Wow, what a cool idea. And hats off to whoever is responsible for these fun new interactive billboards that have been getting lots of talk in the blogosphere.
Coolhunter was first to post about them and inadvertently credit Sharpie for creating them. IT WASN’T US, I’m sorry to say – although several posts have called us “genius.” If anyone knows who is behind these, please let me know. It’s like a Where’s Waldo adventure trying to get to the bottom of this. Here’s a start: What country is the license plate from in the photo?
I haven’t heard about any sightings in the U.S. but would love to play with one myself.
What would you write on it? What would be your message?
Reminds me of another cool Sharpie use that went viral wild.
Many of us have a fascination with graffiti art, and we sometimes even look over our shoulders to make sure no one’s watching when we scratch out our initials in a freshly laid slab of cement – or carve them into a wooden desk – or even scribble profanities across the stall door in a public restroom.
The creative minds working for Sharpie, the ultimate in permanent markers, have discovered a way to satiate our desires to deface public domain. Interactive e-cast billboards have been scattered around cities, which allow people to experience the rush of creating their own graffiti. Choose some colors, write a message and Sharpie makes it possible for anyone to leave his permanent mark on the side of the bus stop or the public phone or anywhere else billboard adverting may be experienced.
* One thing we want to be sure to note is that the marks on the billboards are not permanent and that Sharpie does not condone the use of graffiti to deface property.