Friday, May 8, 2009

OK, well, I'm in advertising and I still like this. A lot.

I like public art. A lot. And I'm not talking about a sculpture outside a big, ugly office building placed there in hopes of softening the crushing effect of the building on the visual environment. I'm talking about public art. Accessible art. Art people can actually enjoy.

This is a pretty cool project in New York where a group of people whitewashed illegal billboards and replaced the spaces with art. The interesting this was that they got some resistance from a few quarters.

Anyway, check out the web site (it's really a blog) too.

And if you like this kind of stuff, check out Banksy, a fabulous street artist in England.

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