<body> Public Ad Campaign: 'Department of Advertising Correction' hijacks UK political billboards
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

'Department of Advertising Correction' hijacks UK political billboards

It seems outdoor advertising takeovers are becoming prevalent forms of public communications these days. Citizens, fed up with the one way messages attempting to lure our attention away from one another and focus our senses on private concerns, are taking their thoughts to the streets in droves. In doing so they are not only constructing a public space where our individual voices shape our communal public concerns, but questioning advertising's use of our shared environment for private messages. It is fantastic!

"A white utility van emblazoned with the logo of the "Shoreditch Department of Advertising Correction" has been taking over political billboards in East London, changing Conservative Party ads to poetic or sometimes political ends. The group sends a press release and a series of photos of the billboard modifications, which started appearing around Old Street and Shoreditch High Street on April 19." [MORE HERE]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very profound. But by the time I took the time to read this I would have crashed my car into a lamp post. Ouch. Screw you, you ad takeover cerebralists!


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