Culture Jamming 101: ShopDropping

Shopdropping is a tactic used by artists and activists to clandestinely place altered or recreated objects into retail stores. Handmade labels were printed out for students to color, cut, and paste. The project featured real people who make the products, their name, and sometimes even a story. The intent is to reconnect the labor with the product.

Though their aim seems noble, I can’t help but think these people could be doing something somewhat more constructive towards actually changing the corporate environment for the better.

You be the judge.

6 Responses to “Culture Jamming 101: ShopDropping”

  1. Bob Spreene says:

    Now slower and with more bugs!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbcp/2146586273/in/pool-evilmadscience/

  2. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    On a slightly related note: Stuff White People Like — so funny it ripped my spleen. Mental note: make this an entry of its own some time soon 🙂

  3. urbangraffito says:

    [quote comment=”131″]On a slightly related note: Stuff White People Like — so funny it ripped my spleen. Mental note: make this an entry of its own some time soon :)[/quote]

    Mental note: Beware of over-educated white people.

  4. urbangraffito says:

    [quote comment=”131″]On a slightly related note: Stuff White People Like — so funny it ripped my spleen. Mental note: make this an entry of its own some time soon :)[/quote]

    Mental note: beware of over-educated white people with Elmer’s glue and far too much time on their hands.

  5. Jamez says:

    [quote comment=”131″]On a slightly related note: Stuff White People Like — so funny it ripped my spleen. Mental note: make this an entry of its own some time soon :)[/quote]

    Only knew one white person who actually moved to Canada and she was French! Also found out that white people DO move around during concerts, usually when they’re wasted and bump into other people in a pathetic attempt at moshing!

  6. Hugh says:

    Arts & Crafts hits the streets! Radical Dudes . . . And Dudettes! Maybe Martha Stewart can sponsor your next cut & paste raid. Cool.

Comments for this entry have been closed.