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(Short List)   UK billboards get unofficially redesigned by street artists just in time for the Olympics. Heads will be offed   (shortlist.com) divider line 36
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2012-07-18 02:53:25 PM  
7 votes:
One of them, Bill Posters, has previous form, having created the image of Wayne Rooney carrying shopping bags, with the slogan "Just Loot It" in the wake of the riots of last summer.

B-b-but...
img521.imageshack.us
2012-07-18 09:31:26 AM  
7 votes:
i50.tinypic.com
2012-07-18 05:30:55 PM  
5 votes:
i26.photobucket.com
2012-07-19 12:35:19 AM  
3 votes:
i114.photobucket.com

/seems relevant
//no idea where it's located
2012-07-18 03:57:28 PM  
3 votes:

RembrandtQEinstein: I can't wait for google glasses or other augmented reality gear to by advanced enough that I can install adblock for meatspace, and never see another commercial message for the rest of my life.


www.jnack.com

what looking through google glass may look like

/Google Adsense: "it appears that you're all out of bubble gum"
2012-07-18 02:57:48 PM  
3 votes:
My favorite Banksy quote:

Any advertisement in public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It belongs to you. It's yours to take, rearrange and re-use. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
2012-07-18 08:14:13 PM  
2 votes:
Since Im broke all the time I don't really care of someone is always trying to sell me something. The joke is on them
2012-07-18 06:02:15 PM  
2 votes:

BurnShrike: How the fark can "2012" and "Twenty twelve" be illegal to print and use? It's the farking year!


Clever BurnShrike... Trick them into responding to your post, which they will inevitably quote, thereby getting them to print "2012" and then threaten to turn them into police unless they do your bidding... of having them wrap themselves in bubble wrap and smear their private parts in chocolate sauce, while they force their own dog to lick it off... thereby killing the dog as it is allergic to chocolate.

Clever.

Don't fall for it Brits... xanadian and BurnShrike are in it together... They hate your dog...

Probably because he wouldn't lick peanut butter off either of them so they had to do it for each other.

Clever.
2012-07-18 03:51:34 PM  
2 votes:

ArcadianRefugee: RembrandtQEinstein: My favorite Banksy quote:

Any advertisement in public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It belongs to you. It's yours to take, rearrange and re-use. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.

Wow. Guy sounds like kind of a dick. "I can see it, so it's mines!!!"

Jackass.


If you believe that outdoor advertisements are a good thing then you are part of the problem. The billboard owner might hold the deed to the land it rests on but he doesn't own the sky behind it. When he puts up the billboard he is stealing the sky from everyone who walks by. When someone puts an ad on the side of a bus he is stealing the mental processing cycles of everyone who views it.

You have no choice but to see and process outdoor advertisement just like you have no choice but to flinch if someone ran up to you and shouted in your ear. The advertiser is using my mind without my permission for the purpose of enriching himself. Once someone has taken away my choice of how I use my mind, even for a split second, then he has committed harm against me. And I wouldn't feel a single pang of guilt about tearing down, modifying, or subverting any outdoor advertising and support anyone who does.

I can't wait for google glasses or other augmented reality gear to by advanced enough that I can install adblock for meatspace, and never see another commercial message for the rest of my life.
2012-07-18 03:27:09 PM  
2 votes:
s13.postimage.org
2012-07-18 03:24:44 PM  
2 votes:
Kids at the opening ceremony have been told to either wear unbranded or Adidas trainers

I hope some parents deliberately put their kids in Nikes, just to see what happens.

Seriously, I wish I was living in London - I'd be driving these guys around to put these posters up. The Olympic Zones deserve to be defaced with Burger King and Pepsi logos, just to piss off the official sponsors.
2012-07-18 03:20:36 PM  
2 votes:

RembrandtQEinstein: My favorite Banksy quote:

Any advertisement in public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It belongs to you. It's yours to take, rearrange and re-use. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.


Wow. Guy sounds like kind of a dick. "I can see it, so it's mines!!!"

Jackass.
2012-07-18 03:12:19 PM  
2 votes:

robbiex0r: MrEricSir: The last one was kinda funny, but this was very "meh" overall.

Why do so many billboard hijackers have such a bland sense of humor?

