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”.
Shift / Delete
Agit Art Works
Here’s a video from the previous edition:
All images © The Brandalism Project