September 5, 2009, 1pm PDT
The rise of smart mobile technology is increasing the demand for digital interactivity in public spaces. Marketers and artists are obliging.
May 26, 2009, 10am PDT
Titan Worldwide, a company that sells advertising on the sides of buses for the cities of New York, Boston and Minneapolis, is unable to pay millions of dollars in ad revenue it owes to transit authorities.
March 30, 2009, 6am PDT
L.A. is boiling with billboard drama right now. <em>Los Angeles Times</em> architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne looks at the debate and argues that signage can have a positive role in the urban landscape.
March 10, 2009, 1pm PDT
BrandWeek says that the downturn in the economy makes more ads in public spaces 'a no-brainer', because cities get revenue and advertisers get exposure in previously untapped locations.
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.
January 26, 2009, 6am PST
L.A. is at war with outdoor advertising. Though activists have urged the city to make moves to block video billboards, it's not really clear which side is winning the war, according to this piece from <em>Design Observer</em>.
November 19, 2008, 5am PST
The historic city of Venice has largely been free from outdoor advertising, but a new deal with the city allows billboards to be placed on scaffolding set up for building renovations. Locals are not very happy about the change.
August 8, 2008, 5pm PDT
Pizza is delicious. Crop circles are cool. But what happens when you put them together?
July 8, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>In an effort to raise extra money, cities and counties in Florida have been selling advertising in public spaces. Some say it's a good way to get extra revenue, but others worry about the visual pollution of public areas.</p>
July 7, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Dallas's city council passed an ordinance restricting the percentage of window space a storefront can use for advertisements. Council members say the signs are creating or adding to blight.</p>
May 15, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Flashing lights on the walls on train tunnels that display a 15-second video to passengers have been introduced in L.A., bringing new revenue to the area's transit agency, but bothering some riders. Some say the ads intrude on public space.</p>