A mural is being created in a shopping centre car park wall in the latest in Walthamstow’s ever-growing collection of street art.

The piece, located beneath The Mall High Street, Walthamstow, will be 26m wide, the longest work to be created as part of the Wood Street Walls project (WSW).

Organisers hope the works will establish Walthamstow as the London equivalent of Wynwood, a neighbourhood of Miami famous for its street art.

Leytonstone artist Fanakapan, whose mural includes giant foil balloons in a signature style to spell out the words ‘Deflation and Creation’.

The Mall marketing manager, Rebecca Marjoram, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Fanakapan and the WSW team here to The Mall Walthamstow.

“This is an amazing first for the centre to commission a local and well known graffiti artist and the opportunity to work with this great local organisation to deliver a unique, visual experience to our customers here.”

WSW co-founder Mark Clack said he was excited to complete the first mural. 

“We hope this will be the start of many more to come”, he said.

"During the installation of Fanakapan's amazing artwork, it was fantastic to see the positive response from the visitors of The Mall who were surprised to see a formally blank wall take shape."

The mural is expected to be completed when the artist returns this week.

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Fanakapan etches out the remainder of 'Deflation Creation' design (WSW)