A spate of graffiti art has appeared on the London underground that has enthralled the English capital’s millions of passengers who commute to their jobs each morning.
However, it’s highly unlikely that these individuals will have noticed these carefully hidden signs that blend into the thousands of tube maps located around London.
These signs have included “No eye contact. Penalty £200″, ” We apologise for any incontinence caused during these engineering works”, “Peak hours may necessitate you let other people sit on your lap,” and “Shepherd’s Pie – Overground Gas Mark 4” instead of Shepherd’s Bush Overground’s sign.
Using the same fonts and design as London Underground’s infamous brand, these covert messages have looked to be both amusing and enlightening, raising the talking point of overcrowding and the heat levels that these vehicles can get to.
The British Transport Police has voiced a warning over the signs, stating, “The costs of graffiti are substantial for the railway industry in terms of repairs and clean-up, and can leave permanent scars on the infrastructure.”
The website which produces stickers similar to those plaguing the tube has announced that they have sold several hundred more since this guerrilla artist took to the tube, releasing the following statement:
“I have seen more signs, more stickers and other designs, particularly based on the more common signs you see on the Underground.”
Other humorous signs to appear on the tube from the artist include “Royal Seat by appointment to Her Majesty Queens’ bottom” and ” Toxic seat with high levels of gonorrhoea, genital warts and herpes.”