It seems almost inevitable that if this Wellywood sign goes ahead (all perfectly legal, the bloke from the Council tells me), then it is going to get some “special treatment” metered out in due course.

And because we are such a creative lot in Wellington, and because the interwebs is here, let’s see how good your photoshop skills are. At top is a nice clear blank copy of the sign as devised by us back in 2009. And then lower down is a terrible piece of post-signage vandalism enacted on the sign after its erection. Tsk tsk, that’s seriously bad.

Can you do better? Feel free to send us your creative reworking of the sign in 5 years time, just when the WCC decides not to renew the Resource Consent… email them to contact @ eyeofthefish dot org you know the drill. You ‘shop them, we’ll publish them, and a chocolate Fish to the best of them. On your marks, get set, go…

Results: The first up – a regular contributor – anonymous? – says that his scheme recognises that:
“In 5 years I predict the movie industry will have moved all operations off to cheaper labour markets leaving only our burgeoning sex toy industry to be the claim to civic pride.”

Nice incorporation of the business community there, I’m sure the Chamber of Commerce will approve of that.

Next up is a Paul, who notes that:
“Hi, Got to thinking about destruction but got diverted by the idea that most planes fly in from the south so the other end of the airport should have a sign too.”

Well done Paul, and useful for those people searching for Moa Point.

Then we’ve got a carefully camouflaged version, which its creator says shows that “we can unleash creative means of counter-action that don’t have to be destructive, but cleverly additive.”

Any more? Keep ’em coming!
Here’s some versions a close friend whipped up in her coffee break:

or this

and this

which leads to this

not forgetting this

catering for a full range of tastefully decorated ethnic diversity there. Jos de Bries should be well happy. Tot siens!

Another clever option just in from Sol – who asks: Any suggestion for what the clue for 3 across should be?

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