Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Thank You for Supporting the Arts, Er Ads, Um Art?
New posters on Melrose saying 'Do Not Remove! Thank You for Supporting the Arts!'
Its a nice idea, and the posters are very artistic. They are for Seventh Letter which is the clothing line and business arm rooted in LA big time graffiti crew, AWR. And we believe Division is also a clothing line, which makes these artistic posters more advertisements than pure art.
But the posters are very artistic, and the companies are composed of artists. There does seem to be a big difference between corporations that are using the streets for pure advertising versus companies that are rooted in the streets. Clearly, some companies are active in the streets, and M&F has enjoyed many such campaigns, especially when they respect the streets and artists while getting up. What do people think? Art or ads? Or artful ads? What is the role of this on the streets?