Thursday, 2 June 2011

Paddington Posters (1) - Underwood Street


Underwood Street (which is parallel to Oxford Street) crosses William Street a block to the north. It is a narrow jaggy street, but that is not unique in Paddington. On one corner sits a laundromat, and on another a pub, The London.

The laundromat is in a two storey, non-descript terrace building, plentiful in Paddington, which probably dates from the 1880s. Beside the laundromat, is a barely sign-posted graffic design studio.

I gather that commissions are scarce, and income borderline.

15 comments:

Thérèse said...

Laundromat and pub both present a risk for drowning!

Mo said...

I love finding little gems like these

Kay L. Davies said...

I used to think I'd enjoy graphic design but I'm glad I never tried it. There must be many in every city whose incomes are borderline.
Fascinating photo, Julie.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

lewi14 said...

Wonderful! I like such a dark sense of humour.

J Bar said...

I do like this type of stencil art even when it often appears as graffiti.

Julie said...

Jim, there is graffiti and there is graffiti. I am wandering the streets, finding the type of graffiti that shows technical ability and intelligent comment. There is much about.

RedPat said...

it's wonderful when you happen upon a little gem like this. Good one!

Ann said...

Nice bit of graffiti art.

Bob Crowe said...

Really strong image, both by you and whoever stenciled the wall. It's just damn hard to make a living from art. The market, frankly, isn't that big and the competition is enormous.

Alan O'Riordan said...

Maybe they are positioning themselves in a "macabre" niche that just isn't cutting it in Sydney:-) I really like this stencil, mind.

Jilly said...

I thought we must be in Avignon, where Nathalie shows examples such as this. I love street art when it's like this.

Joe said...

A very unique artwork and advertising logo. Certainly eye catching.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I thought it was good graffiti but it is actually design.

brattcat said...

I find this bit of art/graffiti/design rather haunting.

diane b said...

I guess that is how the designer will look if he doesn't get work.