Likewise, while I really like Lionel’s original design my personal view has always been that I would like us to do something to differentiate ourselves rather than just replicate what has been done elsewhere. That said I accept that there has been no formal mechanism for alternative ideas to be put forward or to decide on one alternative and then have a vote.
I have proposed or supported two ideas on this thread, but I’m not an artist and don’t have any experience of this kind of thing so have no idea whether either is realistic.
The first is a traditional US postcard style mural:
The second is an installation around the London Road junction - preferably something that lights up at night:
I assume the first idea is more practical than the second. Could we have a poll to vote for all the “alternative ideas” (provided they have been seriously proposed above) and then pit the winner against Lionel’s mural?
If not I would obviously support the proposal as i think something is better nothing, but I would be a bit disappointed that we would be falling in line with the rest of SE London rather than being original and distinguishing ourselves.
Regardless, thanks to those who are being proactive and taking the lead in trying to get something done, your efforts are certainly appreciated.