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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Re: GIRL ARMY!!!!! (Has Already Been Covered Up)

Posted by on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Last night's work didn't even make it until noon today. Here's a picture of the poster hanger (presumably from Poster Giant, although he packed up his stuff and walked away before I could go outside and ask) photographing the freshly hung posters:

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Let's see how long it takes for someone to come and poop (not literally! PLEASE not literally!) on Poster Giant's efforts...

 

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Can we seriously get someone to stop Poster Giant? Their unethical (and from many anecdotes borderline illegal) practices are hurting our art communities. The last time I brought this up several years ago they sent people out to attack me on the internet.
Posted by Grendel on August 22, 2012 at 12:25 PM · Report this
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FUCKING WOW.

So disrespectful. So sad. Pathetic really. I'm glad I was there to document all their hard work last night.
Posted by Timothy Rysdyke on August 22, 2012 at 12:38 PM · Report this
Seattle Peach 3
Poster Giant can't exist without their clients. If people like SAM would stop giving them business, they would be forced to either change their practices or perish.
Posted by Seattle Peach http://seattlepeach.com on August 22, 2012 at 1:08 PM · Report this
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SEND TO: info@postergiant.net

Hi Doug,

Last night a team of artists and activists worked until 4AM on a project that had taken weeks to design and a hefty cost for materials. By 10AM (6 hours later) poster giant had covered over a third of the project. This kind of action was extremely disrespectful to the people who put their time and money into such a community-involved project, as well as to the community which already has such little access to free public forum. You have claimed public space as private, indiscriminately covered lost cat/sister/yard sale/activist event flyers with your own advertising, and indirectly bullied companies into working with you so that they may reap the benefits of your militant hoarding of free space. Why do you continue to run your business in such a negative way? Your clients may be pleased with the wall space you have given them, but the communities that you plaster over have taken notice. I doubt that you want to bear the brunt of the widespread criticism that you have received lately. In your own interest, and of the artists, activist, promoters, and members of your community, it's time that you stop your aggressive tactics.
Posted by GIRL ARMY on August 22, 2012 at 2:10 PM · Report this
Vermillion 5
That building is finally going to be developed so it probably won't be a problem in the very near future. We'll be losing it for other posters though, so get your chance while you can.
Posted by Vermillion http://vermillionseattle.com on August 22, 2012 at 2:21 PM · Report this
icouldliveinhope 6
So um, this is extra stupid, because apparently they're PAX Prime posters, and PAX Prime has been sold out since... May. FUCKING MAY.
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/05/03/pax-pr…

Basically these are doing nobody any good at all.
Posted by icouldliveinhope on August 22, 2012 at 2:53 PM · Report this
Posted by Kelly O on August 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 8
blerg. a ton of identical (commerce) posters over a ton of identical (art/political) posters.
Posted by Josh Bis http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Author.html?oid=3815563 on August 22, 2012 at 5:42 PM · Report this

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