Monday, 7 July 2008

thou shalt not annoy

In Australia, the NSW State Government has introduced laws giving police the power to fine people for “causing annoyance” during World Youth Day in Sydney next week. The laws “have the potential to make a crime of wearing a T-shirt with a message on it, undertaking a Chaser-style stunt, handing out condoms at protests, riding a skateboard or even playing music”. People who fail to comply could be fined $5500. You can read more about the laws here.

The Agent Provocateur (t-shirts with messages) group on the bubble has been running a challenge over the past week, asking people to design a t-shirt as a protest against these laws. Below are some of the designs submitted. You can see all the designs here.