Monthly Archives: March 2008

Article on Rami Tabello of IllegalSigns.CA

If you haven’t checked out IllegalSigns.CA yet, Rami Tabello is the man behind the removal of dozens of illegal billboards in Toronto. From IllegalSigns.CA: Humber College’s Convergence Magazine has published this article [PDF] about It breaks a bit of new ground with the following quotes: “The billboard lobby is a very powerful lobby,they do […]

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With billboards, cities are facing the digital decision

By Patricia Lowry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Ah, for the good old days, when billboards were merely a blight you could avoid, sort of, by averting your eyes. Now the outdoor advertising companies have us right where they want us: stuck in traffic or at a red light, facing a digital sign that changes about every seven […]

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Trojan Horse

Recently back from Cambodia, welcome back to the AAA, Anne Elizabeth Moore! The great Facebook Ad Debate of November 2007 centered entirely on whether it would work—meaning, would people who did not buy certain products before alter their spending patterns now?—and whether or not it would change advertising forever—meaning, are online social advertising networks the […]

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Clear Channel: Digital Billboards Rented, Not Hacked

The Los Angeles street artist known as Skullphone managed to get his iconic skull-holding-a-cellphone image to display on 10 prominent digital billboards throughout Los Angeles last week — leading some blogs to report that hed hacked into the signs. Alas, Clear Channel Outdoors, which owns the billboards, says no. "He paid to get it up," […]

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Advertising Scofflaw Assaults NYT Reporter

From the New York Times’ David W. Dunlap, dated March 27, 2008: The takeover of public space for commercial promotion may be offensive, but it is usually legal. Occasionally, however, it is not. On Friday, March 14, it bordered on the criminal. That’s where I come in. I was the victim. As a Times reporter, […]

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Watch Out Dr. Zizmor

Admittedly, I’m a little late to the game on this. Apparently it circled the design world last month when the Anti-Advertising Agency’s graphic designer, Adam Connelly, first sent this to me. Regardless, page through the 5 different templates on Design-Police, download and print on sticker paper, and start talking back to those poorly designed ads. […]

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