I may or may not have given up on Tumblr and decided to do all my posts via Pinterest.
I just always find a hard time picking which things to post here and Pinterest allows me to post whatever the heck I want and really categorize everything. Which also allows me to not feel annoying when I randomly decided to only post about weird architecture for a couple days straight.
I feel like a lot of people categorize me as a fashion blog, which is definitely my main posting topic, but I also like a lot of other random shit and definitely don’t have a focus. I also feel like my Tumblr is very personal and I don’t really do this to gain a following. So yeah, I’ve actually had a Pinterest account for about 10 months and just never really used it… But here I go.
People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.
Pretty interesting words from the man himself. This really makes you think, especially when you work in marketing and/or advertising… Courtesy of The Fox is Black.
So a friend of mine, Merrill, is now doing some pretty amazing things over at Daily Spots. Fashion + serious video talent + toe tappin’ beats, can’t go wrong. Watch her latest spot and enjoy this Marvin Gaye remix used in the video.