Amazing Album Artwork From The Past – Cover Of ‘THINK TANK’ By BLUR Released 20 Years Ago Today

5 May 2023

20 years ago today, on 5 May 2003, BLUR released their 7th,
critcially praised album THINK TANK. It topped the UK charts.

Artwork: The cover was stenciled by the British
graffiti artist and political activist Bansky.

Despite Banksy stating that he normally avoids commercial work he later defended
his decision to do the cover, saying: “I’ve done a few things to pay the bills, and I did the
Blur album. It was a good record and the commission was quite a lot of money.

I think that’s a really important distinction to make. If it’s something you actually believe in, doing something commercial doesn’t turn it to shit just because it’s commercial. Otherwise you’ve got to be a socialist rejecting capitalism altogether, because the idea that you can
marry a quality product with a quality visual and be a part of that even though it’s capitalistic
is sometimes a contradiction you can’t live with. But sometimes it’s pretty symbiotic, like the Blur situation.”



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