Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ad free zone


There was much chatter out in the Blogosphere a few months back about the ban on outdoor advertising in Sao Paolo.

Now whilst I'd be one of the first people to say there is too much advertising, especially outdoor, I'm starting to wonder what our cities would be like if we banned it.

Here's a link to a fantastic Flickr set of pictures taken in Sao Paolo after the ad ban.

This vibrant city looks sad and unloved.

Perhaps rather than banning we need tighter regulation.

Click here to check out Sao Paolo's lack of ads and let me know what you think.

Thanx to Rick for the link.