As announced in the NYT this morning by David Dunlap, the winners have been chosen in the Municipal Art Society/Curbed egregious advertecture competition, Shoot It Down. Let's go to the citations posted at MAS:
Winner (above left): "Liberty T. Rees wins the Shoot It Down contest by finding the best example of an outrageous oversized illegal ad. Her photograph of 1496 Second Avenue shows a beer ad draped over a residential building on the Upper East Side. City regulations do not permit such ads in residential areas, and the sign would require a permit from the Department of Buildings, too."
Runner-Up (above right): "For honorable mention, the judges decided on Patrick Moroney’s photo of the oversized sidewalk shed ad on a landmarked building at 459 Broadway. All advertising on sidewalk sheds is illegal, unless the sign is for an establishment located in that building."
Ms. Rees is invited to enjoy a $100 gift certificate to the MAS bookstore, Urban Center Books. Our thanks to all who entered; do check out the full gallery for advertecture in all its many glories.
· Shoot It Down! Winners [Municipal Art Society]
· Shoot it Down! Gallery [Municipal Art Society]
· Oversized Signs Criticized [NYTimes]