2008 is shaping up to be the year that street art went truly mainstream in London. Currently, you can see Banksy at Selfridges, a half-mile tunnel of talent in Waterloo and, for the eagle-eyed, that subtle bit of wall painting at the Tate Modern.
Street art is also getting big in the more literal sense. Here are just a few of the supersized pieces around town at the moment. At the top of the page is a staggering mural by Parisian artist JR, near the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. This is the same guy who created the menacing black & white video camera dude on the front of the Tate Modern. Another example of his work, this time on Curtain Road, is shown below.
Eine, an old stalwart of Shoreditch, is also scaling up his work, as can be seen in these recent additions to Old Street and Rivington Street.
One of Eine's former canvases, on Holywell Lane, has recently been usurped by the ATG collective.
Finally, a work of art so big it needed a video. Round the corner form Tate Modern, in Bear Gardens, 3ttman has filled in the windows of a derelict building with these Camdenesque pieces.
Feel free to point us to other big-art graffiti in the comments.