Let’s talk about the Revolution …

StreetMarketStudiois founded by David&Dasha — we are activists by nature & we create visual identity design for digital media & print, but not for irresponsible brands or companies

 

We’ve worked with clients of all types & sizes. We take a special interest in contracts with a focus on radical change, cultural interventions, education, medicine, public awareness, conservation, social impact campaigns, fundraising, nonprofit, charities, journalism, information design & humanitarian aid.

Revolution is notoriously peaceful

— There’s more detail about our practice & principles below + previews of our magazine

Solidarity: A Paradigm Shift.

Because design is not value-free & art has become like a business for corporate advantages. We must be the change makers.

The neoliberal solution to climate change is to hope that somehow it will become profitable to save the planet.

This will not work.

 

If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up.

— Hunter S. Thompson

Design Solidarity is a term we use for Street Market’s action of offering design to non–profits & causes we believe to be worthwhile. We’re committed to providing access to professional design for those who couldn’t otherwise afford it, but would benefit immensely from its application

Our action is openly communicated & continually practised with just a couple of requests to help make it possible:

1. We have reasonable creative control – but as many changes as you want!

2. No strict deadlines – although we’ll probably get it done faster than them.

3. Well, some kind of world saving plan is a bonus

 

To be honest – we’ve been doing free design for a while now, but its not value-free.

We’re lucky enough to able to, when many are not & we don’t take it for granted, its made us who we are; creative people who fell out of love with the craft because of the state of the industry & kind of work we were doing before. Now things are different, we found out why we became designers in the first place – simply to help like minded people. & all sorts of other reasons if you like to read on … For us those people often do not have a budget & as it happens in this world they are often the ones doing the real work we want to support

But we have met businessmen & startup types who just don’t understand the value of a designer; let alone empathy-altruism theory

“I dumped em’ like a race-car driver.

 

 

 

Real Ethics.

We do not need more consumers. We need activists.

Many agencies out there have become very skilled at green washing. We watch them like Wolves howling at Full Moons while they now claim to be ethical & have values – but then continue to endorse the agenda of super massive corporations that are the most destructive forces on the planet. It is modern, global capitalism stripped bare & they are all at it. Touting proclamations of equality with vapid concepts around the same old product wraped in a new jingle but in the end just the same old junk & they win awards for it. The adman is a madman that never misses an opportunity to confirm advertising is the worst industry on the planet.

How do we know this? – Well. We used to work for them, still talk to them & always haunt them like their own lost Sun. Many of us do, because it became a job trying to slow them down & beat them at their own little dirty games. We left to go start our own little studios without the bureaucratic nonsence, evil clients & corporate greed.

– We’ve been flying the black flag high eversince – the symbol of never giving up when fighting organised crime.

These days we have a strict policy: we won’t use our skills to support brands & companies (or anyone else, for that matter) that we feel have a negative impact on the world we live in. We don’t seek or accept work from clients if we believe they put profit before people, have blatant disregard for the environment or engage in any form of exploitation.

Naturally, it’s not always easy to uncover or determine these things with complete certainty, but we’re determined not to benefit those who we believe do harm. And we’d rather not benefit from them either. If you have questions or comments about our ethics, please email us – we’ll get back to you before you can say empathy-altruism theory.

strict; We are not for dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition or strong regimentation of society & the economy, thats what they do.

It wasn’t always like this – We are all born in the belly of the beast after all. But what’s the difference between us & them? – We are upfront about true activism & we support those committed to curbing the growing power of corporations.

That is what really sets us apart.

We worked for them all – various honourable outfits, crime syndicates 
& a few straight up criminal organisations …

 

 

 

 

Let’s face it, most of us are still running around coming up with smart solutions for banks
 & many of us think its almost service design. We take pride in being defenders of planet Earth & enjoy taking the micky outta the rest who pretend to be radicals – while others are simply still sat at home tripping 
on vapid TV & trash news, voting left or right; 
like there’s a difference bare in mind, while reading the metro on route to the daily grind.

“Politics? Swallow this …

Growing up, is the father of all fuck ups in creative direction.

 

 

First Things First.

In 1964, Ken Garland & over 400 graphic designers published an unprecedented call to re-humanize design.

We hope that our society will tire of the gimmick merchants, status salesmen & hidden persuaders, & that the prior call on our skills will be for worthwhile purposes.

But the soulless whirlwind of neoliberalism & capitalism raged on, & in 2000 Adbusters & a team of international designers drafted a new text to reflect the even bleaker times.

 

 

We, the undersigned, are graphic designers, art directors and visual communicators who have been raised in a world in which the techniques and apparatus of advertising have persistently been presented to us as the most lucrative, effective and desirable use of our talents. Many design teachers and mentors promote this belief; the market rewards it; a tide of books and publications reinforces it.

Encouraged in this direction, designers then apply their skill and imagination to sell dog biscuits, designer coffee, diamonds, detergents, hair gel, cigarettes, credit cards, sneakers, butt toners, light beer and heavy-duty recreational vehicles. Commercial work has always paid the bills, but many graphic designers have now let it become, in large measure, what graphic designers do. This, in turn, is how the world perceives design. The profession’s time and energy is used up manufacturing demand for things that are inessential at best.

Many of us have grown increasingly uncomfortable with this view of design. Designers who devote their efforts primarily to advertising, marketing and brand development are supporting, and implicitly endorsing, a mental environment so saturated with commercial messages that it is changing the very way citizen-consumers speak, think, feel, respond and interact. To some extent we are all helping draft a reductive and immeasurably harmful code of public discourse.

There are pursuits more worthy of our problem-solving skills. Unprecedented environmental, social and cultural crises demand our attention. Many cultural interventions, social marketing campaigns, books, magazines, exhibitions, educational tools, television programmes, films, charitable causes and other information design projects urgently require our expertise and help.

We propose a reversal of priorities in favour of more useful, lasting and democratic forms of communication – a mindshift away from product marketing and toward the exploration and production of a new kind of meaning. The scope of debate is shrinking; it must expand. Consumerism is running uncontested; it must be challenged by other perspectives expressed, in part, through the visual languages and resources of design.

– First Things Manifesto 1964, 2000, 2014

We propose a reversal of priorities in favour of more useful, lasting & democratic forms of communication – a mindshift away from product marketing & toward the exploration & production of a new kind of meaning.

 

 

 

In the global marketplace of the future the price of every product will tell the ecological truth.

The meme wars are raging. The grand narrative battles of our time are being fought with pixels and bandwidth. But clever videos and gifs are not enough.
To win the future, you have to be able to turn ideas into action . . . to turn your memes into reality.

— Kalle Lasn

Brandalism.

Subvertise, don’t advertise.

Advertising was one of the most pointless exercises in creativity during the late 20th Century. Billions spent every year on campaigns across channels that amounted to nothing more than a POP! Buy Now. That would end up merely festering like rotten corporate waste on the youtube channels of vapid vapour memory in the future, while we all start talking about design for dystopia as a way to capitalise on the commodification of ghosts. Not one single productive outcome of that expense & creative effort remains to this day. Did it save any lives? Did it build anything for anyone in desperate need? NOPE .™

 

Brandalism is a revolt against the corporate control of culture & space. We are a [unified] international collective of artists that challenge corporate power, greed & corruption around the world. Intervening into ad spaces that usually celebrate consumption, Brandalism use ‘subvertising’ as a lens through which we can view the intersectional social & environmental justice issues that capitalism creates. Our interventions, exhibitions & workshops aim to agitate, educate & facilitate those who want to challenge corporate power.

 


 

Creative Corporate Green Washing in the Spotlight.

“Extra extra, read all about it!”

     “Moldy Stacks & Vapid Wraps!”

The idea: Get Burger King to do something ‘different’

FAIL: the same old bollocks, the same old advertising. The pointlessness, is beyond even the most wild of critical thinking. The total lack of meaning or good ideas that give back to the planet in anyway possible, makes even the most tame of activist want to add crumble to the rumbles in the jungles.

D&AD will do anything. Anything; even sell rotten big macs instead of pursuing anything worthy of saving the planet from corporations that have destroyed it. 

