Friday, June 6, 2008

Mysterious Headless Corpses Found All Over London [pics]

How could I not click on a headline like that?

Actually it’s a story about a group of graffiti artists who have been pasting images on posters and billboards. The results are truly bizarre images of models that have apparently had their heads lopped off.

The article suggests that the work is a protest against the “visual bombardment” of advertising in London.

Now I am not in favor of vandalizing advertisements. But I think it is important for us in the industry to realize that there is a sizable group of people who do not like what we do. They see our work as an ugly stain on the world, and they would love to see it go away.

So the next time you feel like giving in when the client is screaming for a bigger logo, more starbursts, etc., remember, the less our work looks like art, the more it looks like crap on the wall.

Original article at

See more headless corpses at the decapitator’s Flickr photostream.

Image from decapitator.

1 comment:

Joker said...

We've written quite a few times about how people hate advertisements and outdoor media is by far the clutziest work we plop on people. True, there is outdoor media that's pretty decent but most of it is visual and tangible pollution showing that it's more important to sell you some shitty product you don't need than letting sunlight in.