Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Barbie in Sports Illustrated? Time to challenge gender marketing to children

Toy manufacturer Mattel’s recent marketing campaign in Sports Illustrated proves nothing quite kicks off an argument on the internet like the subject of children and advertising. Thanks to an advert taken out by Mattel, you can now get your scantily clad swimsuit edition advertised by Barbie. When you get over the initial shock of a hypersexualised […]

Monday, February 17th, 2014

the cotton film dot com [new taster]

Well hello there. We have a new taster for the film. Click the image, sign up to get the taster code and watch away.   You’ll need about twelve minutes to watch it. If you’d like to help us out, then please click donate and do please give what you can. The first few who […]

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Bruno Pieters’ Honest By: a fashion label built on total transparency

When it comes to driving forward sustainability and ethics in fashion, the consumer has all the power, says Hugo Boss’s former art director, Bruno Pieters. He has put his money where his mouth is by launching Honest By, “the world’s first 100% transparent company”, in January 2012. Honest By shows people where materials come from, how much they […]

Monday, July 29th, 2013

the wealth fair state

…made in collaboration with Dr D, “BOB: or the Wealth Fair State” might be one of our most bad-taste political projects…at least this side of Christmas and the diazepam…. http://wealthfair.tumblr.com/

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Peter Kennard’s G8 Protest Posters

Peter Kennard and I have been doing a thing around the G8 this year. He had some images. I suggested sticking them on the t’interwebs, open sourcing them and then pasting them up on the street. They ended up in Enniskillen – the town nearest to where the G8 Summit was being held. Here, the […]

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

ding dong

Radical artist Peter Kennard was a chief satirist of Thatcher during her era. On the day of her funeral, Open Democracy revisited some of the images that captured the Iron Lady and her demons. All images by Peter Kennard. Text by Leah Borromeo. Margaret Thatcher’s election in 1979 heralded a fresh and angry approach to […]

Friday, March 15th, 2013

syria: two years of bloodshed [amnesty film]

The latest in my series of films for Amnesty International on torture and violent oppression from all sides of the Syrian conflict…and the need for a human rights revolution. This film coincides with the release of two new briefings from Amnesty International. The first focuses on summary killings and other abuses by armed opposition groups. […]

Monday, September 24th, 2012

the cotton film: dirty white gold | crowdfund

At last – it lives! We launched the crowdfund for our film The Cotton Film: Dirty White Gold today. The journey starts with nearly 300,000 Indian farmers who have killed themselves to escape debt. At one point, up to 26 per day. They are the price we pay for cheap cotton – trapped in a […]

Monday, September 17th, 2012

brandalism [random acts]

…where I follow two men and a van around five cities in the UK across five days putting up nearly forty pieces of artwork [subversively, of course] – all as a comment on advertising, commercialism and the great white hope that is buy buy buy. More info on http://brandalism.org.uk/ Viewers outside the UK can use […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

brandalism

documenting this project has been a little baby of mine. i was invited by the brandalism crew on a road tour – mostly nestled in the back of a blackened van with tall ladders, buckets of paste, artwork and a clutch of hi-vis vests. they’d try to put up over thirty billboards in five cities […]