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Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 pieces of Montreal street art from 2018 that were created in a studio, then pasted, glued, screwed in or cemented into a public place. It is not necessarily the best of the year because taste is a subjective thing and I was obviously not able to photograph everything. The selection was done partly from my own personal favourites but mostly from those of my followers on Instagram. Of course this list was put together from what I was actually able to photograph, so keep in mind that it may lack some great work that just slipped between the cracks.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular artists, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per person. Collaborations by two or more artists count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2018 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de street art produites en 2018 à Montréal, créées en studio avant d’être collées, vissées ou fixées dans le ciment dans un endroit public. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés Instagram. Cette liste a bien sur été créée à partir de ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et de photographier, ce qui signifie que quelques chef d’oeuvres de 2018 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique de nom d’artiste. Pour que cette liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques artistes populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Retrospective 2018 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2018 graffiti


Adida Fallen Angel wheatpastes for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Adida also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

Wheatpaste/stencil combo by Cam.

Chat Perdu poster. I’ve encountered many variations of this, each one with a different caption.

I believe this paste-up is by Chat Perdu.

We were blessed with a visit by internationally renowned artist Clet this year.

Clet‘s take on a classic local traffic sign alteration.

Clet came up with a new design specifically for us Canadians.

Classic Clet in Montreal.

CSRK wheatpaste in a Plateau alley.

CSRK wheatpaste found in central Montreal.

CSRK wheatpaste found in Little Italy. Scroll down this list to ‘ROC514’ for a collaboration.

You can count on New York’s Elsol25 to pay us a visit during Mural Festival. Here’s some of the work he brought for us this year.

More pasted work by Elsol25, this one from another visit in July.

One more wheatpaste by Elsol25 from his July visit.

Elsol25 wheatpaste, drips by Mavi.

False Idols sticker.

Above 2 photos: Five Eight came out with new slick stickers this year. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti for more by this artist.

FKDL aka Franck Duval was in town during Mural and put up a few of his posters. Variations exist.

One more poster by FKDL, variations exist.

Futur Lasor Now is unfortunately not as active as he once was, but we still got treated to a few pieces around the time of Mural.

A Futur Lasor Now poster.

A new design for this Futur Lasor Now sticker.

A Futur Lasor Now poster.

Gascon created 2 new mosaic pieces honouring local legends this year. This one found in Ville-Marie celebrates Québec singer Diane Dufresne.

Germ Dee was very much into bootleg art this year and came out with this bootleg friends sticker. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

This installation in a Mile End alley is by Josef Helie.

Poster by Jasper for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Jest started putting up stickers in 2018, here’s one of the three designs I managed to find. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

Above 3 photos: Kat participated in the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival with these 2 posters (in situ and close-ups are shown above)

Labrona was very busy putting up ‘peatwastes’ (as he calls them) this year.

This Labrona wheatpaste comes with a calligraphic tag by Lorem Ipsum.

Nothing better than a Labrona wheatpaste to embellish a closed business front. Funny how the characters here seem to be pointing at the tags and litter.

One more Labrona wheatpaste in one of his regular spots. Labrona has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

The very active Lost Claws has become one of Montreal’s top pasters this year with a selection of bigger and wittier but often pessimistic pieces.

A touching wheatpaste by Lost Claws.

Lost Claws‘ death character likes its coffee black, what did you expect?

Commentary by Lost Claws next to a Sara Erenthal piece.

LSNR, who’s had a great year with participations in both Mural Festival and Under Pressure, also put up a bunch of hand drawn stickers in 2018. This is one example. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art as well as the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

A Madame Gilles poster from this year’s run.

Above 2 photos: Two angles of this clever fake security camera installation by Makenoize at the Lachine Canal. The installation stayed up for many weeks before it was finally taken down or stolen.

Makenoize got very busy again this year, this sticker is a new variation on one of his earlier designs.

MC Baldassari contributed an awesome combo of wheatpastes (top windows) and painted work (bottom right window) to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Above 2 photos: This ‘sweet’ icing sugar piece by Shelley Miller (full piece and close-up shown above) was put up during Mural Festival. It was nice to watch its interaction with weather, graffers and insects over the weeks that followed its installation.

Mirov wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Mirov poster found in Mile End.

Mirov wheatpaste found in Plateau End.

Mirov wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Miss Me wheatpaste combo in a Mile End alley.

A set of Mono Sourcil wheatpastes for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art for more by this artist.

A National Zombi paste-up.

Nether410 spent some time in Montreal in September and put up a bunch of wheatpastes. This one was found in the Plateau.

Nether410 wheatpaste found in Petite-Patrie.

