Timorous Beasties


Edinburgh Toile

Client : Edinburgh International Festival

Date : September 2009

When commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival in 2009, Scotland’s capital became a cornerstone in Timorous Beasties’ urban toile collection. Featured on the cover of the E.I.F. events magazine, projected on the Edinburgh Omni Centre, framed in Jenners department store display window, and broadcast on taxis and billboards across the city, our Edinburgh toile was part of the very fabric of the city. Controversial images of revellers urinating at the Greyfriar's Bobby fountain, homelessness, begging, and a traffic cone crowning the statue of the eminent Enlightenment philosopher, David Hume, provoked some reaction in conservative circles.