How do we see the cityscape and its periphery? Can we read these as a composition of volumes pasted over with brand labels and messages? The appearance of our cities is a mirror image of the state of our culture. People read and interpret the city based on a form of text written by the private sector and the state. What does our urban public space tell us? The present artist book responds to visual strategies deployed in public space with the intention to consolidate and entrench a repressive system of control, turning citizens into consumers.