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WHERE: These  tags by Muggle are on Gardner Street in the North Lanes, Elder Place at Preston Circus, and the Grit bin tag is outside the Shakespeare’s Head pub on Howard Place.

TAGS BY: Muggle

LEGAL: No, these graffiti tags are illegal.

CAN I  SEE IT: Yes. You can check these graffiti tags out!

OUR RESIDENT ART EXPERT, SAYS:

These graffiti tags are the perfect example of the sort of tags that are prolific on the streets of Brighton. They can’t really be called pieces or even street art, and although not particularly thrilling to look at they show how taggers get up their names around town. Using marker pens instead of a spray can, and focused in Seven Dials and Preston Circus, Muggle is obviously making it clear to anyone in the neighbourhood that this is the patch where he operates as a graffiti artist.

Have you seen more tags by Muggle? If so, let Brighton Graffiti and Street Art know!

UPDATE: So, it turns out that Muggle is a musician based in Brighton, UK. Tagging is one way that DJ’s can get their name known around town! Check out Muggle’s Myspace page.

Protest Point, London Road

Protest Point, London Road

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WHERE: Just behind London Road. On Providence Place/St. Peter’s Street, just behind London Road and near to St. Bartholomew’s Church.

PIECE BY: Anon.

LEGAL: No, this is an illegal stencil

OUR RESIDENT ART EXPERT, SAYS:

Another anarchist piece of graffiti. This affirms the power of protest – often the only influence we have over government. It is obviously a take on the fire assembly point sign. Although this is a clever stencil, it’s a shame this is tucked so out of the way because not many people will see it!

Chances are it’s still there, much of the graffiti in this area remains in place for a good period of time. Can you find it?

Evil Pacman, Providence Place

Evil Pacman, Providence Place

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WHERE: On Providence Place/St. Peter’s Street, just behind London Road and near to St. Bartholomew’s Church

PIECE BY: Anon.

LEGAL: No, this is an area prolific in its bombed pieces.

OUR RESIDENT ART EXPERT, SAYS:

This area behind London Road is probably one of the most notorious for illegally bombed pieces of graffiti in Brighton. If we were to document all of it it would take a very long time! Instead we have just taken photos of some of the bits we think you might like. Amongst the numerous tags near to St. Bartholomew’s Church on Providence Place, we discovered this evil pacman figure. It’s a simple piece, but as is often the case with graffiti it involves a new twist on well known characters from pop culture. Graffiti often takes figures like this and takes on a darker edge: It’s tongue in cheek but we like it!