Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Good Morning: Talibanksy

Following in the footsteps of the extremely popular British street artist Banksy, some young anti-war artists in Afghanistan have taken the stencils to the streets of Kabul to get their message out. They call themselves the Talibanksy and offered the following statement:
Selling the peace’ AKA (also known as) winning the war, has also become a big industry. Propaganda is everywhere from counter-narcotic campaigns to counter-terrorism to army recruitment. You can’t move without some form of visual purposeful persuasion burning a hole in your soul. Social and politically driven graphics, AKA street art, can evoke thought and stimulate discussion. Watch your public space.

Hit the jump for more images and a sweet video.

Chand Ast from Talibanksy on Vimeo.

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