Anyone who recalls the Cow Parade of 2002 will be looking forward to this summer. From 3 May, 250 model elephants, each painted by an artist or celebrity (and even some royals) will appear on the streets of our city, in what is being styled the biggest ever public art event in London. After the jumbo army disbands, each creation will be sold at auction, with the proceeds going to conservation charities.
While we await the pachyderm uprising, the artists are hard at work getting their designs ready. The video above shows the trials, trunks and tribulations of putting together one such piece, named Phoolan by its creators (Baroness Carrie von Reichardt, Mr Spunky, Nick Reynolds and Eugene Eebrill). Looks like there are more instalments to come.