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New York commuters are bombarded with advertisements. Capitalizing on this bland, visual onslaught, the freshly launched NO AD app is hijacking ads all over the subway system with alternative imagery, turning them into a sprawling, augmented reality exhibition space. This month, it’s loosely themed around street art and anti-advertising. In the near future, they’ll be collaborating with art and photography […]

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As we’ve seen with the recent whitewashing of 5Pointz, public art is often ephemeral, whether it’s legal or not. The Bowery Wall, which became an iconic spot for street art and graffiti after Keith Haring painted a mural there in 1982, is no different. Ever since 2008, when building owner Tony Goldman and Jeffery Deitch began […]

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We didn’t realize that ANIMAL ally and illegal ad space irritant Jordan Seiler was one of the finalists in NYC’s urbancanvas program. Vote for his black and white checkered design here, it’s karmically justified. […]

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Public Ad Campaign’s Jordan Seiler is much happier now that NPA has largely abandoned their illegal billboard bombing since it means for space for artists to takeover, like this recent site specific piece done by French artist OX in the East Village. Seiler also encouraged artists to take advantage of the new street levels canvasses, […]

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After two successful NYSAT (New York Street Advertising Takeover) operations, Public Ad Campaign’s Jordan Seiler just launched the digital arm of the project: a website. It’s chock full of galleries, videos, maps, and most importantly, it lists all of the MPA’s illegal ad locations, making it that much easier for anyone to take part in […]

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Last December, a small group of artists installed an unauthorized holiday display to raise straphangers’ spirits and spruce up a neglected corner of the Columbus Circle Subway Station. The budding tradition continues after today’s extremely early morning opening of the second annual “Holiday Gift to NYC Show.” Around 1:30 AM, eleven artists convened to turn […]

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After the success of the last New York Street Advertising Takeover, Public Ad Campaign’s Jordan Seiler organized another contingent of conspirators—including ANIMAL’s own Will Sherman—to liberate the mostly illegally operated NPA billboards in Manhattan and Brooklyn on Sunday. Like last time, the first wave of volunteers in nifty OSHA-approved neon vests, buffed the ad spots […]

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A colorful mural by Conor Harrington that was recently covered up by illegal NPA wildpostings (pictured left) in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District was liberated today by Public Ad Campaign and street artist DICKCHICKEN (pictured right). Hopefully, the outdoor advertising company doesn’t reclaim the space as quick as they did their other spots after the infamous whitewashing […]

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In addition to the one artist that was arrested during the New York Street Advertising Takeover, several other participants were taken into custody: 2 whitewashers and one videographer. Jordan Seiler of Public Ad Campaign writes: […]

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Had Public Ad Campaign’s New York Street Advertising Takeover just finished with the whitewashing of 120 illegally NPA operated advertising locations, it certainly still would have been a success. But no, Jordan Seiler had to turn things up a notch. Once the buffers were finished painting over the ad blight, over 50 artists (of which […]

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