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The Daily Mail in the UK is reporting they may have “unmasked” Banksy, the popular graffiti artist whose work has appeared here on MAKE amongst many many other places. One thing that the story doesn’t mention is that a commenter on YouTube over 9 months ago also said Banksy is the same person they’re implying.

You can see the comments on a Banksy video from YouTube commenter Steve (username robingunningham) / view comments here (search for “robin”). It’s interesting to note that the commenter on this giant comment thread doesn’t like Banksy at all and “outs him”. Maybe it’s an old roommate or friend, or Banksy himself messing around, it wouldn’t surprise anyone I think.

Part of Banksy’s art is that no one knows who he is, I like it that way and hope it stays a mystery as long as possible or if there is an “unmasking” it’s dozens of people as opposed to just one. You can make your own works with Banksy’s art here “Everything in the shop is free, simply download the file and process the artwork.”

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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