Series F-300-6 - Merchandise

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

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

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Statement of scale (cartographic)

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  • [ca. 1989]-2020 (Creation)

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Physical description

Paper and analogue records:
19 objects and other material

Born-digital materials:
1.21 GB of digital photographs and other graphic material

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Scope and content

Series consists of physical merchandise produced and distributed by Adbusters Media Foundation, as well as born-digital records related to the creation and design of the merchandise. Physical merchandise includes postcards, stickers, pin-back buttons, fridge magnets, flags, apparel, a coffee mug, a magnetized ceramic cookie, spoof parking tickets, and baseball cards. Born-digital records include photographs and digital graphic mockups of postcards, stickers, T-shirts, coffee mugs, baseball cards, flags, packaging, pin-back buttons, patches, and a spoof parking ticket. While there is some overlap, physical merchandise and born-digital records in this series do not necessarily correlate.

The series has been arranged by the archivist into two sub-series based on the record's format.

Physical merchandise (sub-series 1).
Born-digital records (sub-series 2).

Files are arrange chronologically.

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Records relating to Blackspot shoes, which could be considered merchandise, are located in Series 5 due to representing a distinct campaign of the Adbusters Media Foundation.

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  • English

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Restrictions on access

Access is 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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Associated materials

Sometimes considered as merchandise, Adbusters posters and calendars are filed in Series 2 - Publications and associated records.

See F-300-2-6 Calendars and associated records and F-300-2-8 Posters and associated records.

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Further accruals are expected.

Physical description

Paper and analogue records:
Objects include 5 pin-back buttons, 4 fabric flags, 3 magnets, 2 pairs of shoes, 1 shoe box, 1 t-shirt, 1 tote bag, 1 coffee cup, and 1 magnetized ceramic cookie.

Graphic material includes 73 post cards and 5 baseball cards.

Series contains less than 0.5 cm of textual records.

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Born-digital materials:
Series includes 226 digital photographs (952.4 MB) and 96 items of graphic material (257.5 GB).

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  • English

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