Brandalism

Brandalism

Taking over advertising space one at a time, Brandalism is a revolt against corporate advertising with the understanding that community areas should be a site of communication for the community only. Recently, over 2 days, 365 advertising spaces were taken over to show the work of 40 international artists in 10 cities across the UK. No artist names, signatures or websites were on these works.

Why are people brandalising in the first place? You and I both know that every medium of media has ads on or in it. And if you take a closer look (and think) the very core of advertising is to sell their products and market it as better than their competition. But this has slowly changed, rarely do you see your new and improved kitchen scrubbie on the billboards across town. What do we see instead? (I’m going to leave this up to you).

Personally, I’d love to see artwork at bus stops instead and surroundings that promote creativity and thought rather than product endorsement.

And if you want to read more about why brandlising is happening click here.

For more pictures, hit up their site.

-S.

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