Bristol street artists told to use more grey

Council officials have told graffiti artists that they should seriously think about painting future artworks using grey paint on a grey background.

The move comes in response to a survey which says that 92% of Bristol's available plain outdoor surfaces are now covered in street art, and that many people are fed up to the back teeth with it.

The proposals are not universally popular with Bristol's graffitiists. Tarquin Prenderghast, who paints under the name "" told the Groan: "I don't think it's fair that I have to restrict my palette.

"I'm currently working on an original bit of stencil art that will show Isambard Kingdom Brunel smoking a bowl out of one of the SS Great Britain's chimneys, and it's dashed hard to render that type of shiz in monochrome, you dig?"