Welcome to Art Class

Have Change Ready. Please.Urban-ism has a nice roundup of some standouts from culture jamming genre, the best of which are the Homeless street signs in Toronto by Mark Daye, a graphic design student.  My favorite sign is at right.

Culture jamming actually being practiced in the world (as distinct from that practiced in glossy mags) makes me extremely happy. Everyday interactions are suffused with political assumptions that usually remain buried, but clever jammin’ makes these visible, overt.  It jars you into another mode of thinking. You know, that hard, critical one.

More importantly, when done well, the subversive images are very funny, and a mirthful cityscape is an end unto itself.

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