|Spotted on Adelaide Road|
Once again the grey, windswept landscape of our fair city has become the playground of the established political classes as they tag every available lamp-post with their smug, posturing visages; their lust for power barely concealed by their pointless slogans that would make even a hardened marketing exec wince in embarrassment. Promises to you and me that they will make a difference; that they are the ones who will bring about the Great Change; that they care.
But wait, what's this? From out of the cynical gloom comes a ray of hope. A group of arty farty malcontents actually have the audacity to start a backlash that will rival the politicians tagging frenzy; a poster campaign of their very own!
It is the UpStart Initiative.
Artists far and near were offered the chance to contribute to a project that would see the lamp-posts of Dublin littered with 1,000 images from the creative minds of 500 individuals.
Now we could be on a par with the politicians and scar the landscape with our own belched out creations of what we considered art or worth a second glance.
|Outside Ukiyo, Exchequer Street|
"Who can we trust?"
Right now, tucked up a lamp-post on the South side of Dublin alongside hundreds of other works of art is this poster below just begging to have a moustache drawn on it.
So next time you look up to see some politician whose face you'd love to smash in and are about to inadvertently knock down a pedestrian, look a little to the left or to the right of that street and you may just see something just a little different, something a little more real.
Happy voting yiz feckers!