SLOW down – that is the mindful message behind the 1970s-inspired design of this painted snail.

The brightly coloured mollusc, which is called Feelin’ Groovy and sponsored by Brighton-based internet company Fastnet, is the latest Martlets hospice snail to be unveiled.

It will join 49 others as part of the charity’s Snailspace art installation which will hit Brighton and Hove’s streets in September.

The psychedelic snail, designed by Brighton-based artist Pinky, will be placed outside the Duke of York’s cinema in Brighton.

Pinky said: “My snail design is inspired by the Simon and Garfunkel song Feelin’ Groovy.

“Remember, life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.”

Pinky’s retro design features flowers, mushrooms and the lyric ‘Slow down, you move too fast’.

Martlets, which provides support for people with terminal illnesses, is encouraging the city to “be more snail”, whether that means slowing down or spending more time with loved ones.

Fastnet managing director Joe Kerr said: “We’re as rooted here as any Brighton business is and the city is very much a part of our identity.

“Snailspace gives us an opportunity to do something great for an amazing Brighton-based charity, while at the same time taking part in a huge collaborative effort alongside some of our friends and partners.

“We interpret #Bemoresnail to be a message about reducing stress in day-to-day life.

“Fastnet prides itself on providing reliable, stress-free services to organisations who need peace of mind.

“By maintaining our award winning standards, our customers are able to #Bemoresnail and concentrate on the things that matter.”

Once the trail is taken down after nine weeks, the snails will be auctioned to raise money for the Martlets hospice in Hove.

The Snowdogs trail in 2016 helped to raise more than £300,000.

Imelda Glackin, chief executive at the Martlets, said: “We’re delighted to have Fastnet as a Snailspace sponsor.

“By getting involved in the project not only are they supporting Martlets in its vital work, but they are also giving back to the city of Brighton and Hove by helping us put on this fantastic life-affirming event.”