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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Campaign Billboard Busting in Israel by READ

I am unfamiliar with READ's work and was happy to have been sent this post. It seems I'm not the only one taking matters into my own hands and reclaiming advertising space to express my ideas and discontents. Street artists and activists alike are doing similar work more than ever. Looking forward to the future and a movement which challenges not only the use of public space but who is using that space and for what ends.

VIA Juxtapoz

“It’s around election time here in Israel and the campaigns are as crappy as ever (it’s funny but a lot of the parties are using distorted versions and misused slogans ‘inspired’ by the Obama campaign),” street artist READ wrote us. “I thought the billboards would be an interesting medium to use to say what I feel about the ‘09 candidates.”
In a refreshingly bold move, READ literally rips apart political billboards and then recreates a new sign (above) to fashion his own form of propaganda. Take a look at the in-process video below and then peep READ’s Flickr here.
Don’t understand what the billboard says? That’s okay, as READ quipped: “I know all the signs are in Hebrew but they make about as much sense to Hebrew speakers as well :)”

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