London 2012 Mascots Decorate Town

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London 2012 Mascots Decorate Town
Splashy Mandeville, outside the growing Cheesegrater Building.
Splashy Mandeville, outside the growing Cheesegrater Building.
Cockney Wenlock. Note the Apples and Pears.
Cockney Wenlock. Note the Apples and Pears.
Business Mandeville, outside the Willis Building.
Business Mandeville, outside the Willis Building.
Victorian Mandeville, in Spitalfields Market.
Victorian Mandeville, in Spitalfields Market.
Bishopsgate Wenlock.
Bishopsgate Wenlock.

One-eyed London 2012 mascots Manlock and Wendyville — as we choose to call them — can now be spotted all over town in a variety of garbs. 83 painted representations of the duo, each dressed in a different London costume, have been installed as part of six 'discovery trails' to help visitors and Londoners explore the city.

The playful cyclopses follow in the footsteps of cows, elephants, eggs and phone boxes, all of which have decorated the capital in recent years. We're still ambivalent about the mascots, but it's good to see Mandeville in something other than the crotchless romper suit he/she/it usually favours.

Details of the sculptures and the six trails can be found on the Mayor of London Presents pages.

See also:

Naughty Olympic Street Art on Brick Lane

Last Updated 21 July 2012