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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Updated cable boxes

This is my entry for Seth's "Buried Treasure 2013" blog hop.  It's a collection of grafitti painted telephone cable boxes in my home town in UK, added to over the last couple of years.  Enjoy....!

 Brighton Festival, May 2013

 These three found in Brighton during May 2013

Giraffe seen at Brighton Pier, May 2013

 We found this one on 11th May 2013!

 Seen on 5th May 2013 in Brighton!!

 These ones we found in Brighton town centre in April 2013!

OK, so this is the updated cable box grafitti art with all the boxes together, starting with the Piranha Fish!!!  RAAHHHRRR!

We found loads more graffitti'd cable boxes recently!!!  First of all, this new kitty one.....

Then a new Christmassy one....

And a new cassette one......

And a new blue Meanie one....!

But he might be a yeti, I'm not sure.....

We found some more grafitti'd cable boxes!! These three are the sides and front of a new alligator 

And these two are next to each other and "join up" to make "23"!! 

 Well, first post of 2013, and it's the updated grafitti'd cable box collection!  The first three were from my last walk around town in December....... and I've spotted some more new ones since!!

 This is the side shot of the Christmas tree below......
We found another three grafitti'd cable boxes recently - two more badgers (they used to be the Blue Meanies posted lower down) and another cassette lord!

We spotted five more grafitti'd cable boxes recently, so have now made a point of photographing them!!
We start with a Blue Meanie.

These are special buses called "The Big Lemon" that run out to the University.  They work on cooking oil instead of petrol!!!

Another Blue Meanie.... They painted this over the Dino Rox Box.  George is Very Upset.

This one's the newest, I think.  It's a Lemur!!

Here are some more cable box thingies that I found in the last couple of months that have been decorated!
at the time of posting (4th Sept 2012) I've spotted another three new ones that I need to go photograph!!

This badger and monkey are next to each other!!

That's the last of the current "new batch"!!

We found the above and the badger back in May 2012. 
The ones after the badger was the start of the collection!!!

 While we've been walking around over the last couple of weeks, we've spotted some decorated electric/telephone cable boxes!!!!!  So we've started a new photo collection!!

 This one has a portrait on it!!!

 And this one is a snowman!!!!!  And he doesn't melt in the sun either!!!

 The side had a happy christmas message on it!!


 I think this one's my favourite!!!  We see this one from the bus when we go to work!!!
I think they made this one specially for George and Dilly!!!

 Numbers, as well....

And a scarey monster too!!

Found in Poole Valley, Brighton in February 2011

This lady was found in near Churchill Square on July 22nd 2012

 This is a new grafitti box that I walk past on the way to work!!!  Found in Brighton in April 2012

And this one, after the Dino Rox Box, is my favourite!!


  1. Very cool Buried Treasure post, I enjoyed visiting your blog!

  2. These are amazing and sure made me smile!
    Thank you for sharing these!

  3. Our phone boxes don't look anything like that in the States. And if someone paints on them, they are immediately painted over with commercial green paint used by the phone company. These are truly amazing and show how different parts of the world treat their graffiti. I LOVE it. Thanks for digging it up for us.

  4. Wow, these are so cool! I love what you have done-amazing! :D

  5. A wonderful collection and surely an historic one since many will be painted over eventually. Thanks for sharing!

    1. A lot of those boxes have already been painted over - several times! The pink dragon over two boxes next to each other, for instance - that's now the yellow Brighton Festival two at the top.

  6. wow, what a collection and thanks for putting a smile on my face!

  7. Hi Beanie, Just popped in from Seth's Buried Treasure project and loved seeing your wonderful collection of cable boxes. I had never seen anything like this, so unusual and such a treat for me. I also enjoyed seeing all your sweet little stuffed toys.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

    1. Thanks for stopping in and glad you enjoyed!! Beanie Mouse is the main chappie here, with various other friends popping in!!