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Friday, May 06, 2011

Spoof Stickers on the Central Line

If you travel on the Central Line you might have seen some unusual stickers on the in carriage maps. They're the work of "
Stickers on the Central Line" hoping to get people to do a quick double-take or at least raise a smile.

 Shepherd's Pie from Stickers on the Central Line

Started on the 25th April they wrote "At 13:54 Stickers on the Central Line took its first steps. After months (well hours) of planning we were finally ready. Armed with stickers we boarded the 13:50 from Epping to West Ruislip and unleashed phase 1 onto an unsuspecting public."

From Stickers on the Central Line

The stickers are pretty inventive and each one comes with a commentary on the blog. I love the explanation for Lille: "It is a little known fact that between Woodford and Buckhurst Hill there is a lightly used tunnel which provides London Underground commuters direct access to the Paris Metro. Providing you’re not in a hurry, you can just sit back (if you can find a seat), relax and simply show your passport when the border guards pass through the train."

As well as the blog, there's also a Facebook Group where you can record your spots and send in ideas for stickers.

Thanks to the many people who let me know about this and hat-tip to @Londonist on Twitter where I first saw it mentioned.

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