Battle Of Waterloo – Graffiti Paint Jam 2015

On Saturday The Battle Of Waterloo, London’d biggest Graffiti event, put on by Chrome & Black returned to Leake Street, providing a day of some forty Graffiti Writers painting over eight hours contending to win the £250 first prize. Judges worked to a points system comprising: Letterform, Fill-In, Characters, Concept & Background.

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The event was certainly a success, set to the booming music and a relentless stream of passers-by packing the tunnel out. with thousands of people streaming by throughout the event, there was also a section of walls in the open end of the tunnel made available for kids workshops and painting, not to mention the forty or so artists working for the first prize. A great job and event put on by Chrome & Black.

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Neyec at work.

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Dan Kitchener at work.

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Core246 at work.

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Pow at work.

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Fact One at work.

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Care at work.

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Artista whilst in attendance couldn’t pass the opportunity to add some Flying Toast to the days precedings.  

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Flying Toast from Artista.

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Work by Paul ‘Don’ Smith, who also couldn’t resist showing up and painting a piece of vacant wall.

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Work by Dirty30 placed up at one of the tunnel entrances for the occasion.

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Work by Bops.

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Work by Vents 137.

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Work by Diet.

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Standout work by Dan Kitchener, laying out the highlight of the event for us, admittedly somewhat further removed from the graffiti focus of the event, but just outstanding, hitting up the largest piece of the event, with superb character work and the Japanese text reads ‘Battle of Watterloo’, a very nice touch and certainly the only artist to offer Japanese letters on the day.

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Work by Dan Kitchener.

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Work by Dan Kitchener.

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Work by Four.

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Work by Oust.

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Work by Doest.

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Work by Fane.

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Work by Kapese.

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Work by Fact One.

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Work by Pow.

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Work by Neyec.

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Great work by CB1.

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Work by Parlee.

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Work by Care.

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Work by Chuck1.

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Work by Slam. Who won the first prize spot for the event.

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Work by Robes.

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Work by She.

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Work by Debug.

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Work by Crude & Dis1.

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Work by Crude.

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Work by Dis1.

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Work by Dis1.

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Work by Ghost Writers 2Rise & Kaes.

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Work by 2Rise.

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Work by Kaes, ‘The World Is Yours’, one of the highlights of the event for us here.

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Detail of work by Kaes.

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Work by Alone.

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Work by Core246, who laid out one of our favourite two works with a superbly well conceived concept, featuring British & French soldiers from the Battle of Waterloo, which was 200 years ago this year, involved in graffiti scenarios.

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Detail of work by Core246, depicting a British soldier tagging a train.

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Detail of work by Core246, depicting a French soldier spraying the tag.

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Work by Mila K.

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Work by Sone.

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Work by Toniks.

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Chrome & Black stencil, to be spied all over the tunnel.

2 comments on “Battle Of Waterloo – Graffiti Paint Jam 2015

  1. It should be called Battle of Friendship, so the writers with more friends in the shop will win. There were a bunch of pieces better executed than Slam’s, with better concept, style, fill-in and background, and that’s in the mind of most of the people I talked about. Shame on Chrome and Black.

    • Looking at all the pieces, SLAM dropped pure battle letters, thats graffiti, pure, well deserved, SONE is rockin clean as hell, CORE246, nicely executed, great concept….. CHUCK ?? Errrrm, for a minute there I thought it was CHAS LoveLetters ??
      Nuff respect all in attendance though,and Chrome ‘n Black, looks like it was a pukka day…. ,

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