Most of you have probably walked past the colourful artworks featured inside our new print issue hundreds of times. And yet how often have you stopped to look at them more closely?
For younger readers, our cover image references the truffle-shuffling Chunk from iconic 1980s movie The Goonies: it was painted in 2016 by the artist JXC, who specialises in photorealism, and can be found on Miller Street (off Camden High Street).
It’s one of many featured on the Camden Street Art tour, led by Nelly Balazs, whose aim is to get everyone a little more clued-up on the blossoming world of urban art. Inside she talks us through key works in NW1 and explains the transition from illegal to council-endorsed works, and what Instagram has done for the artform.
Elsewhere in the issue, we remember Banksy’s gone-but-never-forgotten local masterpieces, dish up the latest on the Camden High Line – and unveil a rebooted new food section, which this month features the various delights of the Temple Of Camden, Colonel Fawcett, Dartmouth Arms and Motu.