Re-search: Pranks 2

Despite the simplest efforts of intellectuals from Marshall McLuhan to Noam Chomsky, all their pondering and opining has performed little to shake the loads out of hopeless complacency. Pranks supply a way more direct and stimulating technique. This inspiring all new quantity collects the various best, so much outlandish activities lately undertaken within the warfare opposed to mass media. A necessary successor to their first research into the paintings of prankery, Re/Search Publication’s Pranks 2 specializes in provocations from the Suicide membership, Cacophony Society, the Billboard Liberation entrance, and different mystery collectives devoted to upending the established order. The book’s many illustrations contain photos of the artists in motion, flyers and letters utilized in the pranking procedure, and the usually by accident hilarious information articles and editorial responses to the happenings. Interviews profile Ron English, Joey Skaggs, Jeffrey Vallance, monochrom, Bruce Conner, John Waters, Jello Biafra, and different famous pranksters.

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