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News - 5 March 2008

Giant printing machine foils the vandals

Tony Brothers with his giant printing machine
Many of the biggest eyesores in Brighton and Hove have been covered by large, colourful images of classic paintings.

They have proved a huge hit as both a deterrent for vandals and an attraction for shoppers.

Matt Eastel, part of the environmental improvement team at Brighton and Hove City Council, said: "Our primary objective was to cover the boarded-up areas with an anti-graffiti solution so that it would be easy to clean should it be vandalised again.

"However, we found that by fixing a durable, solid, colourful large format digital print to the building instead, we are in effect taking away the vandals' blank canvas and they simply don't get vandalised any more.

"The project has been and continues to be a complete success."

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