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39 Viral Responses to the Gulf Oil Spill

From Profane Fashion to Activist Photography

— July 26, 2010 — Eco
These responses to the Gulf oil spill show just how much this disaster has infiltrated every aspect of our culture. From activist fashion to shocking photo shoots, this viral form of expression allows us to cope with anger, hurt and frustration through art. Many of these innovations use the oil spill to raise awareness for environmental issues, but others are just made from everyday folks.

Implications - Events that penetrate the media provide excellent opportunities for businesses to react to their newfound presence. Regardless of the positive or negative nature of the event, businesses should consider creating products that mimic or reference these events that consumers will immediately recognize and digest.
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Makeshift Wildlife Habitats
Makeshift Wildlife Habitats
Flooding Gulf Area Fields to Provide Relief from Oil-Fouled Habitats
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Celeb Oil Spill Solutions (UPDATE)
Celeb Oil Spill Solutions (UPDATE)
Kevin Costner's Oil-Water Separators to Go to Gulf
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Eco-Activism Apps
Eco-Activism Apps
'Mogo Oil Spill Effected Wildlife' App Lets you Help the Cause from your Phone
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Oil Spill Clean-Up Parodies
Oil Spill Clean-Up Parodies
The Greenpeace ‘ScamWow' Spoofs on Serious Matters
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Eco Awareness Games
Eco Awareness Games
The Insant Oil Spill Website Pollutes Any Website You Choose
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Oil Spill Tee Shirts
Oil Spill Tee Shirts
‘Unf--K THE GULF' Website Raises Money for Charity
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'Clean Beach' Guarantees
'Clean Beach' Guarantees
The Resort Collection of Panama City Guarantees No Oil Spills There
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Oil Spill Weather
Oil Spill Weather
Supposed Oil Rain in Louisiana Means Bad News for Mother Nature
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Epic News Captions
Epic News Captions
'The Big Caption' Blog Takes Serious Photos & Makes Them Funny
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Student Eco Activism
Student Eco Activism
14-Year-Old Lauren Spaulding Stands up to BP About the Gulf Oil Spill
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A World Without Oil
A World Without Oil
The All Too Plausible Alternate Reality Game
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Animated Activism
Animated Activism
SpongeBob & the Beatles Speak Up in 'Underwater Cartoons Hit by Oil Spill'
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Daily Death Counts
Daily Death Counts
The 'BP Oil Spill: Daily Dead Wildlife Tally' is a Reality Check
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Oil-Absorbing Hair Mats
Oil-Absorbing Hair Mats
Matter of Trust Takes Salon Hair Clippings to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills
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Environmental Disaster Photomentaries
Environmental Disaster Photomentaries
These Images of Deepwater Horizon's Destruction are Shocking
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Divine Oil Spill Art
Divine Oil Spill Art
Chris Peel's 'Intervention Poster' Adds Godliness to Tragedy
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Heroic Fish Bots
Heroic Fish Bots
NYU Robot Fish Use Biomimicry to Lead Ocean Fish Away From BP Oil Spill
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Eco Disaster Cakes
Eco Disaster Cakes
The Threadcake Oil Spill Bird Replica is Scarily Similar
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Oil Spill Jewelry
Oil Spill Jewelry
Mignon Fagets 'In Mourning' is a Tribute to the Environmental Disaster
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Sarcastic Apology Sites
Sarcastic Apology Sites
'Apologize to BP' is Full of Cheeky Conservation Goodness
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Spillage Spoofs
Spillage Spoofs
'BP Spills Coffee' Mocks Failed Oil Spill Control
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Interactive Oil Spill Graphs
Interactive Oil Spill Graphs
The Interactive Infograph by Jason Bishop Shows Marine Damage
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Photography Inspired by Oil Prices
Photography Inspired by Oil Prices
Images to Prove Artists Will Never Run Out of Creative Fuel
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Oil-Covered Shockvertising
Oil-Covered Shockvertising
The Crude Awakening BP Oil Spill/NWF Spec PSA is Extremely Effective
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Paintings Made With Tar
Paintings Made With Tar
Theodor Barr's Deep Space Art
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Enviropreneurship
Enviropreneurship
When Environmentalism Met Business
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Avian Accessories
Avian Accessories
Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2011 Accessories Reference Endangered Birds
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Designer Oil Tees
Designer Oil Tees
Kenneth Cole Cleans Up Well With These Oil Spill Fighting Tees
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Oil Spills as Art
Oil Spills as Art
Benjamin Lowy Captures a More Subtle Side of the BP Oil Spill
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Ocean-Damaging Games
Ocean-Damaging Games
The Super Mario Oil Spill Parody Makes Light of a Serious Situation
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Busty Oil Spill Aids
Busty Oil Spill Aids
Hooters 'Project Pantyhose' Aims to Clean Oil Spill with Stockings
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Activist Coloring Books
Activist Coloring Books
Artist Justin White's Lighthearted Depiction of the BP Oil Spill
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Oil Spill Inspired Fashion
Oil Spill Inspired Fashion
Runways Blacked out for Fall
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Oil Spill Visualizations
Oil Spill Visualizations
'If It Was My Home' Helps You Visualize an Oil Spill Where You Live
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Controversial Crowdsourced Logos
Controversial Crowdsourced Logos
The Greenpeace BP Logo Redesign Campaign Stirs Up Controversy
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Social Awareness Greetings
Social Awareness Greetings
The BP Oil Spill Greeting Cards by enGreet are Satirical and Charitable
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Shocking Eco-Activism
Shocking Eco-Activism
'Crude Awakening' by Jane Fulton Alt Photographs the Oil Spill
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Disneyfied Disasters
Disneyfied Disasters
The 'Finding Nemo 2' Parody Takes on the BP Oil Spill
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Oil Spill Wildlife
Oil Spill Wildlife
Boston.com BP Oil Spill Photography Shows Effect on Animals
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