Because we're not dealing with humorous situations, here?


C'mon, the idea of these guys going back home and furiously jacking it to an issue of Adbusters gave me a chuckle.
2012-07-18 03:10:38 PM  
2 votes:

DammitIForgotMyLogin: [i50.tinypic.com image 670x549]


the gold ring is missing... why do I have to know that detail?
2012-07-18 02:43:07 PM  
2 votes:

BurnShrike: How the fark can "2012" and "Twenty twelve" be illegal to print and use? It's the farking year!


Don't be so short-sighted. We all know that the world will end in the year 2012, so if we just skip year 2012 and go to 2013 everything will work out fine.
2012-07-18 09:39:55 PM  
1 votes:
i86.photobucket.com
2012-07-18 08:07:41 PM  
1 votes:
Sao Paulo has banned this crap for years.

Also, Bill Hicks.
2012-07-18 07:34:41 PM  
1 votes:
www.ihatebillboards.com
2012-07-18 06:07:26 PM  
1 votes:
Geez, Brits, that was mild as mayonnaise.
Even your subversive graffiti is polite.
2012-07-18 05:26:51 PM  
1 votes:
Can't say 2012
So how do you print the date at the top of the news paper?

I am reminded: The knights who say, The knights who formerly say "Ni"
2012-07-18 05:17:27 PM  
1 votes:

Great Porn Dragon: Smeggy Smurf: farkeruk: Kids at the opening ceremony have been told to either wear unbranded or Adidas trainers

I hope some parents deliberately put their kids in Nikes, just to see what happens.

Seriously, I wish I was living in London - I'd be driving these guys around to put these posters up. The Olympic Zones deserve to be defaced with Burger King and Pepsi logos, just to piss off the official sponsors.

Sonic and Moxie

Wimpy's and Irn-Bru--seriously, if we're going for Creative Defacement, may as well go with British brands :D


Red Dwarf & the Stig
2012-07-18 05:03:05 PM  
1 votes:

RembrandtQEinstein: ArcadianRefugee: RembrandtQEinstein: My favorite Banksy quote:

Any advertisement in public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It belongs to you. It's yours to take, rearrange and re-use. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.

Wow. Guy sounds like kind of a dick. "I can see it, so it's mines!!!"

Jackass.

If you believe that outdoor advertisements are a good thing then you are part of the problem. The billboard owner might hold the deed to the land it rests on but he doesn't own the sky behind it. When he puts up the billboard he is stealing the sky from everyone who walks by. When someone puts an ad on the side of a bus he is stealing the mental processing cycles of everyone who views it.

You have no choice but to see and process outdoor advertisement just like you have no choice but to flinch if someone ran up to you and shouted in your ear. The advertiser is using my mind without my permission for the purpose of enriching himself. Once someone has taken away my choice of how I use my mind, even for a split second, then he has committed harm against me. And I wouldn't feel a single pang of guilt about tearing down, modifying, or subverting any outdoor advertising and support anyone who does.

I can't wait for google glasses or other augmented reality gear to by advanced enough that I can install adblock for meatspace, and never see another commercial message for the rest of my life.


Whatever you're on, share with the group.
2012-07-18 04:48:30 PM  
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: farkeruk: Kids at the opening ceremony have been told to either wear unbranded or Adidas trainers

I hope some parents deliberately put their kids in Nikes, just to see what happens.

Seriously, I wish I was living in London - I'd be driving these guys around to put these posters up. The Olympic Zones deserve to be defaced with Burger King and Pepsi logos, just to piss off the official sponsors.

Sonic and Moxie


Wimpy's and Irn-Bru--seriously, if we're going for Creative Defacement, may as well go with British brands :D
2012-07-18 04:34:27 PM  
1 votes:

RembrandtQEinstein: My favorite Banksy quote:

Any advertisement in public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It belongs to you. It's yours to take, rearrange and re-use. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.


According to Banksy's theory, he'd be just fine with having said rock rearrange his face.
2012-07-18 04:28:09 PM  
1 votes:

BurnShrike: How the fark can "2012" and "Twenty twelve" be illegal to print and use? It's the farking year!


