a tale of a few cities

Occupy Wall Street @ Sotheby’s lock out

This is Sotheby’s Intentional Reality: Sotheby’s Employees were asked to take a 15% pay cut in order to compensate for tough economic times. Sotheby’s 2010 record earnings: $680 million

 Guerillagram: Peter Combe

Le bois a trouvé dans Nestlé

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Peter Combe, ‘Nest, le bois‘, 2011

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Another altered logo inspired by the rampant use of cellulose (wood pulp), by the leading producers of processed foods, this particular design attributed to the guilty culprit, Nestlé. Wood pulp is used as an extender whose use in a roster of food products, from crackers and ice creams to puddings and baked goods, is now being exposed. What you’re actually paying for – and consuming – may be surprising.

Cellulose is virgin wood pulp that has been processed and manufactured to different lengths for functionality, though use of it and its variant forms (cellulose gum, powdered cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, etc.) is deemed safe for human consumption, according to the FDA, which regulates most food industry products.  The government agency sets no limit on the amount of cellulose that can be used in food products meant for human consumption.

Humans are unable to digest cellulose since we lack the appropriate enzymes to break it down. This is a food adulterant and another example of the wholly corrupt nature of the federal agency responsible for food safety but continues to prove itself more concerned with corporate profit. More >

ˈwoŏdˌkraft

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The following is a snippet from Food Freedom‘s article on wood as a food additive. I couldn’t resist playing around with the corporate logos of the guilty food producers.

The recent class-action lawsuit brought against Taco Bell raised questions about the quality of food many Americans eat each day.

Chief among those concerns is the use of cellulose (read: wood pulp), an extender whose use in a roster of food products, from crackers and ice creams to puddings and baked goods, is now being exposed. What you’re actually paying for — and consuming — may be surprising. Kraft Foods, General Mills, and Jack in the Box, Nestlé and Kellogs are just a few of the food producers that save as much as 30% in ingredient costs by opting for cellulose as a filler or binder in processed foods. [Note: Humans are unable to digest cellulose]. More >

 

Peter Combe, ‘ˈwoŏdˌkraft’, ‘Lumberjack in the box’, ‘General Pulp Mills’, 2011

New Museum Celebrates Marriage Equality on Facebook

Posted in I♥NY, New Museum, New York City, Peter Combe Design, Photography by petercombe on June 27, 2011

The New Museum celebrates New York’s marriage equality with my mug!! (at left)

Sarah Burton’s design was…

(Just noticed The Gaurdian, April 30th edition, has the same tagline. You saw it here first!)

Mubarak Resigns

Posted in Art, Graphic Design, I appropriate, Peter Combe Art, Peter Combe Design, social media, t-shirts by petercombe on February 11, 2011

Peter CombeWalk Like an Egyptian, 2010 (proposed T-Shirt design © Peter Combe)

(Reuters) – A furious wave of protest finally swept Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond.

Social media has certainly contributed to Egypt’s fight for democracy and Mubarak’s resignation.

I had been working on the above design for the past few days with the hopes of producing a T-Shirt that would raise money for a charity whose aim was to help those in Egypt who have been displaced or put through increased financial hardship due to the past 3 weeks of unrest .

New Museum, I <3 NY

Posted in I♥NY, New Museum, New York City, Peter Combe Design by petercombe on December 17, 2010

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My collaboration with the New Museum, NYC., I ❤ NY Tote & I ❤ NY Mug are now available online at the New Museum Store. All due to a post I left on their Facebook wall.

UPDATE: SOLD-OUT

Peter Combe, I FRICK’N <3 NEW MUSEUM

Posted in New Museum, New York City, Peter Combe Design by petercombe on December 3, 2010

Peter Combe, I FRICK’N ❤ NEW MUSEUM, 2010

Back in September, I posted a graphic to New Museum’s Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/gZSIVc). After some revisions the tote and mug are now available at www.newmuseumstore.org.


International Mail Art Submission

My finished mail art submission (pseudo-lobby card, a tongue & cheek promotion of http://wp.me/pj2vp-31d), includes a custom USPS stamp.

International Mail Art Show:
In Honor and Memory of
Judith A. Hoffberg

Armory Center for the Arts
Caldwell Gallery
Pasadena, CA
June 27– August 22, 2010

LINK

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