Action: BRANDALISM : ‘Thuggin It’, Manchester, 2011

'Thuggin It', Manchester, 2011


Anything that breaks up the monotony of moving from A to B in the city is a good thing. Commute, work, commute, sleep is all that they require from productive little consumers. In every street across the city there are images of chumps telling you what to buy, what to wear and how to look. Making your girlfriend feel inadequate, shouting at you from up high yet we can’t get enough of it. We are getting mugged on the street and asking for them to do it again ‘cos it felt good’. We forget that our desire for these things is manipulated by people who have access to the most sophisticated technology and they are bullying you with it.These people aren’t bigger, better and more beautiful than you. They are well dressed thugs, out to rob another sucker of their hard earned cash. These are the ┬ákind of criminals that never get arrested unlike the yoots robbing old people for new sneakers and threads because they can’t afford the latest.

It’s about time we started to kick off. Give them some of their own shit and show them for what they are – Thugs. Here is a bit of legal doodle action that even your gran wouldn’t knock… Trust me, she loves it.

'Thuggin It', Manchester, 2011


“What are you doing?”…“Giving ‘them’ a makeover”

“You can’t do that”…“Don’t worry, it wipes off”

“Oh, Ok”…

‘Thuggin It’ – Materials used:

  • 1 x Nice Day wipe board marker
  • 1 x bit of string
  • 1 x suction cup
  • 1 x bit of tape

Cost…┬áLess than a Greggs.

And remember, you owe these companies nothing. They owe you. They have rearranged the world to put themselves in front of you, they never asked for your permission, don’t even think about asking for theirs…