Banksy on Advertising

I like this, very much:

People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.

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You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.

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Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.

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You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.

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[- Banksy]

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~ by bowlphilosophy on February 23, 2012.

4 Responses to “Banksy on Advertising”

  1. Amen. You make a very valid point, and I love the Banksy street art. The world we live in can be very disheartening at times. It is important to keep faith that good humans still exist and their is hope.

  2. […] Social Commentary, Street art, Typography ‘Park’ by Banksy (Los Angeles)(Image from here) A wall is a very big weapon. It’s one of the nastiest things you can hit someone […]

  3. German 32 year old artist, brutus, a friend of London’s artist banksy, published crucified ronald mc donald figure with Nazi swastika facebook like thumb and i phone in hand, he calls the plastic new generation, furthermore, he has transformed one shredder plans, thus large animal collective action after Christmas, to you can from november the internet log concert and what should happen to the animals, from november to the animal then collected, disclosures more he would not give the time being, at intresse do I contact for an interview for artist ago.

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