Sao Paulo bans most outdoor advertising

November 21, 2008 | By | Reply More

According to Time Magazine, the Mayor of Sao Paulo banned most outdoor advertising two years ago, “in a bold effort to rid the city of what he called ‘visual pollution.'”  You can check out some images of the new Sao Paulo at the Time link.

I have a special interest in pulling the plug on much of the advertising to which we are exposed (and see here and here), especially advertising in public spaces.  I think of it as corporate graffiti.   And see here, regarding advertising aimed at children.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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