OLD GLORY CONDOMS
The Old Glory Condoms Corporation – Worn with Pride country-wide has announced its latest safer sex project – the recreation of San Francisco’s landmark corporate symbol, the Transamerica Building, with Old Glory’s controversial logo – an unfurled condom imprinted with the American Flag.
Old Glory was launched in 1989 at MIT List Visual Arts Center, inspired by Bush I and the US Congress’ attempt to amend the Constitution to ban flag desecration, and the invisibility of HIV/AIDS in the government. Although I had often utilized the corporate structure to create a media platform for ideas and interventions, Old Glory was the real thing – shareholders and marketable products. It received international media coverage including a piece in Newsweek and later in Playboy, which elicited 400 responses! Continue reading