El Barto, Sidewinder toilets, Kemp Town

Posted: June 28, 2013 in Illegal, Kemp Town
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'El Barto'  written on a tile in permanent silver marker

El Barto Graffiti, Sidewinder Pub Toilets

WHERE: In the men’s toilets at the Sidewinder pub, Upper St. James’ Street, KempTown.

PIECE BY: ‘El Barto’.

STATUS: Illegal, and a little bit cheeky.

WE SAY: Chances are, ‘El Barto’ isn’t a practicing graffiti artist, but a pub-goer armed with a sense of humour and a silver pen. It’s also likely that they were also born in the 80s… not just because the Sidewinder has a working N64 in residence (it really does!), but because El Barto is actually the graffiti moniker of everybody’s favourite cartoon rogue, Bart Simpson. However, unless you watched the Simpsons in the 90s, before they ran out of feasible plots and went a bit off the wall, then you might not know this.

Now you do.

We were delighted to discover this one, it reminded us of happier, younger days. This is likely a one off, but if you’ve seen more El Barto tags around Brighton, please let us know – we’d love to hear about them.

Oh, and one more thing: ‘Stand and Fall for Sussex by the Sea’ is a line from Sussex’s unofficial County anthem. It was written in 1907, and clearly it lives on! Click here to see the whole whopping five verses.

Click here to learn more about the El Barto pop culture reference.


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