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

retirement

Our minor refusals

refusals

Supersize this

supersize

The rat race

ratrace

Privace – the game out now

privacy

The small print

large_print

The king

king

JP Morgan – Just do it

jp

Animal Testing – Is it Worth It?

isitworthit

Ibiza Fracking Sessions

Ibiza

Harrods

harrods

The world

gold

We live in financial times

financial

No ads

featured

Designed in Heaven. Assembled in China.

 china

Be wake

awake

Want less

 adnauseum

Equality

1 2

Resorts

 child

Animal Testing

isitworthit

The market is dead long live the market is dead

market

Not people but target

people

Simplify

 simplify

Stop right there

stop

#THIS

 This

world

Brandals at work

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