The strange streetscapes in a Tokyo without ads

The strange streetscapes in a Tokyo without ads

Nicolas Damiens is a French Graphic Designer who has worked for the past eight years in agencies all over the world. This collection of gifs that he made highlights an unkowable world without ads. It’s undoubtedly more peaceful and slightly unnerving, something is definitely missing from this picture.

The strange streetscapes in a Tokyo without ads

Source: Nicholas Damiens

The strange streetscapes in a Tokyo without ads

Source: Nicholas Damiens

 

Does ambient advertising subtract or add soul to a city? 

In my opinion, ads take away from a place because they are essentially white noise and irrelevant messaging that crowd out the more quiet messages given off by the skyline or a treelined street or a park. They clog up places with bullshit. Although they once were the done thing, billboard advertising is dying art and marketers need to be savvy with digital platforms in order to reach their audience.

The strange streetscapes in a Tokyo without ads

Source: Nicholas Damiens

The strange streetscapes in a Tokyo without ads

Source: Nicholas Damiens

 

Billboards are part of our world, but for how long?

Grassroots movements in busy cities like São Paulo, Chennai. Tehran, Paris and NYC have sprung up and are calling for a ban on outdoor advertising, which could be music to our senses in the future. Read more on The Guardian.

The strange streetscapes in a Tokyo without ads

Source: Nicholas Damiens

 

 

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