Advertising Shits in Your Head

By Kelsey-Fry, Jamie | New Internationalist, December 2016 | Go to article overview

Advertising Shits in Your Head


Kelsey-Fry, Jamie, New Internationalist


Advertising shits in your head by Anonymous (Dog Section Press, ISBN 9780993543517)

Coming in at only 48 pages, this is a brilliant primer for those who have not caught up with the growing global movement of 'subvertisers' - people who reclaim public space used for advertising and replace the adverts with either art or political messaging. The practice has attracted considerable coverage since 2012 in Britain with the rise of Brandalism and the Special Patrol Group, two prolific gangs of subvertisers whose output has consistently grabbed media coverage, garnering much support and praise within popular culture. They achieved a residency at Banksy's 'Dismaland' in 2015 and a wildly popular spot at Glastonbury Festival. This is a powerful and creative way for people to counter the inescapable nightmare of being bombarded with thousands of adverts a day (3,500 in London) burrowing into your head uninvited and feeding the death cult of consumerism. …

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