Hijabizing Paris

I found this pretty hilarious when I read it today. There is a new street artist in Paris who’s known as Princess Hijab, and she is all about, as she puts it herself, hijabizing the ads in Paris. Basically, she’s drawing a hijab over models and ads that she deems immodest. She does this on billboards and ads all over the city. I can see the rationale, but apparently her website is unclear about her motives, even though she has a manifesto. To quote Andrew Price,

…but it’s oddly-punctuated and generally baffling.

With her spray paint and black marker pen, [Princess Hijab] is out to hijabize advertising. Even Kate Moss is targeted. She knows all about visual terrorism! And she will not spare her right of expression for the likes of publicists. Make sure that all advertising can be hijabized “ ‘cause that’s her fight Jihad is her art”. And don’t forget, she acts upon her own free will. She is not involved in any lobby or movement be it political, religious or to do with advertising. In fact, the Princess is an insomniac-punk.

Her attempts sound farcical, yet still manage to be comical. Sounds like something that was translated from French by Google. Anway, it’s an interesting way of protesting the scantily clad girls we see in advertisements. Personally, I don’t mind scantily glad women, but not everyone thinks the same way.  (via Good)

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