Matt Bonner

Matt Bonner

Matt Bonner is a graphic artist, designer, and social justice campaigner based in London.

Advertising Shits in Your Head: Strategies for Resistance

Advertising Shits in Your Head: Strategies for Resistance

SKU: 9781629635743
Author: Vyvian Raoul and Matt Bonner • Introduction by Josh MacPhee
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629635743
Published: 3/2019
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 5 x 7
Page count: 208
Subjects: Politics-Activism / Street Art


Advertising Shits in Your Head provides a history of the practice (going back to the early ‘70s), alarming research and theory on the effects of the industry, advice about how to take part (including legal information) as well as several stunning case studies. This is essential reading for all who want to fight back against the ‘most powerful and sustained system of propaganda in human history.’“
—Jamie Kelsey-Fry, New Internationalist

Advertising Shits in Your Head concisely describes, through unique firsthand accounts, the range of concerns addressed by today’s subvertising community. From a right to the city argument, to the belief that advertising is the biggest obstacle to avoiding catastrophic climate change, the book envisions a movement looking far beyond culture jamming and corporate identity sabotage.”
—Jordan Seiler, Public Ad Campaign

Advertising Shits in Your Head gives form and context to culture-jamming practices in the twenty-first century. Providing important theoretical and historical context that unites the twin strands of activism—creativity and resistance—it shows how creative minds are getting together in the age of digital networks to hack space and place, and challenge the presence of capitalist values within our public, private, and cultural spaces. Advertisers most definitely shit in your head: this book is here to stop them.”
—Bill Posters, Brandalism

“Advertising is a gigantic machine for creating human misery. It’s a sustained psychological assault on the population and it is hard to overstate the brutal and permanent damage it does to us as individuals, to society, and to the planet itself. This book is a manual on how to begin the process of dismantling the machinery of advertising: how to interrupt it, sabotage it, and one day, maybe, destroy it entirely.”
—Darren Cullen, Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives

“Once advertising has shit in your head, you’re going to need something to clean it up with; I couldn’t recommend this book more highly.”
—Dr. D, London-based subvertiser and scoundrel

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