Whilst Adbusters are arguably the Kings of Subvertising, the practice of making parodies of corporate advertising, the piece above is a fantastic example of how this genre can be manifested in guerrilla street art…
Photoshop-esque editing windows have been pasted over the faces of three pop queens (in a manner somewhat reminiscent of Dove’s Evolution viral) to create a striking image that seems intended as a critique of the constant editing and image manipulating post-production that is considered necessary in our image-obsessed society.
Given the industry I’m in, is it wrong that I enjoy appreciate this? Perhaps my conscience is eased knowing that this will inevitably generate a few PR inches which will in turn probably result in more sales for Britney, Leona and Christina…Everyone’s a winner.
Via the awesome Wooster Collective.
I shall leave you with a recent decent from Adbusters: