News / UK and world by Press Association June 19, 2018, 1:10 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Members of London’s street art scene have paid tribute to three men who died after being hit by a train. Spray cans were found close to the bodies on tracks near Loughborough Junction station, south London, an area popular with graffiti artists, on Monday morning. Flowers and three spray cans lay next to shutters at the station, which had been spray-painted with “RIP” and three love hearts, on Tuesday morning. The men, believed to be aged 19, 23 and 23, have not been formally identified, but messages were left to the trio under their “tags” of Kbag, Lover and Trip on social media. “RIP so young man too soon”, wrote one, while many messages read: “Rest In Paint”, alongside images of the men’s painted tags on trains and walls. Another read: “Stay safe people, it’s … [Read more...] about Art scene figures pay tributes to ‘graffiti artists’ killed by train
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POLICE are today investigating if three suspected graffiti artists were killed by a freight train hours before their bodies were found on the tracks. The bodies of the three men, all aged in their 20s, were found near Loughborough Station, South London - a known graffiti hotspot. Police are now investigating whether the men had been sneaking on to the tracks in the middle of the night, as spray cans having been found near the bodies. Investigating officers were also seen taking photos of graffiti at the tracks - probing the street art as a possible "line of enquiry" into the "unexplained" deaths. The investigation comes as fears mount the men could have been killed by a freight train in the early hours of this morning but were only found hours later at 7.30am. British Transport Police has not confirmed if the group were graffiti artists, but Superintendent Matt Allingham, BTP, said: "The bodies were discovered by a train driver. Police confirm three men in their 20s found … [Read more...] about Loughborough Junction – Three ‘graffiti artists’ killed on train tracks had been dead ‘for hours’ before bodies found next to spray paint cans
WE'VE all seen the spray-painted squiggles, scrawled numbers and mysterious symbols which keep cropping up on the pavement, but do you have any idea who's behind this cryptic roadside language? The mysterious kerb code has left many people confused, with some thinking the daubing is the work of burglars marking out potential targets - while American comedian Sarah Silverman wondered whether the symbols she kept seeing on the pavement were crudely drawn swastikas. However, the truth is you don't need to worry - the markings are painted by workers tasked with fitting and maintaining the vast network of pipes and wires which run beneath us - including water mains, broadband cables, power lines and sewage routes. Richard Hayes, Chief Executive of the Institute of Highway Engineers, tells Sun Online: "The markings usually refer to the position of cables and pipes below the surface and often marked out in advance of proposed works. "They can indicate depth, owner and … [Read more...] about Burglars’ code, broadband fittings or just a scrawled note from the gas man? What those mysterious spray-painted markings on your pavement REALLY mean
Matt Schudel, The Washington Post Published 4:52 pm, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Graham Barclay Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Robert Indiana created the iconic "Love" pop art which appeared in paintings, sculptures, greeting cards and postage stamps. Robert Indiana created the iconic "Love" pop art which appeared in paintings, sculptures, greeting cards and postage stamps. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Graham Barclay Pop artist of the 1960s created 'LOVE' image and defined an era 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Robert Indiana, a pop artist whose career was defined - and limited - by one of the most familiar images of the 1960s - the word LOVE, set in a block pattern with the letters LO above the VE - which appeared in paintings, sculptures, greeting cards and postage stamps, died May 19 at his home … [Read more...] about Pop artist of the 1960s created ‘LOVE’ image and defined an era
VIRGINIA BEACHPaint and rain don't mix well, but somehow 10 artists pulled off impressive murals during a week of nasty weather.An outdoor painting blitz started last week in the ViBe Creative District. The goal? Paint 10 murals in 10 days.The artists powered through downpours and sweaty, muggy conditions to pull off the feat."They're just killing it," Kate Pittman, the district's executive director, said on Thursday morning at Bad Ass Coffee Shop, where several artists put down their brushes to chug some java and talk about their craft.Their work can be seen on walls between 17th and 19th streets. A mural walk will be held Sunday.Nearly 90 artists applied for the chance to paint a wall in the city. Four of the 10 chosen are from Virginia Beach.ARCY, (a Connecticut artist who goes by one name spelled in capital letters), was the only one who used spray paint. He created a mural of a surfer carving a wave and a portrait of Bob Wareing on the Wareings Gym building on 19th … [Read more...] about Ten artists took over Virginia Beach’s ViBe District. They painted 10 murals in 10 days.