Meeting Of Styles London 2016 – Full Review

Last weekend the worlds most famous global Graffiti & Street Art festival finally returned to  London, with a fantastic event comprised of painting, music and all round fun by the many people in attendance. The very nature of the event is defined in the name, Meeting of Styles, setting to showcase artists and writers from all over the globe and presenting a full range of Graffiti and Street Art styles.

The event was organised through the hard work of London’s very own Jim Vision and Matilda of EndOfTheLine and set up in and around the Nomadic Community Gardens, a location that over the last year since its conception has propelled itself to the position of one of the must see locations to witness Street Art in London. Additionally there were extra works placed up in the adjacent park & streets of Allen Gardens, Pedley Street,

We very much enjoyed Meeting Of Styles last year, but this year was an incredible step-up on all fronts, offering a superb and diverse range of Street Art and Graffiti, as well as live music in a variety of styles really offering something for everyone to enjoy. It was a delight to be exposed to so many artists and writers that either rarely paint in London or even have never had the chance to before, drawing in talent from all around the globe for this one great weekend. The atmosphere was fantastic with a real sense of energy permeating the entire weekend and leaving a superb body of works in its wake. It’s only fair to say well done to EndOfTheLine for organizing such a hit, to all the artists who participated and to the Roving Cafe for feeding everyone involved.

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Fanakapan & Louis Masai at work, having sketched out on the Friday this pair were at work constantly over the weekend.

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Lost Souls duo Squirl & SPZero76 at work.

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Candy Lo at work.

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Initial sketchlines being laid down on the events feature wall.

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Raptuz at work.

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Annatomix at work.

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Fanakapan & Louis Masai at work.

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Balstroem at work.

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Horror Crew at work.

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Kriksix at work.

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Zadok & Balstroem at work.

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Spore at work.

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Krishna Malla at work.

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Tizer at work.

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Nerone at work.

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Wisher at work.

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Candie Bandita at work.

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Elfin at work.

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Erase,  Brain-Mash Crew & Neist sketching out.

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Neist at work.

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Neist at work.

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Squirl at work.

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Ekto at work.

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Brain-Mash Crew at work.

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Raturone & Neista at work.

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s12 at work.

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Louis Masai at work.

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Erase & Brain-Mash Crew at work.

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Erase at work.

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Wum Zum & Crey One at work Saturday evening.

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Juan2 & Wrist77 at work nice and early on Day 2.

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SPZero76 at work on his second piece of the weekend.

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Miedo, Brain-Mash Crew,  Sckaro & Raturone at work.

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Sckaro & Raturone at work.

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Eject at work.

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Lifer at work.

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Hush at work.

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Louis Masai & Fanakapan still hard at work on Day 2.

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Tizer at work.

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Elfin at work.

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Mr Christa at work.

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Airborne Mark at work.

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SkyHigh at work.

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Mr Christa at work.

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Neonita at work.

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Mate Nuclearone at work.

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Airborne Mark taking a break from his weekends painting to perform a set of his ‘Origami Riots’ Rap music for the event.

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Itaewon at work.

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Neist at work.

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Brain-Mash Crew at work.

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Sunday afternoon and the garden is full of activity.

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Brain-Mash Crew at work.

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Annatomix at work.

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Autone at work.

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Erase at work.

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Annatomix snapping her work.

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Pad at work on Monday

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Brain-Mash Crew at work.

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Brainmash Crew at work on Monday.

The Finished Pieces:

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‘Freedom’ by Fanakapan & Louis Masai. 

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We have to say along with the superb large-scale collaboration on the Nomadic Community Gardens feature wall this is our favourite piece of the event. We also have the utmost respect for the sheer amount of time and effort that this pair put in over the weekend, but certainly worth the result. We will be taking a more in-depth look at the construction and outcome of this piece in the coming days.

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Work by Horrow Crew.

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Work by s12.

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Works by Juan2, Wrist77, Voyder & Hush.

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Work by Juan2.

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Work by Wrist77.

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Work by Voyder.

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Work by Hush.

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Work by Wum Zum.

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Works by Wum Zum & Crey One.

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Works by 4D Crew members Ante, Lifer, Dahkoh, Onefaver & Ekto, as well as work by Brave, taking over Allen Gardens.

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Work by Ante of the 4D Crew.

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Work by Lifer of the 4D Crew.

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Work by Dahkoh of the 4D Crew.

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Work by Onefaver of the 4D Crew.

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Work by Brave & Ekto of the 4D Crew.

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Work by s12.

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Work by Cyt Cru members Kodz & B-Stok.

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Work by s12.

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Work by Mate Nuclearone.

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Work by Acter PFK.

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Work by Traffik.

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Works by Tizer & Wisher.

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Work by Tizer.

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Work by Wisher.

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Work by Tizer.

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Work by Nerone.

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Work by Squirl & SPZero76 of the Lost Souls Crew.

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Works by Candie Bandita & Candy Lo.

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Work by Candy Lo.

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Work by Candie Bandita.

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Work by Elfin.

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Work by Kriksix.

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Work by Balstroem.

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Work by Spore.

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Work by Zadok.

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Work by Carlos Cashiero.

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Work by Itaewon.

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Work by Neonita.

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Work by Raptuz.

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The stunning feature wall from the event, completed over five days and featuring work from Erase, Tretze, Miedo, Brain-Mash Crew members – Mezzo, Fanstaknado & Jovanny – Sckaro & Raturone, Bonzai & Neist.

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Work by Erase, Tretze & Miedo.

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Work by Brain-Mash Crew members, Mezzo, Fanstaknado & Jovanny.

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Work by Sckaro & Raturone.

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Work by Bonzai.

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Work by Neist.

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Work by Autone.

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Work by Erase.

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Work by SkyHigh.

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Work by ???

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Work by Mr Christa.

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Work by Pad & Balstroem.

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Work by Balstroem.

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Work by Annatomix.

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Work by Eject.

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Work by Krishna Malla.

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Work by Airborne Mark.

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Work by Acter PFK.

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Work by ???, Wrist 77, 2Rise, SPZero76 & Squirl.

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Work by 2Rise.

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Work by SPZero76 & Squirl.

2 comments on “Meeting Of Styles London 2016 – Full Review

  1. A great review of a great festival. The next weekend the Meeting of Styles will be here in Wiesbaden/Germany. I am very excited about it.
    Greetings to London.

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