Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Alien Invasion

Something very strange is going on around here.

Odd looking drawings are appearing overnight where you don't expect a drawing to appear, all over town. That chap (above) doesn't look like he's a quilter.

And is this fellow a soccer player, or just plain falling over?They seem to be hand drawn on stiff card, and attached to walls. But by who? And why? It's a mystery.

This one is inside the Clock Tower. Praying for what? Forgiveness? Better weather? A big lottery win?
Your guess is as good as mine.
One more... but looks like he's been ripped off....

26 comments:

Kerri said...

Gosh, don't know how that's going over with the owners of those buildings....but whoever is doing it...sure looks like they have TALENT!

tut-tut said...

I love this kind of thing; you're posting of it makes you part of the art, too . . .

Hilary said...

That's a cool mystery. No doubt it will unfold over time, and I hope you'll keep us posted. At first I thought it had something to do with the upcoming Olympics.. but that last one is not in keeping with that..

Brian said...

A caring graffiti artist, how neat.

hilary:It still could have something to do with the Olympics, you know, human rights, toxic air effecting the athletes, id be praying too.

Libbys Blog said...

Oh how odd, nothing in your local paper about them???

Craver Vii said...

Yikes... paper zombies!

CanadianSwiss said...

Just another (shy??) artist who wants to get known. I'm sure someone will find out at some point who he is.

Interesting. Do keep us posted.

TorAa said...

I think this is a part of an advertising campaign. Everybody ponder: What is this? And then later on you will see adds in the local papers.
Why do I think so? Because it's made by pro's.

photowannabe said...

Very bizarre but thank goodness they are on cardstock and not painted on the walls.
I wonder what the point is.

O Profeta said...

Ai quem me dera agitar o tempo
Atirar a mágoa à voragem da noite
Arrancar as raízes ao pensamento
Sentir a paz que uma lagoa acolhe


Boa férias


Mágico beijo

lorenzothellama said...

How strange! They are rather good though.

I have just put up a new post, just for you and Martin, all about Richard Hammond!

madretz said...

LOL! they look like they are searching for something...or someone!

All though Palo Alto, there are similar lifestyle wall murals, not murals actually, because it's just snippets. they're cool, i like them.

madretz said...

I just came back from Lorenzo's blog and you may be surprised that I know who Richard Hammond is! Betcha didn't expect that from a crafty california girl, didya? :)

Luke Wiley said...

These are very interesting drawings! nice!

Bob Dylan said...

Looks like Tai Chi and prayer---very nice drawings.

m.e. said...

nice work! we all should be so lucky to have our environs so illustrated!!

Ash said...

Interesting!

di.di said...

well, these are not the best graffiti I’ve seen but they are not bad either... :P

Frank Baron said...

Guerrilla art. Gotta love it.

Although...if it was my building...and the glue was a total PITA to remove....

see you there! said...

Interesting. Makes you really wonder who/what is behind the art.

Darla

Ming the Merciless said...

The first two are amazing. See, I don't mind nice art work like these on buildings. It's the spray painting that makes me mad.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Never heard of the like before. But interesting. Those things wouldn't hold up in alot of rain I woudldn't think.

Lovely town there.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very strange indeed! I wonder what it all means.

dot said...

Those are really neat. I'm wondering if you are IN on it!

Wendy said...

I think they're cool. Keeps everyone guessing!

Ginnie said...

Hmmm. Let us know if the mystery is ever solved!!