In Praise of Pink Toilet Paper

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Here is yet another inspiring example of creative vandalism/beautification:

Pasted paper (by PQ) by biphop
Pasted paper (by PQ) by biphop

These trademark toilet paper rolls can be found in cities such as Avignon, Marseille, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Brussels, Zurich and Rotterdam (to name a few).

PQ by Gilles Klein
PQ by Gilles Klein
Big Daddy Gun 1 by Bart van Damme
Big Daddy Gun 1 by Bart van Damme

Their color schemes are not limited to pink, but most of the rolls include pink somewhere—a color common to French toilet paper.

Pq + FKDL by biphop
Pq + FKDL by biphop

The artist is probably French since ‘PQ’ is a French acronym for toilet paper. It stands for ‘Papier’ (paper) and ‘Cul’ (an indelicate term for ‘butt’ that sounds like the letter Q).

By some misfortune, PQ might also stand for the artist’s initials. It is possible.

PQ + Vahan [Pasted paper] by biphop
PQ + Vahan (Pasted paper) by biphop
To see more examples, check out this Flickr photo stream of the ‘PQ family’ (63 photos).

Or, if this artistry makes you cringe, take note: there are worse designs.

The toilet paper wasn’t very nice by Laura Thorne
The toilet paper wasn’t very nice by Laura Thorne
 

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