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.

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New ad disruptions from mobstr and Eyesaw

mobstr. Photo by mobstr

Both mobstr and Eyesaw have just done some new ad disruptions. The above piece by mobstr is pretty standard, but I like that the original ad is actually showing through and makes up the text. Eyesaw has done two new ad disruptions in bus-stop billboards. The below disruption is actually right around the corner from me. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look great in person, but it comes across very well in photos and it’s one less ad out there. So that’s good. Check out Hooked for Eyesaw’s other new disruption.

Eyesaw. Photo by Hooked

Photos by mobstr and Hooked