Friday, 2 October 2009

Ctrl, Alt, Delete

Last April in New York dozens of New York artists and activists battled the clutter of consumerism in a guerrilla-style billboard takeover. Mobilized by Jordan Seiler and the Public Ad Campaign, the 24-hour direct action replaced nearly 19,000 square feet of illegal advertising with original, anti-corporate street art. They were removing/changing billboards and posters that according to Seiler were not properly licensed and were violating bylaws that had been on the City's books since the 1940s. I find this very inspirational as I feel it's very important to regulate the use of advertising by corporations and I think that designers need to take more responsability of what they produce, too many graphic designers are willing to work for sole destroying companies that are lying to the consumers about how great they are.

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