1. Advertising shits in your head, it is a form of visual and psychological pollution.

2. Removing/Replacing/Defacing advertising is not vandalism, it is an act of tidying up that is both legally and morally defensible.

3. The Visual Realm is a Public Realm, it is part of the commons, it belongs to everyone, so nobody should be able to own it.

4. Outdoor Advertising can and should be banned, Sao Paulo did it in 2006, Grenoble followed suit in 2015.

@GreenandBlack I recall hearing how advertising is supposed to be a 'contract' between the advertiser and the viewer/listener. That ads should provide something of value. TV ads pay for shows. Radio ads pay for music. Billboards and signs pay for and provide nothing but an obstruction.


@corvak @GreenandBlack That implicit contract is technically how modern broadcast entertainment first got its start in the US. Radios and TV's needed something more to broadcast than just sales pitches. Entertainment was the sugar that helped the medicine go down. It's interesting to see how far it's come.

Also, that's why the billboards in your example are the exception – print vs broadcast media.

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