The Wonderful USB Stick is a collaborative project which aims to promote fair access to culture. The concept is to gather music and/or movies in a USB stick and hand it to someone you know (a relative, a friend…) who will keep it for himself/herself and take the turn to do the same for someone else, leading to a chain reaction.
Rather than simply being about illegal piracy, the project goes deeper and questions fundamental topics in today’s digital society: our right to lend and share on a small scale, to discover and make discover, to open culture to everyone, and by that manner, create a fair and virtuous circle that can benefit to everyone. Alternatively, it also questions the appropriation of culture by a few capitalist companies (Netflix, Spotify…), their increasing hegemony in the cultural landscape, how they keep culture closed, charge their customers to access it, and how music and movies are being held by them.
The design here concerns the flyer that goes with every USB stick and gives information about the original owner and the new owner, the one that gives and the one that receives, as well as the content of the USB stick itself. On the back, it also features a small text explaining both the meaning and the purposes of the project.
This design that I created is under Creative Commons license and is free to share and modify.