Nether410 wheatpaste found in Petite-Patrie.

One more Nether410 wheatpaste, this one in the Plateau.

Peau wheatpaste in a prime Plateau location. Scroll down to Le ‘Renard Fou’ for one more piece by this artist.

A wheatpaste montage by Rage5 in Côte des Neiges.

A cool wheatpaste by Jos Ramirez in a Mile End alley.

This wheatpaste found on a Mile End container appears to have been put up by someone working under the name Remains(?).

Above 2 photos: two shots of this great installation by Le Renard Fou found cemented in an empty lot in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou got a bit horny in his work this past year, here he is getting it on while Peau watches… Scroll up for one more piece by Peau.

This poster by Le Renard Fou is not about organic farming…

A naughty wheatpaste combo of Le Renard Fou and Lakos.

Ribambelle Nomade has kept busy this past year putting up these paste-ups showing vintage toys.

One more Ribambelle Nomade paste-up.

A paste-up by Ribambelle Nomade.

A Ribambelle Nomade paste-up.

ROC514 returned to Montreal this year and didn’t waste any time getting busy in our streets and alleys again. This is one of the new designs.

This is a collaboration sticker between ROC514 and CSRK. Scroll up for more by the latter artist.

ROC514 loves collaborating with other artists, this paste up is with Pua (other character) and 6ara9e (van). Scroll down for more by ROC514 under ‘Starkey’.

Rope Love put up a bunch of paste-ups this past summer, here’s one of them.

One more paste-up by Rope Love found in central Montreal.

A Rope Love paste-up keeping company with this old sticker of mine.

Jessica Sabogal put up a series of different posters on this subject this year, but most of them were surprisingly and unfortunately defaced before I managed to photograph them.

A public service announcement by Shifty Cat.

Sinister Kid got busy with a bunch of mini-posters put up off-Mural.

Sinister Kid mini-poster found in the Plateau.

One more mini-poster by Sinister Kid found in the Plateau

A Sloast wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Sloast wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

An off-Mural Sloast wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

A wood-up collaboration between buddies Starkey and ROC514. Scroll up for more by ROC514.

A Stay Beautiful poster found in Central Montreal.

Two variations of this new poster design by Stay Beautiful.

Stikki Peaches‘s tribute to Bob Marley put up in a Mile End alley.

Freedom Frida wheatpaste by Stikki Peaches.

A huge Stikki Peaches wheatpaste of young Dali put up during Mural Festival.

Stikki Peaches in Little Italy.

Swarm out of one portal and into the next, in Hochelaga.

Swarm wheatpaste found in Plateau End.

Swarm wheatpaste found in central Montreal.

Swarm on fire in Mile End.

A funny wheatpaste by Tutanka found in a Mile Ex alley.

Above 2 photos: Waxhead created a handful of birdhouses this year. This one found in Chinatown is unfortunately the only one I managed to photograph before they were taken down or stolen…

A new sticker by Waxhead. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art for more by this artist.

A Zola wheatpaste found in Hochelaga.

A Zola wheatpaste found in Parc-Ex.

A more lightweight Zola wheatpaste found in Petite-Patrie/Rosemont.

A Zola wheatpaste somewhat different to the rest of her production, but still very relevent.

Unless Nietzsche is alive and living in Montreal, this wheatpaste found in Mile Ex is by an unidentified artist.

A few variations on this design by an unidentified artist were pasted around Mile End.

ROC514

ROC514 is mostly recognised for a cute round bird which can be found pasted all over Montreal. This bird has been seen in a variety of colours and patterns. The bigger varieties are usually made of pasted paper while the smaller ones come as stickers. Some have also been found painted and drawn. The artist often collaborates with other street artists and graffiti writers, a section of the photo gallery below features these collaborations.

ROC514 left Montreal for BC in 2017, but many specimens of her work are still found in the streets and alleys of Montreal. I expect she will keep a presence in our city through visits as well as the collaboration of many artists/friends who will put up her stickers. She did keep the ‘514’ in her name after all!

For more on ROC514, have a look at her Facebook and Instagram pages. You can buy ROC514 art and sticker packs at Storenvy.

ROC514 est surtout connue pour un petit oiseau dodu collé un peu partout dans plusieurs quartiers de Montréal. L’oiseau en question existe en de nombreuses couleurs et textures. Les plus grands spécimens sont sous forme de collages tandis que les plus petits se trouvent sous forme d’autocollants. Des spécimens ont aussi été aperçus peints ou dessinés. L’artiste aime aussi collaborer avec d’autres artistes et graffeurs, une section de la galerie-photo ci-dessous présente le fruit de ces collaborations.

