That “Banksy on advertising” excerpt the whole internet swooned over last week was mostly plagiarized from a cool 1999 essay.


Oh, the irony. Click through and make sure Sean Tejaratchi gets the audience he deserves.

I thought the quote looked really familiar, so did some digging online, but couldn’t find the original source. In retrospect, I should have checked my own bookshelf. 

Memo to myself: Not everything I’ve read is online. 

UPDATE: "Long story short: Banksy didn’t steal from me. He didn’t plagiarize that quote on advertising. Ten years ago, he was careless, the opposite of sneaky. What’s more, I was also careless."

(via kateoplis)