Series F-300-2 - Publications and associated records

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Publications and associated records

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  • Textual records
  • Graphic materials
  • Moving images
  • Records in electronic form (born-digital)
  • Photographic materials

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  • Source of title proper: Title supplied by the archivist based on the contents of the series.

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  • 1989-2022 (Creation)

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Physical description

Paper and analogue records:
1.52 m of textual records and other material

Born-digital materials:
7.2 GB of graphic material and other materials

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Scope and content

Series consists of Adbusters Media Foundation publications and books authored by Kalle Lasn, as well as drafts and mockups associated with the creation of these publications. Records include copies of Adbusters magazine and its mockups, Big Noise magazine, Culture Jam, Design Anarchy, Meme Wars, the Adbusters Media Literacy Kit, calendars, pamphlets, posters, digital spoof ads, and digital listserv newsletters.

The series has been arranged by the archivist into ten sub-series based on the publication type:

Adbusters magazine records (sub-series 1).
Big Noise magazine records (sub-series 2).
Magazine mockups and revisions (sub-series 3).
Books and associated records (sub-series 4).
Media literacy kits and associated records (sub-series 5).
Calendars and associated records (sub-series 6).
Pamphlets (sub-series 7).
Posters and associated records (sub-series 8).
Digital spoof ads and associated records (sub-series 9).
Listserv newsletter (sub-series 10).

Files are arranged chronologically.

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Language of material

  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

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Language and script note

The Books (F-300-2-4) sub-series contains translations of Culture Jam and Meme Wars in the languages listed above.

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Restrictions on access

Access restrictions may apply to records containing third-party personal information. Files marked "pending review" must be reviewed by an archivist prior to release. See the file lists and consult the reference archivist for more information.

Sub-series with known restrictions include Books and associated records (sub-series 4), Media literacy kits and associated records (sub-series 5), Calendars and associated records (sub-series 6), and Digital spoof ads and associated records (sub-series 9). The remaining sub-series are open with no restrictions.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Series contains copyright-protected materials and copyright ownership is mixed, with Adbusters holding copyright in some of the materials and third parties in others. For more information, see the note on Terms governing use in the fonds-level description or the general AtoM note on the Archives' practices for managing mixed copyright holdings.

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Further accruals are expected.

Physical description

Paper and analogue records include 166 magazines, 20 calendars, 24 posters, 15 books, and 10 pamphlets.

Physical description

Born-digital materials include 543 items of graphic material (3.13 GB), 316 textual records (2.56 GB), 239 digital photographs (1.29 GB), and 1 digitized moving image DVD (228 MB, composed of 44 MP4 items).

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  • English

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