Jan 29, 2019
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Brandalism Project Subverts Billboards Across the UK [25 pics]

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Over a five day stretch, the Brandalism project saw 25 artists from 8 countries come together for the biggest subvertising campaign in UK history. Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and London all saw billboard spaces co-opted by these street artists.

The term brandalism was first coined by writer Sean Tejaratchi and would be later popularised by Banksy. The initiative covers a gamut of artists from diverse disciplines such as: street art, graffiti, political art, culture jamming, photo montages and illustrations.

The main site where you can see all of the artwork, thoughts, themes and reasons for this initiative is at: http://brandalism.org.uk

The gallery is still being updated, but it’s interesting to hear why some of these artists feel so strongly against the advertising industry. You can get a taste of some of their thoughts here.

For now, please enjoy the gallery below, as it’s quite likely many of the pieces have already been taken down or covered up.

 

 

 

1. Bill Posters in Manchester

 

 

 

 

2. I-Lib in Manchester

 

 

 

 

3. Paul Insect in Leeds

 

 

 

 

4. Ron English in Manchester

 

 

 

 

5. Infected By Design in Leeds

 

 

 

 

6. KennardPhillips in London

 

 

 

 

7. Space Hijackers in London

 

 

 

 

8. Cleon Patterson in Birmingham

 

 

 

 

9. Shift//Delete in Manchester

 

 

 

 

10. Robert Montgomery in Bristol

 

 

 

 

11. Paul Insect in Manchester

 

 

 

 

12. Ghost Patrol in Manchester

 

 

 

 

13. Broken Fingaz in West London

 

 

 

 

14. Shift//Delete in Manchester

 

 

 

 

15. Dan Birkbeck in Leeds

 

 

 

 

16. Polyp in Birmingham

 

 

 

 

17. Eyesaw in Bristol

 

 

 

 

18. Leo Murray in London

 

 

 

 

19. Bill Posters in Birmingham

 

 

 

 

20. Polyp in Manchester

 

 

 

 

21. Robert Montgomery in Bristol

 

 

 

 

22. Paul Insect in London

 

 

 

 

23. Polyp in London

 

 

 

 

24. Ron English in Bristol

 

 

 

 

25. Hannah Adamaszek in Bristol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Article Categories:
art · conceptual · LISTS · marketing · street art

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