The Brandalism Takeover | May 2014

In May 2014, the Brandalism project returned to reclaim 365 corporate advertising spaces in UK’s major cities for two days, replacing posters with the original art works of 40 international artists.

The works approach themes such as “the ecological damage of consumerism, debt, gender stereotypes, the right to the city, the disaster of finance capitalism, and the pervasiveness of advertising itself”.

“Brandalism starts from the democratic conviction that the street is a site of communication, which belongs to the citizens and communities who live there. It is a rebellion against the visual assault of media giants and advertising moguls who have a stranglehold over messages and meaning in our public spaces, through which they force-feed us with images and messages to keep us insecure, unhappy, and shopping”.

Escif

Escif

Cleon Peterson

Cleon Peterson

Know Hope

Know Hope

Ron English

Ron English

Paul Insect

Paul Insect Brandalism

Paul Insect

Fintan Magee

Fintan Magee

Never2501

Never2501

Bill Poster

Bill Posters

Anthony Lister

Anthony Lister

Dan Birkbeck

Dan Birkbeck

Dan Birkbeck

Vinz Feel Free

Vinz Feel Free

Zabou

Zabou

Gee Vaucher

Gee Vaucher

Stanley Donwood

Stanley Donwood

Hutch

Hutch

Hannah Adamaszek

Hannah Adamaszek

Infected By Design

Infected By Design

Infected By Design

Ghost Patrol

Ghost Patrol

Ankles

Ankles

Dr. D

Dr. D

John Fekner

John Fekner

Glasgow Unknown

Glasgow Unknown

Glasgow Unknown

Gold Peg

Gold Peg

Peter Fuss

Peter Fuss

Penny Rimbaud

Penny Rimbaud

Polyp

Polyp

Princess Hijab

Princess Hijab

Peter Willis

Peter Willis

Shift/ Delete

Shift / Delete

Sean Martindale

Sean Martindale

NoName

NoName

Peter Kennard

Peter Kennard

Ox

Ox

Agit Art Works

Agit Art Works

Agit Art Works

Ludo

Ludo

Jordan Seiler

Jordan Seiler

Here’s a video from the previous edition:

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