Unidentified Flyposted Objects

Should you happen upon this flyposted message, you’ll be struck by its beguiling duality: How offensive – yet how beautiful! Especially with that gold-foilblocked censor strip. Let’s face it, it’s not everyday you see a flyposted poster (flyposter?? Or is the flyposter the one doing the posting of the posters???) with gold foilblocking, more’s the pity. But wait, we’ve also been getting reports of sightings of more suspiciously well-produced posters popping up around London – ones with varnishes, scratch-off type and even heat-sensitive ink…

All Designers Are W**kers poster

Should you happen upon this flyposted message, you’ll be struck by its beguiling duality: How offensive – yet how beautiful! Especially with that gold-foilblocked censor strip. Let’s face it, it’s not everyday you see a flyposted poster (flyposter?? Or is the flyposter the one doing the posting of the posters???) with gold foilblocking, more’s the pity. But wait, we’ve also been getting reports of sightings of more suspiciously well-produced posters popping up around London – ones with varnishes, scratch-off type and even heat-sensitive ink…

Flyposted posters

Here at Creative Review a pack of lovely postards arrived by post anonymously yesterday that are clearly linked to the posters and which suggest that the project’s title is Not For Commercial Use:

Not For Commercial Use poscard pack - open

Series postcardAll Designers Are W**kers postcard

Dendrochronology postcardTestcard-2

Delete applicable postcard gifSymbiosis postcard gif

Components postcardBack of pack

As we looked at the postcards, something seemed familiar… We’ve seen this before somewhere… Regular readers of Creative Review may recall that in our August issue we featured this project in production at a printers:

Not For Commercial Use production image 2
Not For Commercial Use production image

Could the mysterious forces behind this attempt at spreading little nuggets of printed loveliness around town be somehow related?

If you’d like to bag a poster, watch this film for clues as to their locations!

To see more images of the posters, visit www.notforcommercialuse.com

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