Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Blank, originally uploaded by Headphonaught.

I saw these blank billboards this morning at the Motherwell train station... and it got me thinking: I've seen a lot of blank billboards lately. Has anyone else noticed a similar phenomenon?

Is outdoor advertising spending down to the degree whereby the billboard companies are not putting up posters? Is this a good thing?

We have become so used to billboards that we notice when they are blank... or at least I noticed. Thing is... I'm not sure these monotonous slabs of grey are necessarily an improvement. Some posters recently have even been a pleasure to view... especially the Irn Bru ads when they are out.

What should we do? Could we reclaim them? Put up art for the community instead of the grey rectangles of boring?

Hmm... what do you think?

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