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Maybe the title of this page is incorrect as there are a few pictures on this page from the early 90's but what's for certain is the early London graffiti scene centered around the Ladbroke Grove area of West London and the weekend meet up spot at Covent Garden. 


Weetabix advert by Artful Dodger, ~1984     - pic from Old Skool72 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/8254984@N05/

 

               

Mode 2 & Scribla on The No.73 show.                                                                      Artful Dodger on Network 7.

 

                        

TCA graffiti on The Lenny Henry show by Scribla

 

                     

Pride & Scribla of The Chrome Angelz (TCA) on Pebble Mill. ~ 1985                                                       


 

              

Style by Pride TCA                                                                                             Freestyle 85 was a hip hop event held in Covent Garden in 1985.   

 

          17freestyle85-f4b by you.

                                                                                                                                  Survive by Mode 2 for Freestyle 85 exhibition. 

 

        

Tough Arts - Plazz & Drome 2 - 1987                                                                clips from various programmes

 


Street Entertainers by Bando - photo from Pac's photobucket - http://s143.photobucket.com/albums/r160/pac1972/

 


      

Run The World piece by Starlite Rockers, Eze 74 & Data 27- opposite Green Park station 1986.




Covent Garden

Covent Garden was an early meeting site for London writers.  It died down in about 87 and was started up again in 1990 but didnt last long. 


     


      


    

Zulu by Scribla                                                                                                            Shock Shack by Mode2

From Mode 2 interview -

What was your first piece - where was it? Did you do it alone?
“I don't know whether or not it was a couple of banners that I was helping Scribla to paint for the Alternative Arts Street Entertainers Festival of '84 in Covent Garden, OR the "Shock-Shack" piece I did by myself along the hoardings of the Royal Opera House... We used raw canvas for the banners and found out, the hard way, how not to use spray paint on a porous surface. As for "Shock-Shack", the piss take I was getting was, "Yeah, nuff arrows on that!", plus doing your first outlines in permanent markers is not advised...”

 

     

Canman & Snake                                                                                                                                


      

Dynamite                                                                                                                  Bad Style


Proms by Scribla

               

     

Devious                                                                                                                                      TBS - Trail Blazers (TCA)

 

Devoius

 

Chrome Angelz Elite

 

    

TCA by Scribla                                                                                  

 

 

At the 80s Covent Garden meeting.                                                       Drastic by Bando


      

 


     

 T Kid character by Mode 2. 

 

  

T Kid

 

     

TCA

 

Jubilee by Pride TCA

 

Jubilee

 

Market

 

Pride, TCA





 Goldbourne Road. - The Pit

Londons best known hall of fame.

 


    

                                                                                                      Style, Hang 71 & Mel


    

Love by Rio 2                                                                                            Nonstop / All Star Kings


    


 

Dutch, London Giantz

 

King 63 [Form] & Zone 1, London Giantz

 

Juski 101, London Giantz

 

Shame 181 - London Giantz


     

?                                                                                                         All Star kings


    



  Ice 3 by you.         

Graf by Ice 3                                                                                  Cry For The City by Da Velvet Agentz (DVA), Glory, Stef, Hitch, Shine


    



    

                                                                                                       All Star Kings / Nonstop

 

        



AWE

                                                                                                                                                              

above pic linked from Strictly Kev's Flickr - go here to see larger versions - http://www.flickr.com/photos/strictly-kev/5388682077/


          

 jump 2 / Chris                                      "It's time For War", Urban War" by Nonstop


Giants R Stars by Jap 302, London Giantz


    

"ASK" by Rush, Roc by Prime                                                                                                             Nonstop



    

All Star Kings / Nonstop


Scam


 

 

       

Nonstop

 

   moregrafpics2585pl-4a4 by you.      stateofart8lb-f7d by you.

Nonstop

 

        wayne1wz-5b9 by you.

Scam Stupid Fresh by Scam                                                        Wayne

 

just9ia-835 by you.         ink211re-af0 by you.

Just                                                                                        Ink27

 

 

Justice

 

Rio 2


State Of Art, Nonstop.

 

                                                

 

Nonstop

 

State Of Art by you.       soa9rt-82f by you.

 

 

Tuff Times by Cazbee53, Da Sure Shots.

 

 

Nonstop, as featured in the book Spraycan Art.                                                         Hell Raizers by Prime

 

 

Scam

 

Dukes by Foam 

 

Dukes by Foam



 

Atomic Style by Rich & Rage of No Limitz crew (NLZ), 1987.


     

Mask                                                                                                 

 

stylebyprime8xr-9e3 by you.   

Style by Prime

 

Crack by Rio 2

 

Seize

 

 

 

 

Rich & Rage

 

 rich20wildstyle20grove20876tr-4ca by you.     nolimitsresize6ez.md-c43 by you.

Rich, NLZ                                                                                          Rage, NLZ

 

 

 

Characters by Seize

 

 

Scam

 

         

Cazbee                                                   - from Cazbee's Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/26677295@N06/

                                                                                                                                                                                           

Cazbee 53, Da Sure Shots, (DSS) 1987. One of Londons most classic pieces.

 

 

Dukes by Foam, Cold Crush Dukes

 

           

                                                                                                                         Rich - No Limitz crew.

 

Rich, NLZ



 

 Ebony by you.         Choice by you.

Choice by Rough


Sir Prime, 


    

Help                                                                                                  Mint


  Ashlee by rel?ganja by you.       Keen by you.

Ashlee by Ganja                                                                                                    Keen & Check

 

One Love - Ganja

 

Keen Skire

Skire by you.    Ganja by you.

