Discovering Banksy’s Latest Offerings: A Glimpse into Gross Domestic Product Online Shop, 2019

Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product™, a temporary homewares store in Croydon, London, offered a fascinating range of products designed by the elusive artist himself. Each item featured Banksy’s signature style, from Banksy mugs to welcoming doormats and tiger rugs. Interestingly, the store’s creation was sparked by a legal battle against Banksy initiated by a greeting card company trying to claim legal custody of the artist’s name.

Throughout the store, Banksy addressed critical social issues that plague our world today, including forced human migration, animal welfare, fast fashion’s impact on the environment, climate change, the rat race we live under, and constant surveillance. The store was open for a limited time as a window shopping experience, providing a glimpse into Banksy’s unique perspective on the world.

The innovative artist has diversified his business and now offers the convenience of online shopping and an array of products ranging from art pieces to homewares and even items that evoke a sense of disappointment – as he proudly proclaims. Grab your baskets, and let’s go shopping; it’s Banksy time …

Banksy™ Clock

This unique timepiece features the Banksy Rat race design and is crafted from upcycled office supplies, making it an eco-friendly and stylish addition to any living or working space. The clock is powered by a single AA battery and is designed to keep accurate time. The intricate design is screen-printed in black, and each Banksy™ Clock is meticulously hand-smudged to achieve a one-of-a-kind look. Moreover, the clock is signed on the reverse, adding a personal touch to this remarkable piece. Whether you want to use it at home, in the office, or your home office, this clock will impress and make a statement.

Banksy™ Clock Image @ Banksy

Purchase Banksy’s GDP Rat here.

Banksy™ Met ball

The Banksy™ Met ball is a unique and fascinating home entertainment lighting system that caught our attention. What makes it interesting is that it’s made from an old Police riot helmet and is adorned with around 650 small mirrors. The helmet even has a signature on the inside, which adds to its authenticity and uniqueness.

Banksy™ Met ball. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Clutch bag

For those with discerning taste, this stylish accessory is expertly crafted from a genuine house brick, making it an ideal choice for individuals who prioritise both fashion and practicality. Its unique design allows for discreet self-defence when personal safety is a concern. With a level of functionality that rivals even the most high-end fashion brands, this accessory is perfect for those who value both form and function. Due to its upcycled nature and use of various scraps of old handbags, each item is signed, may have distinct variations, and may not appear exactly as pictured.

Banksy™ Clutch Bag. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Duck & Cover

This particular set of three relief wall decorations is a modernized rendition of the timeless design from the 1970s that features three flying ducks in a row. However, in this updated design, the formation of ducks has been replaced with an exquisite and meticulously crafted set of unmanned predator drones that descend together in a perfectly synchronized manner. These wall decorations are made of high-quality, hand-painted resin, giving them a unique and vibrant appearance. Additionally, they come signed.

Banksy™ Duck & Cover. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Balloon Tee

This t-shirt featuring one of Banksy’s most iconic images has been a highly sought-after item among bootleggers for the past 15 years. Now, for the first time, an official version of the tee has been released, and it comes with an actual jewel on it. The screenprint is made on a guilt-free, high-quality and fair-trade tee, ensuring that it’s not only stylish but also ethically made. The pendant on the tee adds an extra layer of uniqueness, making it a must-have item for any Banksy fan or collector. However, it’s important to note that this tee is only available in XS size, so let’s hope you’re lucky enough to fit into it!

Banksy™ Balloon Tee. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Shredded Tee

Banksy has skillfully transformed a cliché image into a work of art by incorporating a knife into it! For those who follow Vogue’s latest fashion trends, it’s no secret that “fringing” is currently hot. Regrettably, we won’t be able to ship the order until Christmas! This ethical tee has been made using fair trade practices and features a beautifully crafted screenprint design of the classic ‘Girl with Balloon”. However, it’s worth noting that this tee is unsuitable for machine washing and requires special care. Please keep in mind that XS size was available.

