Advertising or urban spam?

Posted by on Aug 11, 2008 in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Natrel1
Pic c/o Sair

Russell raised this question a while ago

Walking down Shoreditch way on Saturday, I saw this.

Not sure i've changed my mind, even with a real artist involved.

What you think?

7 Comments

  1. david cushman
    August 12, 2008

    For me? Urban spam. Where’s the relevance. If it ain’t relevant, all the rest is spam (imho).
    This is Times Square coming to a street near you, isn’t it?
    And look what they’ve had to end up doing there in the most pointless arms race in history:
    http://www.stoweboyd.com/message/2008/07/paint-the-whole.html

  2. tom
    August 12, 2008

    Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam.
    And like real spam, it gives me the shits.

  3. windo
    August 13, 2008

    if spam is created in an interesting and tasty way, it can be delightful, kinda like spam musubi.

  4. holycow
    August 13, 2008

    Spam. Nice try though but stupidly misunderstood rules or ‘rools’ of grafitti etiquette. Annoying actually!

  5. kelvin newman
    August 15, 2008

    can’t believe everyone is so anti it? I’m sure it’s not hugely relevant but thin is much when it comes to billboards?
    I think it’ll stand out which is half the challenge and I can’t see it taking off, but us talking about it proves to some extent it’s working

  6. holycow
    August 19, 2008

    Kelvin – your right up to a point – but ‘half the challenge’ is not about standing out anymore. We are talking about it for the wrong reasons if that makes sense.

  7. Laura Billings
    September 4, 2008

    spam. feels like marketing companies trying to slip in under the radar and buy credibility. it’s not public art if it’s trying to sell you something.