It is definitely a more welcome addition to the street scape than the plain green roller shutter next door.
Would it not be good if any planning permission for a roller shutter included a condition as to artwork?
Why stop there? Why not include a condition in any temporary hoarding permit? Why not make it conditional upon any premises seeking a rates rebate when the property is idle and available for letting that the shopfront and any roller shutter be decorated with appropriate artwork.
The roller shutter on the café and the wall art in Cloghane show that images can be made to suitably blend in – so it can be understated.
I remember when we were in Barcelona some years ago, the had the cow parade on display and it did add to the city.
Imagine if the roller shutters and vacant properties were decorated. This combined with decoration of utility company cabinets similar to the Dublin Beta Project, would definitely lift the colour and the mood of the city.