Outdoor Advertisements

January 16, 2011, 1pm PST
The Council of Edmonton, Alberta is considering allowing liquor advertisements on their buses, which a report estimates could bring in an extra $1 million in revenue.
CBC News
December 18, 2010, 9am PST
Previous renderings of the building proposed for the two-tower, 42-story building on L.A.'s Wilshire Blvd. showed almost the entire structure wrapped in advertising. With a more modest space for signage, the project gets the thumbs-up.
Curbed LA
September 30, 2009, 5am PDT
A federal judge has allowed a citywide ban on new digital billboards and building-sized supergraphics to continue.
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2009, 1pm PDT
Planetizen's Nate Berg reports on advertisers in Los Angeles using steam cleaners to put corporate logos into the grimy sidewalk. Advertisers claim, "If anything, we've improved public property. We've cleaned up streets that were normally filthy."
LA Weekly
July 10, 2009, 9am PDT
The new public plazas in New York City have gained much popularity among locals -- and earned much money for the city. Officials have been renting out the spaces to advertisers, blurring the lines between public and private.
The New York Times
May 12, 2009, 1pm PDT
Crushed by the falling economy, failing retail spaces are renting their storefronts to make a some extra cash.
The New York Times
February 7, 2009, 7am PST
In response to an essay on restricting outdoor advertising in L.A., designer and lawyer Lawrence Barth argues that putting these decisions into the hands of groups -- whether city- or activist-led -- can lead to unintended consequences.
Design Observer
February 3, 2009, 11am PST
As part of the city's drawn-out battle with outdoor advertisers, Los Angeles officials have ordered building owners to remove "supergraphic" ads plastered to the sides of large buildings.
The New York Times
January 21, 2009, 9am PST
Outdoor signs, some of them quite large, have gone up around Los Angeles despite a 90-day moratorium on them. Tenants of buildings with such multistory "supergraphics" draped over their windows share their grief.
Los Angeles Times