Painting our artworks onto walls within train stations, bars where Larkin drank pints of gin and tonic, hotels and cemeteries, resultant designs endorsed a variety of shapes and sizes in order to fit in with the surrounding architecture. Sometimes an artwork, which would carry extracts and insights into the poetry of Larkin, would be purposely hidden within an architectural nook. However, once found, each sign conveys the next geo-code so the full trail can be navigated using a standard smart phone or GPS device.
The paints used were microporous in order to breathe with the masonry they adorned with the life of the signs extended further by a coat of a transparent product called graffiti shield. Local Victorian signs can still be seen today yet with contemporary paints being far more resilient we envisage the painted trail signs will last at least 50 years.