Street art hero Banksy strikes again: he’s spread 500 mashed up copies of Paris Hilton’s new album through 48 record stores in the UK. This excellent video shows how he goes about Photoshopping and pasting up the booklet, inserting a new CD and sneaking it into an HMV shop. The music on the spoof album was created by hip-hop producer Danger Mouse.
Guys like him make life in the 21st century slightly more bearable; Banksy proves ordinary citizens can provide some counterweight to mass media with well-executed and highly targeted actions. HMV doesn’t agree:
“It’s not the type of behaviour you’d want to see happening very often”.
Thanks to Bart for the heads-up.