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45 Pithy Consumerism Features

Cataloging Retail Consumption in Honor of Cyber Monday

— November 29, 2009 — Art & Design
Whether you're a Cyber Monday shopper in search of good deals or a weary survivor of Black Friday, this weekend is a giant one for consumerism. Accordingly, I've clustered together 45 innovations that prove--positively and negatively--the power of consumerism.

Even if you hate the very idea of consumerism and avoid it in all ways possible, you'll find some pithy art features that turn a nose up at The Man.

Implications - Specifically speaking, there are now organized zombie walks which gather people dressed as the undead to stand up against consumerism and everything else it stands for. If that doesn't whet your whistle, you can still check out other features about logo-branded quilts, extreme shopping sprees, and even holistic shopping.
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Consumerism-Promoting Parties
Consumerism-Promoting Parties
'Fashion's Night Out' by Vogue in NYC Celebrates Style
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Government Bailout Satire
Government Bailout Satire
buymysh*tpile.com
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Shopping for Groceries in Tanks
Shopping for Groceries in Tanks
Sign of High Costs of Food?
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Cataloging Consumption
Cataloging Consumption
‘What Did You Buy Today?' Captures a Designer's Purchases
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41
Seasonal Handmade Pledges
Seasonal Handmade Pledges
Buyhandmade.Org Asks to Buy Handmade for the Holidays
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40
Logo Branded Quilt
Logo Branded Quilt
Warmth from Consumerism
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39
Fake Shopping Advocacy
Fake Shopping Advocacy
Amazero.Com is an Amazon Spoof Site by Green Thing
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Personalized Gifting
Personalized Gifting
John Lewis 2008 Holiday Shopping Ad Campaign
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Altruistic Consumerism
Altruistic Consumerism
Woman Buys $1,000 of Tainted Cat Food to Protect Masses
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36
Brand Me for Shopping or Avatars
Brand Me for Shopping or Avatars
"My Face" Application on Facebook
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35
Using Convenience to Inspire Charity
Using Convenience to Inspire Charity
Coin-Collecting Shopping Carts
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Holistic Shopping
Holistic Shopping
The FLOWmarket Scarcity Goods Collection
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Aristocratic Online Shopping
Aristocratic Online Shopping
Oakstreet Man Sifts Through the Crap So You Don't Have to
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Extreme Shopping Sprees
Extreme Shopping Sprees
Venue Ad Campaign
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Shopping Bag-Shaped Stools
Shopping Bag-Shaped Stools
Gitta Gschwendtner's Concrete Take on Consumerism
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30
Consumer Brainwaves
Consumer Brainwaves
The Ultimate Focus Group
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29
Money Buys Happiness
Money Buys Happiness
The New Way to Save Money
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28
Crowd-Powered Consumerism
Crowd-Powered Consumerism
JustBought.It Combines Twitter, Google Maps & TwitPic
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Designers Resisting Online Shopping
Designers Resisting Online Shopping
Karl Lagerfeld Prefers Bricks over Clicks
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Discreet Consumerism
Discreet Consumerism
Net-A-Porter Ships Luxury Goods in Brown Paper Bags
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25
Wasted Art
Wasted Art
Chris Jordan Raises Awareness of Mass Consumption (UPDATE)
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Shirts Against Fashion Consumption
Shirts Against Fashion Consumption
‘We Are Numbers' Project Tackes One-Night Trend Tee
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Buy Nothing Day: Also the Biggest Shopping Day?
Buy Nothing Day: Also the Biggest Shopping Day?
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Eco-Concious Shopping
Eco-Concious Shopping
The GoodGuide iPhone App Scans Barcodes For Product Information
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21
Destitute Divas
Destitute Divas
W's Derelect Editorial Features Dior Shopping Bags as Dresses
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Child Consumerism Documentaries
Child Consumerism Documentaries
'Kids + Money'
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Buying Happiness
Buying Happiness
Danish Boutique Challenges Old Adage
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18
Self-Weighing Shopping Carts
Self-Weighing Shopping Carts
Abastor2.0 Concept Would Make Getting Groceries Easy
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Shopping Addiction iPhone Apps
Shopping Addiction iPhone Apps
Net-a-Porter Releases NET-APP That Constantly Updates
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Art From Consumption
Art From Consumption
Chris Jordan's Incredible Mosaics of Waste Inspire Environmental Activism
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15
Anti-Consumerist Packaging
Anti-Consumerist Packaging
Generic No Frills Product Marketing Takes a Simple Route
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14
Charitable Consumerism
Charitable Consumerism
Louis Vuitton Donates to the Red Cross With Iconic Product Purchases
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13
Corporate Nightmare Artwork
Corporate Nightmare Artwork
Comments On Consumerism by Walter Robinson
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12
Waste Art Collages
Waste Art Collages
Chris Jordan Raises Awareness of Mass Consumption (UPDATE)
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11
Logo Lampooning
Logo Lampooning
Photoshopping Famous Logos Out of Context for Fun
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10
Impact of Logos on Consumerism
Impact of Logos on Consumerism
Unlabeled Candy & Chips Still Recognizeable
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9
In-Store Online Shopping
In-Store Online Shopping
Intel Point-of-Sale Kiosk Skips Sales Personnel But Not Fitting Rooms
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8
Apocalyptic Consumerism
Apocalyptic Consumerism
Carl Bender Creates End-Of-Days Style Products
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7
Guerrilla Grocery Labels
Guerrilla Grocery Labels
Shop Drop Montreal Rebrands the Shopping Experience
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6
Closet Consumption
Closet Consumption
Private Dining by James Plant
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5
Hungry Kids in Your Shopping Cart
Hungry Kids in Your Shopping Cart
Feed South Africa Campaign
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4
Celebrating Cereal and Consumerism
Celebrating Cereal and Consumerism
Iconic Images from Breakfast Foods
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3
Buying Virginity for 1 Million Euros
Buying Virginity for 1 Million Euros
Italian Big Brother Contestant Sells Her Innocence
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2
Buying Nobility
Buying Nobility
Noble Titles for Sale
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Zombies Against Consumerism
Zombies Against Consumerism
Zombiecon Encourages Amy Winehouse Costumes
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