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New York Advertecture Strikes Again


Courttvad2_1Exploiting the New Yorker's penchant for voyeurism (and the city's reputation for crime), Court TV yesterday installed this three-story camouflauged advertisement on the side of a residence at King Street and Sixth Avenue.

It's really quite an amusing little cartoon. As an unsuspecting tenant is about to be hacked to death by an intruder with a butcher's knife, life goes on as usual for the other tenants in the building.

I much prefer this type of clever, less-intrusive advertecture to having classic New York landmarks defaced by Amazonian models.

The other point to note is that there are apartments for rent in this property — do you think they'll be offering crime-based discounts?
(thanks Dave!)

Classic New York Advertecture [tr]

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  1. That is clever advertising! Very cool...

    Posted by: Roy | Aug 11, 2005 11:09:12 AM

  2. Trompe L'Oeil (well almost).

    Posted by: max | Aug 11, 2005 12:59:31 PM

  3. Where is this building Mr. Towle? (By the way, loved your entry in "When I Knew")

    Posted by: Ed | Aug 11, 2005 2:32:43 PM

  4. Alfred Hitchcock would have beamed with admiration at the homage ...

    Posted by: Robert In WeHo | Aug 12, 2005 5:40:33 AM

  5. The word "advertecture" has been in use since at least 1997.

    Posted by: justin | Aug 12, 2005 2:23:24 PM

  6. give some props to roger brown on this... advertising follows art. Cool ad and use of space!

    Posted by: megatron | Aug 15, 2005 11:55:02 AM

  7. WTF =) hehe =D LOL =P

    Posted by: Name are =) | Sep 6, 2005 7:31:15 AM

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