10 brutally honest British seaside artworks


LONDON — Love it or hate it, the British seaside is a very unique kind of place.

Decades after the public started jumping on budget airlines to the sun, abandoning their home-grown resorts in the process, numerous places along the coast have been left looking a bit... sad.

Designer Jack Hurley has created a range of very honest posters depicting life in some of these coastal spots and just launched a website to showcase his work.

Under slate grey skies, the likes of Blackpool and Bournemouth are shown in all their faded glory. From Redcar in North Yorkshire to Teignmouth in Devon, meanwhile, life is shown as a series of almost Hogarthian vignettes, full of drunkards and dead whales, graffitied pavements and boarded-up shops.

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