check out this attempt to move beyond criticizing Capitalism…I feel like a new pair of shoes.
“For years, Nike was the undisputed champion of logo culture, its swoosh an instant symbol of global cool. Today, Phil Knight’s Nike is a fading empire, badly hurt by years of “brand damage” as activists and culture jammers fought back against mindfuck marketing and dirty sweatshop labor.
Now a final challenge. We take on Phil at his own game – and win. We turn the shoes we wear into a counterbranding game. The swoosh versus the anti-swoosh. Which side are you on?
Adbusters has been doing R&D for more than a year, and guess what? Making a shoe – a good shoe – isn’t exactly rocket science. With a network of supporters, we’re getting ready to launch the blackSpot sneaker, the world’s first grassroots anti-brand, with a ground-breaking marketing scheme to uncool Nike. If it succeeds, it will set a precedent that will revolutionize capitalism.”