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simon gets around a bit….

10 Apr

I think a lot of people are pissed at the weather lately. They miss the hot weather, the sun, the beach trips. I for one am loving this cold change. The sky is overcast, the breeze is nippy and I can finally sleep at night and get around without dying in a puddle of my own sweat. Oh winter, you approach fast! And I love you for it!

Took a little trip around the city yesterday and managed to spot a few more degroot traffic boxes. I love him too.

This was on the corner of George and Margaret St as you walk towards QUT:

And this was on the corner of George and Alice Street:

They really need to clean the bottom of these bad boys…

It’s starting to get to a point where I’d kill for a print of some of his work. I might have to take some close up shots of these and get the photos developed on a crazy big scale for framing.

so many ways to play!

6 Apr

Ahh Duplo, Lego’s bigger cousin that gets along really well with small children, you can be used for such amusement.

Or, as I saw while walking home last night (with a few vodkas, wines and beers under my belt, “All the food groups” as I’ve been told), I spotted this colourful Duplo… code? above some glassless windows on a building facade (just the facade remains, there’s no building to it) on Brunswick Street just up from the Judith Wright Centre.

Curious….

I wonder what it stands for, anyone know?:

God I hope Brisbane just became home to a really creative street artist.

Naaaw, plus, check out the Ricky Martinesque DILF at the beginning!:

just a bit of cock

5 Apr

You may remember Guido, the artist who did the traffic box with the monkeys on it from this post here.

Well, I found another, on the corner of Wickham and Gipps Streets in the Valley. I have to say, he has to be one of my favourites, I love the detail, there’s something so lifelike, yet cartoony about his work.

gorillas in the mist

3 Apr

Once again my love of animals that think they’re people keeps being piqued.

This was on the return trip from a morning of Homemaker City frivolity, we passed this traffic signal box on Wickham Street. Then I backtracked and got a photo of it while Kevin, full of shame, kept walking ahead.

Neither Tarzan, Sigourney Weaver or George of the Jungle were anywhere to be seen unfortunately.

an image is worth a thousand words

16 Mar

Well hello there. I’ve been a little negligent of this poor little blog lately. Had my computer die on me, and then everything is happening! I made a trip to Sydney for Mardi Gras, and I’m about to head to Melbourne for a few days and a few musicals. Life plods along nonetheless, and I do have a small backlog of posts to make, which should start showing up in the next few days.

My Mardi Gras outfit. There were red shoes too. Also a tail. It was recycled the next weekend in Brisbane for Big Gay Day.

In other news, I’ll be moving in a few months when my lease is up. It’s been a good three years where I am (god, living by myself since I was 21!), but time to find a slightly nicer place. With air con. Or at least a breeze. Summer was particularly cruel when it hit this year, the extreme humidity didn’t help at all either. So poking around and hoping to find a nice place to call new home when it comes around (june/julyish). Will be putting a little more effort into the place too, my crafting and decorating has been on hold lately because I’ve not been happy in my surrounds, and I’ve been considering moving for a while. Most projects are off until I move, as the motivation to do anything in this place is almost completely gone.

Anyhows, here are a few more photos from my trip around the city snapping shots of traffic signal boxes, these are all by artist “Worth”. Located towards Fortitude Valley and Spring Hill.

Also love the little circles on top of one, looks like they’ve used the top of the box as their working pallette, and then turned it into art as well:

 

What looks like a good use of leftover paint (and feels REALLY deGroot’y):

This used to have some additional John Howard-centric grafitti on it, I’m gathering it wasn’t the artists. I do however like the realistic looking person surrounded by tiny people with cutesy balloon faces, nice mismatching of styles:

misadventures in the mind forest

7 Feb

Oh yeah, more traffic signal boxes! Brisbane is just bursting with them. These wonderful little Euro Fairytale boxes, entitled “Mind-Forest Misadventure” by Olesya Petkov live near the dental school on Turbot Street as you walk towards Wickham Terrace/Roma Street Parklands.

I love the Brothers Grimm/White Queen look they have:

The artists description just doesn’t seem to do justice to the visual: “A woman running through a European forest in a billowing red dress.

They could almost be a woodblock print from an old storybook!

And speaking of Justice, and art, here’s Justice with D.A.N.C.E. (Love the tshirts!):

is it a bird? is it a plane? to be honest, it’s probably a bit of both!

3 Feb

Brisbane has a great new superhero. Immortalised in paint for the world to see. Defender of Justice. Keeper of the Peace. ……..shooter of lasers from his beak?

That’s right! It’s Laser Beak Man!

Tim Sharp, the artist, is a 21-year-old autistic guy from Australia who has taken his Laser Beak Man around the world. Good on you Tim! You can learn more about the artist, and see more Laser Beak Man at his website. I mean, come on! It was even turned into a short animated show on ABC! Way to support autistic artists, world!

This traffic box is located outside the 7/11 at the intersection of Adelaide and Edward Street in the CBD.

And I guess his power, much like Bjork’s, comes from smiles and giggles:

You see!

The similarities are uncanny!

Keep up the amazing work Tim! You too, Bjork!