Replace all advertising with street art, murals and community noticeboards 2020. You can advertise your business only on the physical property you operate from, or specific exceptions for wayfinding signage. Everything else goes. Put up maps of local areas so it’s possible to find ones way around without online maps or any device.
@s0 it always kills me when i see a wall that used to be covered in street art get painted over with flat grey
who could possibly think that looks better
@s0 I kinda hate excessive colour mess. Makes me want to get a guide dog and close my eyes. But it's still better than sheer white walls.
part of the appeal of jain narrow streets. I think people come to see times square in NY also because of its atmosphere that created partly by ads.
What is your behavior on the web, do you block ads? I do. But my mother, who had seen soviet grayness, asked me to turn off ad blocker, when i assumed she'd like one. She was also impatiently waiting for businesses to open up on our street to see the boards and life. And she's not consumer, that's about longing to the missing aesthetics of the life with free market instead of emptiness of socialistic shops and rudeness of sellers.
@s0 Tokyo and Seoul have maps like this and it owns! some of them are interactive and allow you to change the language, highlight food/shopping/cultural buildings, etc. dunno why they don’t do it in the US.
@s0 make the world look like a dwarf fortress run where I got bored and designated the entire map for engraving
@s0 They got rid of advertising billboards in São Paulo