SCRAPETOOL is an effort to engage readers in a critique of information from our past, present and future environments. It is a tool to disassemble our surroundings and interact with what is known but hidden.
The premier issue of SCRAPETOOL, otherwise known as the advertising issue:
"An engaging new zine exploring the society we live in and the forces that control it. The premier isssue focuses on advertising; how it works and what it does. There's quotes from The Popcorn Report, The Privacy Poachers, American Demographics, and more. An essay on the successes and flaws of green marketing. A small elegant package that makes a big impact."
For an electronic facsimile, click on: SCRAPETOOL, the premier issue.
SCRAPETOOL, the game:
"Scrapetool (the zine) focuses on media biases and control. This game addresses those same concerns, only it's a lot more fun. It comes with a game board, score cards, playing pieces, and an 8-page instruction book. I like how the instruction book not only explains the rules to this game it also explains the rules to their game. The game board is filled with 60 playing squares (shaped like TV sets), each one filled with (a) different media message. You randomly select different messages and copy them to a calendar. As the month progresses you check to see if (the) message you selected was replayed on your TV news. 'Top officials deny charges.' 'Flames threaten homes.' Sounds familiar to me."
For an electronic facsimile of the instruction book, click on: SCRAPETOOL, the game.
SCRAPETOOL, the T-shirt:
"Running down one side of the front of this shirt are four sequential images of a man having a great deal of trouble with his head. Then on the other side it looks like he finally got his head in order but started working on his arm. And right below that photo is the phrase "Exercise Five." Pretty weird. One size fits all, XL, black on white, Beefy-T."
The Future of SCRAPETOOL, Issue:
The latest entry in the SCRAPETOOL lineup, includes articles on: History as Simulation, Fortress Cities, Jacques Tati, Fallout Shelters, Drug Free Zones, Advertising, and Dream Cars
Direct inquiries to:
4505 University Way N.E., #91
Seattle, WA 98105
For the premier issue of SCRAPETOOL, send $1.00.
For SCRAPETOOL, the game, send $2.00.
For the SCRAPEWEAR T-shirt, EXERCISE FIVE, send $12.00.
For The Future of Scrapetool Issue, send $2.00.
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