Brandalism: Mass-takeover of British billboards

July 17th, 2012 | By | 9 Comments »

Paul Insect in Leeds

Brandalism is a large-scale billboard hijacking project up right now throughout England. The organizers have put artwork over ads in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London over the past few days, and they’ve worked with dozens of artists from 8 countries to do it. So far, about 35 billboards have been taken over and replaced with art, but there may be as many as 50 when the project is finished. The project calls itself the “the world’s first international, collaborative subvertising project,” which is not true, but it is still very exciting and a high-impact way to show what could be in our public spaces instead of advertising. Some fantastic artists have contributed to the project including Jordan Seiler, OX, Ron English, Cleon Peterson, Paul Insect and Know Hope.

You can read more about Brandalism in The Independent or on the project website.

Check a bunch more disruptions from the Brandalism project after the jump…

Ron English in Manchester

Shift//Delete in Birmingham

Space Hijackers in London

Robert Montgomery in Bristol

Polyp in Birmingham

OX in Manchester

Leo Murray in London

Know Hope in Birmingham

KennardPhillipps in London

Bill Posters in Birmingham


Ghostpatrol in Manchester

Eyesaw in Bristol

Cleon Peterson in Birmingham

Bill Posters in Manchester

Polyp at Salford Gas Works in Manchester

Paul Insect in Manchester

Shift//Delete in Bristol

Ron English opposite a Lidl in Bristol

Photos courtesy of Brandalism

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