Gareth Gardner sees the animals in the Shoredtich Zoo billboards

The final touches are made to the installation of an 18m x 9m illustration that wraps a building on Shoreditch High Street and celebrates the neighbourhood's unique urban culture. One of three images under the collective title Shoreditch Zoo, created by local illustrators Le Gun, it features such local specialities as novelty facial hair and ironic hats, plus Boris Johnson depicted as a cycling gorilla. The images form part of an advertising campaign by creative agency HamiltonPyne for local commercial property landlord The Estate Office Shoreditch.

By Gareth Gardner / Photography + Journalism / garethgardner.com