Birch from Memphis recently added some great photos to his flickr photostream of hacked subway advertising in NYC.
Advertising posters in the 23rd Street CE subway station have recently been getting mixed and matched by someone who is good with an X-Acto (some F.I.T. student?).
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This actually seems misogynist to me–dismembering sexy women! Using their bodies as flowerpots! I’m all for subversion of advertising but this gives me a creepy feeling, frankly.
@a.w. – No, they are dismembering the unrealistic body image of women that advertising foists upon us all. It is totally empowering. And stuff.
The picture you use as a comparison is really just a photoshopped image of the original. No X-acto knife here, unless he got that matching pair of legs from a matching poster somewhere else.
Heh, yes, because girlz rule, and stuff. I admit it is a nice subversion of the images of women’s bodies we see splayed everywhere, but it’s not so far from vicious porn that I can just see it as a positive thing.
sorry Dylan, no photoshop.
If you didn’t use photoshop, than may I ask where you got those extra pair of long heels, and the extra set of the word “weeds”?
It’s not photoshop. I think what you’re not understanding is that in the NY subway system the there are often several instances of the same ad on the same platform. The two photos show two different posters– one altered and one unaltered. There were also several other posters on the platform and that’s where he got the extra sets of legs and the word “weeds.” Also, if that doesn’t convince you: I know the guy personally who took these photos, and I live about five minutes from this subway stop.
Sorry for sounding rude, I was just hoping that you didn’t get tricked into posting fake pranks.
I am enjoying your new website =D
Kudos for getting it done, but it seems to be lacking content.
all art has content
@w_nightshade – Unrealistic??? From my observations, almost every women in NYC looks like this. This is why I love living here. Thank you ladies.
OMG, subvert the patriarchy!!!
‘All art has content’
isnt some art made to have a lack of content? no one can say what art is. what it is to some, its not to others and vice versa.
for example i find the weeds one completely lame. but other people my find it genius.
my question is what happens to the posters that poster boy uses to make his ‘art’. is there just a lady missing her legs?
well Dangle i never said what art is or should be. content is automatically inferred through the simple act of labeling. of course there are many strata and classifications of art. take a Robert Ryman painting for example: http://www.deletetheweb.com/unstuck/robert-ryman.jpg
think Dingle, what is he saying trying to say with a simple white painting? the lack of content is content in itself. his work, like all work that “lacks” content, communicates through the “lack” of content. whether you think it’s good has to do with taste. and just to bring it back to 3rd grade so you don’t think I’m some stuck-up art prick i think you’re lame but i bet your mom thinks you’re a genius.
BRILLIANT! can i be your assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
You are all pathetic !!!!
hahahaha… thats so cool!
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