Random Graffiti Of The Week

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By M@ Last edited 142 months ago
Random Graffiti Of The Week
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We've spotted a few of these skeletal monarchs round London lately. The one on the left is in Smithfield, the one on the right is down Hanbury Street and the one below sits on Clerkenwell Road (the Latin motto reads: Canis Servo Regina; Dog Save The Quees).

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The design is by D*Face, one of London's most prolific and inventive street artists. You'll have seen his work all over the place, usually featuring things with wings. But here, the trademark flappers have decayed to bone.

Let us know if you've seen further examples.

Last Updated 28 July 2006

Greg

In what obscure Latin dialect can "Canis servo regina" mean "Dog save the queen"? "Servo" must be first-person, and the two nouns seem to be nominative -- if it means anything at all, it would have to be "I, who am a queen and and dog, save."