Lets not forget the best part in this field of blackest sorrow swallows – that most creative minds from the advertising world who watch such showcases of creative corporate stupidity; will laugh about it. Like its some sick joke, not to be taken seriously at all – because to them design is value-free. And the design industry has become a joke because of it, in every major house of the top 50 agencies in the world & beyond the challenger deep.

How do we know this? Well. Because its no secret & the even the humble designer in the agency who creates such rubbish for these agencies is sitting there ripping the piss out of it as a basic daily healthy habbit & on a very good daily rate bare in mind. Although probably deserves more for the shit one has to create in such places.

/ᐠ。ꞈ。ᐟ\

“Bug Mugs unveils it’s most pointless project of the 21st Century! Way hey hey! Wow! Brilliant!”

“The food industry, particularly fast food, is full of additives. But over the last three years Burger King has removed 8,500 tons of artificial preservatives globally. To send an important message, it launched The Moldy Whopper, showing its iconic Whopper molding for up to 35 days. Burger King broke the mold with something unpredictable: mold. It might’ve gone against every convention, but it showed that mold could be a beautiful thing too. – D&AD
I can almost taste the lies of advertisers in the bloody threads. Nom nom om
Black Pencil / PR / Integrated Campaign / 2020 Award: Yellow Pencil / Art Direction / Art Direction for Outdoor Advertising Award: Yellow Pencil / PR / Multi-Market Campaign Award: Yellow Pencil / Press & Outdoor / Press Advertising Campaigns Award: Yellow Pencil / Press & Outdoor / Poster Advertising Campaigns Award: Graphite Pencil / Integrated / Earned Media/Large Business (over 500 employees) Award: Graphite Pencil / Art Direction / Art Direction for Press Advertising Award: Graphite Pencil / Film Advertising / Social Commercials over 30 seconds Award: Graphite Pencil / Media / Use of Film Award: Wood Pencil “Wood Pencil?”/ Art Direction / Art Direction for Film Advertising
What a load of bullshit.

 

 

This campaign is like watching a bunch of consumption enduced addicts enjoy a trip to the Twilight Zone, Area51, Row D of the corporate psychiatric unit for lost fast food muppets queuing up at

DOOM: Return of the fast food giants!

“Sold in crimson folds! – to the ghosts who no one knowls ! & the highest bidding demons, from Hell’s Wells.

[ . . . ]

Nope. They want to try ANYTHING before dumping filthy rich non-entities from the lower realms of corporate organised crime & pointing the pencil of ideas at the poverty they still have a taste for. D&AD are like a toxic replacement teacher in the creative world- an Adman; that does not stop drinking corporeal non-entities & dead corporate drips … & then feeds it to universities & very angry street art crews.

D&AD is advertising gone MAD.

. . .

Some of us in the collective think of this kind of ‘work’ as sabotage on a grand scale. Because if you can get a client to agree to anything, then the devil is in the detail. By that we mean, they will eat their own crap. Creatives will sit around coming up with concepts all day, loathing their client [the non-entity called Burger King] with all their bones & thinking of anything beyond insane that they will be dumb enough to pay for. It looks like this one was a winner.

Well done fellas.

 

 

How do we respond at the agency? When faced with the most toxic fast food brands out there as ‘clients’

Sabotage.™  


 

 

D&AD  New Blood  2007 Awards  

I wanna chew on most Judges at D&AD.- dEE

My final year project was called; Wish I Was Green & in the end I was – I wanted to vomit all over my project.

How do we respond to the ignorance of pointless big brand media clickbait. You think BK is a good budget place to eat in cross-cultural encounters of the fast food kind? No. It’s a western junk food joke. That pollutes the streets where independent local family run business should take a priority. Obviously since covid alot of independent joints have shutdown while multinationals remain a stronghold of corporate greed on the high street. Theres one every 3.48 miles. Have you been to Bangkok? Theres a 7-11 every 100 meters. Its so fucking convenient I sometimes walk to Tesco.

“Hey where have all the local markets gone?” … NEWFLASH

Supermarkets kill free markets as well as our communities.

Burger King, Pizza Hut and Domino’s were all classed as having a “very poor” approach to managing chicken welfare. Only three of the chains assessed were classed as “getting started” or “making progress” on improving chicken welfare standards

How Fast Food Chains Supersized Inequality Fast food did not just find its way to low-income neighborhoods. It was brought there by the federal government.

