Shit London Awards 2012

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Shit London Awards 2012

Celebrating the best of the worst of Brit capital...

Have you been walking down the street when something has caught your eye that’s made you have a good giggle to yourself – the guilty pleasure of a particularly puntastic shop name perhaps, or a funny bit of graffiti scrawled on to a sign.

It’s things like this that can brighten your day and make city life more bearable, so it’s fitting in a perverse sort of way that those little pieces of absurdity and profanity are celebrated on the office work-dodger’s dream website Shit London. With an affectionate slant despite the rather unflattering name, the blog is subtitled “snapshots of a city on the edge”, poking fun at the stupid side of London while at the same time championing those who fight back against the bland and mundane aspect of it with their injections of wit.

An exhibition of photographs from the blog at KK Outlet in Hoxton Square marks the second annual Shit London Awards, handed out by website founder Patrick Dalton to recognise the best of the worst. Since many of the entries are quickly removed or cleaned up, the images serve to immortalise these often transient pieces of urban rebellion. The gallery show runs from Friday until 22nd December.

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