Some five or so days back Hackney Road received its second large scale mural in as many weeks with firstly the recent addition by Axel Void (to be covered soon), and this second piece a delightful shout out to the “Big Smoke” by Pref ID and Gary Stranger. The pair whose works both in their own way meet as a fusion of Graffiti and Graphic Design have presented a piece very much in Pref’s trademark setting, but retaining their respective styling, namely letters presented in layers to create the desired phrase, creating typographical works on the street which are just absorbing and so well constructed, you find yourself staring intently trying to decipher the layers of letters, but when you see it for what it is, it finally becomes all so clear. The pair meet perfectly here with Gary Stranger’s distinct and bold letters for the word “Big” and Pref’s appropriately flowing grey letters for the accompanying and underlying “Smoke”.
2 comments on “New Pref ID & Gary Stranger Graffiti “Big Smoke” Collaboration In Hackney Road”
Saw this last night, definitely worth checking out, it’s a great collab!
Its great piece of work. But for the area, its like the street art is being cleaned up. Hmmm