ROC514 a quitté Montréal en 2017 lorsqu’elle est déménagée en Colombie Britannique, mais de nombreux specimens de sa création sont toujours présents dans nos rues et ruelles. On peut s’attendre à une présence maintenue via des visites régulières et la collaboration d’artistes et d’amis d’ici qui continueront à distribuer ses autocollants. Elle a tout de même conservé le ‘514’ dans son nom après tout!

Pour en voir plus par ROC514, voir ses pages Facebook et Instagram. Il est possible d’acheter des créations de ROC514 via Storenvy.


paste-ups and stickers

the basic original design

Larger paste-up.

Sticker version of the above.

Another sticker variation.

Larger paste-up.

Sticker version of the above.

Wheatpastes by Miss Me (left), Enzo & Nio (centre) and ROC514 (right).

Wheatpaste (with what’s left of Turtle Caps top right).

Larger paste-up.

Sticker version of the above.

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Wheatpaste (with what’s left of Turtle Caps at the top).

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Large sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Paste-up.

fill designs

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste.

Large paste-up variation on the above. Also visible is a Waxhead sticker.

Sticker version of the above.

Another sticker version of the above.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Stickers by 52Hz (left), ROC514 (centre) and Swarm (right) on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Sticker.

Alternate version of the above sticker.

Sticker.

Variation on the above sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

in context / with backgrounds designs

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Sticker, with shout outs to DEF, Shifty Cat, NusTwo and Flavor.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker, aged but still presentable…

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

in character designs

Sticker.

Sticker.

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker from a Canadian themed series.

Sticker from a Canadian themed series.

Sticker from a Canadian themed series.

Sticker from a Canadian themed series.

Sticker from a Canadian themed series.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Paste-up version of the above sticker, plus 2 other designs.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Paste-ups.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker tribute to Stranger Things.

Sticker.

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Wheatpaste version of the above.

With Flavor (bottom) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sticker version of the above.

Sticker; a mauve variation has also been spotted.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker; this one has also been seen as a large paste-up.

Sticker.

Stickers.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Paste-up.

Coloured version of the above paste-up; on the left is a poster from Shifty Cat.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Wheatpaste version of the above, next to Flavor, in the Plateau.

Next to Flavor in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Small paste-up.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Variation on the above sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

paste-up

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.


older designs

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Sticker.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.


collaboration stickers and paste-ups

Paste-up collaboration with 69 aka 6ara9e.

Sticker version of the above collaboration with 69 aka 6ara9e.

Sticker collaboration with 69 aka 6ara9e.

Paste-up collaboration with 69 aka 6ara9e and Pua69.

Sticker collaboration with 69 aka 6ara9e and Pua69.

Sticker collaboration with 69 aka 6ara9e and Def. Scroll down for collaborations with Def only.

Sticker collaboration with Adida Fallen Angel.

Collaboration sticker with Arson.

Collaboration sticker with Boe.

Collaboration wheatpaste with CSRK.

Large paste-up collaboration with CSRK; sticker version also exists.

Sticker collaboration with CSRK.

Larger paste-up collaboration with Cup O’Joe. Also visible are paste-ups and stickers by Swarm (centre), 69 aka 6ara9e and TD (top left) and Beck (bottom left).

Sticker version of the above Cup O’Joe collaboration. Scroll down to Purplesmoke for more involving this collaboration.

Collaboration with Def.

Collaboration with Def and Nustwo.

Another collaboration with Def and Nustwo. Scroll down for more collaborations with Nustwo.

Def (left) and ROC514 (right) both from the KLC crew.

Def and ROC514 representing DEP.

DEP gang sticker featuring Moen and ROC514.

DEP gang sticker featuring ROC514, Nustwo and Moen.

Collaboration sticker with D-Evil.

Another collaboration sticker with D-Evil.

Collaboration sticker with EightyADay.

Collaboration sticker with Ekro.

STicker with Flavor.

Collaboration sticker with Fletcher aka Il Flatcha.

Collaboration sticker with the Forge Fury (right), next to a piece by Duchess.

Collaboration sticker with the Forge Fury.

Another collaboration sticker with the Forge Fury.

Sticker with Frolk.

Collaboration sticker with Germ Dee.

Pink variation of the above collaboration sticker with Germ Dee.

Blue variation of the above collaboration sticker with Germ Dee.

Collaboration sticker with HoarKor aka HRKR.

Collaboration sticker with HoarKor aka HRKR.

Collaboration sticker with Kone.

Collaboration sticker with Kone.

Collaboration sticker with Kone.

Collaboration sticker with Kone.

