The ads running up (and down) the escalator are pretty striking and I could see a number of young Shoreditchians working out if they had the latest albumns of the musicians displayed. That's assuming they are all musicians and not other hipster icons (to my shame I only recognised Paloma Faith).
The ads also greet you at the barriers, perhaps with the subliminal message that if you're wearing Converses, the gates will magically open before you, or at least it'll make it easier to leap over the barriers.
Converse haven't just left their takeover to Old Street tube, as my friend Michal noticed part of the ad forming a giant mural on wall in Shoreditch:
Perhaps the branded London Underground Map shouldn't be just a collection of puns of station names that sound like brands. If we had cheaper fares as a result of stations being named after brands, would that really be such a terrible thing?
What do you think? There's certainly a number of railway stations that have "The home of rich estate agent" or "The home of large insurance company" on platform signs. Why shouldn't we have the same for the Tube?