Exmouth is ‘the end of the line’ according to controversial artist

PUBLISHED: 15:49 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:54 13 April 2018

The poster created by Jack Hurley parodying Exmouth. Creidt: Jack Hurley

The poster created by Jack Hurley parodying Exmouth. Creidt: Jack Hurley

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Exmouth is a town full of boy racers, dinosaurs and UKIP voters according to a controversial artist.

Jack Hurley, whose latest poster parodys Exmouth. Picture: Jack HurleyJack Hurley, whose latest poster parodys Exmouth. Picture: Jack Hurley

Jack Hurley, 38, who grew up across the estuary in Teignmouth before moving north, has created a new poster calling Exmouth ‘the end of the line’.

The ‘tongue-in-cheek’ poster is a parody on the traditional railway posters issued to advertise destination towns.

This latest one shows a boy racer sat on top of his overturned car, a man stealing a dinosaur and a woman being sick over the sea wall all in the shadow of the town’s iconic seafront clock tower.

Some residents have pointed out that the poster needs ‘more campervans’ to be a true depiction of the town.

Jack, who has family who still live in Exmouth, used to spend his weekends in the town and still visits the area ‘once or twice’ a year.

He said: “I go back a long way with Exmouth. I used to go there every weekend so I am very familiar with the town.

“I am actually very fond of Exmouth - it’s quite a nice place to visit which helps.”

His website – www.rubbishseasides.com – shows that Exmouth is not the only seaside to be the target of his brand of humour with his home town Teignmouth also parodied in the same way.

Jack admitted he is intrigued by the response from Exmouth residents on social media to the new posters, saying that it has been ‘mostly positive’.

“There are a few people who have grumbled over the picture but if I’m not getting people to grumble about it, I’m not doing my job right,” he added.

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