Blackspot

The Blackspot's Design Unfolds With Time

Not a product, a brand nor a marketing campaign, the blackspot is a call to shake off the chains of resignation.

In a silent moment a blackspot sprouted as a scribble upon the wall – the remainder of a black crayon circling, blotting out what lay beneath. As pure possibility, the blackspot grew through negation, composting decaying culture to fertilize seedlings of renewal. Taking an ad bloated with pestilential desires, swirling its mark until nothing remained but tilled field, the blackspot prepares the fecund ground, dark with becoming, for our new beginning.

Not a product, a brand nor a marketing campaign, the blackspot is a call to shake off the chains of resignation. Feel the most powerful tremble when faced with our challenge. Slipped into their hands, thrown into their faces, the blackspot signals our ongoing mutiny against consumerism. But our rebellion is of a different kind, where not only the captain of the vessel walks the plank but also the course and even the maps are destroyed. We are not sailing for a distant shore, nor seeking the middle passage. Instead, our destination is here, where we stand. We will retake this ground with the blackspot as guide, pointing toward an alternative present, a viable vision for transforming our communities into lush forests of homegrown culture, unhomogenized by corporate toxins.

Like all untimely ones, the blackspot remained a potentiality yearning toward actuality – waiting for necessity to pollinate its delicate flowers until, weathering storms of cynicism and resignation, the blackspot bore first fruit: we emerged, a tenacious people inspired, prepared to remake the world. Our initial offering, a simple sneaker destined to unswoosh souls by kicking corporate ass, was a fast success. But the shoe was mere beginning, symptom of the coming upheaval, a small taste of the envisioned world to come: castrated capitalism, blackspotted.

See the world freshly made. There’s no need to raze it all, we can embrace what is good and compost the bad. It takes only the courage to daydream, to gaze with intolerance for corporate blight. Our aspirations may be bold but our strategy is sound: dig in for the fight, prepare for the struggle and recruit allies who’ll await the decision moment.

From a scribble on the wall to the incubator of a people, the blackspot’s design unfolds with time – the destined catalyst of cultural rebirth.

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Bepop51

Humanity emerged in purity from the dark continent. Black earth is fertile ground for all things fresh with vitality. Just as consciousness that is truly free springs unconditioned from the deep darkness of pure awareness, may we together use "blackspot" as that point of death and creation to make society once again as pure as humanity's beginnings, as fertile as nature's get, and as free as unconditioned consciousness. BLACK-SPOT IT!

Bepop51

Humanity emerged in purity from the dark continent. Black earth is fertile ground for all things fresh with vitality. Just as consciousness that is truly free springs unconditioned from the deep darkness of pure awareness, may we together use "blackspot" as that point of death and creation to make society once again as pure as humanity's beginnings, as fertile as nature's get, and as free as unconditioned consciousness. BLACK-SPOT IT!

Anonymous

i like your idea of a sweatshop-free product, but man, that's some pretentious waffle right there.

mmm, waffles...

Anonymous

i like your idea of a sweatshop-free product, but man, that's some pretentious waffle right there.

mmm, waffles...

Wood

BIG PROBLEM...

Who decides what is good? Who decides what is bad?
Let me see...a couple of options...

1. Let's take a vote...51% wins

2. Maybe we need a king who, no doubt, will become a dictator.

3. Maybe...oh, I get it...you. I guess that was answered in #2.

Wood

BIG PROBLEM...

Who decides what is good? Who decides what is bad?
Let me see...a couple of options...

1. Let's take a vote...51% wins

2. Maybe we need a king who, no doubt, will become a dictator.

3. Maybe...oh, I get it...you. I guess that was answered in #2.

Trees

There are more than three options for deciding the good. I like option #4: each community decides for themselves. Then there could be many "worlds" within the world. Then I could visit one place and it would actually be different from the next. No need for a dictator, I think there is more consensus about these kind of quality of life decisions then the mass media likes to admit. Ask people on your street how they'd like the neighborhood to be, I bet you'll discover many lines of agreement. For example, I don't think there would be much difficulty in finding support for a decrease in outdoor advertising or an increase in parks and wider bike lanes. But there are other options as well, what would option 5, 6 7, etc look like?

Trees

There are more than three options for deciding the good. I like option #4: each community decides for themselves. Then there could be many "worlds" within the world. Then I could visit one place and it would actually be different from the next. No need for a dictator, I think there is more consensus about these kind of quality of life decisions then the mass media likes to admit. Ask people on your street how they'd like the neighborhood to be, I bet you'll discover many lines of agreement. For example, I don't think there would be much difficulty in finding support for a decrease in outdoor advertising or an increase in parks and wider bike lanes. But there are other options as well, what would option 5, 6 7, etc look like?

Wood

To Trees

"Each community decides for themselves". I am sorry to inform you, the same question applies to each community...Who decides what is good? Who decides what is bad? 51%? The dictator? You?

Now you have created a bigger problem. What happens when one community values disagrees with another? Each "village" becomes its' own entity.
I am "sure" they would never argue and fight with each other and, of course, there would never be any wars, right?

Society shows no indication that man is, by nature, good.

Wood

Wood

To Trees

"Each community decides for themselves". I am sorry to inform you, the same question applies to each community...Who decides what is good? Who decides what is bad? 51%? The dictator? You?

Now you have created a bigger problem. What happens when one community values disagrees with another? Each "village" becomes its' own entity.
I am "sure" they would never argue and fight with each other and, of course, there would never be any wars, right?

Society shows no indication that man is, by nature, good.

Wood

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