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The Photoshop eraser tool takes over real life

Guus Ter Beek and Tayfun Sarier are two creative guys who love merging the digital world with the analogue. And they recently had the idea of erasing parts of London with a 'real life' Photoshop Eraser (opens in new tab).

Anyone who's used Photoshop (opens in new tab) will recognise the grey and white checkerboard pattern, and Beek and Sarier reckon there is "a lot worth erasing" on the streets of the capital, so they set forth with this uniquely inventive take on street art (opens in new tab).

They carried out their prank in Hackney, Shoreditch and Brick Lane, which are popular haunts with creative types - the sort you'd find in our Designer's Guide to London. So we're guessing a fair few designers were rubbing their eyes and wondering if they'd been working too hard lately...

Have you seen a cool example of street art? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Tom May
Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity (opens in new tab), published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.