— THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE

A WORLD WITHOUT ADS.



Great title, but alas, it’s not my big world critique moment on the state of advertising, (I’m sure that will rear it’s head at some point) This is in fact a rather strange, but perfectly formed Flickr album of missing ads spaces, culled mainly from London Underground, but also the odd billboard or bus adshell. The blurb says there aren’t photoshopped, which we will have to believe, for they illustrate two things, one how the lack of visual stimuli (or annoying interruptions depending on your point of view) greatly affects our perception of the space around us, and also act as a weird mausoleum to a rapidly mutating communcation form. If they say the art of print is dying, then these represent the real live representation of that change.

Or they could just be waiting for the poster guy to come round and slap another Danny Dyer film poster up.

Whichever, it’s a funny old set. Take a look.

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