Leicester City Council
Graffiti is a Crime
A crackdown on graffiti in Leicester was launched in July by Leicester City Council urging local people to help wipe graffiti out. We were delighted to be chosen by Leicester City Council to produce the design work to support this campaign. The design work focussed on the fact that graffiti is a criminal offence and the objective was to encourage the general public to report it, through Leicester City Council’s customer services direct line.
We produced gritty, bold and eye-catching graphics. The design work purposely emulated the style of graffiti, so to emphasise the problem. To urge people to take action against graffiti the design work had to be striking and noticeable. The aim was not only to draw attention to the problem of graffiti in certain areas of Leicester but also to promote how we can tackle it.
The ‘Graffiti is a Crime – Seen it? Report it’ campaign is on the side and back of buses, banners, posters and billboards around those areas of Leicester where graffiti is a problem. They provide a telephone number for the public to report graffiti – making it easy for people to take action against the issue.