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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Poster War Quick Draw

Posted by on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Posters go up, Poster Giant posters cover them up, posters go on top of those posters, a baby is born and an old person hates posters and the cycle of life continues.

The ciiiiiiiircle of life
  • The ciiiiiiiircle of life

Yesterday I noticed the initial batch of mostly white posters go up on the wall across the street. A man wielding a telescoping paste roller took his time covering up all the other posters on the wall with precision. The next time I looked out the window, probably a half hour later, there were these giant beautiful rusty Xs covering the posters!

Who made those stealthy Xs in broad daylight? Someone monitoring the wall by secret video camera? Someone with a ladder? A Stranger staff member?


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Larry Mizell, Jr. 1
Danny Brown fan? War in the skreets?
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on August 14, 2012 at 5:34 PM · Report this
sikandro 2
The unfortunate thing is I'd probably be more likely to notice the posters with the big x over them than those same posters without.
Posted by sikandro on August 15, 2012 at 10:04 AM · Report this
Emily Nokes 3
@2 - I know! I was thinking about how the posters and the Xs look nice together. But that just posters or Xs alone on a wall aren't even noticeable.
Posted by Emily Nokes on August 15, 2012 at 10:15 AM · Report this
Jason Josephes 4
It's odd how everyone fights over the same small patches of real estate. Why not walk around the neighborhood wearing a sandwich board instead? That would stand out more than all of the visual white noise. Plus, you can't paste over it, although it would be fun to see someone try.
Posted by Jason Josephes on August 15, 2012 at 12:03 PM · Report this

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