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Prostate Cancer UK and Global Street Art Unveil ‘Man of Men’ Mural
The artwork pays tribute to the 475,000 men across the UK who are affected by prostate cancer

London,: Global Street Art, the UK’s leading mural-painting company and media owner, has teamed up with Prostate Cancer UK to create an artistic twist on the charity’s iconic ‘Man of Men’ logo. Measuring ten metres high, the temporary art installation is situated on 353 Fulham Road in London.

There are 475,000 men in the UK living with, or after, prostate cancer. To reflect the diversity of the population that the disease affects, Prostate Cancer UK designed a new version of its logo which features 77 familiar icons that you’ll see in everyday life, from toilet doors and building sites to road signs and libraries. The logo represents all fathers, brothers, sons and mates living with and after prostate cancer, and those united in the fight against the most common cancer in men. It remembers the 12,000 men who die from the disease each year.

The new design features the classic 77 icons which make up the Man of Men, but with each changed from a black outline to a distinct, colorful pattern, demonstrating how the life of each man affected by prostate cancer is unique and remarkable. The patterns include representation for the 1 in 8 men across the four nations of the UK who will get prostate cancer, with Scottish tartans, English roses, Welsh daffodils and Irish Celtic patterns on display.
The artwork also highlights the diversity of cultures and heritages which make up the UK, with African and Caribbean inspired patterns woven into the design to represent many of the 1 in 4 Black men who will get prostate cancer. The mural also includes icons with a rainbow design to represent members of the LGBTQIA+ community affected by the disease, and a host of vibrant and distinctive patterns to signify how the disease affects men, trans women and non-binary people who were assigned male at birth from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Global Street Art came on board to pledge its wall on Fulham Road, alongside a team of artists led by Pete Barber, to bring the artwork to life. Global Street Art is a media owner that offers wall spaces to curate art projects which celebrate charitable causes such as Prostate Cancer UK, to help raise awareness and support.

Pete Barber, Lead Artist at Global Street Art, commented, “One in eight men in the UK – brothers, dads, mates – will get prostate cancer. Charity murals like this – where my team can do our part to spread worthwhile messages – are one of the most rewarding parts of my job. If this partnership with Prostate Cancer UK gets even one lad to check their risk, then we have done what we set out to do.” 

Ali Day, Prostate Cancer UK’s Director of Communications, commented: “Our Man of Men has stood proudly at the forefront of our charity for over a decade. Whether you see him on the lapel of your football team’s manager on match day, or on the back of someone taking on an incredible feat like running a marathon or cycling to Amsterdam, he provides a recognizable symbol of hope for men and those who love them. We thank Global Street Art for working with us and funding this new artistic take, representing the hundreds of thousands of dads, brothers, sons, and mates across the UK impacted by prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men.”

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About Prostate Cancer UK

  • Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to save and enrich the lives of men with prostate cancer.
  • Investing in finding better treatments and tests that could save thousands of lives.
  • Working with the NHS to make sure men get access to breakthrough tests and treatments.
  • Spreading the word about who is at risk of prostate cancer, especially to those at higher risk.
  • Supporting people dealing with prostate cancer and providing health information.
  • Visit prostatecanceruk.org now to help beat this disease

About prostate cancer

  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
  • More than 52,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year on average – that’s 143 men every day.
  • Every 45 minutes one man dies from prostate cancer – that’s more than 12,000 men every year.
  • 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
  • Around 475,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer.
  • A 30-second online risk checker is available at prostatecanceruk.org/risk-checker    
  • Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50 and the risk increases with age. But the risk is higher for Black men (1 in 4) or men with a family history of prostate cancer, so they should speak to their GP from age 45.
  • Prostate cancer often has no symptoms so men shouldn’t wait to see changes before they act.
  • Anyone with concerns about prostate cancer may contact Prostate Cancer UK’s Specialist Nurses in confidence on 0800 074 8383 or online via the Live Chat instant messaging service: www.prostatecanceruk.org. The Specialist Nurse phone service is free to landlines and open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, 10am to 5pm on Wednesdays.

About Global Street Art 

Global Street Art is the UK’s largest and leading mural-painting organization. Since 2012, Global Street Art and its community of thousands of artists, comprising a network of established names and emerging talents, have painted over 2,500 walls across the UK and worked in dozens of other countries. Global Street Art’s mission is ‘to Live in Painted Cities’ by working with talented street artists who create murals for commercial and community initiatives. They believe art has the power to transform places and inspire people.

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