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Protecting the city one cock at a time.

One morning last week while walking to work, I noticed a graffiti penis and questioned why no one has gone out of their way to protect them? Let alone remove them.
These graffiti penises are left untouched on walls and no one goes out to remove them. I've taken a comparison photo of a specific penis graffiti that's been left on a wall outside a bus stop for over a few weeks, it still hasn't been removed and I've deliberately not done anything to it, to show you how it just gets left untouched - not even removed.
After a little research, I found out that there's one in four new cases of sexually transmitted infections detected in London every year (over 100,000 STIs in a year). So I wanted to convey the importance of this message while connecting with society in an entertaining, engaging and truthful way.
On the evening of this idea, I did an all-nighter which consisted of hand cutting a stencil out, getting some spray paint and going out to get the ball rolling.
Each stencil includes a quick call to action on where people can get free protection from.
It's taking something that you see as non-informative vandalism, turning it on its head and reproducing it as a positive message that people can quickly understand.
I use washable paint on some of my messages as I understand there will be people out there who will question if I'm vandalising vandalism.
If this could help lower the risk of the STI statistic, then I'm happy.
If you want to get involved and you see a graffiti penis on your travels; email with the location and I'll come protect it - chatwithdick@gmail.com

Project Tags

  • Art
  • Graffiti
  • Graffiti Artist
  • advertising
  • art direction
  • creative
  • Funny

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