Thursday, August 11, 2011

Altitude

My wife requested some free stickers from a company a few months back.  I didn't know what the story was until they arrived.  I don't think she did either...strange that she would have gone blindly to a website (directed from a couponing website I'm sure) and given them her address and name, but it is what it is now.  She was thinking our daughter would like some stickers and they are free, so why not?

They arrived a couple weeks ago.  They will not be in the hands of my daughter.  No porn or anything she shouldn't be exposed to but they've piqued my interest, so they're mine now.

They are from a design company in San Francisco called Altitude. Their site has a wide variety of their projects and design capabilities...most of which are very interesting, but they all seem to revolve around the idea of not conforming.

The stickers are part of a defacing property campaign to turn our ideas behind the economy on their ear.  Here's the blurb from their site:
What's actually good, or bad for the economy? And why are we always concerned with what's good for the economy, instead of what's good for people? Altitude investigated this concept through a series of posters and stickers distributed in 33 countries and every US state.
The two I received say:

nature is bad for the economy
and
obesity is good for the economy

I've been debating whether to participate.  Basically Austin is the perfect town to spread this kind of message, I just have issues with messing with other people's property.  After a couple weeks of deliberating, I've decided yes, I will join the cool kids in spreading the message.  I'll post some pics later.  The idea is to get creative with the placement and send in your work to be shared.

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