Sunday, April 27, 2008

Now, that is guerrilla geography.

Frizzy Logic has an astonishing post built around this illustration, left, which leaves me speechless with awe: "Louis Vuitton and a Modest Proposal to End the Crisis in Darfur".

"Simple Living" is by Danish artist Nadia Plesner, who says it was "inspired by the medias constant cover of completely meaningless things. My thought was: Since doing nothing but wearing designerbags and small ugly dogs appearantly is enough to get you on a magasine cover, maybe it is worth a try for people who actually deserves and needs attention."

Plesner started her Simple Living campaign (buy a T-shirt or poster here) "to raise awareness of the ongoing genocide in Darfur and to raise money for the helping organization "Divest for Darfur"."

The handbag manufacturer Louis Vuitton is now suing her to end the campaign immediately, "as they believe one of their products is being portrayed in the art piece."

Pictured at right: Star of the TV series The Simple Life, Paris Hilton, who is not suing Nadia Plesner, so far as I know, even though I, for one, think Plesner was mean to imply that her chihuahuas are ugly. Maybe Paris's dog Tinkerbell should sue.

1 comment:

rr said...


Very good to meet you too.