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While I do appreciate and enjoy many of the contributions to this billboard project, I am whole-heartedly offended and, quite frankly, very bothered by Lauren Woods' Urdu billboard on Melrose & Fairfax. Since the Urdu alphabet isn't the same as the English/Spanish alphabet there is no way anyone can read it! If you have a message of love, why veil it behind an unreadable language? This is pretty snotty and I don't like it in my neighborhood. I am a proud American who appreciates diversity but tread carefully!!! It's a scary world...

Posted by Alison Wise | 3/26/2010 11:30:47 AM

You have taken time & effort to produce this unusual art scene. Although I like some of the billboards, I find others quite boring. Perhaps other artists would have produced better works.,,Also, I agree with Gene Burr and others who question the wisdom of making billboards something to be admired. If you had not made a pact with the Billboard owners would the billboards have been blank due to the bad economy?,,Many people look at billboards as being a blight on the urban landscape. I can't help but agree!

Posted by Marilyn van Oppen | 3/19/2010 5:16:44 PM

I commend MAK for pushing this large scale exhibition. I pass a minimum of 5 of these pieces in my day to day. I love them. In a world with ad clutter and supergraphics all designed to influence our purchase decisions... these works rather lead us to think for ourselves... Thank you!

Posted by Lance - An Ad Man | 3/3/2010 5:57:30 PM

since LA is not part of my "world", I can only speculate......but the artistic punctuation that the billboards provide would seem to undermine the efforts of the artists to humanize the local visual environment, and efforts of the the environmentalists to reduce the cacophony of excessive signage

Posted by Gene Burr | 3/2/2010 4:21:31 PM

Great project, really makes you stop, think and observe...which is rare in today's cities

Posted by Jareh Das | 2/24/2010 2:26:54 PM

Interesting concept. I like. Visited site hoping to see all billboards. Hope they are all posted here soon.

Posted by ch matthews | 2/20/2010 6:44:42 PM

Bless you, MAK, for this beautification of our city! I am so excited to see all the new billboards and even more excited that you put them on Metro bus routes. What a great way to promote public transportation in car-centric Los Angeles.

Posted by Nancy | 2/20/2010 8:54:32 AM

this looks like a truly innovative exhibition and raises many interesting questions. regarding it as an experiment in gauging reactions when advertising is replaced with art is just one of its many possibilities. ,,it could just be the perfect excuse to visit L.A. this spring.

Posted by Peter | 2/18/2010 8:29:32 PM
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