Brandalism: Mass-takeover of British billboards

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