Random Graffiti Of The Week

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By M@ Last edited 125 months ago
Random Graffiti Of The Week
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The biochemists out there will be wondering why someone's daubed a giant start codon along the railway tracks.

For everyone else, ATG, otherwise known as 'Ahead of the Game', are a collective of graff writers who seem to spray predominantly in the north-west of London. They're well-named, offering a brighter, bolder style and beautifying otherwise mundane spaces along rail tracks and rooftops. According to a wonderful article in the Camden New Journal, they achieve the look by preparing the walls with emulsion.

With emulsion on first you could paint crisp colour pieces that really stood out like a sticker or an advert. We hoped other people might start doing stuff like that but they didn’t.

These examples can be found underneath the rail Bridge on Mill Lane, NW6 and alongside the Thameslink tracks west of the O2 Centre (Finchley Road).

Last Updated 11 May 2007

Hsien Lei

Wow! I'm impressed you mentioned start codons. :)

Amanda

I always wondered when these people spray the graffiti! I have never actually seen anybody doing it!

Edwin Lyons

Used to love reading the Camden New Journal on my way home from school. Always made me want to get out of Camden as quickly as possible as it was about 50% full of stories of people being killed, murdered and numerous drug raids... Much safer in Westminster!

I too have never seen anyone spraying graffiti, but then I live in nice-and-safe Westminster ;)

Edwin Lyons

Used to love reading the Camden New Journal on my way home from school. Always made me want to get out of Camden as quickly as possible as it was about 50% full of stories of people being killed, murdered and numerous drug raids... Much safer in Westminster!

I too have never seen anyone spraying graffiti, but then I live in nice-and-safe Westminster ;)