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Street art in Cardiff. Photograph: Steven Irwin/Guardian community
Strīt art in Cardif. Foṭgraf: Stīvn Ŕwin/Gardịn cḿṇti

‘Ɖs md m smîl’: ǎr rīdrz’ feṿrit c’roṇvîṛs Strīt art

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 12 May 2020)

Hǎzz, rodz n śops ol ovr ɖ YC hv bn rīdec̣retd n riinviġretd jrñ locdǎn

Pōl Cambl n Gardịn rīdrz. Tyzde, 12 Me 2020

‘Ɖs mcs m prǎd v ɖ NHS n ppl in mî eria’

Siyñ ɖs mcs m fīl prǎd v ẃt w hv in ɖ YC. Wɖt ɖ NHS, w wd b in sirịs trubl in norml tîmz, let alon jrñ ɖs pandemic. I hv frendz hu r wrcñ in ɖ NHS, in ɖ cersectr n az ci wrcrz. Ɖe r wrcñ sirịsli hard in dificlt srcmstansz t mc ǎr livz ɖ bst ɖe cn b.

Street art in Dagenham
Strīt art in Daġnm

It olso mcs m prǎd v ɖ ppl in mî bura. Ɖe r pŭlñ tgɖr, yzñ ɖer scilz n dwñ ɖer bit t ćec on ć uɖr n hlp ǎt in ɖz strenj tîmz. Ẃɖr it’s amezñ artwrc lîc ɖs, onlîn qizz, DJ sets, onlîn advîs fr biznis, craft mcñ or cōlñ p lonli ppl fr a ćat, ɖe r ol pŭlñ ɖer weit ʈru tuf tîmz.

Ɖs pìs v wrc standz ǎt n riyli brîtnz p ɖ strīt. I witnist ɖ artist fiṇśñ ɖ pìs n ppl hu wr ǎt on ɖer dêli wōc wr seyñ hǎ gret it wz. It’s a convseśnpìs n mcs ppl smîl ẃn ɖe wōc past. Jimi Lì, Daġnm

‘Art z a gret we t cnct’

Street art in Tamworth
Strīt art in Tamwrʈ

In ɖz dificlt tîmz strīt art z a gret we t cnct n xpres ɖ we w r fīlñ. Vic Brǎn, Tamwrʈ

‘Ɖs md m stop, smîl n tec a foto’

Street art in Ealing
Strīt art in Īlñ

Ɖs krịs gliṭri sîn apird on ɖ strīt oṿnît n md m stop, smîl n tec a foto. I wz plizd t si ɖt ɖr’z no śortij v crịtivti dspt evrʈñ els ɖt’s gwñ on. Ben Parc, Īlñ in Lundn

‘Ɖs md m hapi’

Street art in Desboroug
Strīt art in Dezḅra

Ɖs md m hapi. It wz gret t si smʈñ smwn hz md jst t śer n spred ćir. Sîmn Dǎti, Dezḅra

‘Ɖs md mî partnr’z de’

Street art in Boscombe
Strīt art in Boscm

Mî partnr wrcs in ǎr locl hospitl n it md hr de ẃn ǎr nxtdor nebr pentd hr bacwōl in sć a gliṭri faśn. Aśli Wŭdfōl, Boscm

‘Siyñ ɖs mcs m fīl prǎd’

Street art in Wirral
Strīt art in Wiṛl

Mî wîf Mel z an artist. Ś tc ɖ sîd v ǎr hǎs az a canvs. Ɖs z hr wɖ ǎr dōtr. Ś’z nǎ incurijd ol hr frendz t stop bî ẃn ɖe r on ɖer alotd x’sîz, tec a foto n snd it t hr. Ś z ɖen gwñ t criet a c’lāź v ɖ fotoz. Siyñ ɖs mcs m fīl prǎd. Cevin Ćapl, Wiṛl

‘Ɖs filz m wɖ hapinis n sadnis’

Street art in London. Photograph: Tracy Wilson/Guardian Community
Strīt art in Lundn. Foṭgraf: Tresi Wilsn/Gardịn Cḿṇti

Siyñ ɖ mesij t cerwrcrz fild m wɖ bʈ hapinis n sadnis. Hapinis t nǒ ɖt smwn hz crietd ɖs t acnolij n ʈanc ɖoz hu strîv evride t cer fr ǎr luvd wnz. Sadnis ɖt ɖz amezñ ppl hv fr so loñ bn oṿlct n unḍvalyd. Tresi Wilsn, Sǎʈ Norwŭd in Lundn

‘Ɖe md m laf’

Street art in Worthing
Strīt art in Wrɖñ

A fy wīcs ago ɖ caunsl pentd sośl-distnsñ marcrz on ɖ proṃned. Ɖe wr a bit ytiḷterịn. A fy dez lêtr smwn gev ɖ litl ppl fesz n prṣnaḷtiz. Ẃn I frst sw ɖm, ɖe md m laf. I lc fwd t siyñ ɖm evri de on mî dêli wōc. Jaci, Wrɖñ

‘Ɖs mcs m smîl evri tîm I wōc past’

Street art in Oxford
Strīt art in Oxf̣d

Evri tîm I wōc past ɖs hǎs it mcs m smîl az ɖe hv obvịsli pt a lot v ef̣t intu sndñ a mesij v s’port t ǎr NHS. Az I wz tecñ a foto ɖs mornñ, wn v ɖ hǎsmêts wz līvñ n ćatd abt orḍrñ ɖ ćōcs fṛm Aṃzn n spredñ a litl jô in ɖ wrld. Gret stuf. Pītr Sparc, Oxf̣d

‘I fînd it upliftñ’

Street art in Leeds
Strīt art in Lìdz

I wōc past ɖs ẃl tecñ mî dōtr t scūl. It hd bn vanḍlîzd fr yirz untl ǎr locl cḿṇtigrūp cmiśnd a locl artist t criet a dzîn az a tribyt t ǎr ci wrcrz. I fînd it upliftñ n luv ɖ fact ɖt it’s smʈñ ɖ hol cḿṇti cn aprīśiet. Anji Tōlḅt, Lìdz

‘It z reprizntñ smʈñ w ol wont t se’

Street art in Hackney
Strīt art in Hacni

Ɖz sînpentñz hv bn akḿletñ ovr ɖ past munʈs. Ɖe hv bcm a landmarc in ǎr eria. Ɖ rùt z a mn rod btwn tū mejr hospitlz so ambyḷnsz pas bî reğlrli.