Banksy™ Shredded Tee. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Tagged Tee

Looking for a creative and unique way to fulfil his trademark requirement to sell clothing with Banksy’s name on them, Banksy offered a collection of tagged tees that were truly one-of-a-kind. Each shirt is created by hand, using a process that involves vandalising charity shop t-shirts with stainer ink, spray paint, or oil sticks. This results in a unique and eye-catching design that will make a statement. It’s important to note that each shirt is unique, so sizes may vary. Additionally, it’s important to take care when washing these shirts. Due to the nature of the materials used, there is a risk of staining other clothes if the shirt is washed with them.

Banksy™ Tagged tee. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Black

This product is genuinely intriguing. At first glance, it may seem like someone has just removed the label from an old spray paint can and written their name on it! However, apparently that’s far from the truth. This unique and trademarked Banksy paint has been introduced as an exciting new addition to the world of branded wall coverings! The paint has been created with utmost care and attention to detail, reflecting the artist’s signature style. It boasts a unique colour palette that will add a touch of sophistication to any wall it’s applied on. While it’s true that some of the contents may be missing due to the nature of the product, it’s still a must-have for any Banksy collector or art enthusiast.

Banksy™ Black. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Early Learning Counting Set

The early learning counting set engages your child’s cognitive skills with a fun counting game to stimulate their learning abilities. The signed counting set aims to squash as many refugee figurines as possible into the back of the truck. It is important to note that this game includes small parts that may pose a choking hazard to children under 12. Additionally, this game features a wipe-clean finish for easy cleaning and maintenance. It is also worth mentioning that the proceeds from the sale of this item go towards supporting migrant rescue missions in the Mediterranean. However, Banksy claims it’s important to be aware that Italian courts have ruled this illegal. As a result, customers should exercise caution and understand that purchasing this item could potentially constitute a criminal offence.

Banksy™ Early Learning Counting Set. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Banksquiat

Banksquiat pays homage to the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, a pioneer in the realm of post-graffiti art. The print, created by Banksy, is a thought-provoking commentary on the constant commercialisation of Basquiat’s legacy in modern times. Banksy accomplishes this by adding to the very thing he is questioning … by crassly adding to the relentless commodification of Basquiat in recent times! The signed print is crafted on two distinct types of paper, black and grey board, which adds to its allure and visual appeal.

Banksy™ Banksquiat. Image @ Banksy

Purchase Banksy’s GDP Banksquiat (Grey)here.

Banksy™ Mug

Banksy released a collection of branded mugs that were actually created by children. This unique project aimed to test if children could create artwork similar to Banksy’s and showcase their creativity and Banksy’s lack of it! Each mug in the collection is fully glazed and features a unique design, with some even containing charming spelling mistakes. Interestingly, despite being created by children, these mugs are unmistakably Banksy, with his signature style and themes prominently featured. Each mug is randomly selected, making it a surprise as to which design you will receive.

Banksy™ Mug. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Ultra HD TV

If you’re looking for a unique TV that doubles as a piece of art, you might want to consider a 55-inch colour TV with a Banksy design, which Banksy claims is perfect for the snowflake generation. These TVs are customised to order and feature the artist’s signature. However, it’s essential to note that these TVs are made using pre-owned models, which might not offer the best viewing quality compared to brand-new models. Therefore, if you prioritise viewing quality over art, it might not be your best choice!

Banksy™ Ultra HD TV. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ x Escif – Axe

If you’re looking for a charming decorative addition to your fireside or radiator, this handmade ‘Happy ending’ tool might be just what you need. Created in collaboration with the talented Spanish artist Escif, this unique piece will surely catch the eye of anyone visiting your home. The tool is made from a high-quality polymer resin, which gives it a beautiful, almost glass-like appearance, but it may not be beneficial for chopping wood!

