The world is in a scary place right now, but it's also largely united in solidarity with Ukraine. One way this has materialised is in a blossoming of street art all over the world. London's walls are alive with images and words in support of the embattled country, with messages of love, peace and Putin-bashing.
We'll continue to add to this article as new works emerge. Please email email@example.com if you spot any further good examples.
The following six images were all captured by Celeste Francis in the Shoreditch area.
The following image by Colin Miceli focuses on Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and was spotted in Islington on Shillingford St, just off Cross Street.
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Meanwhile, the ever vigilant Paul Slade spotted a series of additional pieces around Shoreditch.
@MKIPUkraine Recent London street art supporting Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/qBhXfBGKgI— Paul Slade (@PlanetSlade) March 14, 2022
He's been back several times since and shares the following: "While I was in Allen Gardens, I noticed a photographer and his model doing a fashion shoot in front of that heart+weeping eye piece (below) . I doubt that piece had been up as long as two weeks, and already it was being co-opted as backdrop to a glorified ad. It’s no surprise that happens of course, but I hadn’t expected it to happen quite that fast."
More #UkraineWar #StreetArt photographs from my wanderings round Hoxton, Shoreditch and Brick Lane. More on St Javelin here: https://t.co/edvmqqkt18 pic.twitter.com/QOAKFLIuFv— Paul Slade (@PlanetSlade) March 22, 2022
We went to photograph the following image by Pegasus, on the hoardings around the Shoreditch Art'Otel, but it had already been painted over. Fortunately, Andrew Patrick White had recorded it.
Shoreditch stands with Ukraine pic.twitter.com/yzbiq1S54l— Andrew Patrick White (@ApwFA) February 28, 2022
Meanwhile, the Russian Embassy in Notting Hill has become a focal point for protest and pro-Ukrainian graffiti.
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