Parkour inspired by eye-catching street art

By: Gabrielle Pickard - Published: • References: drunknmunky
‘Charlie Brown’ by Cyclops
East Londoners will be familiar with Cyclop’s legendary graffiti art. Spawned by being sick of the sight of all the commercial advertising defacing East London’s streets, Cyclops got to work on his neighbourhood canvases, bringing humour back into everyday life in the East End.
RUN Underground Wall
RUN is one of the most prolific street artists of the British capital and has become the latest iconic artist to paint London’s legendary Village Underground Wall. Managed by Street Art London, this non-profit space for creativity and culture provides the perfect platform for street artists to display their talents to the city of London.
RUN’s version of the wall depicts a huge white swan with hands for the wings and one of the artist’s well-known faces in place of the swan’s head.
If you think a giant swan with human-like characteristics set against a bright red background might inspire your free running moves then you’ll have to move quickly, because RUN’s street painting won’t be up for more than a month or so before some other street artist comes along and paints over it.
‘Untitled’ by Remi Rough
Since way back in an era when street art wasn’t considered ‘art’, Remi Rough has been inspiring those who caught sight of his creations. Being born and bred in South London, Remi Rough has been one of the leading figures in the street art explosion.
Capturing the raw energy of street art impeccably, it is hardly surprising that this street artist’s work has been exhibited all around the world.
Leake Street Tunnel
Imagining turning a crumbling surface of an underground tunnel into a work of art? Okay so you might not be a genius with the spray paint but you’re certainly skilled in wheeling over walls and find gliding over surfaces covered in colourful and inventive street art, more exciting than free running across a conventional and drab landscape.
If this sounds familiar then the Leake Street Tunnel, beneath Waterloo Station would certainly be an inspiring place to practise your free running moves.
The My Bank holiday of 2008 became a pivotal moment for the Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto who attracted the attention of thousands of visitors of the Banksy-masterminded Cans Festival. The tunnel’s crumbling wall now comprises of two huge portraits of a man and a woman.

Implications - Of course, free runners surrounded by some of the coolest street art in the UK and beyond needs to wear clothes that warrant the coolness of the situation. The hoodies, sneakers, caps and t-shirts in the Drunknmunky range will certainly be compliant with the perfection of gliding over some of the most ingeniously decorated walls in one of the street art capitals of the world. Stats for Street art to inspire the street runners of London Trending: Older & Chilly
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