May. 4, 2009 at 8:18am
Remember that whole Clear Channel billboard debacle? After reading about what some New York artists did under similar circumstances, I was inspired to share it with my local billboard abolitionists. Their simple yet effective approach was to pinpoint illegally posted ads and paint original artwork over them.
If it weren't for the need of a really really ridiculously tall ladder to do the same thing here, I'd suggest we do something similar. However, perhaps there is some more reachable low-hanging fruit that could use a little "freshening up?"
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by Erik on 5/4/2009 @ 12:13pm
Here was the original thread:
by NineInchNachos on 5/5/2009 @ 12:07am
|I do love this recent sign fix from the downtrodden broadway business owners...
by Nick on 5/5/2009 @ 1:09pm
|Haha, now there's some honest signage!|
by jenyum on 5/6/2009 @ 9:31am
|If it makes you feel any better, Clear Channel is feeling the squeeze from the market these days:
I think advertising has a terminal illness, much like print news. (They are family members, after all.)
by Nick on 5/6/2009 @ 9:50am
|Good find! Perhaps maintaining so many of these billboards will become too cost-proibitive (here's hoping anyway).
Also, Rocketboom has posted a short on the New York effort against these illegal billboards:
by Erik on 5/6/2009 @ 10:39am
|Good find! Perhaps maintaining so many of these billboards will become too cost-prohibitive
I wish that were true Nick.
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