Banksy™ x Escif – Axe. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Thrower

Banksy’s latest attempt at printmaking involves using spray paint on processing film and transferring the stencil directly onto a silk screen. This technique eliminates the need for digital manipulation, resulting in a strikingly authentic representation of hand-made marks. It looks pretty impressive; what’s more, the prints come in a set of three framed, each one personally signed and numbered.

Banksy™ Thrower. Image @ Banksy

Purchase Banksy’s GDP Thrower here.

Banksy™ Vest

An updated rendition of the quintessential English gentleman’s waistcoat, popularly known as the ‘John Bull’ waistcoat, is available for those well-versed in contemporary fashion. This bespoke piece of body armour offers complete protection from bullets up to .45 calibre and is also fully resistant to stabbing, making it a reliable safeguard against potential physical harm. However, it should be noted that this waistcoat is not suitable for machine washing. It was even worn by the renowned musician Stormzy during his performance at the Glastonbury festival, which is known to be a hazardous hippy music event!! Please note that this waistcoat is available in a single size only.

Banksy™ Vest. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Soft Toys

Are you looking for a wall decor that exudes a charming vibe and aligns with the spirit of the environmentally-conscious Blue Planet generation? Then, you’ll be glad to know Banksy has a unique collection of critters that would be perfect for you. They combine vintage toys and found beach items, giving them a distinctive appeal. It’s important to note that since these are upcycled, they may contain some germs or infectious substances. Additionally, every set is signed and made as the items become available, making them a one-of-a-kind creation.

Banksy™ Soft Toys. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Goldfish

Banksy apologises for the delay in the availability of this product. It will be released in the New Year after they have resolved some minor issues with the bubbles!

Banksy™ Goldfish. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Baby Mobile

Looking for a unique way to help your child prepare for a future of constant surveillance and criticism? Look no further than Banksy’s latest creation – a ceiling-mounted stimulus toy that will give your little one a taste of what’s to come. While some assembly is required, and the rotating function may not be perfect, this innovative toy will surely provide plenty of surveillance of your child.

Banksy™ Baby Mobile. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Cushions

If you’re looking for a unique and fun way to express your feelings, these stencilled cushions might be just what you need! These cushions are not your typical soft furnishings; they are designed to help you convey your emotions creatively and playfully. One great thing about these cushions is that you won’t have to rely on them for advice – you can use them to make a statement or express yourself. The set comes with two cushions, but please keep in mind that they are made from materials found in charity shops, so they may not match perfectly.

Banksy™ Cushions. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Rug

The ‘diabetes-riddled corpse of Tony the Tiger’ rug, which features the advertising cartoon mascot for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes breakfast cereal, appears on its packaging and advertising. Banksy believes this rug will make a strong statement about the unhealthy nature of sugary cereals and their impact on children’s health. He points out that £7.8 million annually is spent on under 5’s teeth extractions in the UK.

Banksy™ Rug. Image @ Banksy

Banksy™ Welcome Mat

The intricately crafted Banksy GDP ‘Welcome Mat’ is crafted by hand using the material from life vests abandoned on the shores of the Mediterranean. It’s important to note that these vests were never reliable buoyancy aids in the first place, as they were often cheap imitations sold by smugglers who did not actually float. Banksy collaborated with ‘Love Welcomes‘, an organisation dedicated to helping women in detainment camps in Greece, to produce these mats. The proceeds from the sales were used to support refugees in accessing essential services in the local community.

Banksy™ Welcome Mat. Image @ Banksy

Purchase Banksy’s Welcome Mat here.

Banksy™ Tombstone

What do you get for someone who seems to have everything? It’s a 230kg reminder that material possessions don’t last forever. It’s a hand-carved piece by Banksy himself, made from a slab of Portland stone. The only catch is that it’s only available for collection from the quarry.

Banksy™ Tombstone. Image @ Banksy

I hope you enjoyed checking out the offerings at Banksy’s latest GDP store. Unfortunately, if there was anything you were interested in, it looks like everything in the store is currently out of stock.

On the plus side, our Graffiti Street online store has a range of Banksy artworks you can browse.



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