The Isle of Wight Festival artwork originally rejected by the Isle of Wight Council.
A DECISION not to allow Isle of Wight Festival artwork on the back of taxis because it was too rude, has been overturned by the Isle of Wight Council.
Alpha Cars approached Isle of Wight Festival promoters Solo to ask if they could decorate their cars with the art deco-style girl from the festival's poster.
But council bosses refused the design saying it was unsuitable and risked offending some people as the woman depicted was partially naked.
After the authority was lampooned for the decision, Bill Murphy, Isle of Wight Council head of planning and regulatory services, said: "Having looked at this issue I believe the decision was the wrong one and we will inform Solo and Alpha that the council does not object to the design."
The County Press broke the news of the council's new decision to festival boss John Giddings, who said: "It is hilarious though isn't it?
"It's great that someone has been able to recognise art for art's sake, though it took embarrassing them in the public domain to make it happen."
A version of the artwork with added clothes, created by organisers Solo after the council said the original was unsuitable. Pictures courtesy of the Isle of Wight Festival.