Taggers have been hard at work on this bridge. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a tradition in the graffiti world to try and access the most remote and hard to get to spots. And when you do get there, you tag your name to prove you were there. Imagine taggers climbing all over this bridge structure to reach each place where there’s graffiti.
Three versions of the famous Niteowl owl. These are all from the same on ramp to the freeway in East Oakland, by Jingletown. Hoo hoo hoo!
A series of faces from the explosive on ramp art gallery I saw in east Oakland. We have mustashed men from oprit, a bear and a totem poll from stayaware and an alien like thing from ofez yess.
All pretty dope.
Ran into a treasure trove of street art on the side of an onramp to the freeway in East Oakland, by Jingletown. This blew my mind, and it’ll take about three posts to share it all.
Post #1 has classic hummingbird bees from Chris Granillo, and some cartoon characters, Bart Simpson, Cleveland, Sylvester the Cat, Kermit the frog and more. Remember when the Simpsons used to be good? The goose type bird next to the yellow hummingbee is from birdlife.
Birds peering out at you from an underpass in East Oakland. Owl is from Niteowl and crow is from irot. Don’t know the artsy who did the orange rose and poppy, but those are a great counterpoint to the birds.
Really great street art from under the bridge, sorry about the shadows, bit it does give it a different look. The biggest images are by Eddie Cola with a go big or go home addition over the top.
Sea turtles swimming along the 580 freeway in east Oakland! I live these turtles so much! Abs it took me a while to get close enough to take a picture. So beautiful, so serene. Turtles.
Newer street art from Cazal and West Coast BBoys in East Oakland.
A mural to honor and remember the 43 student teachers who were disappeared by the Mexican government while they protested. The real dia de los muertos.
Some beautiful murals in the San Antonio neighborhood in East Oakland. These are in a big empty lot where there’s plenty of visibility. An older man screen printing, a woman poet with marigolds and butterflies, a mandala, and a skeleton on the altar.