photo by Noah Britton‘s cellphone
Spotted in a men’s room at Hunter College in NYC. I’ve never thought about it, but the graphic for “heat” coming out of a hand dryer does indeed look like strips of bacon.
For his Urban Clowns project, Stefan Benchoam placed red vinyl stickers onto advertisements on the streets of Guatemala City to instantly make them funnier. He writes:
In recent years, Guatemala City has become severely plagued with advertising of all kinds. I realized that instead of adding to the problem of visual pollution, I could use what was already there. By adding a simple red circle to them, anyone can effectively turn its meaning upside-down.
Evan Roth made some stickers boasting the phrase “AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE” which can be placed on any product you find in a retail store that could also be found online free of charge. You can download the template file here, should you want to do this at a store near you.
AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE is also the name of Evan’s first solo exhibition in Vienna. You can, not surprisingly, download the exhibition book for free at evan-roth.com.
This project definitely needs your help if it’s going to successfully label the entire world. So if you’ve grab some sticky notes and a pen, and get to it!
The creator explains:
I’ve been working on a simple project where I label things with sticky notes. I wanted something that anyone could participate in (as long as they have sticky notes and a pen), and would get people out there doing something without feeling they to make elaborate plans first. Just a small way to make the world slightly more surreal and get people to look a little more closely at their surroundings.
The Pop_Down Project offers an alternative to the “pop up” advertising we encounter on the streets. They write:
On the Internet, getting rid of unsolicited pop-ups is pretty easy. In real life, things are a tad more complicated. The Pop_Down Project aims at symbolically restoring everyone’s right to non-exposure: Just stick a “Close window” button on any public space pollution.
Head to the site to download the template and start sticking yourself.