Thursday, January 17, 2008

Green fields & rolling hills

2008 marks the 40th anniversary of the banning of advertising billboards in the US state of Vermont.

Given the prevelance of urban spam today, it's a wonder more places haven't acted to restrict outdoor advertising.

Having said that, I do love a nice piece of outdoor.

In fact one of my favourite places in the world is Shibuya, in Japan, where there are so many flashing billboards that it doesn't even get dark at night.

Spare a thought too for the man behind the Vermont ban, Eric Riehle, who died just a couple of weeks ago.