Head on down to Traf Square between now and sundown and you’ll find a parade of colourful telephone boxes standing proud. This is the BT ArtBox initiative which, for reasons of avoiding branding and for the sheer filth of it, we’ll hereby refer to as B Tartbox.
B Tartbox takes 80 of the famous red icons and spruces them up with paint, plastic, sculpture, yarn and just about any other material you can apply to a kiosk. Artists include such notables as Sir Peter Blake, Zaha Hadid, Zandra Rhodes and, um, Timmy Mallett. Tomorrow, the boxes will be scattered around town and on show until 18 July, after which they’ll be auctioned off for ChildLine.
The gallery below contains five of our favourite boxes from B Tartbox: