Until you realized that they had no hair?
When I was a little kid, the grownup men wore fedoras.
I thought it was so cool.
Until you realized that they had no hair?
No Billboards in Times Square? The Internet Might Make It Happen
February 2, 2011, by Joey Arak
Imagine a Times Square with zero advertisements. Many have! Including the Dutchmen who want to replace the Crossroads of the World's billboards with art. That's never going to happen, so filmmaker (of Super Size Me fame) and some like-minded partners have come up with an easier solution for de-cluttering Times Square: Do it digitally! Enter No Ad, a website that simply sports a 360-degree shot of Times Square and asks people to remove every billboard and logo frame-by-frame using image editing software. Will this bit of crowdsourcing work? TechCrunch and Mashable have already caught on, so the geek army should be done sticking it to The Man in no time.
No Ad New York [noadny.com]
This will unearth a few gems, but just a very few as the newer buildings that replaced the old beauties were constructed with large blank bases designed to carry big flashy super signs. Once the signage here is virtually removed what remains could make the new additions along Sixth Avenue north of 23rd seem welcoming.
The largest surface display screen lives in New York City's Time Square
The New York City skyline just got a little bigger thanks to a gigantic digital LED screen created by LED maker D3. The screen which is declared the "largest continuous surface digital LED screen" is located at 1568 Broadway, right above Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel at West 47th Street.
According to D3, the screen is a hundred feet wide by fifty feet high, is about 82,000 pounds and haves the ability to transmit data via cellphone and broadcast HD Video feeds. The purpose of the screen is to serve advertisers with a unique "interactive platform". With about 5 million LEDs at 4x HD resolution, this display will be bright and likely to catch the eye of walking pedestrains. The company behind the display is no stranger to building big screen here in the city, most of the mega screens in New York's Times Square were bulit by D3.
Proof that a billboard free Times Square aint happenin soon. I wish they'd get those billboards up atop Conde Nast and all the way up the W Hotel.
I wonder how long before it starts digitally glitching.....
Times square need the ads, screens, etc to remain an attraction.... could use less billboards though and more lit signs like Ginza, Tokyo or Seoul. Anyway, what they need to do is find another area of NYC like the bowery or something and light the street up with illuminated animated art installations... somewhere that isn't too populated and is up and coming. NYC is a baby when it comes to Asian sign districts and it could use a couple more done properly without the massive billboards. I prefer the old style neon districts like you find in Hong Kong, etc than the massive LED ad screens... NYC could make KoreaTown or ChinaTown more like this.
Coming soon to Times Square ...
#OCCUPYTOGETHER #OCCUPYWALLST BILLBOARD
EpicStep is offering to put up a giant billboard loudly proclaiming our message. We can vote on the city, we can upload/vote on the final ad copy, and … we get our very own FREE BILLBOARD. We need a minimum of 20K VOTES for EpicStep to fund our billboard. However, if we hit 200K VOTES, EpicStep has agreed to purchase the ad space on two massive billboards right in the heart of Times Square! Times Square!
Very cool for people who want to be there but can't get there. Thoughtfully posted by brianac in another thread in 2007. It will zoom out for a minute, then back in and focus, but once in a while there's an ad.
INSIDE OUT NEW YORK CITY: COME TO TIMES SQUARE TO OUR PHOTOBOOTH TRUCK!
From April 22 to May 10, 2013, for INSIDE OUT NEW YORK CITY, JR and his team invite New Yorkers and visitors to take self-portraits in a photo booth truck stationed in Times Square, the site of the world’s first ever photo booth almost 100 years ago.
If you are in New York City, come and visit our Inside Out photobooth truck on Times Square, until May 10th, 2013. Get your poster right away and paste your face on the ground ! Also, during all the month of May, every night at 11.57pm, a 3 minutes video art project on Inside Out take place on most of the screens, famous for their advertising.
See the photobooth's website: http://www.insideoutproject.net/nyc/
A handful of new LED screens coming to or just unveiled in Times Square.
They're supposedly planning to erect a 14 story sign where the Roxy Deli was located (now Radio Shack).
The Marriott Marquis will be wrapped in 25,000 SF of new signage.
The renovated Miller Shoes Building just had this gigantic display on top of it:
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701 Seventh Avenue
Now a few years old, The American Eagle store seemed to take the scale and brightness of LED signage to another level.
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And the new H&M sign, of course.
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I'm still annoyed that 701 7th is being razed, particularly since the new tower is a crappy box.