Anywhay … lookh; We’ve sat in enough rooms with directors & account teams to know this next exercise in BK marketing stupidity is a big shamefull parody with no culture jamming edge to the corpse in a bun. We owe these corporeal non-entities nothing. Bringing them down has become like a natural creative action. Nevermind the bloody direction anymore.

 

Then BK starts doing their ‘advertising’ strictly on a mission to save the world. With no corporate sick mind agenda attached. That means complete transformation to a practical & well thought out Yogic diet & Sage like behaviour in local community surrounding every single restaurant

*Spits blood out of the black mirror

You knowlh I try to avoid even mentioning the corporate locking code words in my algorithms because as soon as I do …

Ping!” BURGUR BLINGH …
Fancy a dead cow man!?
“No … feck owfh…
Vegan? Fancy a rancid branded change?

Nah … Point me in the direction of world change & people over profit in my lunch box please …

Sorry, no one gives a shit Dave.
That’s not algorithm we endorse Dee.

Why?
Well; there is no value in it for our corporate agenda. Sorry D-dog.

“Algoriddims? What like in yr head or the internet … ?

I wonder if you ‘corporate tribal leaders’ are still under some kinda consumptional spell from the lower realms of corporeal Hell. I meme; thats what advertising is I guess larkh, sum kinda repeating corporeal incantation after many many years of mindless zombie junk eaters offering you the most famously gross food ever invented; you all seem to think theres something healthy about it now a few preservatives have been deleted & a big new advert is out is worth another report back to planet Earth …

Yr minds have been brainwashed with the corporatisation of everyday dump munch for corporate TV crack maps & multinational chains of most well known jokes in the food industry local pages

I wanna eat at mommas street corner
nahmemelarkh … help her sleep at night.

 

Burger King are very blatent about their flavor of corporate ‘fascism’ on their twitter account; we only need reference their most damaging tweet of 2021 so far:

 

 

“Women belong in the kitchen” to mark International Women’s Day. Wow struggling for good ideas here BK … It is like the most lost in corporeal hellspace of account teams run their social media campaigns

Using sexism as clickbait?

International Women’s Day: Let’s MURDER KING ©

I mean we could be wrong, but if this from a UK marketing team – Pret is about as fast food as we get. BK is just about the last place in hell they wanna much at lunch. Shit, they might drop in for a cheeky bite at DIRTY BURGER but even that’s a rare bloody thirsty binge in a city full of popups & high grade nosh OF EVEN THE MOST DIRTY KIND for any vegan or carnivore dinosaur. Infact I have a feeling this idea is such a well excecuted piece of sabotage, it has the hallmarks of feminine genius about it. I’m telling ya fokes straight up sabo-tabby signature work all over it. I’m impressed if that is the case, ofcourse they knew there would be hell fire & grimstone in response on twitter, I swear its an act of sabotage brilliance from the inside. Otherwise. Well, we could just be dealing with evil men here; the beasts number of likes has marked it as a fatal tweet afterall. Amen.

This was not just some random tweet either; it was a press campaign

 

It’s a raw example of SUPERLARGE headline poison & fine copy passion in the action; thats 4SHORT. Maybe even a real deadly hat trick making us all sick thinking about it while we twitch over whats really going on & can I just have sum fries chips, tips n’trinkets …

 

Such a typical male chauvinist pig thing to say innit.

ALL MEN BELONG IN HELL ©

 

 

Finally some progress! … WELL .      NOT EXACTLY. Why do so many creative minds dedicate their lives to ideas for the most filthy rich corporations out there? Money. Okay fine. But what if that time was dedicated to projects helping those in need directly, highlighting the progress Burger King could make with saving the world. Burger King has Charitable contributions and services – What are they up to? Why are we not focused on those & we’re not talking about scholarship programs at colleges in the US as a way to plot an easy way out BK.

 

Lets pull up the next article:

Burger King is causing controversy in its latest ad campaign which says it is reducing its carbon emissions by 33% by feeding its livestock lemongrass, claiming that this causes the cattle to produce less methane gas.

