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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Is it Art?

From Dave Knapik's photoset click to see moreCamden Town gets new paint job

Whilst the Tube network had its annual Christmas Day shutdown, a graffiti gang were hard at work playing with their new spray pounds beneath the streets of North London.

Having walked south down the tracks to Camden Town, they then set about covering the entire length of the platform walls, CCTV cameras and display panels with paint causing tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage. (See Bixentro's and Dave Knapik's photo sets and blogpost)

From Bixentro's Flickr set - click to see more
LU officials have said that the station will remain open and fully operational meaning that the clean-up could take several weeks as contractors will only be able to work after services finish each night.

Transport Police are hoping that CCTV images will provide clues to who did this however at Christmas this is a wide spread issue. Just looking through some of the discussion forums on the net such as yahoogroups, there are many reports of mainline trains running in service yesterday having been covered in graffiti over the Christmas break.

So is it Art? or just an illegal mess?

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