A series of murals is adding a splash of colour at sites along Hull’s Beverley Road.
The first two have brightened the side wall of Choppers coffee and sandwich bar and transformed a converted railway carriage now used as a bar at Cannon Junction.
They are the work of Beverley Road-based arts collective Ground.
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Chris Wray, who owns Choppers, came up with the idea of his mural – an independent coffee cup battling against an army of chain store cups.
“The guys from Ground approached me with the proposal to do a mural on the wall which was just blank.
“I wanted something which reflected the business.
“I’m a sole trader and businesses like mine are up against the big boys so I thought about one of our coffee cups making some kind of stand against the big coffee chains.
“The guys took the idea and created a great piece of art. I like the idea of our cup wielding a sword and carrying its own shield.
“The reaction from customers has been great since it went up and it’s inspired me to think about using the walls inside the shop as a bit of a gallery featuring more art from Ground.”
At Cannon Junction, an old train carriage has been given a multi-coloured makeover.
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William Vinegard, from Ground, said: “We got some funding to do two artworks and worked with a couple of businesses to agree on the sites.
“Hopefully, if we get a bit more funding, we will be able to do a few more.
“We have already got another site lined up.”
Mr Vinegrad said the idea behind the murals was to add some colour to the area.
“The new Hessle Road murals are great but they very different to ours.
“They are quite dark and gloomy because of the subject matter whereas ours are meant to be a bit more contemporary and a bit more fun.”
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