Friday, 4 July 2008

Street clean-vertising


City officials tend not to look too kindly on adverts scrawled in spray paint on city pavement, for example. Now Street Advertising Services is offering a less antagonizing—and more legal—solution by creating images out of water.

The British company's Street Art service uses high-pressure cleaning machines to wash brands, logos and adverts onto dirty pavements. First, clients provide their design, and SAS turns it into a giant stencil. Then, working at night, the SAS team blasts the stencil with water and steam on dirty walls, roads, pavements or even road signs. The result is a sparkling clean image in the shape of the company's logo or message. Nothing but water and steam are used, and it's all perfectly environmentally friendly and legal, SAS stresses.

5 comments:

Daphne said...

I posted that because I thought it was a cool idea thinking of all the time we spend walking on the streets.

www.stlukes.co.uk said...

definitely.

but does that mean corporate logos in previously untouched places?

neil said...

I wonder how much it costs for a small campaign...

daphne said...

Pricing for a street art campaign with 15 to 20 adverts throughout a city begins at GBP 1,000 per city plus initial setup costs.
:)

Dan H said...

Feels like the kind of thing that would be OK if used by the right brand (Nike 10k ads, economist etc) but utterly horrible if it ended up being price ads for broadband suppliers. Like graffiti, but with no artistic merit whatsoever.