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Dirty dozen most hated corporations - give UKAS your vote!

No accountability, no appeals, but at least you can give UKAS your vote here:



The Nothing I'm Not Buying

҉ Welcome to the post Thanksgiving-post, food-induced coma edition of my blog. ҉
It’s lighter, less filling, gluten and dairy free
(unless you count the following cheesy jokes): 612 more words

The Write Stuff (literary Life)

OBEY: The Art of Phenomenology

In 1989, Shepard Fairey, an undergraduate at RISD, was working in a skate shop in Providence. While there, he designed a sticker incorporating an illustration of wrestler Andre the Giant, first with the slogan “ANDRE THE GIANT HAS A POSSE 7′ 4″, 520 lb” and later transforming to a design featuring just his face and the bold tagline “OBEY.” The stickers experienced initial popularity among the skater subculture in Providence, but they were quickly posted all over urban centers of the East Coast and exposed to the general public.  2,815 more words


Brer Rabbit Shenanigans and Alice in Wonderland Holidays

The holiday season brings with it all the chicanery of the make-a-buck consumerist propaganda to entice the deep pocketed schmuck who wanders unawares.  This chicanery is reminiscent of that of Brer Rabbit, which is what my most recent research paper was about.   306 more words


Photos Inspired By Adbusters

For my ‘The Human Condition’ coursework, I decided to research the magazine Adbusters. Their website contained some of their work editing existing adverts or creating images that symbolise their revolt against the capitalist system ( 67 more words


Brand new days

Fig. 1 Photograph by Hannah Domingo, part of the exhibition at the
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising (2013) Available at: http://hannahdomingo.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/museum-of-brands-1-marzipan.jpg

This week I went to the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising in West London, in connection with my day job (which has been taking up more of my time than I’d like recently). 1,100 more words

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