Sardonically celebrating such moments, the Shit London Awards 2012 is a gallery exhibition where the grim and life-affirming are hung in their glory side-by-side for all to see.
Host KK Outlet will show the scores of submissions as 15x10cm photographs as well a selection of the winners from this year.
Categories include Worst Christmas Decorations, Ugliest London Building, Best/Worst Business Name, Most Depressing View From Work, Best Photo, Best British Photo, and Best International Photo.
Some of this year’s gems include the unfortunately named ‘King’s Cross Eye Clinic’, which appears to be offering some kind of lazy eye surgery, a restaurant advertising its mid-day meal as ‘lunge’, and the prophetic juxtaposition of ‘Smoker’s Paradise’ next door to Cancer Research. Who moved in first?
Elsewhere the owners of ‘Thaitanic Restaurant’ can only be praised for their brilliant pun, while a man named Nanu is clearly irked by people mistaking his yard for a recycling centre, although helpfully he’s inviting questions for anyone that hasn’t quite understood.
Shit London Awards 2012 runs from 7-22 December at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, N1. You can visit the Shit London blog here.