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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 new video about the New York Street Advertising Takeover offers a concise explanation of the illegal billboard whitewashing project that took place earlier this year. Filmmaker Keith Haskel shadowed organizer Jordan Seiler of Public Ad Campaign to capture the action: whitewashers buffing more than 120 unlawful NPA billboards, artists repurposing the ad space and […]

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The photos of last month’s New York Street Advertising Takeover do offer some interesting perspectives, but this interactive map really helps convey the project’s scale. Included on the newly public map are photos of the more than 120 illegal billboards that were whitewashed, photos of the artists’ work, some of their stories, and links to […]

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In addition to providing kindling for track fires in the subways, the free Metro paper is also great at getting stories completely wrong. In this article about the New York Street Advertising Takeover they get it wrong right from the outset: “One night not long ago while the city either partied or slept, a band […]

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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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Over the weekend, we gave you firsthand accounts of the New York Street Advertising Takeover that was responsible for whitewashing 120 illegal billboards that artists then transformed into public canvasses. For many, the photos online are the only way to see the results since NPA employees quickly re-pasted their unlawful posters over the art. Much […]

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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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On Saturday, Public Ad Campaign’s Jordan Seiler organized a massive ad space takeover in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The target: NPAs illegal outdoor billboards. They’re the main company that wheatpastes up promotional posters for various brands or what’s known in the industry as wild postings. According to Seiler, the Department of Buildings informed him that many […]

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