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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.

Anyone who's used Photoshop 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.

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!

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. He is author of Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books. He was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine.