgeWest London


If you see any streetpoetry that you like e-mail it to me and I'll try to include it here.

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