Thursday, July 23, 2009

poster pocket plants

Combining the acts of adbusting and urban gardening, artists Eric Cheung and Sean Martindale are, by their description, "activating public space" with Poster Pockets. As layer after layer of advertising is posted to the walls of the city, the advertisements themselves become a perfect conduit for the guerilla activity. The artists cut deep into the layers of posters and fold the resultant angles into small planters. Cheung and Martindale then fill the pockets with dirt and a plant. Citing the desire for the act to be repeated and expanded, the artisits have used a Creative Commons license to allow others to use the templates they have provided on their blog Poster Pocket Plants. See the original article on the Torontoist. Also seen on Wooster Collective.

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