Advertising is a Pox on the Planet – Stokes Croft China & PRSC Shop

Advertising is a Pox on the Planet


UK delivery £4.40 - Free delivery on orders over £60!


'Advertising is a pox on the planet' is a quote lifted from a interview by George Monbiot that took place in Bristol in 2019 where he talks in depth about the advertising industry and how it changes the way people think, limiting independent thought and framing everything in commercial terms.

Watch the full interview here.

George Monbiot is an investigative journalist and self-described "professional troublemaker." He uncovers the complicated truths behind the world's most persistent problems and spends his efforts trying to fight environmental destruction, undemocratic power, corruption, deception of the public, injustice, inequality and the misallocation of resources, waste, denial, the libertarianism which grants freedom to the powerful at the expense of the powerless, undisclosed interests, complacency.

AdBlock Bristol is working towards a city that celebrates its creativity and independence, where residents have a say in what they see in the city’s streets and other public spaces. We oppose billboards and other corporate outdoor advertising, and promote a visual environment which reflects the unique identity of our city, the values of local communities and the local economy.

The Banksy quote is taken from 'Brandalism' in the book 'Cut It Out' (inspired from Sean Tejaratchi's piece in Crap Hound No.6, July 1999.)

The full text reads:
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.

The Artist: Chris Chalkley Chris Chalkley's makers mark

Founder of PRSC, Chris studied Economics and Philosophy at Bristol University, drove buses, sold puppets and worked variously as a market trader, wholesaler, retailer and importer of china and glassware for over thirty years. Having worked as a wholesaler and retailer, Chris is well versed in traditional styles of ware. He tends to ignore all the rules and his pieces are known for their rough immediacy and challenging technique.

Product Specification

Material: Fine Bone China
Type: Mug

Dimensions: H 8.9cm
Weight: 300gm
Capacity: 350ml

Dishwasher Safe: It's up to you (here's why)
Microwave Safe: Yes, unless it has gold leaf or platinum lustre! (here's why)

Delivery and Returns

FREE UK delivery on all orders over £60, or FREE Click & Collect from our Stokes Croft shop.
Standard UK delivery is £4.40. Click here for international delivery costs »

We decorate all our chinaware by hand and fire it here on site, so orders may take up to two weeks to arrive. If you're in a hurry please call us on 0117 944 4540 to check availability.

Our goal is to ensure complete customer satisfaction. We are happy to replace your item if faulty or damaged. For more information please see our returns page.

People's Republic of Stokes Croft logo Every purchase from Stokes Croft China directly supports the community work of the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft We Make Our Own Future

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