Erwin Thomasse

Property of Illusion – Illusion Of Property

Packing tape - Edition - 2020

Typography Erik Sjouerman @HeyHeydeHaas

Considering a new career or looking for an exciting hobby?

This Property of Illusion / Illusion of Property booster bag lined with 10-layer aluminum foil might be just what you need.

A booster bag is a handmade bag used to shoplift, typically from retail stores, libraries, and any other location employing security detectors to deter theft.

The booster bag can be an ordinary shopping bag, backpack, pocketed garment, or other inconspicuous container whose inside is lined with a special material, typically multiple layers of aluminium foil. This provides for electromagnetic shielding, with the result that electronic security tags inside the bag may not be detected by security panels in the detector antennas at the store exit.

Booster bags have been used by professional shoplifters for several years. Once a bag has been successfully tested. A shoplifter can steal dozens of items with very little effort.

The item may also be used by the general public to protect against data theft or to enhance digital privacy.

The name "booster bag" comes from "boost" in the slang sense of "shoplift."