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The PSP graffiti backlash continues

By this time, there's little to the contrary that the PSP graffiti invasion wasn't orchestrated by Sony itself (although no one's talking). But like any other drama, there's always two sides to the story: There's the tale of the big honking corporation exploiting street art for marketing, and then there are the street artists themselves who've peddled their talent to shill for corporate enterprise.

The Visual Resistance collective gives their two cents on the subject, and essentially imply that these graffiti artists who willingly take a check to stamp a product logo on a neighborhood wall undermine the expression of thousands of independent street artists who are arrested each year for the sake of their craft. It's a legitimate argument, albeit one that falls smack dab in the gray of the "Is it freedom of expression or illegal activity?" question. Siding with the collective isn't far-fetched, however, when you consider the simple fact that this campaign not only defaces public property, but also tries to push you to buy a piece of hardware you wouldn't otherwise care for if you didn't already know about it.

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