Tired of potholes one artist took to the streets to highlight the problem. How he did so is brilliant.
The anonymous artist, who goes by the name “Wanksy,” told the Manchester Evening News that he decided to draw attention to the “appalling” pothole-ridden streets after some of his cyclist friends were badly injured on the roads.
“I wanted to attract attention to the pothole and make it memorable. Nothing seemed to do this better than a giant comedy phallus,” he said. “It’s also speedy, I don’t want to be in the road for a long time. It seems to have become my signature. I just want to make people smile and draw attention to the problem.”
The artist, who uses non-permanent paint that he says washes out within a week or two, told BBC Newsbeat that his scheme has proven successful so far, with potholes apparently getting fixed more quickly.
"People will drive over the same pothole and forget about it,” he said. “Suddenly you draw something amusing around it, everyone sees it and it either gets reported or fixed."