October 09, 2002

Banners go commercial

The first commercial banner in my overpass spotting of the past few months:
"Bridal Fair, Sun. 27th Oct. Diamond Creek", Greensborough Highway. I'm betting it won't stay up too long, and that would be fair. It seems reasonable that people should use it to celebrate their small, personal events and that advertising be disallowed.

Mark Hosler, one of the very great intelligences behind Negativland, says that Australia doesn't realise how comparatively under-marketed-at it is. When he was out here about 5 years ago, he said that Australia reminded him a lot of America with much less advertising. It starts with the bridal fairs...

posted on October 09, 2002 at 08:50 AM by darren.