Graffiti

Toilet Graffiti, Shoreditch

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Toilet Graffiti, Shoreditch

At first glance this looks like a simple case of misspelling. Perhaps the person who wrote this was swigfaced enough at XOYO that they dropped the C and didn’t realise. However to a confirmed geek, nerd or Poindexter like myself this means something else entirely. A Bith to me, is a race of alien from Star Wars with a predilection for playing instantly recognisable space jazz like THIS .

I know this and know I have wasted my life.

Spotted by Rhodri Thomas

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Toss, Tooting

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Toss, Tooting

It’s Pancake Day today! Huzzah! There will be tossing all over the city tonight so to celebrate here’s yet another picture of something filthy written in filth on the back of a van. This time instead of following the traditional “I wish my wife was this dirty…”, “Clean Me” or “Also comes in white” route the finger scribbler has opted to use the back of the van like some Craigslist on four wheels and make a public plea for some manual assistance. They leave no contact information so it can only be assumed that the owner of the van wrote this or ( and I accept that this is a less likely explanation ) the van itself has gained consciousness à la some dirty minded Herbie the Love Bug.

Spotted by James Davies

Graffiti, Victoria Park

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Graffiti, Victoria Park

This is by far the most innocent piece of graffiti I’ve ever seen. There’s something undeniably sweet about five year old Polly getting hold of a marker pen and being struck with the compulsion to leave her mark on some public property before she really has anything to rail against. I wonder what slogans went through her mind ( Fuck the System? E9 Shank Dem Crew? ) …before she settled on the inoffensive and informative “My name is Polly and I’m 5″.

Spotted by Sarah Miller

Chapel Market, Islington

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Chapel Market, Islington

It’s become increasingly popular for building sites to surround themselves with boards featuring photographs of the local area in the past or of residents spouting soundbites about their neighbourhood and how wonderful it is. Sometimes though that can backfire as evidenced by the above photograph. Dirty, dirty lady.

Spotted by Ian Marriott-Smith

Train, Liverpool Street

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Train, Liverpool Street

Now I’ve never been to Ipswich (it’s on my list of places to see before I die…somewhere I’m sure) so I can’t say whether this is a reasonable thing to do or not.

Have you been to Ipswich? What is it like? Does it deserve this kind of shabby treatment?

Spotted by Mark Cousens