Archive for the ‘guerrilla advertising’ tag
Signs saying ‘Oblivion’ have appeared all over the neighbourhood – @nellgreco spotted this one on the corner of Campbell and Smith Streets, Surry Hills, as she walked home.
It’s obviously a take on the chalked signs Arthur Stace used to scribble out saying ‘Eternity’ – but why and who remain a mystery. Reference to the state government’s electoral hopes? New band? Buckminster Fuller graffiti?
We even had an email from Barry Divola, asking if we knew who was behind it.
I thought it might be a pessimistic 21st century response to Arthur Stace’s “Eternity”. I’m hoping that it is, anyway, and not just some guerilla marketing campaign for some new product or fashion company.
We thought it might be another bit of guerrilla advertising, but so far we’re none the wiser. Any ideas?
Photocopied four-ups like this have been popping up all around the neighbourhood. This time it’s Crown Street, Surry Hills.
We thought they were some kind of guerrilla advertising for the tobacco industry – all the ones we’d seen had cigarettes.
Turns out this one doesn’t. Thanks for noticing, @poisontofu.
I spotted these photocopied pictures on Liverpool Lane, down near Crown Street, East Sydney – but they’ve been appearing on walls around the neighbourhood.
I assumed it was street art. But the more I think about it, the more I think it could be a kind of guerrilla cigarette advertising. They all feature these hip looking inner city people smoking, and the cigarettes are really the focus.
I love that street artists have immediately colonised them anyway. And whoever customised the second picture makes the same inference, turning the cigarette into a gun: “Bang!”