Author: Ashleigh Allsopp
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Artists including Peter Kennard and Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood have taken part in the latest Brandalism takeover, which saw 360 adverts across the UK replaced with anti-advertising artwork.
Over the weekend, 360 original artworks from 38 international artists were used to replace bus stop ads, billboards and posters in cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, London, Oxford and Manchester.
Each piece of art in the 'Brandalism' campaign is based on the negative impacts of consumerism, including human rights, debt, climate change, body image, gender stereotypes and more.
This isn't the first time that Brandalism has replaced ads with artwork in the UK, though it is the biggest takeover yet. The campaign began in July 2012, when 40 billboards in five cities were targeted.
Use the slideshow controls above and right to see more of the Brandalism artwork that appeared on the streets of the UK this week.