Skire                                                                                                    Ganja


KTC by you.    

KTC (Koast To Coast)                                                                                             AWE 

 

Drax WD 1990.


Rage



    

Slice by Keen                                                                                                          KTC by Info

 

 Blame by you.      Karen by Info by you.

Blame                                                                                                                        360 Clic, Karen (for his cousin) by Infoe, KTC 1990


Oshan by you.   

Oshan 1991                                                                                            Pulse

 

Seth KOA by you.     

Seth 1, KOA (Australian)                                                                                         


     


Goldie




Trelick Towers by Nonstop Arts

 

   Worlds end wall by Non Stop & No Limitz at Trellick Towers, Ladbroke Grove, 1987 by you.       moregrafpics2646yv-efa by you.

 

  moregrafpics2636uv-ed1 by you.       

 

 

 


 

to see hi-res large version of above go to 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/strictly-kev/5388683099/


from Andymag's flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/andymag/


    Trellick by you.



Wayne by Rio 2

 

     

Power Kaos by Prime, 1988. - near Latimer Road

 

Stop by UK artists, as seen in Spraycan Art

 

Surface by Skam & Sketch (from Copenhagen) - this was near the M41

 

       

Paradox by Paradox & The Krew                                    Known 2b Down by Scam & Demo (Cade / Crame ) - The Tabernacle


     

 

        

State Of Art, Nonstop                                                                                                      News clip about writers causing a crime wave in the Grove area.



 


       

Crazy carnival by Snake & Ariane                                                                                                         Style by Scam


     


 

Scam, Brim, Drone, Bando & Mode 2

 

 

 

 

         

Character by Mode 2                                                                                               Brim & Scam painting, from Bombing.

 

    

Crime by Bando  Drome by Drome 2                                                                                            Brim from New York

 

Brim Bio, TAT, 1985

 

Bad by Pride & Scam, painted for the Good Meaing Bad documentary - 1987

 

??

 


      

 "Westway Sports Centre" by ???


Spray Saint & Ninja


Ninja

 

Acklam Play Centre

 

NonStop Arts - Acklam play centre by you.           Saga - Acklam play centre ~ 1987 by you.

Non Stop Arts ~ 1988                                                            Saga


     

Stop by Rage (- photo from Racee)




     

Seize & 


Infoe, KTC


      

Foam & Kast, CCD - 1989.


    

Len                                                                                                                        Skore 204


Ten, Fiasko, West London by Chase




The Westway

 

Futura 2000, the first Graf to get done in the UK 1981. Photo from Scam. The Ling piece above is also by Scam

 

     

?                                                                                                                                                         Static by Nonstop

 

     

Nonstop Art                                                                                             Rekless by Scam                  

 

             

Scam, Rek Rock                           

     



Mare 2 & Jem

 

 

          

Free The Spirit

 

       

Free The Spirit -  (from Racee)                                                                                                                     Cras by Judge (Rio 2)


     

 ?                                                                                                                                 ?

 

       

 Scam, 3 Time                                                                                                         Sure Thing by Jap 302

 

      

Funky by Cazbee


      

Angelz - The Chrome Angelz        


                            

 

west2.jpg     

State Of Art, Nonstop                                                                                                                                              Sane


Scam


      

Enigma                                                                                                                                                          Sudden Impact by Nonstop

 

Sudden Impact by Nonstop Arts, 1987 - photo DJ Catch

 

       

Nonstop painting the Sudden Impact wall under the Westway.

 

   

Rio 2 (photo by Merc)                                                                                       Rio 2 , Demo (photo from Racee http://www.myspace.com/raceerace )            


             

 Enigma

      

Ice 3                                                                                                                                                  Ice 3

 

           

NLZ                                                                                                       Rio 2

 

DSS - Da Sure Shots (photo from Racee http://www.myspace.com/raceerace )

 

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Acine & Justice (?) - (photo from Racee http://www.myspace.com/raceerace )

 

          

Surf by Scam                                                                                                                               Graffiti by Justice

 

Another photo of Scam's Surf piece.

 

     

better picture of that graffiti piece.                                                                                                

 

             

Sweet                                                                                                                    ??

 

Class, Rage

 

            

Rich, NLZ                                                                                                  

 

 Justice by Justice (Rio 2)


      

                                                                                                                                     Cak 



       

Foam, Coma, Cazbee                                                                                                                    Cazbee

 

 

Foam, Cazbee, Coma

 

 

       

                                                                                                                            "Known  to be down" by Scam.

 

      

Funk by Rio 2                                                                                                          Def Not Dumb

 

         

                                                                                                                              Coma

 

      

Justice         

 

          

Prime, WRH, THR                                                                          Coma    - (photo Mr Met  http://www.myspace.com/metism )

 

Crome by Rio 2

 

    

Lisa by Rel (Ganja)

 

       

Blast by Scam                                                                                                                                                           Risk Jamo

 

     

Earl, HKA                                                                                                                        Hope

                      

 

Taran, HKA


Mad Ethnics - Scam & Seize

 

     

 

 

          

Character by Seize, Hate by Hate, Zoe by Scam, Mad Ethnics 

 

     

Hate by Hate, character by Seize                                                                                                                              Zoe by Scam, MEC - Mad Ethnics crew

 

         

Eyes by Zaki

 

       

?                                                                                                                                       Jon 156 


                                                                                                                                                                       

         

Koma                                                                                                                               Hate


      

 

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Inner City Nomads

 

Mad Juvenilles by T.O.P.

 

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Creater by Cre 8                                                                                                        Hate. 1987


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