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Letter on Advertising

If you thought your life could use more Banksy in it then you're in for a treat. The infamous street artist has released a new piece (above) directed at the advertising industry. The design is simple and a obvious play on marketing campaigns produced by the Coca-Cola company. 

Banksy uses the design to vent about his frustration with the advertising industry and the hypocrisy he sees in it. Overall an interesting piece; a bit different from Banksy's usual style visually, but the tone is certainly familiar. What do you think of the words that fill Banksy's Coke bottle? Do you enjoy the piece? Let us know in the comments.
"People aretaking 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

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