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Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I've become more interested in the statement that the removal of public advertising makes about our collective desire to control our public environment than about actually getting public advertising fully removed. If graffiti and street art were legal and could make use of all the billboards and public advertising spaces, they would be widely competitive with public advertising. If by creating original artistic works they were also making something more interesting and beautiful, we would begin to privilege them in our minds. We would despise ads which covered our favorite works and protect the areas we coveted.


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