One of the most important elements of a strong street art piece is proper placement, which dictates how the work engages viewers through its interaction with the space it inhabits. This context is usually lost when viewing street art online as most photographers are more focused on filling the frame with the work itself. Google Maps changes this, having just added street view imagery throughout the United Kingdom. Street art fans have already been scouring the city, identifying the locations of pieces from Banksy, Blu, Conor Harrington, Eine, JR, Shepard Fairey, Toaster, and more.
Check out a healthy sampling of UK’s finest street pieces after the jump and join the search in identifying other locations here.
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