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04.27.10 Bucky Turco

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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10.21.09 Will Sherman

Despite a conspicuous absence from voter guides, Monty Burns hasn’t given up his mayoral aspirations. The campaign is still hitting the streets, plastering their propaganda over illegal NPA ads in their quest to defeat Mayor Bloomberg’s third-term bid. Being a fabulously wealthy power plant owner, Burns doesn’t have to worry about the $500k illegal poster […]

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10.12.09 Will Sherman

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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08.04.09 Will Sherman

NPA City Outdoor continues flouting rarely enforced laws, stepping up their illegal advertising assault in the Meatpacking District. Luna Park points out the corner of West 13th Street and Washington Street where the unlawful outdoor ad company recently installed one of their newest illegal billboards. The building at 437 West 13th Street has no permits […]

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08.03.09 Will Sherman

Posterchild was in town recently, mocking NPA’s dubious attempts to make their illegal street advertising appear more legal. The Toronto-based street artist replaced one of their advertisements to win some ad posters with his own sign hyping the coming onslaught of “illegal ads and other bullshit you didn’t ask for.” |Public Ad Campaign| Photo via […]

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07.17.09 Will Sherman

Somewhat surprisingly, the Museum of Modern Art backed a recent takeover of illegal outdoor advertising. Jordan Seiler of Public Ad Campaign spotted a group of teenagers with the MoMA Red Studio summer program pasting their artwork over illegal NPA ads on a construction shed in Manhattan. The takeover was conducted with the landlord’s permission, but […]

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06.23.09 Will Sherman

Along Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Jordan Seiler of Public Ad Campaign spotted a couple billboards painted over by RAB that are reminiscent of the New York Street Advertising Takeover. While one of the ads was an illegal NPA billboard, the other is just a handpainted Colosal Media spot for the unpopular “Flydealists Unite” campaign. Photo […]

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05.29.09 Will Sherman

For the first time ever, the Department of Buildings has physically removed an illegal billboard. City Room reports that contractors for the agency tore down a 3-story illegal ad wrapping the historic building at 174 Broadway yesterday. This forcible action comes after more than 100 violations against the building’s owner, 1 Maiden Lane Realty, and […]

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05.19.09 Will Sherman

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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04.28.09 Will Sherman

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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