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Published/Aired: 
August 2011
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You too can do something extraordinary.
Become a cop.
newcops.co.nz

Advertising Agency: M&C Saatchi, New Zealand
Executive Creative Director: Dave King
Art Directors: James Bowman, Rene Van Wonderen
Copywriter: Nicci Doak
Agency Producer: Nick Barnes
Illustrator: Otis Frizzell
Artwork: Woody
Account Team: Christina Mossaidis, Lizzie Yates

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hoozn's picture
hoozn
Activity Score 353

my friend Banksy carries a message which is like "fuck the police because they are just bothering people by executing ridiculous laws instead of helping people in need" so yeah, i think in this case police =/= police

at the same time, hes like "fuck copyrights and steal whatever you want because i dont care" so stop whining about rip-offs and a fucking non-profit campaign.

who cares? ima play some tunes instead http://www.mixcloud.com/hoozn/

Argonath's picture
Argonath
Activity Score 83

Banksy do it better!

bakamono's picture
bakamono
Activity Score 1002

Woody copy Bensky?

because therefore it is

fotdot's picture
fotdot
Activity Score 673

Aiyah. Take banksy credit.

ximoaliaga's picture
ximoaliaga
Activity Score 2

And Banksy copied Blek le Rat.

okmar's picture
okmar
Activity Score 29

Stealing is just wrong. Especially if you're a cop. Go Banksy!

HappyHour's picture
HappyHour
Activity Score 2381

Terrible.

atb2005's picture
atb2005
Activity Score 13561

Don't be ridiculous. As another commenter pointed out, these are actual stories. And even if they were not, this is so not worth one pathetic star.

http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2011/become-a-cop-in-street-art/

HappyHour's picture
HappyHour
Activity Score 2381

So give it 10 stars. Why does my opinion always matter so much to you?

atb2005's picture
atb2005
Activity Score 13561

I gave it 7. I don't think it deserves 10. And no your opinion doesn't matter to me most of the time.

brookjohnston's picture
brookjohnston
Activity Score 296

I read on another blog that these street murals are actually based on real policing stories, placed near the area where it actually happened.

So, within that context (which clearly hasn't been explained well enough), it's got a lot more punch to it.

Roger Keynes's picture
Roger Keynes
Activity Score 5498

Bloody good idea, just the same.

The Jobless Writer
Will Think for Salary

alvaropc89's picture
alvaropc89
Activity Score 66

Art director: Banksy #Okno

jackblack's picture
jackblack
Activity Score 2350

Banksy was robbed.

Helmet Chrome's picture
Helmet Chrome
Activity Score 260

Which is cool since he ripped off other peoples work just the same. And really, who cares?

4 stars.

brookjohnston's picture
brookjohnston
Activity Score 296

awesome spam ^

Corbeen's picture
Corbeen
Activity Score 1093

Using a style of an artist to advertise something is allowed.Every body does it, don't worry.. But using an artist who devoted his career to spit on cops to advertise police,... is more than stupid. It means u don't understand the artist u have used, to create this...

hoozn's picture
hoozn
Activity Score 353

How the hell does making a stencil mean youre ripping off Banksy??? Stencils were around for a very long time and Banksy is just one of the best known names in the street art scene. Besides, he even supports "stealing" (read: imitating) other artist's style.

Dont get me wrong, I love Banksy's artwork. But I also love his philosophy, which states that art (especially street art) should be free for everyone. No copyrights, no profit. So I think "ripping off" his style for a public service cause is pretty much ace.

I like the idea. The (stencil's) execution is not that amazing, but the background story makes up for it.

who cares? ima play some tunes instead http://www.mixcloud.com/hoozn/

Corbeen's picture
Corbeen
Activity Score 1093

my friend Bansky carries a message wich is like" f...k police. and someone is using for advertising a police.

hoozn's picture
hoozn
Activity Score 353

my friend Banksy carries a message which is like "fuck the police because they are just bothering people by executing ridiculous laws instead of helping people in need" so yeah, i think in this case police =/= police

at the same time, hes like "fuck copyrights and steal whatever you want because i dont care" so stop whining about rip-offs and a fucking non-profit campaign.

who cares? ima play some tunes instead http://www.mixcloud.com/hoozn/

HappyHour's picture
HappyHour
Activity Score 2381

You should read more about Banksy's philosophy, much of which revolves around anti-advertising (and anti-police) sentiments.

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