Advertising is a Pox on the Planet
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Winter is perfect for cosying up with a nice cup of tea and a book. So we're giving you 20% off any book from our wide selection of radical literature when you purchase any of our fine bone china mugs!
'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 Designer: Chris Chalkley
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.
Material: English Fine Bone China
Dimensions: H 8.9cm
Delivery and Returns
All of our china is decorated by hand here in Stokes Croft - the last few months have been pretty hectic so the china workshop team are having a well-deserved break. Please be patient with your orders during this time!
FREE Local Delivery (within two miles), FREE Click & Collect from our Stokes Croft shop, or FREE UK delivery on all orders over £40! Standard UK delivery is £3.50, and should arrive in 2 - 3 working days.
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