In offices and homes around the world, envelopes and cheap bubble mailers are a common item used to ship a variety of items. Many people simply buy wholesale bubble mailers and never think twice about it. In Russia, however, an artist is using this popular object to make both a political statement and a living: he recently sold out of envelopes created specially for bribes after the designs went viral in his homeland.
On Tuesday, April 21, Siberian artist Vasily Slonov posted photos of a new project on his Facebook page: envelopes decorated with the text from the Russian criminal code article that deals with bribery. “Friends, let’s make life beautiful,” Slonov joked on the website. “Let’s improve the culture of giving bribes.” He invited bureaucrats, government officials and businessman to join i (more…)
Apr 30 2015