A little bit light on new work this month, been in a bit of a procrastination cave, I’ll be pulling my finger out for March!
HAVE A BREAK?
Had some of these Nestle Child Slave stickers made up that fit nicely on the front of a KitKat.
Inspired by Nestle bringing a court case last year to prevent former child slaves who produced Nestle chocolate from suing the company in the US. (Link)
Stickers available to order here.
I’m also doing a run of the below tube-sized posters. £5 each, but get a 50% refund if you send me photo or video of the posters installed in public. Expected to ship by end of March latest. Pre-order here.
BAN FOSSIL ADS CONFERENCE
Last weekend I was in Amsterdam for a Ban Fossil Ads conference, met a ton of amazing people from across Europe who are working to get ads for fossil fuel-based products out of public spaces.
Also while I was there some of my poster designs started appearing in bus stops. Weird!
More subvertising on my website.
NEW SHOP THINGS
Had some new stuff made for the shop. Some of it is stupid and some of it is slightly less stupid. Either way it keeps the lights on and keeps me fed so I can churn out more work, so if you fancy any of it click below:
AMAZON DISPLAY AT MUSEUM OF NEOLIBERALISM
I made a little video (for my TikTok and Instagram) to showcase the Amazon diorama at the Museum of Neoliberalism in Lewisham, south east London which I co-curated with Gavin Grindon. It’s been open since November 2019, free entry, and open most Thurs-Sun, just book a free appointment in advance at: museumofneoliberalism.com
As seen here, the museum features, as far as I’m aware, the first plastic bottle of human urine to ever be acquired by a museum collection.
Massive thanks to Tim Hunkin aka Novelty Automation for very kindly building the mini conveyor belt!
BURN THIS AMAZON
I drew this on the day of Jeff Bezos’ first sub orbital space flight in 2021. Had hoped it would be a premonition, but better luck next time everyone.
One pretty funny thing about those idiotic tourist flights is that they put Captain Kirk on one of them to help promote the venture and he came back utterly depressed.
William Shatner: “The other folks went straight into somersaults and enjoying all the effects of weightlessness. I wanted no part in that. I wanted, needed to get to the window as quickly as possible to see what was out there.
“I love the mystery of the universe. I love all the questions that have come to us over thousands of years of exploration and hypotheses… all of that has thrilled me for years… but when I looked in the opposite direction, into space, there was no mystery, no majestic awe to behold . . . all I saw was death.
“It was among the strongest feelings of grief I have ever encountered. The contrast between the vicious coldness of space and the warm nurturing of Earth below filled me with overwhelming sadness. Every day, we are confronted with the knowledge of further destruction of Earth at our hands: the extinction of animal species, of flora and fauna . . . things that took five billion years to evolve, and suddenly we will never see them again because of the interference of mankind. It filled me with dread. My trip to space was supposed to be a celebration; instead, it felt like a funeral.”
Fair play to Shatner for laying out the facts.
Jeff Bezos, a man who shares far more responsibility for the destruction of this planet than the rest of us, is selling tickets to this funeral starting at $1million.
Speaking of billionaires who own newspapers (Bezos personal newspaper being the Washington Post) I was sent this photo of civil servants on strike at the start of February with a banner they’d had made using my artwork. I’m really so happy and honoured when my art can be useful to people fighting on the front line for their rights, fair pay, and better working conditions 👏🏻
ARMY: MAKE STUFF DEAD
Got my MAKE STUFF DEAD t-shirts back in stock. Comes with a free sticker. £18 here.
HELL BUS TOUR
The Hell Bus tour is still in the planning stage so I don’t have any dates to announce yet. We had tried to bring it to Exeter next week but can’t find anywhere to host it. I will however be coming through on Monday 20th to do a talk about my work at a free Ad Free Cities event.
I’m hoping to bring the Hell Bus on tour around universities in England and Wales, alongside the Ad Free Cities and Switch It campaigns (who are also very kindly organising the logistics and funding for the tour). But we’re having some trouble getting invites from universities. If you work at a university or a student union and can help us officially get the bus onto your campus please reply to this email and let me know!
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