“Burger King has invested in research to see how it can counter some of the issues caused by its “livestock”, but are the results as clear as it makes out? Or is this greenwashing from a company desperately trying to claw back lost income caused by COVID-19?

 

… cow farts & burps are no laughing matter. they release methane, contributing to climate change. that’s why we’re working to change our cows’ diet by adding lemongrass to reduce their emissions by approximately 33%. learn about our ongoing study: https://t.co/kPCXpjfbGL #CowsMenu pic.twitter.com/DnmF8gVVL0

— Burger King (@BurgerKing) July 14, 2020

 

What did you just do #MURDERKING?

You want to charge the animals you kill for profit, animals without a voice, rights or even freedom to shit themselves before the slaughter, blame them for contributing to climate change instead of taking the responsibility as a company. Burger King have turned this one into an educational advert for young kids, brainwashing them to believe that cows are somehow a cause of emissions instead of the untouchable corporation itself.

Burger King have turned this BIG ISSUE ™ into a pro-corporate brainwashing advert for young kids

So we are turning it into a anti-corporate BIG ISSUE ™ subvert for adults.

Ofcourse BK they will turn around and claim thats not what they are doing. But that is an obvious poison takeaway from the ad for anyone in the design industry with more sence than sales on their mind & with no strength left for the corporate brand of vapid ideas: cow farts & burps … okay, no potty humor laced over a sensitive subject, no laughing matter.

If a kid sore what you do to cows on a very large evil scale, BK … many would never walk in again.

 

 

Hey @BurgerKing thanks for spreading the word about the negative impact of livestock in the 🌍. What you mention in the ad solves a small part of the issue. Let’s be more disruptive and use #plantbasedmeat instead of using the animals as intermediaries. How do you see it? ✌️❤️🌍 https://t.co/yGnmHYn9sZ

— Heura Foods #FoodActivists (@HeuraFoods) July 14, 2020

“We are so happy to see that Burger King is publicly speaking about the huge impact livestock has on climate change and being transparent about it. If they have identified that climate change is a concern among their consumers, there are way more efficient solutions than the new food for their cows on the market as their own Impossible Whopper. To be really disruptive, we encourage them to cut the problem from the root and become the first fast-food chain to go fully plant-based with a wide range of plant-based burgers – Heura Foods, the Spanish food tech startup which focuses on sustainability

Next item: The re:brand.™

Uh o … another completely pointless adventure from the market dept.

Pulls up some other greasy rag:

January 7, 2021AD New York, CNN Business; “Burger King’s identity is getting a whopper of a refresh, with its first new logo in more than 20 years. … “Given the current state of the world, the new identity feels warm and familiar, recognizzzable anywhere in the world and that the colours, evokes joy and warmth harkening back to their heritage.

“Customers will begin seeing some of the new identity immediately in advertisements, signage and packaging. However, the renovation of its nearly 19,000 global restaurants to reflect the new look will take several years. Perhaps the fresh design and familiarity could reignite diners’ interest in Burger King.

How much do you think that little rebrand ‘action’ on the ground is gonna cost? While the angry anarchist neighbours & ethical designers watch.

Meanwhile, artists everywhere are throwing up. Listening to the bullshit spew out of corporate news spots with no ideas for world-saving pops. As even our ownth kind, gets involved and makes comments on the shape & colour in twisted feedback.

Is this as good as design gets? It is inevitable.
FINAL WORDS ON THE SUBJECT

Holds up book & asks someone smart; “What the fuck else happened ere then?”

