A traditional red phone box used to be a common sight on street corners around the UK. Now they remain only in tourist areas, or on ‘traditional’ ‘British’ branding, along with Union Flags, black taxis and London buses.
When in London recently, we discovered something a little bit different. As part of the celebrations of the jubilee, London 2012 games, and 25 years of the charity ChildLine, the BT Artbox project created 80 coloured replicas of the traditional K6 box and dotted them around central London. The boxes will be auctioned, with proceeds to ChildLine.
We didn’t find all 80 boxes, and we won’t be buying one, but they were a delight to see.
Aren’t they great?
Now go back and look for Nana and Grandad.
(reflected in the gold box, on a rare potter round Covent Garden.)
We all had fun that day.