Gross Domestic Product – The homewares brand from Banksy™
Straight out of the gate, several rules for the homeware store set a semi-serious tone for the buyers, perhaps aimed at putting off the rabid hordes of eBay flippers, perhaps at least acknowledging them. The warnings are as follows…
How it works
The shop is not first come, first served. Due to the limited number of products currently available we are opening a registration system. You have until 28th October to browse the shop and register your interest to buy a product. Please pick one item only, then enter your details and answer the question*. Entrants will be selected at random and offered first refusal to make a purchase within 7 working days with a secure way to pay.
Our price promise – never knowingly understood
The artist has price-fixed the first consignment of releases at a reduced rate for lower income patrons. In most cases this is far below market value. Please refrain from registering at this time if you are a wealthy art collector.
This is not a proper shop – it is an actual shop, it sells stuff and offers refunds and complies with data protection – but all the products are made in an art studio, not a factory. Everything is produced by a handful of people using recycled material wherever possible in a workplace culture of daytime drinking. So there isn’t loads of it and it’s not all ready to ship straight away. You are advised that GDP may prove to be a disappointing retail experience – especially if you’re successful in making a purchase.
Usual dry humour continues throughout the rest of the site, with items like the Bansky™ Clutch Bag’s addendum, ‘perfect for the kind of person who doesn’t carry much but might need to whack someone in the face.’
A few classics, like Balloon Girl (in pre and post-shredded guise) and the iconic ‘Thrower’ image, are reworked into slightly newer formats, alongside some newer playthings of the artist’s imagination such as the Early Learning Counting Set, the infamous Stormzy vest aired at Glastonbury and a notable ‘Axe’ colab with Spanish artist, Escif.
The web store also contains various teasers for announced and unannounced products ‘coming soon’, such as the Bansky™ Rug and alternative colourways of prints, including hand-finished editions.
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GrossDomesticProduct™…where art irritates life