What are those pencil billboards in the Jewelry District?

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Pencil billboard in the Jewelry District

Have you seen the billboards in the Jewelry District with the giant pencils on them? Wondering what they were all about? Well go here to find out all about them.

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  1. Did you go to the link and see the photo of the two billboards lined up? That’s pretty damn slick I think.

  2. That’s a very nice little project…I wish they had a more direct way to link the explanation to the installation itself.

  3. Yeah, I saw the way they line up, and it is indeed cool, but if I saw it I would think “Oh, are they opening a new Staples?”.

  4. Interesting design, for sure, and I love large scale art and advertisement in cities (something I wish would happen more here, since we certainly have enough blank walls), but I’m not sure if I care for the long winded abstract. A blank page with a picture of each billboard, and the shot of the two together is probably enough to make the point. And there should be a marker for this “designated spot.”

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