I lîc it bcz it z reprizntñ smʈñ w ol wont t se. Wɖ ol ɖ ḿziymz clozd, it fīlz lîc art hz faund a we t cm ǎt intu public spes n rmînd s ol ẃ w nīd it hir – n mor ɖn evr at ɖs tîm. Asif Cān, Hacni in Lundn

‘I luv ɖ sntimnt’

Street art in London
Strīt art in Lundn

I sw ɖs on ɖ frunt v a clozd dǎn tec’we resṭront. I luv ɖ brît culrz n ɖ sntimnt. Ani Wilits, Siḍnm in Lundn

‘Ɖs mcs m sad bt olso hopfl’

Street art in Manchester
Strīt art in Manćestr

I tc ɖs on ɖ last wīcend bfr locdǎn in Manćestr. I hv nt bn in ɖ siti sntr sins, sticñ t mî locl eria. It mcs m sad fr ol ɖ amezñ smōl bizṇsz in ɖs siti, bt hopfl ɖt ɖe wl svîv n b ʈrîvñ agn sn. Iliẓbʈ Relinz, Manćestr

‘It hz trnd ɖ C’rona logo intu smʈñ meṇsñ’

Street art in Bristol
Strīt art in Bristl

I run on ɖ sîclpaʈ a cupl v tîmz most wīcs. Ɖr z a loñ hōrdñ seṗretñ ɖ paʈ fṛm a brǎnfīld bildñsait n it z constntli ćenjñ n ivolvñ wɖ artwrc, renjñ fṛm sm priti crapi tagz t sm t’rific pìsz. Ɖs cmz smẃr in ɖ midl. I luv hǎ it hz tecn ɖ C’rona logo n md it intu smʈñ mor meṇsñ n tîmli. I olso lîc ɖ “plīz woś yr handz” strap alñ ɖ top. I d’nt nǒ hǎ loñ it wl last, bt it’s ɖr fr nǎ. Cet Maʈ̇sn, Bristl

‘It z a strîcñ n scilfl dzîn’

Street art in Gateshead
Strīt art in Getshed

W sw ɖs pìs v strīt art jst bfr ɖ locdǎnmeźrz wr pt in ples. It z a strîcñ n scilfl dzîn. Ẃn w sw ɖ wrc it sīmd vri presịnt. At ɖ tîm ppl wr stocpîlñ tôḷtpepr n ɖ artwrc s’tiricli incorṗrets a lūrol instd v a dot on ɖ “i” in “vîṛs”. Ẃl hymṛs, ɖ wrc wz an omiṇs indceśn v ɖ ifct ɖ vîṛs wz gwñ t hv in ɖ wīcs t cm. Mîcl Mulṿhil, Getshed

‘Ɖs pìs capćrz ɖ public’s mūd’

Street art in Hackney Wick
Strīt art in Hacni Wic

Hacni Wic z alîv wɖ strīt art. Evri de y trn a cornr n smʈñ ny grabz yr î. Ɖs pìs apird rli on in ɖ crîsis. T m it capćrz ɖ public’s mūd t ɖ Covid-19 crîsis – NHS, mascs, lūrol, d’nt panic. Jac̣līn Brūs, Bo in Lundn

‘W hop ɖs wl b prizrvd aftr ɖ locdǎn’

 Street art in Hove. Photograph: Helen Wade/Guardian Community
Strīt art in Hov. Foṭgraf: Heḷn Wêd/Gardịn Cḿṇti

Ǎr pdestrịn tunl hd bn a tagñmagnit fr a loñ tîm. Ɖ intirịr wz gretli hlpt a fy yirz ago ẃn smwn pentd indivijl brics in a mirịd v difṛnt śêdz, mcñ ɖ wundrfl renbo ɖt apird oṿnît on 8 Epril ol ɖ mor prfict. Ǎr locl sośl mīdia hz bn abúz wɖ hǎ upliftñ it z n hǎ imośnl ppl fīl traṿlñ ʈru it. W’r ol hopñ it wl b prizrvd post locdǎn. Heḷn Wêd, Hov

‘I wontd t yz mî art az a vôs’

Street – or road – art in Cambridge
Strīt – or rod – art in Cembrij

I nǒ mî frendz r misñ biyñ at scūl n ɖt ɖ tīćrz r misñ s tù, so I wontd t yz mî art az a vôs t acnolij ɖt. Ɖ crosñ at mî scūl, Comḅton Vilij Colij in Cembrij, flt lîc ɖ prfict ples t mc an artwrc. Rown Brigz Smiʈ, Cembrij

‘Ɖs imij rmîndz m ɖz darc dez wl b ovr sn’

Street art in Cardiff
Strīt art in Cardif

Ɖs siriz v postrz z ǎtsd a cafe in ɖ Caʈez eria v Cardif. It’s an imij v hop n susṭnns ɖt hlps m rmembr ɖt ɖz darc dez wl sn b ovr. Stīvn Ŕwin, Cardif

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