After our experiment with contact and printed illustrations (see previous), we had to redecorate two of the bins. A local artist and friend of the team, Chloe, did a magnificent job with a beautiful leafy design. I then painted on sponsorship information. Initially, we didn’t want to go down the road of sponsorship, in case it attracted vandalism, or looked unsightly, but this being a pilot site, we thought it worth trying. We have applied the information in a way that works with the existing design and the sponsorship has paid for the materials used.
Jerry’s cafe had been keen to support a local project (and we are keen to support local businesses and good coffee!) and it will be interesting to see if the designs remain untagged, despite this promotion.