Brandalism (aka advertising defacing, media-jamming or ad takeover) is a form of revolt against corporate control of the visual realm. Brandalism.co.uk is one of the biggest anti-advertising campaigns in the world and it’s getting bigger.  Started in July 2012 with a small team in a van, Brandalism has grown tenfold to include teams in 10 UK cities skilled up in taking back space. The most recent Brandalism Takeover in May 2014 saw the reclamation of over 360 corporate advertising spaces with hand made original art works submitted by 40 international artists. They also tell us why bransalise and offer a useful guide on how to interact with bus stop advertising spaces.

Apart from having a strong anti-advertising and anti-commercialism message, the actual prints are artworks in their own right, and I find the overall “selection” at least as good (if not better) than this year’s lineup from PickMeUp (an illustration festival in London).

Made a selection of photos from their site and in the absence of titles I took the liberty to write the message of each print as a header. Will follow up with artist names and links their other works.

Plan for a healthy retirment

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Our minor refusals

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Supersize this

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

The rat race

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Privace – the game out now

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

The small print

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

The king

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

JP Morgan – Just do it

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Animal Testing – Is it Worth It?

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Ibiza Fracking Sessions

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Harrods

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

The world

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

We live in financial times

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

No ads

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Designed in Heaven. Assembled in China.

 You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Be wake

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Want less

 You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Equality

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Resorts

 You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Animal Testing

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

The market is dead long live the market is dead

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Not people but target

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Simplify

 You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Stop right there

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

#THIS

 You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

You are the street: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers

Brandals at work

See more artworks on their site, and make sure you follow Brandalism on Twitter.