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7 surprisingly creative acts of election poster vandalism

These folks take the well-worn “fake moustache” idea and throw it out the window.

WITH EVERY ELECTION comes the row over posters. Posters are ugly, they take up space, they’re going up too early – and the old chestnut, why are they even required?

Well, people can’t complain much longer as others have reliably turned the low-hanging fruit into, er, beautiful works of art.

Tonight, Matthew, Cllr Seán Martin is going to be…

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A ‘spliffy’ addition to a Luke Ming Flanagan poster in Roscommon

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Flanagan himself has said it is but a mere cable tie, but we’re still not convinced.

Wh-what? I’m not tired at all actua-*snore*

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The many stylish looks of Dr Paddy Smith

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The prankster’s trick backfired though, as Dr Smyth was moved to share it on Twitter, branding it “street art”.

A slightly more angry effort for Cllr Lorraine Kingston in Cork

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Taking the traditional Hitler moustache one step further on this Deirdre Clune poster

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And finally, a less creative but still masterful piece of vandalism:

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