Mmmmm, Nutella... Ewwww, Cheez Whiz...
November 25, 2013 11:46 AM   Subscribe

Pro-Bono Promo In which artist Dori Pankowska puts product logo/names on walls, using the product itself. It's not graffiti, it's like free advertising with free samples! (Why hasn't anybody thought of this before?)
posted by oneswellfoop (20 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love the look of these, but I think the fact that nobody has done it before is because there's something totally unsettling about seeing that something you are meant to ingest has the consistency to spell stuff on walls.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:54 AM on November 25, 2013


I thought this was a double with a long contentious thread in which mefites were angry about wasted Nutella but it appears I have made up this entire scenario in my head, despite the fact that it feels extremely familiar.
posted by elizardbits at 11:55 AM on November 25, 2013 [5 favorites]


God that's revolting
posted by KokuRyu at 11:55 AM on November 25, 2013


because that's how you get ants.
posted by inthe80s at 11:59 AM on November 25, 2013


I am always angry about wasted Nutella.
posted by wierdo at 12:03 PM on November 25, 2013


Why hasn't anybody thought of this before?

YOU'RE NEXT, the no-wait blood bank tried this. It did not turn out well.
posted by griphus at 12:04 PM on November 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


Why was the blood bank doing promo work for that shitty horror movie?
posted by item at 12:08 PM on November 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


The part of me that's nostalgic for stuff like artmark and the glory days of Adbusters loves this, but the part of me that occasionally gets grossed out by things is unsurprisingly conflicted.
posted by item at 12:11 PM on November 25, 2013


Take two:

LEAVE NOW, the no-wait blood bank...

Anyway, I hope the artist follows up on these. I would love to know what happens when you leave something like Cheez Whiz exposed to the elements for weeks. Mainly because I have some suspicion some of these food products, again, like Cheez Whiz, will be completely unaffected.
posted by griphus at 12:12 PM on November 25, 2013


You're Next was far from shitty, and it was produced by a MeFite.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:15 PM on November 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


The best part is that "Skippy" appears to have been extensively sampled by squirrels
posted by ook at 12:32 PM on November 25, 2013


What is "Hilroy"? I had to look it up and apparently they make office supplies--is that one done in something like Wite-Out?
posted by dlugoczaj at 12:38 PM on November 25, 2013


inthe80s: "because that's how you get ants. "

It's also why I'm cancelling this year's Fourth of Juluau. My God, the things you people did with that poi. Just... ech.
posted by Malory Archer at 12:53 PM on November 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is actually very cool! I hope the artist does it with jam.
posted by turbid dahlia at 12:59 PM on November 25, 2013


Isn't using the Sharpie slightly cheating?
posted by arcticseal at 1:14 PM on November 25, 2013


I hope the artist does it with jam.

I want her to do it without using something spreadable. Like Pella Windows or Northface jackets.
posted by Lutoslawski at 1:43 PM on November 25, 2013 [4 favorites]


For a brief moment, I thought this was about Bono, which would have made this...interesting.
posted by slogger at 1:45 PM on November 25, 2013


I guarantee the Cheez Whiz will be the last left standing. Ok, other than the Sharpie and WhiteOut. Anyone who's ever tried to scrub dried Cheez off a knife knows this.
posted by yellowbinder at 2:34 PM on November 25, 2013


I look forward to "Pro Bono Promo 2", which must include Smuckers (Strawberry Jam), Welch's (Grape Jelly), Hidden Valley Ranch (Dressing), Ocean Spray (Cranberry Sauce), Kiwi (Shoe Polish - remember that?), DAP (caulking compound), Campbell's (Tomato Soup - because a Warhol callback is needed) and, of course, HuyFong Sriracha (yes, she has to paint the entire rooster logo).
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:33 PM on November 25, 2013


Why hasn't anybody thought of this before?

British artist Grayson Perry in his recent BBC Reith Lecture:

"I did a pot once called the Lovely Consensus and I put on it the fifty names of collectors and galleries and exhibitions that I might be in, almost like the perfect CV, written onto this pot in a decorative way and it was in my show for the Turner Prize [2003], and one of the names on that pot was a very famous art collector called Dakis Jouannou and he saw the pot, bought it on the phone while he was looking at it in the Tate Gallery. So that’s just as an aside, little tip there to any artist. What you might want to do is write the name of famous collectors on the side of your work."
posted by Mister Bijou at 10:17 PM on November 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


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