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Advertising Shits In Your Head

Over the past few weeks and months, you may have noticed a new form of activism stealthily creeping in to subvert advertising with different messages and slogans. The disruptive medium, also known as ‘subvertising’, is often as humorous as it is unnerving.

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Anti-advertising book ‘Advertising Shits In Your Head’ is a thoroughly researched and referenced publication and describes in the first part how outdoor advertising is hugely undemocratic as well as incredibly harmful to both the individual and society. In the second part the book looks at the various strategies of subvertising bodies Public Ad Campaign, Brandalism, Dr. D and Special Patrol Group, and explores the history of subvertising as a form of culture jamming that has its roots in the Situationist International.

“Once advertising has shit in your head, you’re going to need something to clean it up with; I couldn’t recommend this book more highly.” – Dr. D

Dog Section Press is currently crowdfunding for the printing costs of Advertising Shits In Your Head – you can get involved here:

www.crowdfunder.co.uk/advertising-shits-in-your-head

We were lucky to get this ace interview from Dog Section Press Editor Vyvian Raoul about the ideas and manifestations of this new wave of artivism.

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PangeaSeed – Sea Walls – Mexico

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Oceanic do-gooders PangeaSeed have just finished up their inaugural Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans festival in Isla Mujeres, Mexico – aiming to help save Mexico’s oceans and endangered marine life via public art and activism (ARTivism).

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Oh Joy – Fuck Yeah!

– We brought the country to the city. To revive the grey concrete, to break the routine and give you a moment to reflect on what we are and where we are going. Sometimes surprises just happen and we have no influence over them, but we do have influence over our perception. How ready are you to accept whatever life throws at you with a smile?

– This moment was not created for commercial reasons. Our aim was to focus your attention on that particular point in time of your life. Unfortunately we also attracted the attention of the police. What was at first thought to be roof cleaning, was pronounced a crime the next day. Eight months later, the criminal case was closed due to lack of evidence. The ‘Hooligans’ remain unknown.

Video by Kut… Watch this space…