Supersizing Urban America, a new book by the historian of public health, Chin Jou, shows that fast food did not just find its way to low-income urban areas: It was brought there by the federal government. In the wake of the 1968 riots, Nixon’s law-and-order presidency began programs that doled out federal funds to fast food franchises. The administration asserted that black-owned businesses serving fast food would help to cure urban unrest by promoting an entrepreneurial spirit in poor communities.
The federal subsidization of McDonald’s and other chains to enter urban markets previously considered too poor or dangerous was meant to promote “black capitalism.” It did make a select group of black entrepreneurs wealthy, but it was mostly a boon to fast food giants searching for new market demographics.
Supersizing Urban America makes clear that addiction to fast food is not a moral lapse or a brain chemical but the effect of poverty. Jou recognizes that “low wages affect the type of diets households can afford.” She also shows that anti-poverty programs have had ulterior motives, often creating markets for large companies.
Like “ethnic” advertising in the alcohol and cigarette industries, fast food companies sold a dream of middle class affluence to communities of color that were nonetheless still excluded from the housing and education that would make those aspirations a reality. Jou’s book shows conclusively that obesity and diet in America have little to do with personal responsibility, and everything to do with public policy.
Max Holleran
We need to end poverty BK, not see new profitable opportunities in it.
“Well that’s just opinon, Dee.

Friday 28th May 2563; 08:40AM [ … ]

“Nowlh larkh; [ continues munching on hash brownies from mackies & looks up while still holding the gon ]

I wouldn’t have an issue with the corporation, if they were giving back some, fellas. Giving something back;

[ still munching; licks ketchup ]

[ … ]

summinkh from dem huge global profits. Fuck maybe even finally ending their blood thirty slaughter & cleft hoof Holocaust they signed up for way back when on the corporeal DOOM contract. It is the fucking largest restaurant chain in the world after all. With a revenue of 20 billion a year, serving over 69 million customers daily in over 100 countries.

[ Now smiles like a Fox having a laugh ]

Yuh knowlh studies of litter have found that McDonald’s is one of the most littered brands worldwide.

Youh knowlh why that is, no doubt. Without surprise. Fine.

[ Attention nowlh back to the next hash brown ]

When will these super fat companies with filthy rich figures at the tip top of their money trains; give back something more than a wrap full of cash just to tick a done something box in their heartless corporeal holds.

[ Looks over behind the brothers Richard and Maurice who are now dead & shitting themselves knowing their afters have been signed to the wolves ]

You wanna bite?

[ Flicks smoke in a whirl which seems to dance round the room like a ghostly omen ]

[ slurps a tiny ice coffee, gives it a shake & throws it down ]

 

“Yuh knowl, I can’t stop Dasha tuckin in for Brugger on a cheeky Tuesday morning, nahmeme.

Hell. Some of us call it the Hyper Cryptic Oath.

 

There’s something about the shape in paths, colours over arch that keeps me praying in dreams for something of value from this pretty little yellow in red word & mark.

 

[ lights another cigarette, contemplates the image above the gates with wrathfull god like & fearful wisdom on the edge grids of symmetry and its real meaning ]

 

It’s Sunday, while the best rest they send us to deliver the last test.


 

Let’s Go.

Any Questions?

[ . . . ]

 

Art; no one knows what art is – anyone who tries to tell you is probably a designer

Design; is easy – that is the point. “Easier than EVER!”

But no mistake; potentially just as mysterious.

“Scary questions now …

Corporate; form into a body – that is; without spirit

Corporeal; means involving or relating to the physical world rather than the spiritual world

& Economics is a spiritual matter.

Corporation; the corporation is not a person; it is a legal fiction backed up by guns and police and jail cells and taxing authorities and the regulators – aka ‘the actual terrorists’ called government.

Government; behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. Claiming to work on our behalf, the people at the top are doing precisely the opposite. In fact, they represent the biggest threat to our democracy today. ​

 

 

Responsibility is not a game. It is one of the most authentic way of living — dangerous too. The best of us became designers to design ourselves out of a terrifying future. The role of the creative agency is to educate their clients & the role of the creative director is to kick corporate ass arse. Making the client smile when they do it; is often the first step to towards salvation

In these trying times when a frown is the fashion, our global creative education systems should reflect & uphold values that stay true to the most ecological of standards – That means briefings that answer the call of the great awakening. Not the shallow addictions of non-entities. For we must resist, rebuke and reverse the corporatization of everyday life

…because IF you are not in it; to Save The World – then what is the point, right?

– Terence McKenna, The Archaic Revival

 

“Oh wow. Paradigm Shift!”

Inserts old VHS & says; “You know team I really think bots have more empathy than man at times. Have you seen Legion VS The Military Industrial Complex & Big Oil yet? 1991 . . .

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