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A subvertisement based on the Coca-Cola logo
A subvertisement based on the Coca-Cola logo

Subvertising refers to the practice of making spoofs or parodies of corporate and political advertisements in order to make a statement. This can take the form of a new image, or an alteration to an existing image. A subvertisement can also be referred to as meme hack and can be a part of social hacking or culture jamming. Image File history File links coca-cola subvert from http://207. ... Image File history File links coca-cola subvert from http://207. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. ... In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. ... A corporation is a legal person which, while being composed of natural persons, exists completely separately from them. ... Politics, sometimes defined as the art and science of government[1], is a process by which collective decisions are made within groups. ... Advertising, generally speaking, is the promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas, usually performed by an identified sponsor. ... A meme hack is any person or organization that, relevant to the study of Memetics, uses a slogan to prove an opposite point. ... In the field of computer security, social engineering is the practice of conning people into revealing sensitive data on a computer system, often on the Internet. ... Culture jamming is the act of transforming existing mass media to produce negative commentary about itself, using the original mediums communication method. ...


According to AdBusters, a Canadian magazine and a leading proponent of counter-culture and subvertising, "A well produced 'subvert' mimics the look and feel of the targeted ad, promoting the classic 'double-take' as viewers suddenly realize they have been duped. Subverts create cognitive dissonance. It cuts through the hype and glitz of our mediated reality and, momentarily, reveals a deeper truth within." Adbusters is a political magazine, founded by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz that is published in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada by the Media Foundation. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Cognitive dissonance is the perception of incompatibility between two cognitions, which can be defined as any element of knowledge, attitude, emotion, belief or value, or a goal, plan, or interest. ... Hype! is also the name of a documentary film about grunge music. ... The ability to augment, diminish, or otherwise alter ones perception of reality through the use of a computer. ...


The word subvertising comes from a portmanteau of the words "subvert" and "advertising". Thus, the primary goal of subvertisements, more commonly referred to as subverts, is often to sabotage political candidates and campaigns, corporations, and other targets. It has been suggested that blend (linguistics) be merged into this article or section. ... Subversion is an overturning or uprooting. ... Sabotage is a deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction. ... Politics is the process and method of decision-making for groups of human beings. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... A corporation is a legal person which, while being composed of natural persons, exists completely separately from them. ...


Liberal and radical viewpoints tend to dominate subvertising, as one of the ideas behind the concept is to incite change by presenting easily recognizable and understandable images that can be shocking and even disturbing in their frankness. However, some people believe that subverts that are mockingly reminiscent of corporate or political symbols are simply giving those symbols undue publicity. People in this school of thought often argue that subverts serve no real purpose, and that, by bringing those icons forward in the public consciousness, subvertising in fact ends up supporting that which it was trying to destroy. Less commonly , subvertisements are used by conservatives. For example during the US presidential election of 2000, the Republicans made signs Sore Loserman, for the Democratic parties' candidate Gore Lieberman to express the uncertainty of election results. This article discusses liberalism as a major worldwide political ideology, its development, and its many modern-day variations. ... The term Radical (latin radix meaning root) has been used since the late 18th century as a label in political science for those favoring or trying to produce thoroughgoing or extreme political reforms which can include changes to the social order to a greater or lesser extent. ... Look up Change in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ...

AdBusters corporate flag
AdBusters corporate flag

According to subvertise.org: Download high resolution version (2328x1278, 167 KB) This work is copyrighted. ... Download high resolution version (2328x1278, 167 KB) This work is copyrighted. ... Adbusters is a political magazine, founded by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz that is published in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada by the Media Foundation. ...

Subvertising is the Art of Cultural resistance. It is the 'writing on the wall', the sticker on the lamppost, the corrected rewording of billboards, the spoof T-shirt; but it is also the mass act of defiance of a street party. The key process involves redefining or even reclaiming our environment from the corporate beast.

Subvertising is sometimes also used by political campaigners in order to slander their opponents or reach the minds of the public to gain support. A roadway light in front of a red sky at night A street light or street lamp, also known as a light standard or lamp standard, is a raised light on the edge of a road, turned on or lit at a certain time every night. ... Roadside billboards frequently encourage passersby to visit local businesses. ... In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. ... T-Shirt A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a shirt with short or long sleeves, a round neck, put on over the head, without pockets. ... In its conventional sense, a street party is just what it says: a party taking place on a road. ... In English and American law, and systems based on them, libel and slander are two forms of defamation (or defamation of character), which is the tort or delict of making a false statement of fact that injures someones reputation. ...


See also

Culture jamming is the act of transforming existing mass media to produce negative commentary about itself, using the original mediums communication method. ... Czech Dream (Český sen in Czech) is a documentary film directed by two young Czech directors: Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda in 2004. ...

External links

  • AdBusters.org
  • Memefest, international festival of radical communication
  • graphicattack - Bristol U.K. Subvertising
  • Micropamphlet collection
  • War Inc.

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Subvertising - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (385 words)
A subvertisement can also be referred to as meme hack and can be a part of social hacking or culture jamming.
Liberal and radical viewpoints tend to dominate subvertising, as one of the ideas behind the concept is to incite change by presenting easily recognizable and understandable images that can be shocking and even disturbing in their frankness.
Subvertising is sometimes also used by political campaigners in order to slander their opponents or reach the minds of the public to gain support.
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