Poster Wording

April 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

In order to create a kind of narrative in my final piece, I intend to use a combination of quotes, statements, and facts & figures underneath my mandala designs, unfurling a story.

I Had the idea to use manipulated slogans of certain brands, portrayed as religious like things, where they control the user with propaganda. The religion would be portrayed through the mandala itself, being a piece of imagery of religion.

I intended to make the following wordings use Irony, sarcasm, and real facts. Anything in bold is the original quote/slogan.

Coca Cola slogans

– “The Coke Side of Life”

‘Obey The Coke Side of Life’

– “Live on the Coke Side of Life”

‘Be controlled by the coke side of life’

– “Love”

‘Love Profit’

– “Coke adds life”

‘Coke is your life’

‘Coke steals life’

‘Coke takes lives’

– “Enjoy.” And “Real.”




‘Enjoy Famine.’

‘Real Destruction’

– “Coke … after Coke … after Coke.”

‘Lies … after Lies … after Lies.’

Good til the last drop

‘Good til the last drop of blood’

– “The sign of good taste.

‘The sign of bad taste.’

‘The sign of no morals’

– “Can’t Beat the Feeling

‘Can’t beat the feeling of destroying lives”

– “Open Happiness”

‘Open Unhappiness’

‘Destroy happiness’

‘Close Happiness’

‘ Open Happiness at anothers expense’

Life Begins Here”

‘Life Ends Here’

Have a Coke and a smile

‘Have a Coke and no morals’

‘Have a Coke and a lie’



– “The King of Beers.”

‘The King of Beers. The King of You.’
– “Where there’s life, there’s Bud.”

This one speaks for itself.



‘Obey Consume Repeat’


‘ Born to Buy’


Barbara Kruger’s “I shop therefore I am”

‘I shop therefore I am a slave’

‘I shop therefore I am not free’

‘I shop therefore I am not’



“Culture is everything we don’t have to do.

We have to eat but we don’t have to have cuisines like Big Macs or Sushi.

We have to cover ourselves against the weather but we don’t have to be concerned whether we put on

Levi’s or Yves Saint Laurent.

The ‘have to’ activities are functional and the ‘don’t have to’ stylistic –

The main basis on which we make choices is in terms of stylistic differences”

– Brian Eno




I shop


I am a slave


Coca-Cola Use child labor.

Hire paramilitaries to intimidate or even kill union leaders.

Steal local water, exhausting groundwater levels.

Deplete resources, pollute, waste.

“Love” Profit.






“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” Anna Lappé 






“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes. working jobs we hate, so we can buy shit we don’t need.”
Chuck Palahniuk



Religion of the modern developed world

Where the corporations

Are the Gods

Do you worship?


“The King of Beers.”

The King of You.


Sweatshop workers earn a quarter, to a half, less than required to pay off, food, shelter, transportation, clothing, education, and energy.

1/6th of the children in the world work at a sweatshop.




Defining you


[insert date of birth here]


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