In 2013 The Snog mural was painted in Sheffield on the side of the popular town centre pub Fagan's and is now one of the city’s must-see landmarks. In particular it has become a popular site for couples and newlyweds to have their photograph taken. His first ever mural, Pete never anticipated just how popular this image would become. However, despite being so well known not many people are aware of the story behind this work of art. Originally this mural was painted as a promotional piece for Pete’s 2013 exhibition The Joy of Sheff. A play on words, the exhibition referenced the famous book title, The Joy of Sex. The Snog mural was an extension of this humorous reference as the embracing elderly couple are based on The Joy of Sex’s iconic front cover which originally featured a kissing couple in a state of undress.
We love seeing your photos with The Snog so don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @petemckee or use the hashtag #petemckee as they always make us smile!