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Financial Crimes newspaper

Print
2000 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This newspaper produced by the direct action group Reclaim the Streets is a convincing spoof of the Financial Times. It is an ephemeral object, and it uses the language of everyday print design for political purposes.

Reclaim the Streets describes itself as a ‘direct action network for global and local social-ecological revolution(s) to transcend hierarchical and authoritarian society’. The group has been responsible for, among other things, closing down major thoroughfares in London by simply starting a street party.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Offset printing on newsprint
Brief Description
'Financial Crimes', spoof newspaper published by Reclaim the Streets, Britain, 2000
Physical Description
Newspaper imitating the Financial Times, printed on salmon pink paper, 16 pages
Dimensions
  • Height: 63.2cm
  • Width: 41.8cm
Subjects depicted
Summary
This newspaper produced by the direct action group Reclaim the Streets is a convincing spoof of the Financial Times. It is an ephemeral object, and it uses the language of everyday print design for political purposes.



Reclaim the Streets describes itself as a ‘direct action network for global and local social-ecological revolution(s) to transcend hierarchical and authoritarian society’. The group has been responsible for, among other things, closing down major thoroughfares in London by simply starting a street party.
Collection
Accession Number
E.730-2005

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record createdDecember 13, 2005
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