Short answer? They're not, at least they're not on the main list of protected games marks on the LOCOG website:

Link

It would (IMHO) be impossible to Trade Mark them or copyright them. The logo/font for 2012 could be protected, but not the actual number itself, it fails all the tests for TM or copyright, so unless there has been a specific law brought in to cover "2012" and "twenty twelve" then they are public domain, and I really don't think that there is such a law.

"London 2012" etc. can be protected as a TM, and they have been quite strict about any firm trying to offer "Olympic Savings!" or using the ring logos etc. without permission.

It's all rather amusing. Same thing happened when Peugeot launched the 1007 and called it the "double-O seven" until the Bond people asked them politely to stop.
2012-07-18 04:11:08 PM  
1 votes:
Kinda funny/unfortunate that they choose a "flaming" picture for their Climate Change message, seeing as how it's been raining every day in London for about the last 18 months. Maybe should have had Big Ben under water or something instead.
2012-07-18 04:08:12 PM  
1 votes:

lunkhed: FTFA (regarding children taking part in the opening ceremony):
Spokesman Sutveer Kaur said: "We've advised comfortable, unbranded or Adidas shoes."

And when asked what would happen if children turned up wearing the wrong shoes she said: "Nothing. This was just guidance." Spokesman Sutveer Kaur said: "We've advised comfortable, unbranded or Adidas shoes."

And when asked what would happen if children turned up wearing the wrong shoes she said: "Nothing. This was just guidance."

Nothing to see here, carry on.


Strange paste fail is strange.
2012-07-18 04:06:34 PM  
1 votes:
"GO FOR THE GOLD!"

No, you shut up.
2012-07-18 04:02:03 PM  
1 votes:

RembrandtQEinstein: ArcadianRefugee: RembrandtQEinstein: My favorite Banksy quote:

Any advertisement in public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It belongs to you. It's yours to take, rearrange and re-use. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.

Wow. Guy sounds like kind of a dick. "I can see it, so it's mines!!!"

Jackass.

If you believe that outdoor advertisements are a good thing then you are part of the problem. The billboard owner might hold the deed to the land it rests on but he doesn't own the sky behind it. When he puts up the billboard he is stealing the sky from everyone who walks by. When someone puts an ad on the side of a bus he is stealing the mental processing cycles of everyone who views it.

You have no choice but to see and process outdoor advertisement just like you have no choice but to flinch if someone ran up to you and shouted in your ear. The advertiser is using my mind without my permission for the purpose of enriching himself. Once someone has taken away my choice of how I use my mind, even for a split second, then he has committed harm against me. And I wouldn't feel a single pang of guilt about tearing down, modifying, or subverting any outdoor advertising and support anyone who does.

I can't wait for google glasses or other augmented reality gear to by advanced enough that I can install adblock for meatspace, and never see another commercial message for the rest of my life.


Does Banksy (whoever that is) live in a completely see-through house?
2012-07-18 03:51:43 PM  
1 votes:
A lot of the 'official' sponsors are not even paying their Olympic taxes:

Link
2012-07-18 03:49:12 PM  
1 votes:
Most of them are too preachy...but I liked this one:

cdn.shortlist.com
2012-07-18 03:26:34 PM  
1 votes:

Swoop1809: So unless you are an official sponsor of the games you can't advertise your 2012 model year of your product in England?


Don't be surprised, these guys would still be taxing our tea if they could.

/and stamps too!
//USA! USA!
2012-07-18 03:24:17 PM  
1 votes:

Swoop1809: So unless you are an official sponsor of the games you can't advertise your 2012 model year of your product in England?


"Sale on all remaining 20mumble Reliant models!"
2012-07-18 03:13:46 PM  
1 votes:
www.team9000.net

Does not even need to be touched up
2012-07-18 02:54:06 PM  
1 votes:
Can you use 2x10 12?
2012-07-18 02:48:08 PM  
1 votes:

BurnShrike: How the fark can "2012" and "Twenty twelve" be illegal to print and use? It's the farking year!


That probably applies to advertisers who might try to horn in the games without paying licensing fees to the IOC. Uh,oh...I typed "IOC" without paying. Damn! I did it again! I can't afford to keep posting in this thread. I'll probably get a letter from the I*C's lawye...damn, that was quick!! Sued before I even hit "Add Comment".
 
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