Tacoma Urbanist

Jul. 3, 2012 at 12:31am

Tacoma Featured in New Anti Digital Billboard Documentary

From the video:

This chapter of "Chronicle of the Billboard Wars" tells the story of the battles that occurred in 2011 in Tacoma and King County (Seattle area) to prevent Clear Channel from converting conventional billboards to digital in those areas.

(Photo courtesy of Kevin Freitas) Commentary: hopefully, other communities can use the video to oppose billboard blight in their neighborhoods as well.

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by fredo on 7/3/2012 @ 6:03am
That clip mentions a DVD.

I searched Amazon and Google and could find no DVD with that title.

by fredo on 7/3/2012 @ 7:56am

I would have to compare a digital billboard to an overweight person in a thong. A few people love it but most would think its hideous. You be the judge:

by CaptainBritton on 7/3/2012 @ 9:22am
The DVD will be available soon, according to the website. The film is not 100% completed/released as I understand.

And - I'm personally far less offended by the human body than I am by the grotesque perversion of technology by advertising monopolies. The Digital billboard is much worse.