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Matt Ayres

10 times potholes became art


Discover the vigilante pothole artists using the street as their canvas.

beer cooler pothole

Potholes are the bane of many a driver’s existence. Apart from nagging the relevant authorities about them, there isn’t really a lot that you can do about these bonnet-rattling bumps in the road.

It’s led a few frustrated drivers to get creative with the potholes in their neighbourhoods.

In 2016 there were more than one million potholes recorded on UK roads, which caused over £3 million in damage to cars. 

This visualisation shows you just how deep the problem is. And trust us, it’s pretty deep.

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Rather than relying on local government to sort out cracked roads, these inspired artists have found alternative ways to fill in or raise awareness about local potholes. Here are a few ingenious examples.



Flower power

pothole flowers

From bumpy street to tasty treat, just like that.

ice lolly pothole

Come on Barbie, let's go party!

barbie pothole party

The last person who drove over this pothole is having a cuppa with the Mad Hatter.

alice in wonderland pothole

Beer me.

beer cooler pothole

Street art. Literally.

knitted pothole

Definitely not mom's spaghetti.

spaghetti pothole

We’ve heard of potty mouthed, but pothole mouthed?

pothole mouth

Not the crock-pot we wanted.

croc pothole

"Ceci n'est pas une pothole"

not a pothole



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