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Author Archives: Steve Lambert
By Steve Lambert | Published: September 9, 2014
The United Nations has published their report on Advertising and it’s effect on cultural rights. (Download PDF). Artist, Steve Lambert was included in a meeting at the United Nations in the development of this document.
By Steve Lambert | Published: February 8, 2014
GENEVA (7 February 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed, is launching a new study on the impact of advertising and marketing practices on cultural rights, with an up-close look at their effect on cultural diversity and human rights. Ms. Shaheed will be looking at the effect [...]
By Steve Lambert | Published: October 15, 2013
The Anti-Adveritising Agency’s Steve Lambert was invited to the United Nations for a meeting on the impact of advertising and marketing on cultural rights. In her 2014 report to the General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur will seek to identify main challenges and obstacles posed by advertising and marketing practices to the enjoyment of cultural rights, [...]
By Steve Lambert | Published: June 4, 2013
Aha! Graffiti! | Sidewalk Bubblegum Political Comic Cartoon Strip.
By Steve Lambert | Published: January 15, 2013
PublicAdCampaign has spent nearly 10 years investigating the relationship between commercial media and public space. The resulting projects have balanced somewhere between art and activism in an effort to not only question commercial outdoor media, but to improve the visual landscape. While this activism has often taken the shape of civil disobedience and borderline legal [...]
By Steve Lambert | Published: July 2, 2012
Proposals of selling ad-space on things like firetrucks and are often framed as “getting creative” by the city councilmen that propose them. In fact, it’s not creative – it’s poorly thought out, and shortsighted. These proposals are bad deals that don’t solve fiscal problems (at best, they’re a drop in the bucket). Real creativity would [...]
By Steve Lambert | Published: June 11, 2012
My sliding-scale priced “It’s Time to Fight” letterpress print has been turned into a billboard in Manchester, England by the nice folks at Print & Paste. I was stunned and delighted to see it at this scale. Print & Paste is a curated outdoor art space in central Manchester, located just off Oxford Rd opposite the old [...]
By Steve Lambert | Published: May 6, 2012
All the AAA materials are licensed with Creative Commons licenses so you can re-use, remix, and share them. Here’s a couple examples of AAA remixes:
By Steve Lambert | Published: January 20, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2012 – San Francisco, California Liberated Ads Confront Foreclosure Crisis The California Department of Corrections (CDC) has unveiled a new campaign of bus shelter ads to confront America’s home foreclosure crisis. During the week of January 16th, the CDC successfully apprehended, rehabilitated and discharged more than one dozen bus shelter [...]
By Steve Lambert | Published: October 29, 2011
“I have never seen such a god damn group of selfish, eager hogs” –President Lyndon Johnson on the Billboard Industry Over a year ago I interviewed for this documentary about visual pollution. In my research as an artist over the past 12 years I have learned more than most would ever care to about public [...]
By Steve Lambert | Published: October 15, 2011
PublicAdCampaign is proud to announce the world premier of the documentary film This Space Available. This full length feature focuses on the issue of visual pollution in our global community. Intent on creating a critical dialogue on the issue, the film investigates a wide range of perspectives including those of billboard executives, government [...]
By Steve Lambert | Published: July 27, 2011
Pixel Hacking – Decorando la publicidad If you missed the previous rounds, check em out here: Abstractor.tv – Ji Lee Light Criticism – Anti-Advertising Agency and Graffiti Research Lab Pixelator – Jason Eppink Hold Fast Sell Out – Posterchild Stained Glass – Posterchild And of course Aram Bartholl had a roll in the lineage.
By Steve Lambert | Published: July 11, 2011
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