Not Even Magic

Not Even Magic

Advertisements in New York’s subway stations are large vinyl stickers that are stuck onto special ad spots on the platform walls. Often vandals will cut out parts of these ads and stick them onto others. It is usually a big head put on a small body, a small head put onto a big body (though this doesn’t work as well), a mustache attached to a super model’s lip, or a key word cut out, therefore changing the meaning of the ad’s message. Sometimes crude, but usually fairly harmless stuff. Yesterday as I waited for the train I saw this:
I tried piecing all of the left over letters to see what message they wanted to tell me, but nothing really made sense. I gave up and kept walk, only to see this a few feet down:Brilliant.

6 thoughts on “Not Even Magic

  1. Wow! That's really cool!
    Hey, we should send you that picture we took of the graffiti at your stop in Brooklyn. It had a dinosaur drawn then written, "invisible cities". WHA???

  2. I'm pretty sure the first sign said "There's one New York bank that desperately needs a bailout. The Hood Bank." Not that it's important anyway. 😉

  3. That is one of the coolest and cleverest things I've seen in a long time.

    Go go creative vandalism. 😉

    Nice post Micah.

  4. can i just tell you that I didn't get that those were the missing letters from the other sign until chad pointed that out!? i'm a little slow ha!

    (we're sitting across the room from each other on our laptops :))

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