El Conio The Magnificent

What do you get if you cross some first year art school students with some litter and a traffic cone?

You get “El Conio The Magnificent” an explanation of how traffic cones end up in the River Kelvin.

Oh to be a student again – it was a simpler time!

11 comments

  1. Stuart B · February 28, 2010

    Quite clever …is there a problem with the sound tho’?

    And what are those things at 1m 23 ..the things that look like calculators?

  2. Stuart_Lands · February 28, 2010

    That’s graffiti in the park between the Gibson Street bridge and Kelvinbridge undergroud car park – I guess it was comissioned as it streches right along the wall, and it looks pretty good πŸ™‚

  3. Alistair · February 28, 2010

    Stuart Lands is correct – I am pretty sure that is the community wall where people are allowed to paint stuff!

  4. Stuart B · February 28, 2010

    I was thinking more of the two iems that the Traffic Cone walks across the top of …what are they …the things that look like calculators ?

  5. Squigster · February 28, 2010

    They are actually painted telephone switchboxes
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2601/4005963382_db089df162_b.jpg

    Some of the artwork on that wall is stunning
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2509/4005206873_63b9baae3b.jpg
    This was painted at a weird angle, (look at the top of the wall)

  6. Stuart_Lands · February 28, 2010

    It’s telco / leccy boxes cunningly painted up πŸ™‚ There’s a good photo stich on the following page – you need to let it scroll right along before seeing the boxes: http://www.ramsaymacfarlane.com/2009/12/council-backed-graffiti-in-glasgow/

    Looking at it again reminds me how brilliant it actually is! Must take a walk by again sometime

  7. Alasdair Polson · February 28, 2010

    This is who we need to design the new logo for the KAA . I’d like a Kingfisher. But we should get art school to have a competition amogst their students. Actually we should have an open competition with finalists voted for by members for the winner. No monetary prize. Just the glory of having your design on the permit. And maybe the winning design exhibited in the Kelvingrove art galllery next to the stuffed fish. I think the appreciation of trout (and fish) goes hand in hand with a sophisticated sense of aesthetics. If we’re going to have a logo it may as well be a timeless design classic .

  8. Alistair · February 28, 2010

    How about a kingfisher sitting on top of a traffic cone?

  9. Squigster · February 28, 2010

    Would sitting atop of a Buckie bottle not be more appropriate…….

  10. Alistair · February 28, 2010

    The general idea would work on both I would imagine πŸ™‚

  11. Eduardo · February 28, 2010

    Hilarious!!

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