We recently published a post on Shepard Fairey’s “Earth Crisis” installation in Paris for the world climate change conference - and although that was dope, the conference was also target of street-art crew Brandalism (a UK-based collective spanning a network of 80 artists who are reclaiming corporate advertising spaces). Described on their website as:
... a revolt against corporate control of the visual realm. It is the biggest anti-advertising campaign in world history and it's getting bigger. … the Brandalism project sees artists from around the world collaborate to challenge the authority and legitimacy of commercial images within public space and within our culture. ... It is a rebellion against the visual assault of media giants and advertising moguls who have a stranglehold over messages and meaning in our public spaces...
Ring a bell? It’s actually the same principal / experiment that Shepard Fairey’s Obey was built on (read here - a little ironic). The Brandalism crew basically printed 600 posters with the following message:
"the corporations that are sponsoring the COP21, promote themselves as part of the solution – when actually they are part of the problem."
Below a video exhibiting their awesome effort!
Street art at it’s finest, is what whatsgood. thinks.