Classic Campaigns Package

This is where it all started. Adbusters is ground zero for some of the most important activism of the past thirty years. From Buy Nothing Day to #FirstThingsFirst Manifesto to #OccupyWallStreet, we've been behind some of our era's defining toneshifting moments.

Fresh out of our archives, we've collected four suites of now-rare back issues that highlight our activist past:

The Birth of Adbusters

  • If you're interested in how Adbusters came to be, check out our very first issues. AB #1–3 were published quarterly in British Columbia, with a print run of just 7,000. The rest, as they say, is history.


  • AB #6 saw the start of Buy Nothing Day, the annual 24-hour moratorium on consumer spending that has since caught on around the world.
  • In AB #56, we resurfaced six months after the world as we knew it ended . . . not with a bang but a whimper.

Culture Jamming

  • AB #3 featured some of our earliest cutting-edge efforts at Guerilla Advertising.
  • AB #5 called for a media revolution with the formation of the Boston TV Party.
  • AB #8 ushered Culture Jamming onto the activist scene, turning the poisonous potency of advertising on its head.

Design Anarchy

  • AB #27 unleashed Design Anarchy to rest back the cultural and political power of design from soulless commercialization . . .
  • . . . taking even bolder form in AB #37, which let loose the FirstThingsFirst Manifesto.


  • You will get one copy of each issue listed above (no duplicates for #3).

Each batch of issues represents the start of something brazen, a little brash, but always bang-on. Stock for these mags is very limited and priced for collectors . . . but also for your supporting us in spearheading more cutting-edge activism.

Know your Adbusting history . . . find out how some classic Adbusters campaigns began. Hey, maybe there's something strategic there to be learned for the present . . .

* Each package will come with a sheet of Micromeme Warfare stickers!

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