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Mystery letter writer tackles vandalism in Kidderminster
A MYSTERY letter writer has tackled vandalism in a Kidderminster subway by posting humourous responses alongside the crime.
Signs and messages including a ‘bad graffiti alert’ and a ‘censored’ sign over bad language have appeared next to the acts of vandalism in the Comberton Hill subway.
The subway was given a much-needed makeover in February 2011 by the Subway Deluxe project funded by Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership.
The project saw 20 artists from Exeter and Reading using their creative skills to transform the subway with street art.
One objection to the vandalism, posted next to a ruined painting of musician Boy George, reads: “In my opinion, Mr George already wears a lot of make-up and I think he wears it well, but apparently this isn’t enough for some people.
“This edgy new look has a certain ‘Goth’ style to it and might well attract a new audience to Mr George’s flamboyant music.
“My worry is that, although trending a new fashion is always exciting, he may not be able to either a) see where he is going and could cause an accident and b) eating his meals, including his five-a-day, may become difficult and he may suffer from malnutrition.”
Corina Harper, arts co-ordinator at the Boars Head Gallery, said: “I am not sure who might have pasted the posters in the subway, they might be a guerrilla artist.
“Somebody has also painted some pretty pictures over some offensive writing too. I thought it was nice, rather than drawing attention to the negative, it turns it into a positive.”
Another sign reads: “Bad Graffiti Alert. This appalling effort is in breach of the graffiti rule.
"Thou shalt not tag over another artists work that is clearly better than yours. The recommended action is that you hand your paint in now and to somebody who knows how to use it better.”