Reprints FAQ

Since Adbusters is a non-profit, ad-free magazine, one way we are able to recoup the costs of the magazine, website and media literacy campaigns is through the reprinting of our original work. If you are interested in using any of Adbusters images in a book, website, calendar or any other printed material, please read the FAQ below.

Please read this carefully before emailing a request.

Please note that Adbusters does not own the rights to all images and text in the magazine and on the website.

Reprint requests can be made for spoof ads (e.g. Joe Chemo) or written work that appears in the magazine or on the website. The photos and artwork (other than the spoof ads and some original work) that appear in the magazines were either purchased from photo agencies or donated and most are not available for use outside of the magazine.

Information about the sources of photos and artwork can be found in each issue, either in the margins closest to the gutter, or in the Art Contributors section (this is especially applicable to news photos).

Most of the issue covers are original Adbusters’ designs, and these can also be requested as reprints.

As for article requests and reprint requests for Culture Jam by Kalle Lasn, we can help you get in touch with Adbusters’ writers.

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