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Art Moves — The Festival of Art on Billboards

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Artists are invited to prepare an artwork in response to this year”™s competition theme “Where is the meaning? At the top or at the bottom?”

We use a billboard – the symbol of the modern age consumption – and change it into an object of consideration, reflection and a deep insight into ourselves and the surrounding reality. Our festival is organized by artists in close co-operation with other artists.

There is no entry fee. The Competition is open and all artists interested in billboard art are invited to take part. The works should be submitted by the 20th July, 2012 via electronic mail to the address: (more…)

Mad Men Ad Mash-ups

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Earlier this month, a new ad campaign promoting the March 25 premiere of AMC’s 5th season of Mad Men appeared all over New York City.

Almost immediately people began anonymously altering the ads:

Garth Johnston of Gothamist issued a challenge to anyone wishing to have their way with the ads. The contest is now closed, and here are some of multitudes of submissions (some are real and some are altered on computers):


Augmented Reality Advertising Takeover

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From Ron English:

Augmented Reality is the process of overlaying digital information onto the real world creating a hyper reality unavailable under normal circumstances. Currently restricted to internet enabled smart devices, this technology will leap from our hands and into our eyes as ocular devices become commonplace and the augmented world.

Augmented Reality Advertising Takeover (AR | AD)

A little over a week ago PublicAdCampaign and The Heavy Projects launched the AR I AD Takeover in Times Square, NY.

The Augmented Reality Junaio channel used 5 separate ad campaigns to trigger their own replacement with the artwork of 5 of our favorite public space artists including, Ron English, John Fekner, PosterBoy, OX, and Dr. D.

After challenging outdoor advertising’s supremacy in public space for the past 10 years by illegally re-appropriating physical advertising venues, PublicAdCampaign has raised awareness but made little progress in our ultimate goal of completely removing outdoor signage from our shared environment.

With the advent of Augmented Reality the rules are beginning to change as to who can claim ownership to public space and we are excited to be on the cutting edge of this new adventure to redefine the visual landscape of our shared public environment.

Billboards We’d Like to See

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Lot’s more! (more…)

The Art and Crimes of Ron English to Air on Ovation

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Submitted by Michaela Dietz of Ovation TV for Ron English:

Kiss Kids-200Ovation is airing Popaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English, a film about the culture-jamming and billboard-liberation antics of Ron English. The modern day Robin Hood of Madison Avenue, Ron paints, perverts, infiltrates, reinvents and satirizes modern culture on canvas, in songs, and directly on hundreds of pirated billboards. Shot entirely guerilla-style, the film chronicles the evolution of an artist who offers an alternative universe where nothing is sacred, everything is subverted and there’s always room for a little good-natured fun.

Where: Ovation TV
When: October 24, 2009 at 8pm, 11pm
and October 25, 2009 at 12:00pm

Art Moves Festival – Billboard Art Competition

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Submitted by Joanna Gà³rska and Rafa∏ Gà³ralski of the Rusz Gallery / Rusz Foundation

This invitation to take part in a billboard art competition is addressed to all the interested artists and students of art schools. The participants are requested to prepare artworks which can be displayed on a billboard in the form of a printed poster. The artwork is supposed to be a creative response to this year’s competition theme: “Is Everything Interlinked?”. The entries can be sent by electronic mail until 10 August, 2009 to the following address: Find more information about the competition at:


The best 10 artworks selected by an international jury panel will be exhibited in the urban space of the city of Torun, Poland as part of the Art Moves Festival in October 2009. The author of the winning entry will receive the main award in the amount of PLN 7,000 (approximately EUR 1,600).