Brandalism

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Unauthorized street art in Paris in 2015 against TTIP, by Brandalism activists

Brandalism is an anti-advertising movement founded in July 2012 in London. Twenty-six British artists ran a "subvertising" campaign, whereby they covered billboard adverts in five English cities with art pieces.[1][2] In May 2014, 40 Brandalism activists replaced 365 outdoor advertisements in 10 British cities, at bus stops and elsewhere, with monochrome art. The posters were intended to evoke an anti-advertising sentiment.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Battersby, Matilda (17 July 2012). "Brandalism: Street artists hijack billboards for 'subvertising campaign'". The Independent. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Brandalism At The London Olympics". Forbes. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Blazenhoff, Rusty (21 May 2014). "'Brandalism' rampage leaves subversive damage in its wake". CNET. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Brandalism 2014: 40 street artists. 10 cities. 365 ad takeovers. 2 days". YouTube. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 

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