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August 2011
New Zealand Police Outdoor Ad -  Yoshi

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Outdoor advertisement created by M&C Saatchi, New Zealand for New Zealand Police, within the category: Professional Services.

Caption

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

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.

hoozn
Activity Score 355
Vienna |

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

Argonath's picture

Banksy do it better!

Argonath
Activity Score 83
bakamono's picture

Woody copy Bensky?

bakamono
Activity Score 1002

because therefore it is

fotdot's picture

Aiyah. Take banksy credit.

fotdot
Activity Score 673
Creative Director
ximoaliaga's picture

And Banksy copied Blek le Rat.

ximoaliaga
Activity Score 2
okmar's picture

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

okmar
Activity Score 29
goveernment marketing
HappyHour's picture

Terrible.

HappyHour
Activity Score 2381
atb2005's picture

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/

atb2005
Activity Score 13557
HappyHour's picture

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

HappyHour
Activity Score 2381
atb2005's picture

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

atb2005
Activity Score 13557
brookjohnston's picture

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.

brookjohnston
Activity Score 296
St. Lawrence College
Roger Keynes's picture

Bloody good idea, just the same.

Roger Keynes
Activity Score 5498
Copywriter |

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alvaropc89's picture

Art director: Banksy #Okno

alvaropc89
Activity Score 66
jackblack's picture

Banksy was robbed.

jackblack
Activity Score 2357
Art Director
Helmet Chrome's picture

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

4 stars.

Helmet Chrome
Activity Score 260
Art Director
brookjohnston's picture

awesome spam ^

brookjohnston
Activity Score 296
St. Lawrence College
Corbeen's picture

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...

Corbeen
Activity Score 1093
hoozn's picture

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.

hoozn
Activity Score 355
Vienna |

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

Corbeen's picture

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

Corbeen
Activity Score 1093
hoozn's picture

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.

hoozn
Activity Score 355
Vienna |

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

HappyHour's picture

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

HappyHour
Activity Score 2381
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