Collaboration sticker with Lites.

Collaboration sticker with Lost Claws.

Collaboration sticker with Makenoize.

Collaboration paste-up with Makenoize.

Sticker collaboration with Marx One.

Another sticker collaboration with Marx One.

Paste-up collaboration with Mr Chose.

Sticker version of the above collaboration with Mr Chose.

Collaboration sticker with National Zombi.

Collaboration sticker with Nustwo.

Collaboration sticker with Nustwo.

Collaboration sticker with Nustwo.

Collaboration sticker with Nustwo.

Collaboration sticker with Nustwo.

Collaboration sticker with Nustwo. Scroll up to Def for more collaborations involving Nustwo.

Collaboration sticker with Patata.

Collaboration sticker with Pink.

Collaboration sticker with Pink.

Collaboration sticker with Pink.

Collaboration sticker with Pink.

Another of many sticker variations with Pink.

Another sticker with Pink.

Sticker with Pink (centre) and DMT (right).

Sticker with Pink (centre) and Moen (right).

Sticker with Pink (left), Moen (third) and DMT (right).

From left to right: DMT, Pink, ROC514 and Moen.

Sticker with Moen (left) and Pink (centre) representing DEP.

Large paste-up collaboration with Purplesmoke17 (Sleepy Bunny) and Cup O’Joe (cup).

Pale brown version of the above paste-up collaboration with Purplesmoke17 (Sleepy Bunny) and Cup O’Joe (cup).

Sticker version of the above collaboration with Purplesmoke17 (Sleepy Bunny) and Cup O’Joe (cup). Scroll up to Cup O’Joe for more collaborations involving the latter artist.

Collaboration paste-up with Purplesmoke17.

Sticker with Purplesmoke17 and David Icon representing the Tokyo Tag Team.

Collaboration sticker with Qoin.

Collaboration sticker with Rey Midax.

Another collaboration sticker with Rey Midax.

This one is presumed to also have been done with Rey Midax.

Collaboration sticker with Shifty Cat.

Sticker collaboration with Sien514.

Paste-up version of the above collaboration with Sien514.

With Sketchrat.

Collaboration sticker with Sleepisfamous.

Sticker with Smile.

With Spookbomb.

Collaboration sticker with Starkey.

Paste-up version of the above collaboration with Starkey.

Differently coloured variation on the above paste-up with Starkey.

Other design in collaboration with Starkey.

Collaboration paste-up with TBonez.

Collaboration with Urban Ninja and the Forge Fury.

Wheatpaste collaboration with Waxhead.

Sticker version of the above collaboration with Waxhead.

Another collaboration sticker with Waxhead.

Collaboration sticker with Waxhead.

Small paste-up with XRAY.

Sticker with XRAY.

Sticker with XRAY.

Sticker with XRAY.

Sticker with XRAY.

Collaboration sticker with Zero Productivity.

Collaboration sticker with Zero Productivity.

Collaboration sticker with Zodiak.

Collaboration sticker with Zodiak.

Collaboration sticker with Zodiak.

Collaboration sticker with Zombiac.

Variation on the above sticker collaboration with Zombiac.

Collaboration sticker with Zombie Art Squad.

Differently coloured version of the above collaboration sticker with Zombie Art Squad.


other sticker/paste-up designs

A small paste-up.

A small paste-up.

Paste-up with Flavor.

For the Tokyo Tag Team.

The KLC crew featuring ROC514.

The KLC crew featuring ROC514.

The KLC crew featuring ROC514.

The DEP crew featuring ROC514.

The DEP crew featuring Pink, ROC514 and Moen sticker.

The Guaw crew featuring ROC514.


painted pieces

Collaboration with Flavor for the 2019 edition of Under Pressure.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

A ‘Your Face Here’ board done for the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

Opposite side of the above ‘Your Face Here’ board done for the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

This one was found in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

In the Plateau.

Over a piece by IAmBatman in Old Montreal.

Found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Found in the alley between St-Urbain and Clark.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Near Lachine canal.

Flavor (left), Starkey (middle) and ROC514 (right) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In Montreal West.

In Montreal West.

In Lachine, flanked by two from Def.


drawn pieces

In a Plateau alley.

In the Plateau.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

In Mile End, with small drawing from Cryote, a small sticker from Swarm (red) and a pasted doilie from Stela.

In alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

On Mont-Royal.

On St-Laurent near Sherbrooke, with Turtle Caps and Free5 collaboration sticker.

In the Plateau.

In Mile End.

On St-Laurent near Bagg, with tag by Down and a commercial sticker.

In the old port.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Representing the KLC crew.

Representing the KLC crew in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.