This summer, to keep the Black Lives Matter movement alive and give creatives of colour a platform to raise their profile, award-winning designer Greg Bunbury has launched an empowering street art campaign across London.
Partnering with Brotherhood Media, Greg has taken over empty billboards in Camden, Hackney, Notting Hill, Brixton, Walthamstow, New Cross, Shoreditch, and Lewisham to showcase black designers and their vibrant works, full of positive messages, love and hope. Names so far include Bwoywonder, Harkiran Kalsi, Kingsley Nebechi, and Samuel Mensah.
“The idea is to use the boards as avenues of positive expression from the creative community,” Greg tells us. “The work featured has been by myself and several other designers, and ranges from the political to the inspirational, across lots of different styles.”
Initially created under lockdown, Greg’s campaign has been so popular he has plans to work with more designers in future and extend the project to other UK cities. He adds: “By presenting a range and breadth of voices and perspectives, we hope to keep the conversation around racism and equality going – because it’s a conversation that needs to happen now.”
Grace by Kingsley Nebechi
I Can’t Breathe by Greg Bunbury
Stop and Search by Harkiran Kalsi
Mary Seacole by Greg Bunbury
Shout by Greg Bunbury
Stop Killing The Mandem by Bwoywonder
White Space by Greg Bunbury