Wednesday, December 26, 2007


I read an article in the New York Times the other day, Anarchists in the Aisles? Stores Provide a Stage, about shopdropping. Shopdropping is the opposite of shoplifting. Instead of taking things from stores, people leave things. While the New York Times article emphasizes the artistic and "anarchist" qualities of shopdropping, the following video by Kelly Loundenberg gives a less superficial motivation for the activity. One of the main points of the shopdropping that PeopleProducts123 is involved in is to remind consumers of all of those that were involved in bringing them the product and to bring the human back to the buying of products in general.

PeopleProducts123 has downloadable product labels. Or create your own!!!

The Anti-Advertising Agency is another site worth checking out. I especially liked their downloadable "You don't need it" stencil.

Kelly Loundenberg has done some other videos of creative responses to consumerism. Click on her name to see them.

Happy Creative Responses to the New Year!!!


Jan said...

How interesting. . . .

Anonymous said...

A really intriguing short book about money laundering ends with shopdropping. I read this a long time ago, but it has stayed with me - shopdropping is not new.