News travels fast these days, and soon the word of this vandalism traveled well beyond the streets of Walthamstow after the Local MP Stella Creasy posted about the incident on Facebook.
And thankfully, one local artist seemed to take that message completely to heart.
With a touch of Photoshop magic, the Walthamstow resident, Chris Walker, managed to turn the hateful graffiti into something that wonderfully celebrated the area’s diversity.
Walker, who works as a digital designer and illustrator was himself born in Walthamstow and told Indy100 that for locals, multiculturalism has pretty much always been the backbone of the community.
So when Walker noticed that the vandal had stupidly left a large amount of room around the graffiti he decided to “fill in the blanks” and create something that better fit the spirit of Walthamstow. And I got to tell you, it is truly beautiful.
Unsurprisingly, pretty soon his positive "re-vamp" of the graffiti went viral and of course, people from all over, praised his message of unity and love over hate.
only problem with Walker's recreation was that... well, he simply didn't have enough room to include every
"I’m not sure my little protest can stop things like this happening, but the response to it has, I hoped, brought the community together in speaking out and served to reassure that this is a minority view and that everyone is welcome in E17 and alw
Walker definitely got his wish in the end though, as soon community members were banding together in order to organize the planting of 6000 flowers in a local park as another “big show of love.”