Category Archives: Press

Shop-Dropping in Ma’ariv

On New Year’s Day I received a call from a journalist at Israel’s Ma’ariv Magazine. The interview was folded into a feature on shopdropping. The piece discusses the Anti-Advertising Agency‘s shopdropping workshops from early 2007 and the People Products 123 project with Amanda Eicher. if you can read hebrew, check out the 2 page spread.

Ma’ariv Magazine spread

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Estonian Ekspress Interview

In late August the Estonian national newspaper, Ekspress, published an interview with me about advertising and public space. Merit Karise, the interviewer, has supplied an English version below.

As a result of this interview Merit was invited to give a “presentation about alcohol advertising and youth at a roundtable that took place in our Parliament on Oct 9th, and where MPs, the representative of our President and rep. of Chancellor of Justice took part.” Since then there has been talk about bringing her to the Economic Affairs Committee of Parliament where legal changes in alcohol advertising regulation can be made.

By the way, the article references my personal work outside the Anti-Advertising Agency, viewable on, and an interview I did with Rob Walker for Murketing’s Q&A section.

Interview for Estonian Ekspress, August 30, 2007 (Merit Karise, teacher of advertising and advertising critique at Tartu Art School)

You don’t paint on canvas and you don’t show two flickering TV screens facing each other in an empty gallery. Your gallery is the public space of cities and often you don’t give any sign to your viewer that it is art that she/he is seeing. Why is that?

I think there’s 2 reasons for that.

One, is that the white cube and “modern art” don’t come naturally to me. I grew up in my parents furniture shop and worked in garages though my teens and twenties. When I started art school, I had never been to a contemporary art museum. My creative background was punk rock, film and radio. When I made art, I wanted the people I knew to understand it – the people who worked with me in the motorcycle shop, or the friends and family I had. These were working class people more than “cultural class” people. I realize now that I walk in both worlds, but at the time I got started I was very much in the former. When I finally started going to museums, a lot of the work I just didn’t understand and it didn’t speak to me. Read More »

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Estonia on PP123

Estonia Paper

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Print Magazine

Print Cover Print Story

Debbie Millman, Print Magazine, May/June 2007

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The Indypendent


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Clarín: The protest against the ‘advertising pollution’ news article

Argentinian newspaper. direct link to article.

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PRWeek: AAA challenges the norm in advertising

PRWeek Anti Advertising Agency article

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Newzy article

direct link to article (knowing French would help). French newspaper writing about PeopleProducts123 and shopdropping workshops.

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article by Petra Bibeau

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Review of Packard Jennings show at Catherine Clark Gallery, including the AAA Bus Bench Project.

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Media Post Magazine

David Kaplan of MediaPost has written a feature on the Anti-Advertising Agency in a story called “Anti-Advertising Antidote”.

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The Reel Magazine

The Reel, an international media magazine based in England has a story in their October 2004 issue on the Anti-Advertising Agency called “The Sky’s Off Limits”. Jessica Greenwood interviewed AAA founder Steve Lambert and designer Adam Connelly.

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Newsweek Magazine

Newsweek Story

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Neighborhood Public Radio

Steve Lambert did an interview for Neighborhood Public Radio‘s The Visible Hand. Download an mp3 of the interview.

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Creative Work Fund Press Release

The Creative Work Fund Announces $526,000 in Grants to Literary and Visual Artists for Collaborative Projects. Press Release

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