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Bus Stop Anti-Advertisements Subvert Commercial Expectations

When you see a human-made image in the world that surrounds you, what do you expect it to be? Chances are that it will be an advertisement. I’d remarked last year on the appearance of political criticism on bus benches in my home of Columbus, Ohio. Apparently, this isn’t a practice limited to Columbus. The Anti-Advertising Agency notes their project to install bus stop bench backs with art that makes social commentary either without advertisement or of an actively anti-advertisement sort (“you don’t need it”).

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