Almost a year is passed since my last walk in Dortmund’s Unionviertel (#FUCKCORONA); plenty of time for the change. I didn’t expect to find such a variety of new murals there. Denis Klatt aka HIFI has realized a mighty Humpback Whale at Lange Straße 21. The background story is given by his Instagram account. What […]

Since my first visit in Dortmund’s Unionviertel I was keen of an old advertising mural at Kraftstoff, a popular pub and beergarden at Augustastraße 2. Unfortunately I didn’t got a proper picture of it and when I was there in October 2020, I found the facade scaffolded and did’nt foresee anything good, I didn’t know […]

The wall opposite Dortmunder U, designed in November 2013 with „HYPE“ by Mark Gmehling, has got a new face. Curated by 44309 STREET//ART GALLERY, artist collective „MAN KENNT SICH“ (Herr Choko, A.Elementar, Kasino 44, Call Me Marc & Dr.Aco) has redesigned this eyecatcher wall in the heart of Unionviertel. Unfortunately the exhibition „I was here“, […]

I must confess, I’m almost ashamed to admit, that yesterday the lack of public lavatories caused a serious case of emergency. No loos in local transport, that’s not new; I firmly counted on „Sanifer“ in Dortmund’s main station, but sorry for any inconveniences. My last hope – Dortmunder U – shut due to Corona restrictions! […]

Hard to believe, but yes, Essen is a big player in Northrhine Westfalia’s clubscene. In the early 1990s, the discotheque „Siggi’s Kalei“ was cult. Later Kay Shanghai took over and founded Hotel Shanghai, which is a location dedicated mainly to electro music. The facade of the club is designed frequently and has got the latest […]

I have told it very often, and I fear that I have to tell it endlessly: I suffer from a very special kind of Dyslexia; I have problems reading styles and so I’m always glad to find characters besides written styles. This time at Villa RÜ the cherry on my pie was a character designed […]

I know it, graffiti is deeply rooted in lettering. And from my first days with graffiti up to today, I hardly try to read the letters, more but mostly less successfully. But even when I mostly fail reading, graffiti creates an aesthetically appealing effect; graffiti also works as a picture. And the characters? For me […]

… at least in Essen Frohnhausen Those of you who are walking the Fronx with open eyes currently, may already have noticed them. The paste-ups glued by EIKE with a little help of a number of friends like Ursula Meyer, COSY, 0ae and who knows who else. I don’t know, if I have caught them […]

I have to apologize, for my last visit in Duisburg was in January. As a pedestrian in times of Corona, the radius of my activities mainly is determined by the availability of public restrooms. My alternatives normally are restaurants and cafes but you know … (#FUCKCKCORONA). Its not really funny to run back from Meiderich […]

I would like to draw your attention to a project of Community Foundation Duisburg, who plan to colour 60 pillars of motorway A59 next to Duisburg’s Inner Harbour in the near future. In a survey they have collected thoughts and feelings due to the concept of homeland. Artists will be allowed to transport those concepts […]