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Banksy’s Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill- 10.20.08


First super pretty NOTCOT Video… in HD even! I’m sure you’ve heard about Banksy’s Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill by now ~ we haven’t been able to stop envying those who have seen it in person, and we have posted the best photosets we can find on .org… even been debating flying out just to go see it! For those catching up, Banksy (the subversive, cheeky, street artist known for stencil art, adding art to museums, pink elephants and more) branched out into animatronics with his Banksy’s Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill

It has been so painful to see so many terrible youtube videos floating around, when i could only guess what the experience must be like in person. Since this is something that deserved to be well documented before it disappeared at the end of Oct, i commissioned filmmaker, Seth Brau, to capture the experience (especially the details!) for those of us too far to visit in the flesh… and when i got back from SF, seth had this incredible video (that i can’t stop watching!) waiting for me! He even found music that closely matched that which is playing in the actual store! Huge thanks to our friend, Daniel Holter of the Burst Collective for helping with the music.

After this incredible piece, i think we may have to see more of Seth’s work on NOTCOT soon… maybe we will have NOTCOT videos more regularly yet… and for comparison (and incase they disappear someday) on the next page you can see screenshots of the official Banksy’s Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill, as well as the Banksy vids (shot in cages/rooms other than the actual petstore).

Splash page for the official Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill
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Screenshot of the menu page…
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Here’s a peek at the business cards in the store too!
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cooliiiiiing art vandalizm

----- Евгений Сорокин 06.12.12 10:49

Thank you for the video from the Netherlands
Feel a little less bad for not seeing it in person.

----- Eric 31.10.08 01:57

never mind the video (which is nice btw), great sho(p/w)!

----- baschz 23.10.08 08:08

Great video!

----- M72 22.10.08 01:25

That is the best thing i’ve seen all day!

----- kira 21.10.08 12:05

Very cool.

----- One2Remember 21.10.08 02:57

I got a chance to stop in this weekend, but this vid is amazing, pretty much recreates the whole thing except for all the confused passers-by who didn’t know what the hell was going on (a couple thousand people walking the streets probably still think they saw a live leopard.)

I also loved the biz cards with a caged monkey and the phrase “i hate mondays”, i’ll post a scan if possible.

----- Matt 20.10.08 10:40

Awesome. Gotta love the floating diner vixen. Thanks for opening my eyes to the Village Pet Store!

-Natalie
http://www.topolewski.net

----- Natalie 20.10.08 10:33

Nice! I’ve been waiting to see some better videos of this thing. Great job on this :)

----- esotericsean 20.10.08 08:42

G R E A T ! ! !

----- DEERVSmoose 20.10.08 04:54

wow… I hope there will be more HD content appearing soon on NOTCOT. Loved it

----- gif83 20.10.08 04:04

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