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September 22, 2010

advertising put to good use :: "the positive posters project"

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Fun to view (doesn't display well on explorer). The glass half full/empty is overplayed, and I found it depressing that no one can come up with a better metaphor for optimism. BUT: I remembered what George Carlin said: "I don't see the glass as half full or half empty. I see it as too big." Positive advertizing used to happen when we had Public Service Announcements, before Reagan came along... ah, I yearn for the days when "society" and "commodity" weren't forced into being synonymous. I think we're trying. Filler up!

Posted by: jeano at September 22, 2010 1:27 PM

Dear Ze,
your link to positive posters doesn't work!
Some nice work on that site, really like the "simple short no frills" or "saying a lot with almost nothing" images!

Bye, back to pos.pos. for some more (inspiration?)!

Greetings, Beppie

Posted by: Bep van Boven at September 22, 2010 2:27 PM

Posted by: caitlin at September 22, 2010 4:35 PM

jeano *did * say that it doesn't work in Explorer... It opens fine in Safari, though :-)

Posted by: Just Joe at September 22, 2010 4:45 PM

I looked through several. Were they mocking the project? That may have been the case. If so, they are somewhat funny but more bitter. But if the intent really is to breed positivity, then whoa. I feel bad for them. They may have been forced into the project. Has anyone checked on these artists/creators? Oh my god. It's like Alex from A Clockwork Orange was given the assignment.

Posted by: Boo at September 23, 2010 10:04 AM

Hey Ze,

Thanks for the shout out last year.

Nick - PP

Posted by: Nick Hallam at March 13, 2011 12:02 AM

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