‘Mr Scruff’ and the Total Car Park

I was out in Melbourne the other night and stumbled on a very interesting looking poster – the accuracy of which caught me by surprise.

Poster for a 'Mr Scruff' gig at 170 Russell in Melbourne, featuring the Total Car Park

Spruiking an upcoming gig by British DJ ‘Mr. Scruff’ at 170 Russell – located at the corner of Russell and Little Bourke Streets in Melbourne – the cityscape featured in the poster was a dead ringer for the view outside the venue.

Google Street View - corner of Russell Street and Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Both the Total Car Park and the Chinatown gateway arch feature in the foreground, along with the ‘Crystal Jade’ Chinese restaurant on the other corner, TAC House at 222 Exhibition Street at the rear left, and the Rydges Melbourne hotel at 186 Exhibition Street to the rear right.

As for the artist behind the poster, Wikipedia has this to say:

Mr. Scruff’s album and single cover art, music videos, merchandise and his official website are noted for their whimsical cartoonish look; the cartoons are drawn by Scruff himself, in what he calls “potato style”.

If only I could find a larger copy of said poster!

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