Monday, October 26, 2009

Would You Rather See Street Art Or Ads? Artists Start Battling For Space.

Well, well, well.. things are getting pretty interesting in the advertising world these days as ads seek to be seen as street art - however well or poorly that turns out. (see below) While street artists are not allowed to put up their work in lots of places, Jordan Seiler founder of PublicAdCampaign says that ads are being placed in the very same places.
The New York Times covered the event on Sunday in New York where artists took to the streets whitewashing over "illegal ads" and putting up their own work. The ads were replaced shortly only to be whitewashed over again. The article is really worth reading.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's ashame that artists can't put their art up. I've seen some that are colorful and even inspiring. It goes to show you that in the name of the holy $$$, ads win out.

November 2, 2009 at 11:38 AM  

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