May. 4, 2009 at 8:18am

Clear Channel: Local Atists Matter

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?"

Read more here: http://consumerist.com/5236328/art-vigilantes-paint-over-120-illegal-billboards-in-nyc

comments [6]  |  posted under artistst, clear channel, payback, tacoma


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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