Knitter extraordinaire and Inky Tentacle judge Lauren O'Farrell unveiled her BT ArtBox, Muncher - titled "Dial M for Monster" - today in Trafalgar Square. Muncher is one of 84 Gilbert Scott phoneboxes that will be scattered around London for the next few weeks and then auctioned off for charity. Twenty of the boxes are being previewed in central London today, so naturally I betook myself to visit them.
Four of the ArtBoxes on display this morning really stood out, and Muncher was definitely one of them. Indeed, Muncher was the one everyone was hugging. Also awesome: Mandii Pope's wonderful, hand-painted Big Ben; Greyworld's amazing clockwork Flower Box; and HoWoCo's spectacular, cooing Stop the Pigeon.
Muncher, Lauren told me, took about a month to knit. Be sure to get up close to really appreciate (and hug) him - he has adorable tiny feet, perching pigeons, and a super-secret button Invader! He'll be on display at the roundabout by Trafalgar Square until 16th July.
More photos after the jump! (And here's a link to even more!)