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Anger as brands ‘steal’ street art for ads.

Evening Standard |  Jim Armitage:

The British Airways billboard towering over trendy Shoreditch High Street was intended to appeal to the young, local hipster crowd. Three storeys high, it featured a colourful mêlée of the local street art for which the area is now world-renowned.

“Hey Shoreditch,” the ad declared among the psychedelic swirls. “What if you surprised your loved one this weekend? European city breaks from £119.” Striking, clearly targeted and — thanks to that art so beloved by the locals — extremely cool…read more

Image | Artist claims her work was used by British Airways without her permission |Dave Stuart

2018-10-29T11:05:05+00:00