This Street Artist’s Work Fits Perfectly in Its Environment

Drawing from pop culture, especially horror, JPS makes art that cleverly interacts with its surroundings

Jack Shepherd
Oct 21 · 4 min read
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All photos with permission: JPS

Jamie Paul Scanlon (JPS) is a British street artist currently based in Germany who draws inspiration from pop culture (especially horror) and accidents of geography. His wit, and his active imagination, mean that a T-junction sign can become Thor’s hammer, a worksite can become home to a marauding Jason Voorhees, and the Predator could be hiding around the corner in a wooded area near you.

Like all the very best street art, JPS’s works enhance and transcend their surroundings, working with accidents of geography or design to create a three-dimensional effect that enlivens the art with humor, social commentary, or both. In JPS’s capable hands, a cracked pavement, a damaged vehicle, or an ugly building are transformed into something that will surprise and delight passersby, enriching urban environments with a colorful cast of characters. Here are a few of his pieces, and you can find plenty more by following him on Instagram.

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For more of JPS’s captivating street art, be sure to follow him on Instagram.

Sharks and Spades

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Jack Shepherd

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Formerly editorial director @BuzzFeed. Currently editor @Tenderly and writer at large. Email: JackAShepherd at gmail

Sharks and Spades

A different kind of publication for interesting, amusing, or enlightening stories from around the Web, with an emphasis on anything that will surprise and delight in a time where those qualities are too often scarce.

Jack Shepherd

Written by

Formerly editorial director @BuzzFeed. Currently editor @Tenderly and writer at large. Email: JackAShepherd at gmail

Sharks and Spades

A different kind of publication for interesting, amusing, or enlightening stories from around the Web, with an emphasis on anything that will surprise and delight in a time where those qualities are too often scarce.

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