In Lima, Peru, there is a new billboard that is selling an idea by providing free water to the local population. Water access is an issue in the area for a variety of reasons which impacts poverty and other water-related issues in the area. A local engineering school wanted to show potential new . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: A Billboard That Finally Has a Reason to Exist: Free Water
many years ago, local Toronto artist and activist Devon Ostrom started Beautiful City to get more funding for the arts in Toronto and since then the project has grown to be quite large. This week they saw their dream realized and now Toronto is using a new tax on billboards (which are a visual blight) . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Toronto Uses Billboard Tax to Fund Arts
Provocative Polish artist Peter Fuss is back with a new pair of guerrilla billboards. Each monochrome board is wallpapered with 36 depictions of an US one-dollar bill, with the text “reasons are still the same” pasted in loud, bold type across the rightmost panel.
Fuss has pushed political buttons with his past . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Blasphemous maggot artist erects new illegal billboards
ANY conference worth its salt needs a nice long list of sponsors to give the impression of widespread diverse support for whatever the conference organisers are advocating.
In the case of the Heartland Institute and their advocacy for the denial of the risks of human-caused climate change, their just-started conference for climate . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Who Are The Australian Backers Of Heartland’s Climate Denial?