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Poster Boy; NYPD You’ve Got The Wrong Man!

According to the New York Times, “Poster Boy” was arrested on Saturday night. While most other street or graffiti artists concentrate on adding their own imagery, illegally, to parts of the subway system, Poster Boy, a kind of anti-consumerist Zorro with a razor blade, a sense of humor and a talent for collage, has made […]

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Raisin Brahms

Raisin Brahms (excellent pro-Art-ed video PSA) via simon jolly and boing boing

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NYTimes: The Image Is Familiar; the Pitch Isn’t

A whole story on advertising ripping off art and no mention of Sam Ewen and Interference Inc. and Graffiti Research Lab? Passed on by Packard Jennings. The Image Is Familiar; the Pitch Isn’t IN February 2007 the Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay was installing a solo exhibition of his work in Paris when he received an […]

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Conflux Festival Accepting Submissions

The Conflux Festival is accepting submissions for 2008. Conflux is the annual New York festival for contemporary psychogeography, the investigation of everyday urban life through emerging artistic, technological and social practice. At Conflux, visual and sound artists, writers, urban adventurers and the public gather for four days to explore their urban environment. People from a […]

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Classic KAWS Footage From 1997

I remember seeing KAWS work in San Francisco when I was temping in downtown office buildings. It was a black and white ad for something in a Market Street kiosk and there was a green, multi headed snake attacking the model in the photo. I remember studying it trying to figure out if it was […]

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True Colors

Throughout the media circus that is our election season, few have thought to query: but what do the Dutch think? Luckily, Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei and Jonas Staal have been in residence at InCUBATE here in Chicago working steadily on The Barack Obama Project. Their work hones in on the marketing of racial identity […]

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G.R.L. Screening at MoMA – May 4th

Come see the the Graffiti Research Lab‘s DVD which draws sordid connections between the Graffiti Research Lab and the Anti-Advertising Agency. The back story of the AAA/GRL collaboration, Light Criticism, will be exposed, as well as an inside view of the Aqua Teen Boston Terror Meltdown of 2007 you’ll never see elsewhere! Anti-Advertising Agency cohorts, […]

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Steve Lambert with Alan Abel and Ron English

I’ll be giving a short talk for part of Gelf Magazine’s Non-Motivational Speaker series. If you haven’t seen Abel Raises Cain, it’s great. And Ron English you’ve probably seen already. From Gelf’s site: Culture jammers and pranksters will be this month’s topic. Featured speakers are Alan Abel, perhaps the most infamous prankster in American prank […]

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Good Signs from Ray Beldner

Ray Beldner: The Word on the Street March 28- June 14, 2008 at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art From the exhibition description: The Word on the Street, neon signs by Ray Beldner, is an installation in the gallery’s front windows at 560 South First Street. The Word on the Street is part of […]

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“Ad Agency” Photo Exhibit at Boston University

This show includes some favorites of mine, Matt Siber and Hank Willis Thomas, and the site includes an Educator’s Guide for all you teachers. Nice! This group exhibition brings together photo-based work that mimics or addresses the language of advertising and product photography as well as work that mines or alters catalogues, print ads, products, […]

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Graphic Imagery

I just came across this video. When we posted our Light Criticism video last month, a lot of people wondered how it was possible that city dwellers see over 5,000 advertisements each day (source). This video may help. “Kapitaal is a typographical stroll throug a Dutch city revealing the influence of graphic design.” Kapitaal is […]

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Who Hates Guerilla Marketing in Boston? (Updated again)

Today in the NY Times, CNN, and news stations across the country you may have heard about bomb scares in Boston that turned out to be guerilla marketing. It’s well known that marketing steals ideas from artists. But the connections are rarely so clear as they are in this case, and we don’t often get […]

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We just received a notice about this exhibition… Neterotopia is an event that takes place from 16th to 31st March 2006 in various spaces on the Net. Eleven artists from different countries have been invited to choose an Internet site and use the spaces usually reserved for advertising. These spaces are thus transformed into exhibition […]

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The Bubble Project

Designer Ji Lee’s Bubble Project is a set of stickers in the form of cartoon talk bubbles designed to “transform the corporate monologue into an open dialogue. The stickers encourage anyone to fill them in with any form of self-expression, free from censorship.” There is a manifesto and downloadable PDFs available on his site, www.thebubbleproject.com.

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