Life in Hollywood, below-the-line

Life in Hollywood, below-the-line
Work gloves at the end of the 2006/2007 television season (photo by Richard Blair)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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These posters (featuring the likeness of a Great White Shark) started popping up around town a few months ago. Lacking any labels or other identifiers, they seem to be some kind of art project rather than yet another attempt on the part of viral advertisers to penetrate our consciousness and loot our wallets. This one, at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Laurel Canyon, has since been defaced by "urban advertising," but at least two others higher up Laurel Canyon remain intact.

I have no idea who put these posters up, but they're very cool indeed.

4 comments:

new identity said...

Apparently they are for a Shark Conservation group. You might have heard that Jessica Alba got in trouble recently for vandalism in Okalahoma, it was over these shark posters.

Anyway they are called White Mike posters.
http://thisiswhitey.wordpress.com/

Matt said...

Culver City used to (and maybe still do) take photographs of the opposite side of those metal boxes. If you lined up just right, it would look like the box wasn't there.

rhys said...

Here's a piece on Alba getting investigated for vandalism over the posters: http://www.celebuzz.com/jessica-albas-shark-ing-vandalism-s111271/

She didn't get charged cause none of the property owners were interested in pressing charges.

There's also a bunch of shark attack survivors in Washington DC right now supporting greater protections for sharks: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31914432/ns/us_news-washington_post/

Michael Taylor said...

Thanks for the clarification and the links, everybody. I hadn't heard about Ms. Alba's pro-shark activism.