The battle for Los Angeles’ public space

June 1st, 2012 | By | 2 Comments »

You know those annoying LA street artists who popped up after Mr. Brainwash’s story in Exit Through the Gift Shop inspired everyone in that city who wasn’t starring in a film (and some who are) to start putting up posters and stickers? Well, some of them do have at least one redeemable quality: They disrupt advertisements. And that’s what Cyrcle and a few others talk about in this film for Pharrell’s YouTube channel i am OTHER. In terms of info about the ridiculous mural law battles in LA, it’s not a bad piece (although there’s no appearance from Saber, this in only part one of the story). Just try to ignore all the cheesiness from the artists.

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    But advertising supports your blog, no? Everyone is anti-ad, including people at agencies, but at the same time are dying for those dollars. What do you think pays for pharrells youtube channel?

  • True. But you don’t have to visit Vandalog (or you can read it in an RSS reader). It’s much more difficult to avoid billboards. Obviously this oversimplifies things a bit, but, generally speaking, ads on blogs or in magazines or on television are ads that you have some choice about seeing, but ads in public spaces are imposed upon you because you choose to leave your house.