Street art on phone and electricity boxes in London

2013-06-24 06:54:43 GMT2013-06-24 14:54:43(Beijing Time)  SINA.com
Electricity boxes have been adorned with colourful paintings of local landmarks, such as Tower Bridge.(Photo:Agencies)Electricity boxes have been adorned with colourful paintings of local landmarks, such as Tower Bridge.(Photo:Agencies)
The brightly coloured pieces of art - or graffiti - often depict local landmarks, such as churches.(Photo:Agencies)The brightly coloured pieces of art - or graffiti - often depict local landmarks, such as churches.(Photo:Agencies)
Electricity boxes and phone boxes have been adorned with the brightly coloured illustrations.(Photo:Agencies)Electricity boxes and phone boxes have been adorned with the brightly coloured illustrations.(Photo:Agencies)
The illustrations also make reference to iconic pieces of literature, such as Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.(Photo:Agencies)The illustrations also make reference to iconic pieces of literature, such as Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.(Photo:Agencies)
One of the artists goes only by the name 'mORGANICo' and, like Banksy, does not reveal his or her real name.(Photo:Agencies)One of the artists goes only by the name 'mORGANICo' and, like Banksy, does not reveal his or her real name.(Photo:Agencies)
The distinctive murals are part of a collaborative project by two graffiti artists, mORGANICo and Steven Ball.(Photo:Agencies)The distinctive murals are part of a collaborative project by two graffiti artists, mORGANICo and Steven Ball.(Photo:Agencies)
The colourful pieces of art have started cropping up across parts of south east London.(Photo:Agencies)The colourful pieces of art have started cropping up across parts of south east London.(Photo:Agencies)

These colourful pieces of street art have been appearing in a growing number of locations across south east London.

Two graffiti artists have painted a series of bright murals on phone and electricity boxes across the area.

The brightly coloured illustrations include depictions of local landmarks and references to iconic pieces of literature, such as The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.

Justin Thomas, who took the photos of the artworks, said: 'I noticed all these really bright illustrations kept appearing across parts of mainly south east London.

'I started to notice more and more of these distinctive images cropping up - mainly on phone boxes and electrical boxes.

'They really stood out so I started taking pictures of them. They're impressive looking and they really seem to brighten up the surroundings.'

One of the artists goes only by the name 'mORGANICo' and, similarly to Banksy, does not reveal his or her real name. He painted the murals in collaboration with another street artist, Steven Ball.

The project was part of a project called Cleaner Greener Safer, run by Southwark Council, to improve run down areas of the borough.

(Agencies)

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