The Banner Art Collective has announced the winner of their Buy Nothing Day contest!
The winner, "buy-sell(f) nothing," won its creator, Zebra3, a grand prize of $0 (USD) and display on the front page of bannerart.org until the end of the holiday shopping season.
The Banner Art Collective's Buy Nothing Day contest received 15 banners from artists in France, the UK, and the US. Many entries were strong, so contest officials almost decided to split the grand prize of $0 between several entries. Ultimately, though, the grand prize was awarded to "buy-sell(f) nothing," a banner which subverts the textuality of
corporate logos to good effect.
Buy Nothing Day (November 29th in the US and Canada, November 30th in
Europe and elsewhere) is an annual international event held to
protest the unoffical opening day of holiday shopping. It is
organized by the Adbusters Media Foundation
(http://www.adbusters.org/). Now in its eleventh year, Buy Nothing
Day is a 24-hour consumer fast and celebration of sustainable living.
Over one million people around the world are expected to participate.
As always, the Banner Art Collective
continues to collect new entries for its ongoing banner art collection. From November 29 through February 9, the site will be included in the Edith-Russ Site for Media Art exhibition "Total Überzogen" in Oldenburg, Germany. The group plans to stage several banner art "happenings"
within commercial advertising space in early 2003.