Fauxreel Billboard Hijacking

paintingYou might have seen the "Don't read enough?" billboards that have sprouted up around the city. They're easy to spot because they feature George Dubya Bush sporting quite the smirk. The ads are for an audio book store. Here's the one outside Dundas West Station.

I liked the ad as it was, but fauxreel studios has gone ahead and made it even better. They've hijacked that very billboard at Dundas and Bloor and it now looks like this.

Damn, that's cool. fauxreel studios seems like a legitimate operation offering photo based creative solutions and I'm just wondering how they get away with a stunt like this. I find it hilarious, but I'm pretty sure the audio book place and McDonald's aren't too happy, and Pattison and the cops likely consider this form of art vandalism. It wouldn't take Lennie Briscoe to solve this crime.

We'll file this one under Stealth Art. Good stuff.

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actually the guys over at simply audiobooks think it's great. How cool is it to have your billboard hijacked?

August 17, 2006 @ 1:47 PM


ha ha ha omg i was walking by this billabored i was like... wtf... wtf would mcds want that up? then i realized it wasnt really a mcdonalds commercial lmao

October 18, 2006 @ 9:37 PM

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