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   Undertoad  Wednesday Jul 13 03:36 PM

7/13/2005: Clean ads



Via We Make Money Not Art. As IotD has picked up other forms of odd advertising, here's another. These ads are for the French Yellow Pages. They are on the sidewalk. But they aren't painted on; actually, they're painted off! The lettering was produced by cleaning only along those lines. It's supposed to last three months.



mrnoodle  Wednesday Jul 13 03:46 PM

Wow. Talk about unlimited advertising potential. [/francesucks]



BigV  Wednesday Jul 13 03:52 PM

Interesting campaign. I like the little car in the background. It looks like a Smart Car from Mercedes Benz. It's also doing some advertising apparently.

Here's a pic in the closest angle to the one in the IotD




Trilby  Wednesday Jul 13 04:48 PM

My family couldn't fit in that car.

And the French are so...weird



LabRat  Wednesday Jul 13 04:49 PM

Advertising on the sidewalk isn't new around here, it's how all the local groups/bands/what-have-you's advertise when their getting together, what time/bar they are playing at etc. It's done in chalk though, so if we have a dry spell after classes start up the sidewalks get pretty grafittied. (we need a spell check...)



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jul 13 09:04 PM

I guess there's probably no law against cleaning the sidewalk??
I wonder if our graffiti artists could get away with cleaning a wall, fence, truck, railroad car, bus, overpass, etc, ad nauseum.



capnhowdy  Wednesday Jul 13 10:06 PM

Pretty good idea really.
I don't see any chewing tobacco ads......heehee....



Yellow #5  Thursday Jul 14 01:42 PM

Family nothing. I couldn't fit in that car.



Happy Monkey  Thursday Jul 14 01:46 PM

I vaguely remember a story where someone tried this before, and it was judged as graffiti anyway. They had to foot the bill to finish the cleaning job.



Queen of the Ryche  Thursday Jul 14 08:10 PM

So I guess if you get a whole glut of ads you'd wipe the sidewalk clean and everyone would have to look for a new place to advertise?



capnhowdy  Thursday Jul 14 09:57 PM

then again... everybody could advertise & then they could all find a new place to walk.
the French really aresome wierd people.
Step on a noun.... break yo momma's crown....



jaguar  Friday Jul 22 04:03 PM

far from new, been done quite a few times, first i think by a brazillian artist.



mmmBoy  Sunday Jul 24 06:07 PM

Having been to France and smelling the smells of Paris in the summer, I would bet that that is not made by cleaning along the lines. It is more likely the work of a public urinator with very good aim.



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