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We’re on a run…

By | 10:20 am|Bio Paint Advertising|

Our last campaign for the Edinburgh Half Marathon went down so well we were commissioned to carry out another job for the Edinburgh Mens 10k. If you’re running about in Edinburgh, look out for our non-permananet green street advertising across some prominent running spots.

As with all of our campaigns, these impressions will leave no trace by the end of their campaign and our non-toxic, non-permananet green paint came up trumps yet again.

Feeling up for it? The Mens 10k in Edinburgh is on Sunday 6th November – more details here


What better way to promote the Scottish Half Marathon to runners?

By | 8:29 am|Bio Paint Advertising, Chalk Graffiti|

Green Ape were put to good use yet again by the lovely folk at GSi Events to help promote the Scottish Half Marathon. The event organisers were keen to promote the Half Marathon in the lead up – and what better way to attract the attention of runners than to advertise directly on the route of popular jogging spots across Edinburgh?!

Using our unique temporary bio paint, several spots across the Capital were deployed by the Green Ape ops team. Take a look at a few of the results…


A colourful launch for The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Kaleidoscope Bar

By | 9:52 am|Bio Paint Advertising, Green Graffiti|

Green Ape were delighted to be commissioned to handle the street advertising campaign for the launch of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Kaleidoscope Bar in Edinburgh. The newly refurbished Whisky venue on 28 Queen Street is now open and well worth a visit!

The team at Green Ape were tasked with matching a specific colour branded campaign to echo the whisky tasting notes. We managed to achieve a fantastic colour-matched campaign using our non-permananet bio-paint. See the end results below.

Supporting Bear Grylls’ 10k Survival Race at Trent Park, Enfield

By | 9:09 am|Chalk Graffiti|

We were thrilled to be part of Bear Grylls’ Survival Race this year at Trent Park, Enfield. As you can imagine the course is pretty gruelling to say the least. Green Ape were commissioned to lay down motivational branding throughout the course.

Well done to everyone taking part and thanks to Bear Grylls and the team for a fun Green Ape commission!


Edinburgh Film Festival Walk of Fame

By | 7:21 am|Chalk Graffiti|

Green Ape were delighted to be commissioned by the Edinburgh International Film Festival to deploy a Walk of Fame, showcasing a selection of this year’s visiting actors and actresses.


10 chalk impressions have been laid down on Edinburgh’s Lothian Road, leading up to the Edinburgh Film Festival headquarters and it’s not just the A-list celebrity names that make the impression – the striking use of vibrant red and white eco-chalk paint can’t be missed and have caused a lot of social media buzz!

As with all of our Green Ape environmentally-friendly street advertising commissions, each and every impression will completely vanish at the end of the campaign, leaving no trace of the street ads.

The Edinburgh Film Festival kicks off Wednesday 17th June running through until 28th June.

Dave Fringe Street Advertising: Comedy On The Streets

By | 10:12 am|Chalk Graffiti|

Another successful Edinburgh street advertising campaign deployed by the Green Ape Street Advertising Professionals.  We were delighted to have teamed up with the TV channel Dave during this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.  Dave run an annual “Joke of the Fringe” contest and this year they wanted to spread the jokes further afield by imprinting them onto the streets of Edinburgh.  The top ten jokes were imprinted across the whole of Scotland’s capital using our Green Ape non-permananet environmentally friendly chalk paint lay-down technique.  The end result was an eye catching collection of hilarious jokes paved outside the festival hot spots.

As with all of our street advertising campaigns, The street impressions all disappeared at the end of the Festival leaving no trace and no mess.


A wash of Afternoon Tea anyone?

By | 7:14 am|Reverse Graffiti|

Thanks to Martin and the team at Twenty Princess Street for commissioning another successful reverse graffiti campaign.  To help promote their Afternoon Tea campaign, our team were sent on a mission to spread awareness by deploying reverse power wash advertising blocks across the city.

Reverse graffiti is a really effective form of street advertising.  It works by power washing a super jet to clean an imprint onto the pavement – effectively to creates a clean impression which can last for several months in the right areas.  The best thing is that we’re helping clean the streets one small bit at a time!

Another effective environmentally friendly street advertising campaign by Green Ape

Help support the written word in public space

By | 5:00 pm|Street Art News|

Green Ape are proud to support author and photographer Nicholas Ganz, the author behind the book “Graffiti World” and keen supporter of street art.  Nicholas is currently raising funding for his next book “Street Messages” for which he is seeking crowd funding.  You can find out more about the book (and of course invest) here and view the video below…

Green Ape help colour the streets of Edinburgh’s West End

By | 7:37 pm|Chalk Graffiti|


The Green Ape team are very proud to have been commissioned to lay down a new Christmas chalk street advertising campaign for Edinburgh’s West End Association.  Freshly laid this week, just in time for all the festivities in the area.

The Green Ape street advertising specialists have used a durable bio-degradable chalk paint to lay down West End logos with arrows and foot prints to pave the way to all the local shops and cafes.  Using striking white and red specialist paints you can’t fail to notice the markings.

Many thanks to all the team behind West End Association for commissioning another successful Green Ape Edinburgh street advertising campaign.


A green press launch for Grow Wild

By | 8:32 pm|Chalk Graffiti, Green Graffiti|

Green Ape Graffiti are delighted to have played a part in the official press launch for “Grow wild”.  The Grow Wild initiative aims to bring inspirational wildlife spaces across the UK with four initial sites across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Green Ape worked with the Big Partnership to create a biodegradable chalk backdrop for the official Grow wild photo press launch today in Glasgow. Using our organic chalk mix, some pretty sophisticated poly-carbon cutting and a little magic from our street team, we left an 8 foot square logo impression to get the launch off to a “blooming” good start…

Find out more about Grow Wild here and get involved in the vote!