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Scottish streetart – Elph

Won the Battle - Lost the War (in progress)

Nishiko.

antimatter

Fuzzy edges

Thistle St.

2004 - stickers/paper heads

Elph is an Edinburgh based graffiti artist, who does a lot of commercial work and exhibitions these days. There used to be a lot of the stickers you can see in the bottom picture around the city.

His flickr is here.

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  • Bad Taste Toast 6 February 2011, 1:09 pm

    THIS is the coolest street art ever! I love the style of the graffities, he/she (?!) seems to be so passionate about his/her motives! I wish we had such cool street art here in Düsseldorf because I think that's a kind of art that can beautify a city 🙂

  • Grit and Glamour 6 February 2011, 1:20 pm

    Wow! Amazing! I love street art like this…it lifts you up when you see it, you know? I love that subculture. I find it so fascinating. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Sacramento 6 February 2011, 3:24 pm

    Love graffiti as a free way of expression. Elph is really good.
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  • oranges_and_apples 6 February 2011, 8:11 pm

    this comment nevver made it onto disqus for some reason 🙁

    Wow! Amazing! I love street art like this…it lifts you up when you see it, you know? I love that subculture. I find it so fascinating. Thanks for sharing!

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    http://www.gritandglamour.com
    @gritandglamour

  • Vix 6 February 2011, 9:06 pm

    I love it! One of our town's famous sons is Goldie. There's still loads of his graffiti decorating the walls and playgrounds. xxx

  • Hannah 6 February 2011, 11:17 pm

    beautiful painting, I love all the colours! Going to check out his flickr now


    Bow Dream Nation xx

  • Oceandrift 6 February 2011, 11:28 pm

    Wow. Scottish street art seems to be pretty amazing. Please post more.

  • Misfitsvintage 7 February 2011, 5:05 am

    Oh I LOVE this – thanks so much, Franca. I especially love the last one – is it a bit groucho-esque (I hope so – I LOVE Groucho!).

    There was a guy in Sydney called Arthur Stace (now known as Mr Eternity) who was a reformed alcoholic who converted to Christianity and spread his form of gospel by writing the word "Eternity'" in chalk on footpaths in Sydney over a period of approximately 35 years until his death in the mid 1960s. His tale is quite legendary, and he had the most beautiful handwriting and the 'Eternity' synmbol has been embraced and used by many artists, social reformists and activists for the last fifty or more years. It was such a beautiful idea and he was so devoted to his simple movement for so long. I thought you might be interested in his story. Pic here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SydneySights0006.jpg

    Sarah xxx

  • oranges_and_apples 7 February 2011, 10:57 am

    and another comment coming through only on blogger:

    beautiful painting, I love all the colours! Going to check out his flickr now

    Bow Dream Nation xx

  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    How cool! I only found out th other day in an observer arycile that goldie
    was one of the original graffiti artists in the UK! That's lovely that his
    murals are still there!

  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    I love it, such a great story and beutifully simple idea!