Darren Cullen Creates a Parody of The Sun’s Advertisement Rate Card
Controversial artist Darren Cullen is producing a series of interventions addressing the editorial ethics behind some of the biggest selling daily newspapers in the UK.
16th Aug 18
Cullen, who most famously created the ‘Pocket Money Loans’ installation at Banksy’s Dismaland in 2015, has recently attracted the attention of Shell Oil’s corporate lawyers for his ‘Hell’ artworks subverting their logo to highlight environmental abuses.
His first action as Rapid Response correspondent has been to produce a detailed, satirical advertising rate card package that parodies The Sun newspaper. He then sent it directly to that newspaper’s current top 150 advertisers.
Cullen explains that this first satirical intervention is ….
“making a link between the business model of the tabloids, which is advertising based and the conflict of interest in their reporting on terrorism”
Visit thatsun.co.uk to see Darrens rate card.
RRU commissioned DC to respond artistically to any element of news & current affairs. Stay tuned for further interventions…