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Sunday, August 18, 2013

How to Turn a Billboard Into a Giant Doodle Pad for the Public

tsb hd from mobstr on Vimeo.
I have been wanting to put something together about Mobstr for some time now. His work, while not always over advertising, speaks to my concerns about public space as a social environment in ways other artists works simply do not. If you don't know Mobstr's work, you should give him a look, [HERE] Often, Mobstr speaks directly to you as viewer, but just as often to some other public character, the buff, the architect, the urban planner. In doing so his work doesn't only adress you individually but other actors which help shape how we see and use public space. What I love about this is that it makes you realize that we are all constantly creating and recreating our public environment, acting on it in ways which we hope changes it for the better, or more often for our personal needs. In the piece above, Mobstr brings the public directly into the conversation in a more obvious way, but again making sure you understand you are part of a greater conversation. 

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