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28 Amazing Birmingham street art images from City of Colours

Eye-popping spray-can art on the streets and walls of Birmingham from the 2014 graffiti festival

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Jon Cook
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Last September, the City Of Colours street art festival saw the blackened walls and crumbling archways of Digbeth transformed overnight into enormous, awe-inspiring artworks by some of the UK's finest graffiti artists.

In the process, one of the ugliest and bleakest parts of town was converted into a enormous open-air gallery to rival the likes of Melbourne and Bristol.

As the images in the below slideshow show, from a meters-high tortoise being ridden by Darwin, to abstract 'wild-style' letterings, cartoon characters and warring dystopian robots, the imaginations of the UK's best spray-can and stencil talents went truly wild in Digbeth that day. 

Syd

Syd

Newso - 'Forward'

Newso - 'Forward'

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N4T4

N4T4

City of Colours

City of Colours

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Inkie

Inkie

Andy Council

Andy Council

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Jimmy C

Jimmy C

Ziner & Gent 48

Ziner & Gent 48

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Golden Boy

Golden Boy

Title & Jim Vision

Title & Jim Vision

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Gent 48

Gent 48

Colour Doomed

Colour Doomed

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Kobra & Darkstar

Kobra & Darkstar

Bill Giles X Paul Monsters

Bill Giles X Paul Monsters

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Skank

Skank

Lost Souls Crew

Lost Souls Crew

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Captain Kris

Captain Kris

Cheba

Cheba

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Kid 30

Kid 30

Dank

Dank

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'Wanted Dead Or Alive'

'Wanted Dead Or Alive'

N4T4

N4T4

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Mr Cenz

Mr Cenz

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Philth

Philth

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Mr Mind Control & Deeds

Mr Mind Control & Deeds

Dscreet

Dscreet

Support this year's City Of Colours

The good news is that plans for City Of Colours 2015 are now well underway. But it needs your help! As a free event, with a huge amount of overheads, the festival relies entirely on sponsorship and donations from the public - which is where you come in.

A Kickstarter campaign has just been launched to help make sure this year's event takes place. From tee-shirts and hand-numbered prints to official sponsorship packages, your donation will not only help support one of the UK's best street-art events, but give you something to hang on your wall forever. 

Head over to the City Of Colours website for more details and click here to back the Kickstarter campaign.

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