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Graffiti and Street Art: Brandalism

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(a portmanteau of 'brand' and 'vandalism') is an anti-advertising movement that was founded during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London (United Kingdom).[1] It is a form of creative activism that uses subvertising to alter and critique corporate advertising by creating parodies or spoofs to replace ads in public areas.[2] The art is typically intended to draw attention to political and social issues such as consumerism and the environment.[3] Advertisements produced by the Brandalism movement are silk screen printed artworks, and may take the form of a new image, or a satirical alteration to an existing image, icon or logo.[4] The advertisements are often pasted over billboards, or propped under the glass of roadside advertising spaces.

(a portmanteau of subvert and advertising) is the practice of making spoofs or parodies of corporate and politicaladvertisements.[1] The cultural critic Mark Dery coined the term in 1991.[2] Subvertisements are anti-ads that deflect advertising's attempts to turn the people's attention in a given direction.[3]According to author Naomi Klein, subvertising offers a way of speaking back to advertising, ‘forcing a dialogue where before there was only a declaration.’[4] They may take the form of a new image or an alteration to an existing image or icon, often in a satirical manner.