A mysterious hero has been making his mark on the streets of Manchester … literally. The anonymous artist goes by the name Wanksy, and he’s been spray painting giant dicks around potholes in the greater Manchester area.

He told the Manchester Evening News that he wanted to draw attention to the pothole-ridden streets after some cyclist friends of his were badly injured on the roads.

I wanted to attract attention to the pothole and make it memorable. Nothing seemed to do this better than a giant comedy phallus. It’s also speedy, I don’t want to be in the road for a long time. It seems to have become my signature. I just want to make people smile and draw attention to the problem.

Say what you want about Wanksy’s unconventional methods - the son of a bitch gets results.