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The Hairpin: Meditations on 13 Bits of Graffiti in the Ladies' Room at the Pub Trivia Bar

  • Lady 1: [name redacted] has the smallest dick I’ve ever seen on a grown man
  • Lady 2: Baby dick!
  • Lady 3: I concur!
  • Well, it doesn’t seem to be slowing him down any.
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Banksy on Advertising
“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.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.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.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.”

Banksy on Advertising

“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.

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.

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.

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.”

(Source: elledark, via drkshdw)

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banksystreetart:

No stopping

Wow, that is excellent.

banksystreetart:

No stopping

Wow, that is excellent.

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gothiccharmschool:

Moss. Graffiti. I am utterly charmed. Via jillthompson:Unlike spray paint, moss graffiti is all natural and healthy to work with. You can paint words or images, and the moss fills in like magic! It’s easy as pie to whip up a batch of moss paint.



Here’s how, in your blender, combine:
One can of cheap beer or 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
A few handfuls of moss
One teaspoon of sugar
Blend until the mixture is smooth, and you’re ready to get painting!  You can use a brush to paint your moss onto concrete walls, rocks, or brick. Mist the moss once a day to help it thrive, and soon your green graffiti will take hold! If you’re looking to take this project to the streets, use caution- we don’t want to be responsible for any vandalism charges!




Awesome! 

gothiccharmschool:

Moss. Graffiti. I am utterly charmed. Via jillthompson:Unlike spray paint, moss graffiti is all natural and healthy to work with. You can paint words or images, and the moss fills in like magic! It’s easy as pie to whip up a batch of moss paint.

Here’s how, in your blender, combine:

  • One can of cheap beer or 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • A few handfuls of moss
  • One teaspoon of sugar

Blend until the mixture is smooth, and you’re ready to get painting! You can use a brush to paint your moss onto concrete walls, rocks, or brick. Mist the moss once a day to help it thrive, and soon your green graffiti will take hold! If you’re looking to take this project to the streets, use caution- we don’t want to be responsible for any vandalism charges!

Awesome! 

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Phone snapshots from the MOCA Street Art exhibit - mostly from the Banksy section.  The guy’s spray-painting are mannequins; there is one with just an arm spray-painting out of a bush.

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hipster-animals:

ironic tagger

Ha!

hipster-animals:

ironic tagger

Ha!

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blua:

anartist 
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laudanumandarsenic:

nevver:The Londonist
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banksystreetart:

New Banksy in West Hollywood!

Sweet! 
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banksystreetart:

New Banksy (location unconfirmed)!

Woah, there’s one of these billboards right near my house.  I’ll have to look on the way home.

banksystreetart:

New Banksy (location unconfirmed)!

Woah, there’s one of these billboards right near my house.  I’ll have to look on the way home.