Spoof ads removed from bus shelters

First published in News

Spoof adverts placed in bus shelters on Tuesday have been removed.

Protesting artists taking part in “Brandalism” swapped real advertisments with their own satirical works.

One poster read “Plan for a Healthy Retirement” and featured a picture of a doctor handing an elderly woman a gun.

It appeared at a bus shelter in Abingdon Road on Tuesday morning.

Media company Clear Channel, which manages the advertising on most bus shelters in Oxford, confirmed it had reported the matter to police.

Brandalism is described on brandalism.org.uk as “a revolt against corporate control of the visual realm”.

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8:55am Fri 16 May 14

Myron Blatz says...

How can anyone say we have no sense of humour or irony, when City Council not only allows these giant hoardings (otherwise known as bus shelters) to take up pavement space, fir a cut of the advertising revenue they generate? As for these structures beong supposedly to 'shelter' bus users from inclement weather and somewhere to sit while waiting for overdue buses, to which standard are they built and regulated by as being 'fit for purpose' I wonder? Surely a better way for City Council to save money would to sub-contract all management - including CEO - out to tender, with no one job being higher-paid than the City Council's 'Living Wage' and to do way with City Councillors being sble to claim expenses or attendance allowance?
How can anyone say we have no sense of humour or irony, when City Council not only allows these giant hoardings (otherwise known as bus shelters) to take up pavement space, fir a cut of the advertising revenue they generate? As for these structures beong supposedly to 'shelter' bus users from inclement weather and somewhere to sit while waiting for overdue buses, to which standard are they built and regulated by as being 'fit for purpose' I wonder? Surely a better way for City Council to save money would to sub-contract all management - including CEO - out to tender, with no one job being higher-paid than the City Council's 'Living Wage' and to do way with City Councillors being sble to claim expenses or attendance allowance? Myron Blatz
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