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Bristol bus transformed by Upfest street artist

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A double-decker bus has been transformed into a “driveable work of art” by Bristol graffiti artist Cheo.

In a collaboration between First Bus and Upfest Presents, the multi-coloured bus features Bristol landmarks as well as scenes from the Mendips and Weston coastline.

The “UP First bus” has been created ahead of the Upfest Presents street art festival in the city.

The bus will come into service on Monday, 13 May travelling out of the city towards Yate and Thornbury.

Read More: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-bristol-68938963

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Two Yorkshire Cities Named In Top 10 Best For Street Art In The UK

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Yorkshire’s cities are home to some of the most iconic grafitti pieces. So, it’s on surprise that Leeds and Sheffield have featured amongst some of the country’s best to be named in the top ten for cities for street art in the UK. Especially Sheffield, which is a real hub for creative industries and DIY approach to life.

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Camden Market street art doors up for auction

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Salvaged doors used in Camden Market and re-painted by street artists in 2014 are coming up for sale at auction.

The colourful set of 15 will be sold at RWB auctions in Wiltshire and includes art by Captain Kris, The Real Dill, Fan HC and Secle Style.

The doors were taken from sheds erected in London’s Camden Market following a fire in 2009. They were then painted by street artists, but in 2015 the buildings were demolished.

RWB Auctions said a local private collector, who owned the 15 surviving doors, had contacted the auction house in 2023 about selling them.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/ce433wderj8o

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Bringing back the high street’s ghost signs

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Hand-painted advertising signs from the early 20th Century, called ghost signs, are being brought back to life by artists on brick buildings in Gloucester.

Local artist Tash Frootko chose to repaint two ghost signs on Dynevor Street and one opposite Carmarthen Street.

She found family members who used to own one of the shops and still had the original sign.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cd1ddq06njwo.amp

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