Here's an interesting article about links between graphic design/advertising and looting that is worth a read:
It is particularly interesting when you consider how major youth fashion brands use imagery of protest to flog their goods. Levis decided to pull an add in the aftermath of the UK riots last week. See this feature on Creative Review blog for details:
All this creative navel gazing should make for a lively debate at the forthcoming St Bride Library conference Critical Tensions.