Tag Archives: Consumerism

…and now we’re called consumers

Design is a language, drawing is a picture… by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com ) there was a time when advertising didn’t talk down to the customer (before we were called ‘consumers’). there was a time when ads were smart and … Continue reading

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button up: getting some notions

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) THE notions section of your drug/hardware/grocery store is a place barely anyone ventures any more. that’s the little section where you find things like scissors and thread and replacement zippers and hooks and buttons and … Continue reading

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hallmark of a fake authenticity

There are just some things more important than money. That may be a heresy in America, but its truth… Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com ): A while back I wrote about ‘fake psych’ (or as i like to call it, “hallmark … Continue reading

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muse without meals : manna and madness

The timeless stereotype of the mad artist dies hard. But, sometimes there are a few kernels of truth within the myth, or enough examples to sustain it. ¬†It seems axiomatic to state that artists have always, with certain exceptions, been … Continue reading

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culture jamming lineup at the cash

Is culture jamming a trademark? A commodity that is more in the domain of an Adbusters and Naomi Klein and Michael Moore and perhaps even Noam Chomsky as popular tastemakers? I doubt Naomi Klein is going to be seen in … Continue reading

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Small Little Freaks & Urban Rumors

Is bigger always better. Are the large stone figures on Easter island. ….puppets? Shambling along the shoreline of Easter Island with its stone statues ¬†cradled under his arms. Germut, the nephew of the biblical Goliath was arrested by 300 crewman … Continue reading

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