Everyone who hates Banksy, move along, please. The following will rile you, and we wouldn‘t want to cause readers any undue anguish.
This selection of bizarre posters is pasted on the corner of Goswell Road and Wakley Street. The one on the left seems to be an advert for a genuine magazine. The other three, all repeated throughout the neighbourhood, are at first a little more baffling. A cack-handed advert for a human blender, a quarter-baked stab at Olympic satire and there, on the far right, a goonish character throwing shapes.
What can it all mean?
The posters appear on the same building as works by Faile and Banksy. Clearly, the style (if such it can be called) is very different to either of the famous street artists. But there is a link. The end poster is not by Banksy but about him.
It seems to be derived from the Banksy action figure, created by artist Mike Leavitt around a year ago. But that doesn’t explain the purpose or content of the posters, or who's pasting them up. If anyone knows what these are about, we’d be curious to hear.
Thanks to David Warwick for the tip-off.