16 September 2012

Judge Dredd Graffiti Art Tribute Mural

Dredd was released to some fanfare last week and so I thought that I would add my own particular trumpet to the cacophony.  I have been a fan of Soulful Creative for some time being in equal parts appreciative and jealous of their immense talent. They have over twenty five years’ experience of creating world class street art behind them so when I discovered Soulful Creative artists Koze and Onion had been hard at work on a Dredd homage on the side of a warehouse near Heathrow Airport in London I did a little investigation and came across this video which tracks its creation.

In case you are scratching your head (in which case, welcome to Earth, I am the leader) both the movie and the mural are based on the 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd and its eponymous character with Karl Urban in the lead as Judge Dredd. He is a law enforcer given the authority of judge, jury and executioner in the immense dystopian megalopolis of Mega-City One (so it’s the biggest, right?) that lies within a post-apocalyptic wasteland. So, Heathrow being the appropriate place, the chaps from Soulful Creative set about making this very cool graffiti art tribute thingy mural.