Just recently, during one of my wanderings, I stumbled across a paste-up by the Berlin based street artist LACUNA. I was thrilled; paste-ups are rare to find in Essen and don’t have a high chance of survival here. Too many people try to peel the works off the wall to take them away and destroy […]

Anna Littsa aka FOXY X MR.PILZ Martha Cooper turned 80 today. Who Martha Cooper is, probably doesn’t need to be explained in a blog about graffiti and street art. With her photos and books this woman has had an influence on the global graffiti scene that is impossible to quantify. Her book Subway Art, which […]

At Emscherhalle in these days you’ll meet illustrious characters. An angry hissing cougar. a distinguished lizard, dressed for business and a funky gorilla, as well as an orange kitty besides a number of strange figures, one of them with a highly questionable nose. Anna Littsa aka FOXY MATTEZ X TOKK HAZE x SERA SOON OSW […]

The Ruhr area is a stronghold of graffiti; there are only a few artists who do paste-ups. The street art scene tends to meet on the Rhine in Düsseldorf and Cologne, where it has covered entire neighbourhoods, such as the Belgian Quarter, with this art. I don’t know of such focal points in my area […]

Meiderich’s graffiti tunnel has never been so heavily guarded. A gunman with a smoking Winchester only allows entry under acute danger to life. In the tunnel, the animes are let loose beside the usual suspects. SANTO ASUS x Anna Littsa aka FOXY x ILONKA MAGIC x DEMOKURA COMBOLUTION x DREAM more pictures -> click

To Ancient Egyptians scarab beetles were a smbol of luck And these two pill-rotators are in desperate need of luck, as they have accidentally chosen a highly explosive bomb to lay their eggs in. Wherever they crawl, danger travels with them. Or is it perhaps more about manoeuvring this dangerous object out of the danger […]

In Steele everything is new in spring. Around Kaiser Otto Platz there are a few freshly renovated cable distributors to admire and in addition, some freshly painted flower tubs are waiting to be planted so that the path from the station to the city centre becomes even more colourful. Kaiser-Otto-Platz (11/2022) & (03/2023) THE TOP […]

Do you know the Moomins? No? No problem, I was only recently introduced to them by my friend from Berlin. These lovable, HIPPO-like characters were invented by the Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson. Sweeties, but they are all Trolls. My Berlin friend initially met them in Berlin, but now it seems as if they […]

Carnival has the city in its grip and everyone who knows me knows that I can’t do much with this so-called 5th season. This time, armed with a fat Edding, I made my way past all the cardboard noses and foolscaps to our HoF Auf der Donau. Colourful and cheerful, even if without Helau and […]

I love the backyards of Dortmund! But the crux is, you can rarely see what they are hiding from the street and you have to go inside. Into each one (and there are many), which takes time! I don’t know how many times I’ve walked past this one in Kesselstraße on my rambles through Dortmund’s […]