<body> Public Ad Campaign: November 2011
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Think Of Me As Evil - Opening the Ethical Debates in Advertising


Depression, over consumption, global warming, economic inequality and a seemingly never ending list of problems haunt our society as we try to produce a livable and just social network around the world. Attacked individually these issues seem insurmountable, and yet this report by the PIRC and the WWF suggests that another simpler issue might be at the heart of each of these individual problems. You can guess what that issue is by the nature of this blog but I suggest reading this report for a better understanding of the systemic problems created by an overabundance of desire creation materials promoted by the advertising industry.

They Finally "removed" My Living Walls "mural"

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Today:
Thanks to Jessica Blankenship for keeping an eye out over the past year.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Work For Art Basel Miami Underbelly Exhibition

Below are two pieces I made for the Underbelly Exhibition at Art Basel Miami this year. While I would love to go on about the Underbelly project, this may not be the appropriate venue so i'll just add a blurb about the work. Each of these pieces are made using a single book. In this case, Arizona is made with the Iliad and Lady Kaylin with the Odyssey. Each book is deconstructed and then reassembled as a single page which is then cut and reassembled in a relief layout. The drawing is made with ink and spray paint and fabric and the whole thing is illuminated with flickering LED lighting to give the appearance of an old broken fluorescent sign. This is then all assembled in my favorite frame appropriated from the streets of New York. Enjoy!
Arizona: Mixed media, 27"x57"x6"

Lady Kaylin: Mixed media, 27"x57"x6"

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Fee-Free A.T.M.s, in Exchange for Advertising

A young New York entrepreneur has one word in response to complaints about high A.T.M. fees: Advertising. More [Here]

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ad Disruptions by Nuria Mora

Nuria is one of the MaSAT organizers and a force to be reckoned with. Vandalog has some new ad disruptions posted today.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

One by One, Marketers Plan for a Singular Event

MARKETERS are betting on a daily numbers game again, taking advantage of a calendar coincidence to drum up interest in their goods and services.

The date on Friday will be Nov. 11, 2011, and the triple play of elevens — being rendered as 11/11/11, 11-11-11 and 11.11.11 — is inspiring a commercialized celebration on Madison Avenue. There are advertisements, promotions, events and even a party to be hosted by an agency named, yes, Eleven.

More [HERE]

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      Jeff Ferrell
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      John Berger
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      Joe Austin
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      Jane Jacobs
      Death+Life of American Cities