Can you combine street art, classic video games and a Melbourne street map? Yes!

Can you combine street art, classic video games and a Melbourne street map?

Yes!

Pac-man: street art map

CDH Art: “Using the familiar street art motif of retro gaming, I created a walking guide-map to Melbourne’s street art.”

Street art near Richmond station

Noticeable from the train near Richmond station is this street art/mural, with its distinctive image of a man and the “RIP Dad” markings. The other week I got a chance to take a closer look. You can just make out the small print: James Patrick Beatie 1933-2010, which matches this short bio.

Richmond street art

On the opposite wall, the train viaduct, is another mural, with heaps of detail to look at:

Richmond mural
(See it bigger)

And if you’re wondering, yes, it does appear to have official approval:

Richmond mural

Hidden gems

There’s vandalism, and then there’s street art.

Some have trouble distinguishing them, but for me, it’s not hard to see that these hidden gems in Finlay Lane (off Little Lonsdale Street, near Queen Street) are clearly the latter.

Street art, Finlay Lane, Melbourne

Street art, Finlay Lane, Melbourne

Street art, Finlay Lane, Melbourne

Street art, Finlay Lane, Melbourne

Street art, Finlay Lane, Melbourne

Well worth a look, if you’re passing (and you can find it!)

On the television

Sometimes there’s just doom and gloom on the television.

On the television

Of course, it’d be better if working televisions were put on FreeCycle (so someone can use them, rather than them just getting damaged by rain).

Friday pics

Every time I pass this mural in Glen Huntly, I wonder if the grinning face is meant to be anybody in particular.
Glen Huntly

This sounds like brutal honesty to me — perhaps they’re just not that good.
One Star motors, Maribyrnong

Surely this can’t be good for your tyres.
Great parking